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Guidance for parents and carers

Welcome to all parents and carers of future Curtin University students.

Here’s all the latest information to help you prepare for the talks you’ll have with your child about studying for their future career.

Why students choose Curtin

Each year, we ask Curtin students and graduates why they decided to study here and what they like most about the campus.

Our wide range of courses

Our courses fall into 10 broad study areas that appeal to different natural abilities and inclinations.


We have the largest and most diverse student community in Western Australia. Plus, we strongly promote equity and inclusion – qualities that are increasingly important to young people.

Our vibrant campus

At Curtin, your child will become part of a vibrant, inclusive campus with amenities and resources to help them make the most of their Curtin experience.

Clara, mother of Michelle, a Curtin graduate

It was a daunting thought my daughter going from the country to the city to study. I never attended university and with little information available through the high school, choosing a course, the ATAR process and entry pathways were complex for me to navigate. Curtin’s Open Day and website were our tools to understand how it all worked. I also knew the guidance from advisors, lecturers and mentors would enable her to be an employable asset to any business.

How you can support their transition to university

As your child progresses through their educational journey, their needs and concerns will change.

How we support their transition to university

We provide many resources and learning support services designed to help your child succeed at uni.

Supporting student wellbeing

Studying can be demanding, so it’s important that students have access to on-campus services that support their emotional and physical health.

A female student having her blood pressure checked by a female doctor

Health services

Our Perth campus has a medical centre where your child can visit a doctor or speak with professional counsellors about any issue that is affecting their studies.

Two female students and a male student in wheelchair

Disability support

If your child has a disability, our Disability and Accessibility Support Services can provide them with study and learning assistance and help with mobility and access needs.

A student wellbeing advisor officer speaking to a female student

Wellbeing support

If your child is struggling with a study or personal issue, or they just don’t know where to go or who to ask, our student wellbeing advisors can help. The service is free and confidential.

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