Apply for a Curtin Open Universities Australia course

Curtin offers a number of its courses fully online via Open Universities Australia. When you complete a Curtin degree through OUA, you will get the same quality degree as if you’d studied directly through Curtin.

You can enrol in some Curtin OUA courses straight away without needing to apply or meet any admission criteria. However, to fully complete some Curtin OUA courses, it is recommended that you apply first and then enrol in units based on the appropriate study pattern.


How to enrol in units

  1. Select the course you wish to apply for and click ‘Enrol online now’ at the top of the course page.
  2. Scroll down to ‘Enrol in units now’ and read the important information about unit selection.
  3. Select the units you wish to study and they will be added to your study cart.
  4. Go to your study cart by clicking on the shopping trolley icon on the top right hand corner of the page.
  5. Your study cart will display all units you have selected, and then you will be able to choose which study term you would like to study in.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with your units and study term choices, press the ‘Enrol now’ button at the bottom right corner.
  7. Fill out the Enrol page information and select a payment method.

You can also view the enrolment process through OUA.

How to apply for a course

  1. Select the course you wish to apply for and click ‘Add and continue’ on the right hand side of the course page.
  2. Select the subjects you are interested in, select your citizenship status and click ‘Enrol in selected subjects’.
  3. You will be required to fill in registration fields.
  4. You may also need to provide certified copies of any documentation you are using to meet the academic entry requirements.
  5. Finalise your application and submit.

Check eligibility criteria

Some Curtin OUA courses have restrictions and require you to apply first and meet the admission criteria, which includes entrance requirements and English language proficiency. Restricted courses will have ‘Restrictions apply’ written beneath the ‘Enrol online now’ button. Specific course admission criteria can be found under the section ‘Are you eligible?’ on the course summary page.

Some units within courses also have special requirements, such as Working with Children Check, which you will need to acquire before starting those units. Some course units also have a compulsory practical component, requiring students to undertake professional field placement, so you will need to ensure you are able to meet this commitment before you enrol.

If you’re not sure which course you want to study, or you do not meet the course admission eligibility criteria for restricted courses, OUA offers pathways and preparatory units, as well as English language test preparation and bridging units.

Curtin OUA Commonwealth supported place (CSP) units

The enrolment process for Commonwealth supported place (CSP) units is a bit different. If you’d like to find out more about applying for a Commonwealth supported place course or enrolling in Commonwealth supported place units, see Commonwealth supported places.

Visit our online support centre for questions on offerings, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses. Anything Curtin course related, we can answer it.