Apply for semester one
Undergraduate applications for semester one are submitted in one of two ways.
- If you are brand new to Curtin and have never studied with us before, your application will need to be submitted through the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre (TISC).
- If you have studied with Curtin before, you may be eligible to apply as a Curtin course switcher. Check the criteria below to find the best way for you to apply.
If you do not meet the course switcher criteria or you are one of the below applicants, you are required to apply through TISC:
- Deferred an offer for a Curtin course, and now wish to apply for entry to a different course (not the course you deferred from), either at Curtin or another WA University; or
- Have been/are enrolled in Open Universities Australia (formerly Open Learning Australia), and are now seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
- Have been/are enrolled in the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course and are seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
- Want to apply for Medicine at Curtin.
You are a course switcher if you are:
- Are a student currently enrolled past the census date at Curtin, seeking to course-switch into another course; or
- Are a past Curtin student who has previously been awarded a grade or mark or have withdrawn unit(s) after census date; or
- Are a student completing or who has previously completed your studies with Curtin College – formerly Curtin International College (CIC); or
- Are a student who has previously been awarded a grade or a mark or has withdrawn unit(s) after the census date from the Enabling Course in Science, Engineering and Health and is now seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
- Are a student who has previously been awarded a grade or a mark or has withdrawn unit(s) after the census date from the UniReady Enabling program and is now seeking admission to an undergraduate degree; or
- Have been/are enrolled in Not For Degree Study (formerly known as Curtin Extension) and are now seeking admission to an undergraduate degree course; or
- Are a student who has completed previous studies at Curtin College of Higher Education or VTEC; or
- Are a student who is seeking enrolment into Cross-Institutional units; or
- Have been/are enrolled in Curtin Commonwealth supported places (CSP) course via Open Universities Australia (formerly Open Learning Australia), and are now seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
- Have been/are enrolled in the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course (ITEC) or Aboriginal Bridging Course and are now seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course.
If you meet the course switcher criteria, you can apply for courses using our online application system, which can be found in the Curtin Course Finder.
To submit an application through TISC, please follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Login to the TISC website
If you’re a year 12 student studying WACE courses at a WA high school or pathway institution such as Canning College or Tuart College, you’ll already be registered with TISC.
If you’re a non-school leaver who has not registered with TISC, sign up at the TISC registration page.
Step 2 – Submit your course preferences as part of your TISC application
Enter your TISC preference codes in order of which course you most want to apply for, followed by your second preference and so on. You can either use the course search on the TISC website or the TISC Guide to get the codes you need.
Tips for submitting your preferences
You can add up to six preferences. It is advisable to make use of them and include a range of alternative and backup courses.
You can log out at any stage during the applications and return to finish it later. Your application will not be lodged until you declare it and pay the submission fee.
Step 3 – Lodge your application
Follow the instructions, answer the few remaining questions and declare your application. You’ll be asked to declare that all the information you have provided is correct and to pay a fee to submit your TISC application.
Please note: Your online TISC application is only activated once payment has been made.
What happens next?
Your ATAR results will be released at the end of December, so make sure you revisit your TISC preferences when results are released in case you need to change them to reflect your ATAR. Check the TISC website for this year’s result release date.
There are two rounds of university offers. If you’re accepted into a Curtin course, you’ll receive a Notification of Offer email from Curtin which is sent to the email address you provided in your TISC application. Please note: If you are a current Year 12 student, please do not provide your high school email. You are not able to access this email when the offer email is being sent out.
Those who are qualified for Curtin but are unsuccessful in the main round will automatically be reconsidered in the second round of offers.
If you do receive an offer of admission into a Curtin course in the main round, you can accept or defer the offer. If you have been offered your 2nd – 6th preference you can wait for the second round to see if you get your 1st preference. Check your UAAL for what to do when you have received your Main Round Offer.
Instructions on how to accept or defer your offer will be provided in your Offer email.
If you are a current student or have previously studied at Curtin (and WAIT) and incurred a HELP debt, you can apply directly to the University.
Visit our courses website and browse the courses we offer then click the ‘Apply Now’ button on the page of the course you’ve chosen.
Please ensure that any official documentation you attach to your application follows the University’s scanned documents requirements and guidelines.
Coming from another university?
If you’re switching from another university to study at Curtin, the application process is the same as above. Depending on your previous study or work experience, and the course you want to apply for, we may award you with credit for previous study or work experience towards the completion of your degree.