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What are the alternative pathways into Curtin?

Curtin University has options available for applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements to apply to Curtin. For alternative pathways please visit the Admission pathways page.

Some pathways include:

  • Open Universities Australia (OUA) qualifications from OUA can qualify you for entry into Curtin. Students who complete two degree level units (minimum 25 credits each unit) with separate evidence of English competence will satisfy the University's minimum entry requirement. Students who complete four degree level units will meet minimum entry and English competency.
  • Portfolio Entry is open to school leavers and non-school leavers for a number of Curtin courses. Portfolio entry is ideal if you are a: school leaver who is not eligible for an ATAR, school leaver who did not receive an offer based on their ATAR, non-school leaver electing portfolio entry or who did not qualify through another pathway. 
  • UniReady Enabling Course is a 12 week, free course which once completed will award the student with a ‘notional’ ATAR based on final grades. This means you’ll fulfil the minimum admission criteria of an ATAR of 70 and English language proficiency for the courses listed below. If you don’t meet our minimum ATAR requirements or are a mature age student, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.
  • Curtin College is an integrated pathway provider to Curtin University and offers courses designed to prepare you for entry into the second year of Curtin’s bachelor degree.
  • TAFE or AQF Qualifications with qualifications from TAFE or another Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised institution, you may meet Curtin’s minimum academic admission criteria, enabling you to get into university. You may also be eligible for advanced standing/CRL which enables you to be exempt from completing some units, and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
  • The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a nationally recognised set of tests that is offered by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature-age candidates gain entry to university. Please note: not all courses at Curtin accept the STAT. Please view this webpage at the TISC website for information on which Curtin courses accept the STAT.
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