History and facts

It all began in the early 1900s when the Perth Technical School was established.

Scroll through our history by decade See our past leaders

Our namesake: John Curtin

Our namesake: John Curtin became Australia’s fourteenth prime minister in 1941 and led his country through extremely difficult times. Today he is regarded as one of Australia’s most successful leaders and a great hero.

Learn about John Curtin

John Curtin Portrait


Statistics on student intake, information on research and the scholarships offered to students.


We pride on being recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research.


Our policy and governance frameworks guide the university’s vision for future development and planning.