21 May 2020
Staff returning to campus
In line with the State Government’s announcement on 10 May to ease COVID-19 restrictions, Curtin is planning a careful, staged transition back to the workplace for staff from 25 May. For more information, read our frequently asked questions for staff.
New online short courses
Curtin is offering discounted short courses as part of the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package. These are designed to help individuals boost their skills or sample new study paths during this period of disruption. Read about our new Higher Education Certificates, which are offered through Open Universities Australia.
1 May 2020
The TL Robertson Library on the Perth Campus will re-open for Curtin staff and students from Monday 4 May. The re-opening of the Library reflects the loosening of some of the pandemic-related restrictions in WA and elsewhere in Australia.
A range of measures will be put in place to protect the health and safety of our staff and students.
The Library’s online and phone query service will continue to be available from 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday.
Curtin Cares – supporting our students, teachers and nurses
Curtin Cares is a new fundraising campaign that we’re launching to help our students, teachers and nurses in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19.
With the transition to online study and fewer part-time work options, many of our students are facing personal and financial difficulties. At the same time, WA’s doctors, nurses and allied health staff – many of them Curtin graduates – have had to respond very quickly to the many challenges being thrown at them by the country’s new physical distancing requirements.
Visit our Curtin Care website to find out more.
9 April 2020
Change to semester 2 start date
The start of second semester will be delayed from 27 July to 3 August, and the semester will end on 27 November. It will include 12 teaching weeks, two tuition-free weeks, study week and two exams weeks, with results released on 16 December. This change is due to an additional tuition-free week being added to first semester.
Reduced service availability over Easter
Curtin University will be closed from Friday 10 April to Tuesday 14 April. In the three days following the Easter break (15 to 17 April) a number of University services will be operating with reduced service availability. Arrangements have been made to ensure students are supported during this time for both their study and wellbeing needs. Please see the Information for Students page for specific information on each service.
3 April 2020
Financial support for students
Students are reminded that Curtin has programs in place to help those who are experiencing financial hardship, including those struggling with the costs of studying remotely and those who may be experiencing housing insecurity. Applications for the Financial Support Bursary and the Housing Support Bursary can be made here.
1 April 2020
Support for students
To help our students stay on track with their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are introducing additional support measures, including changes to assessments, a reduction in the Student Services and Amenities Fee paid by domestic students, and an extension of semester one by one week.
All parking that would normally need to be paid using the CellOPark app is now free of charge on the Perth campus.
25 March 2020
The Library has closed
In line with the Prime Minister’s statement last night, the TL Robertson Library on the Perth campus will close at 6pm, 25 March 2020. The Library team are working to provide online solutions and support to the Curtin community. Students who require study spaces on campus, please get in touch with Curtin Connect.
19 March 2020
Tuition-free week at the Perth Campus
To give students and staff time to adjust to our move to online delivery, 23-27 March will be a tuition-free week at the Perth Campus.
Change to census date (withdrawal date without financial penalty)
The date for Semester 1 students to withdraw without financial penalty has been changed from Friday 20 March to Friday 3 April.
18 March 2020
Moving to online delivery
All formal lectures will be available to students through iLecture only by Thursday 19 March and we will be moving to other modes of teaching online shortly. This is a physical distancing measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
All events at Curtin Perth cancelled
As a further safety measure, all upcoming events at Curtin have been cancelled effective from Tuesday 17 March. This includes on-campus and external Curtin events, Student Guild activities, public community meetings and sporting events. In addition, Curtin staff have been asked not to attend events hosted by other organisations.