Resources for high school students
Everything you need to know about how to successfully transition from high school to university.
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*Good Universities Guide 2021
How to get into Curtin
If you’re ready to study with us, follow these steps to apply.
1. Check for prerequisites
To be eligible for admission into some Curtin courses, you need to have completed specific ATAR subjects, called prerequisites. Search for your course to see if it has prerequisites – they are listed under the admission criteria on each course page and on the TISC website.
2. Find your pathway
Did you know there’s more than one way to get into Curtin courses? We offer a number of pathways to help you meet our admission criteria. So if you haven’t met the requirements for your course, don’t worry – we have a pathway for you.
3. Apply via TISC
Once you’ve checked that you meet the admission criteria for your course, it’s time to apply! To study at Curtin in semester 1, 2021, you apply through TISC. You’ll need to register with TISC and then follow the prompts. When it’s time to enter your preferences as part of your application, list the Curtin course you want to study first.
If you apply to TISC before 1 October, we will fully refund your TISC application fee.
Advice from Georgia – Double Degree in Commerce and Arts
It is never too early to start planning your degree. Identify internship, volunteer and study abroad opportunities which interest you early on. You think three or four years is a long time, but it will fly by and you will be thankful you packed the most into your time here!
Not sure what to study?
It’s OK to not know what you want to do after high school – there are so many options! Use the resources below to help you explore your interests and find out which courses complement your abilities and future goals.
Access our undergraduate guide to view our courses as a digital brochure.
Take this short Job Outlook quiz to discover careers that match your work style and find jobs you may have never considered.
Explore our courses
View our study areas to search for courses by discipline, or search for a specific course using our course finder.
Choose year 11 and 12 subjects
If you’re in year 10 and considering your subject selection, download our year 10 guide. It lists all of our undergraduate courses and their prerequisites for 2022.
When you study at Curtin, you become part of a vibrant, inclusive community that celebrates new ideas, diversity and progress.
Have questions? We’ve got answers
Read some of the most common questions high school students ask about university.
Scholarships and finance
We offer a range of scholarships to help students 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.
In year 12 and considering studying at Curtin? Book a guided tour of our Perth campus. One of our student ambassadors will take you through our facilities while you learn all about student life.
View information sessions about your favourite study areas at any time, as many times as you like!