Applicants with work and life experience

Mature age applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Admission criteria

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How to apply

Once you have decided on the undergraduate course you wish to study, there are a few steps to follow to ensure you are successful in becoming a Curtin student.

Semester one

Apply through the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre (TISC).

Semester two

Apply directly to Curtin using our five steps.

Study fully online

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