About Curtin College
Curtin College is your pathway to a bachelor degree at Curtin University, Western Australia’s largest university. If you do not qualify for direct entry into Curtin University, a Curtin College Diploma will help you gain entry.
We are on campus at Curtin University in Perth, so you will experience university life from day one. As a Curtin College student, you will be able to participate in University events, join clubs and enjoy other Curtin campus facilities.
Since 2000, Curtin College has helped over 10,000 students realise their dreams of a Curtin University bachelor degree.
Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 and has risen 20 places to 230th in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2020.
Curtin College is located in Building 205 on Curtin University’s Bentley Campus.
Why Curtin College?
- Students studying first-year units will gain a Diploma qualification, as well as entry into the second year of their chosen bachelor’s degree at Curtin University. Curtin College Diploma (Stage 2) = Year 1 of your Curtin bachelor’s degree.
- Fast-track options are available, with the trimester system offering 3 intakes per year for some courses.
- Small classes sizes (around 25 students), so you can count on extra help and support when you need it.
- Cultural diversity – around 1,200 students from 40 countries, at Western Australia’s largest University.
- You are already on-campus, on-track. We are here to support you, all the way.
Who is Curtin College for?
Curtin College is for students who:
- wish to attain a Curtin University bachelor’s degree;
- do not meet Curtin University’s minimum entry requirements;
- have completed Year 12 but did not obtain a high school graduate certification;
- are of mature age and need an alternative pathway to university.
Transforming lives through Curtin-focused learning.
“Our vision is to provide access to an extensive range of learning opportunities that meet the needs of our students in a challenging global education environment. The College achieves this by providing an environment that is student-focussed, supportive and embodies high ethical standards.
At Curtin College, you will find a passionate community of staff dedicated to making your student experience rewarding and enjoyable. Our goal is to provide you with the qualifications and skills that will prepare you for success in your chosen discipline at Curtin University”.
– Andrew Crevald | College Director & Principal.
Curtin College delivers leading learning and teaching outcomes for students progressing to Curtin University.
Facts & Figures
Since 2000, Curtin College has helped over 10,000 students progress into Year 2 at Curtin University.
As Western Australia’s most innovative university, Curtin’s strong credentials are also reflected in its high ratings, including the prestigious QS World University Rankings:
- Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 and has risen to 230 worldwide in the QS World University Ranking 2020.
- Curtin is ranked as one of the world’s most international universities with the third largest international student population of any Australian university. Curtin was ranked 26th in the Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities 2016.
- Curtin University is the only Western Australian university to be ranked in the top 50 under 50. As Western Australia’s most innovative university, Curtin’s strong credentials are also reflected in its high ratings in the QS World University Rankings:
- Ranked 22nd in the world for universities under the age of 50, in the QS World University Rankings 2018 – the only Western Australian university to make the list.
- Awarded a five-star overall excellence rating (out of five stars) in the QS Stars University ratings 2018.
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Curtin College is registered as a higher education provider under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). TESQA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s higher education sector (including universities). As a higher education provider, Curtin College must adhere to these standards.
The Australian Qualifications Network (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia encompassing higher education, vocational education and training and schools.
Industry Association Memberships
Curtin College is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). ACPET is a national industry association for independent providers of education and training, for Australian and International students.
The College is also a member of the Western Australian Private Education and Training Industry Association (WAPETIA) is an association of schools and colleges all dedicated to fair and ethical conduct and the provision of quality education in Western Australia.
Curtin College is committed to cultivating a respectful, diverse and inclusive community.
We believe everyone in our community has the right to have safe, secure and comfortable learning and work environment.
We do not tolerate sexual harassment or assault. Students or staff found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct, will be counselled, warned or disciplined. This may include formal discipline (such as dismissal or exclusion).
As part of our commitment to the safety of our community, we are creating a space for staff and students to have conversations without fear of humiliation or victimisation. These conversations will be kept in confidence due to their personal and sensitive nature.
We are committed to prioritising your safety.
- If you disclose an incident or concern to us, we will guide you to appropriate, just-in-time support.
- We will dedicate resources to prevention, training and education on an ongoing basis.
- We will monitor and review support, information, campaigns, and or programs to ensure they are relevant.
- We will seek to make continuous improvements to this program, based on feedback provided by our students and staff.
- We are providing this space online, to ensure you can easily access information about our commitment to Respect @ Curtin College
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6102 Perth, Western Australia, Australia