UniReady Enabling Program

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

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.

  • Cost: free
  • Duration: 12 weeks (plus orientation, tuition-free and exam weeks)
  • Study mode: on-campus, online or a combination of both

Once you complete the program, you will be awarded a ‘notional’ ATAR based on your 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.

Your score isn’t considered an official ATAR because it’s not awarded through SCSA, but it’s recognised by Curtin and TISC as meeting the University’s minimum admission criteria.

Apply for semester one 2020

Applications for semester one 2020 are now closed.

Please note: UniReady is also available as a fee-paying option through Open Universities Australia.

Apply for semester two 2020

Applications for semester two 2020 will open soon. To be the first to know about semester two applications, complete the expression of interest form.

Please note: Applicants can apply direct to Curtin for Semester two intake. There are no applications fees to apply.


As part of the program, you will need to complete four units (100 credits) consisting of two core and two optional units, over the 12-week period.

You can complete our Unit Selection Quiz to find out which optional units we recommended you take whilst in UniReady based on your intended undergraduate degree.

wdt_ID Unit code Unit name Credits
1 Core units
4 PWRP0001 Fundamentals of Academic Writing 25
5 COMS0002 Foundations of Communication 25
6 Optional units
7 HUMN0001 Introduction to Humanities 25
8 MGMT0001 Introduction to Commerce 25
9 BIOL0001 Introduction to Health Sciences 25
10 MATH0003 Applying Mathematics* 25
11 CHEM0005 Chemistry Basics* 25
12 PHYS0004 Fundamentals of Physics 25

Your optional units should relate to your preferred undergraduate course. Some undergraduate courses require you to study specific UniReady units. For example – if you are interested in Nursing you must complete the Introduction to Health Sciences unit. Other course requirements may also apply. Please check the admission criteria for the course you are interested in.

If you have completed a Certificate IV or higher you may be eligible for credit towards the two optional units.

*Unit titles may change pending final approval.

Course pathways

UniReady will give you the criteria required to apply for any of the below courses.

Please note: you may be eligible to apply for courses outside of the provided list if you meet each course’s individual prerequisites.

*There may be specific admission criteria for UniReady students applying for these courses. Please check the course switcher criteria for the course.

**May be used as part of a pathway into a higher-level degree UniReady alone does not meet direct entry into.

Please note: Some courses do not have mid-year intake (for example B-CONM Construction Management and B-INTARCH Interior Architecture do not have a semester two intake). Please contact our Future Students team for more information.

If your desired course is not listed above and you do not meet the minimum admission criteria for your desired course, please consider our alternative entry pathways or take a look at the information about switching courses below.

Switching courses?

Use this program as a pathway into your ideal course.

There are requirements for switching from one undergraduate degree to another, please check the admissions criteria for the course you are interested in.

If you wish to study higher-level Health Science or Science and Engineering course, Health Sciences (B-HLTHSC) and Multidisciplinary Science (MJRU-MTDSC) are two courses that you can enter from UniReady, that will enable you to course switch into other higher-level courses similar to the example below.

UniReady >> Multidisciplinary Science >> Engineering

UniReady >> Health Sciences >> Nutrition