Moving to a new country is a life-changing experience. We’re here to provide you with the information you need to get set-up smoothly after you land, and quick tips for preparing for life in Western Australia.
Set yourself up to successfully live, rent and work.
Getting work while you study
Your student visa allows you to work up to 48 hours per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks, so you can work while you study in Australia.
Planning your budget
Learn more about the costs associated with living in Australia and how to plan accordingly.
Follow Curtin Life
Visit the Curtin Life YouTube channel for tutorials, student stories and more.
Be sun smart and water safe!
Where to buy traditional foods and ingredients
To find local traditional food shops you can google as a first step. You can also join a Curtin Guild Club , there are over 100 clubs and societies to choose from and it’s a great way to meet and make friends who may have been here longer and will have life hacks to help you get started.
Earn While You Learn
With a diverse range of employment in various departments at Curtin, EWYL allows you to secure paid work that fits around your classes and study load. EWYL provides you with the chance to gain relevant work experience and employability skills, as well as enhancing your resume.