Local Students




Curtin College has a growing cohort of Australian citizens and permanent residents who choose to come through Curtin College in the first instance to guide them on track to their Curtin Degree.

Curtin College is for domestic students who:

  • Did not meet Curtin's ATAR entrance requirements (low ATAR)
  • Completed Year 12 but did not attain an ATAR
  • Did not complete enough WACE subjects at high school (less than four WACE subjects)
  • Successfully completed Year 11 (with a minimum 60% average), or;
  • Are 20 years of age or older, and did not meet mature-age university entry requirements (these students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

When and how to apply?


Applications can be made at any time; however it is advisable that they be completed with sufficient time proceeding the Orientation day of the elected course and intake. Successful applicants will be issued a Letter of Offer within one working day of receiving a completed application. Before completing your application, please read the information on the Local Students web page and the Course Guide carefully.

  1. Complete the online Application form (upload your academic transcripts from Step 2 onto your computer first before proceeding to completing the form)
  2. Attach certified copies of:
    • Your highest academic qualifications including high school reports, Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) if obtained, or other relevant official certificates
    • Evidence of English competency
    • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency
    Certified translations must accompany documents that are not in English. Copies can be verified by:
    • The official records department of the institute that originally issued the documents
    • A Justice of the Peace
    • An authorized Curtin College representative
    • A bank manager
    • A postal manager
  3. Submit the form. Successful applicants will be sent a Letter of Offer. Offers are made within one working day if a student's supporting documents are complete, although there can be delays where credit/exemption is sought for previous study.

Alternatively, you can apply in person calling the College on 9266 4888 to make an appointment, or download an application form and submit your application and documents to Curtin College at admissions@curtincollege.edu.au

Accept your Letter of Offer


To accept the offer of a place, please complete and sign the Letter of Acceptance form. Send or fax the form to Curtin College at the time of making payment of the stipulated fees (as outlined in your Letter of Offer).

Your Letter of Offer outlines the:

  • Curtin College course(s)/ Curtin University course that has been offered
  • duration of the course(s)
  • commencement date(s)
  • tuition fee(s)
  • condition(s) of the offer (examples of conditions of the offer may include providing official or certified copies of academic transcripts, evidence or English proficiency e.g. IELTS. Prior to or at the time of accepting your offer, you must provide evidence that you have met all conditions. If you do not provide this evidence, you will not be eligible to proceed with your enrolment or student visa application.

Students eligible to use FEE-HELP will also need to complete a FEE-HELP form and Questionnaire. For further details please refer to the FEE-HELP section.



FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay part of, or all of their tuition fees. For more information on FEE-HELP loan fee visit this link.

As an approved Higher Education provider, Curtin College is eligible to offer FEE-HELP places for its Diploma programs (university level units). Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program and Tertiary Access Program units are not covered by FEE-HELP and fees for these units must be paid up front.

Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance.

The following students are NOT eligible for FEE-HELP and must pay their fees upfront:

  • New Zealand Citizens

  • Permanent visa holders (other than holders of a permanent humanitarian visa)

  • International students

To view course fees, click here.

Eligible students who have applied to the College for a Diploma program and wish to pay for part or all of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP must read the FEE-HELP Information booklet below and complete the FEE-HELP Questionnaire and Application form provided with the Letter of Offer. These forms must be completed and returned with your signed Letter of Acceptance.

How to pay your fees


Payments should be made in Australian dollars to Curtin College by bank cheque or international bank draft. Payment can also be made by direct bank transfer to:

Account name: Curtin College Full Fee
Students Account Bank name: Westpac Banking Corporation
Branch address: Westpac Institutional Bank, 109 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
BSB: 036-000
Account no: 773892

Please include your full student name on every transmission.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard credit cards and also EFTPOS debit cards from our office in Perth. Credit Card payments will incur a 1.5% surcharge.

Fee Information for Curtin degrees


Eligible Curtin College graduates will be offered a Commonwealth Supported place in Year 2 of their chosen Bachelor degree at Curtin University, subject to meeting progression rules and entry requirements.

Unit fees are charged by Curtin University in accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and vary from course to course. For detailed information on fee schedules visit the Curtin Fees Centre at www.fees.curtin.edu.au.