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StepUp to Curtin

StepUp to Curtin could be your key to a rewarding future.

StepUp to Curtin is only available to domestic students. If you’re an international student, please view pathways available to you.

Not everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their true academic potential. You may have the ability to succeed at university but not had the educational, financial or social opportunities to focus on your studies and achieve a high enough Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for entry. That’s where StepUp can help.

What is StepUp?

StepUp to Curtin is a collaboration of two Alternative Access Schemes, StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus).

Both schemes are for school leavers and non-school leavers, and grant an adjustment factor of additional ATAR points making applicants eligible to be considered for admission into Curtin courses.

StepUp to Curtin is one of many equity initiatives at Curtin that work towards breaking down the barriers to higher education.

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into courses at Curtin University, in courses with no prerequisites or where prerequisite requirements have been met.

StepUp Entry

If your ATAR is 60-69.95 and you don’t think you will meet Curtin’s minimum ATAR of 70.00, you could still study at Curtin.

StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus)


If your ATAR is above 70 but you don’t meet the ATAR required for your course, you may be eligible for StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway and receive five ATAR points (capped at 99.95).

Ready to apply for StepUp?