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.
Common uni terms
Visit our uni terms page to learn the meaning of the common terms used by uni students and staff.
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.
Scholarships and finance
We offer a range of scholarships to help your child achieve their best at uni. Some scholarships are offered for academic achievement, while others are designed to make university possible for students who face financial hardship. We also offer advice on how to manage your finances and stay on top of university costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help is at hand
See our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us below.
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- How is a ATAR students average grade calculated?
- I am a parent. Can I help my child with their application?
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- What security and after-hours support is provided in on-campus accommodation?
- How will my child benefit from university study?
- How will my child cope with university?
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