To help address the disruption caused by COVID-19, we’ve worked closely with TISC to open applications earlier than usual. This means you can apply to Curtin now, so you can focus on your studies and other commitments.
We’ve also created a new pathway called Access Curtin, which can help you to gain entry to some Curtin courses for semester 1, 2021, if other pathways aren’t suitable.
Special consideration is available if you can demonstrate that you’ve been personally impacted by COVID-19.
If you need help choosing a course or finding the right pathway for you, contact the Future Students team. You can email them a question or call.
If you do know the course you want to study, you can head straight to TISC and apply. We’ll contact you within seven working days about your application outcome.
Access Curtin is a new 2021 entry pathway for admission into some Curtin courses. You’re eligible for Access Curtin if you’re unable to meet the University’s admission criteria via any other pathway, including Portfolio entry. You also need to meet the English requirements and any course prerequisites.
Through Access Curtin, you will be granted entry to Curtin on the condition that you pass two of your first four units of study. After that, your place at Curtin becomes unconditional.
There will be no changes to Portfolio entry, so you can still use a portfolio of your work to apply for entry to some Curtin courses.
If you’re currently in year 12 and apply to Curtin now through TISC, we will calculate your predicted ATAR score using the top four marks you achieved in your year 11 ATAR subjects.
As part of this calculation, we will consider any additional ATAR points you may be eligible for, such as StepUp, or if you’re studying a language other than English and a combination of Mathematics Methods and/or Mathematics Specialist.
If your final ATAR is higher, that’s awesome! You’ll have the opportunity to change your TISC preferences and Curtin will offer you a place based on the course you have applied for and your final ATAR score.
If your score is lower than the ATAR entry score of the course you have applied for, you will be able to change your preferences in TISC, and Curtin will then offer you a place accordingly.
As long as your actual ATAR meets or exceeds the ATAR entry score of your course preference in TISC (and you meet the English requirements and course prerequisites), you can still be offered a place.
If you don’t receive the ATAR score needed for entry to your preferred course, you may be eligible for entry via other pathways.
Yes, you will receive an offer in the TISC main rounds and will need to accept it. This offer will either be for the course you have already been offered by Curtin or, if you have changed your preferences in TISC, it will be for the highest preference that you are eligible for. Your TISC main round offer supersedes any prior Curtin offer.
Curtin has a number of pathways open to non-ATAR applicants. Please visit our pathways page to view the most suitable entry option for you. You can also contact our team at Curtin Admissions and our friendly staff will go through your options with you.
Yes, if you’re in year 12 this year, we strongly encourage you to commit to your studies and do your best, as this will prepare you well for university.
The STAT Written English test is offered through TISC. Taking this test may enable you to meet Curtin’s English proficiency requirements if you don’t have the required English ATAR. You will still need to meet the ATAR score and prerequisites (if applicable) through your studies or another pathway.
If you don’t meet the English requirement when your WACE results are released, you can consider booking a Written English component of the STAT test.
To study at Curtin in 2021, you need to apply through TISC and put Curtin as your first preference. Apply now via TISC.
If you’d like some help with applying or information on pathways and courses, please contact Curtin Admissions and our friendly staff will be able to assist you.
TISC is open for applications until January 2021, however, some courses have earlier closing dates. Details for all application deadlines can be found here.
No, after 11pm 8 January 2021, the TISC application fee will apply as usual and without reimbursement from Curtin.
We recognise it’s been a difficult year financially for many people, so we’re refunding the TISC application fee. If you apply via TISC by 11pm 8 January 2021, with Curtin as your first preference, and receive and accept your offer, you will be fully reimbursed for the TISC fee.
Once you have accepted your offer from Curtin, we will be in contact with you to confirm your bank account details and process the reimbursement.
You can change your Curtin course preferences any time in TISC up until the closing date. View all TISC deadlines here.
No, the Curtin Excellence Scholarships offers will be issued after 2020 WACE results are released and will be based on your actual ATAR.
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