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How to apply for an undergraduate course

You don’t need to be a high school graduate to start an undergraduate degree. Find out how to apply to Curtin depending on your study or work background.

This page is for domestic students. View information for international students.

Please select the statement that best describes you:

Where to apply

Apply via TISC

Apply via TISC

Looking to study at Curtin in 2024?

Submit your course preferences via TISC with Curtin as your first preference from 1 May 2023.

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Apply direct to Curtin

Direct entry applications for 2023 are open from 16 January – 19 February 2023.

There are no further TISC rounds for first semester 2023, however select courses are open for you to apply until 19 February. Search our courses to find out more and start your direct application today!

Where to apply

If you’d like some help with applying or information on pathways and courses, please contact Curtin Admissions and our friendly staff will be able to assist you.

Apply via TISC

Apply via TISC

Did you know that TISC applications are not only for high school leavers?

Whether you’re a mature-age student, a former TAFE student, or have undertaken studies at another university, you should complete your application through TISC.

Submit your course preferences for 2024 via TISC with Curtin as your first preference from 1 May 2023.

Apply direct to Curtin

Apply direct to Curtin

Direct entry applications for 2023 are open from 16 January – 19 February 2023.

There are no further TISC rounds for first semester 2023, however select courses are open for you to apply until 19 February. Search our courses to find out more and start your direct application today!

Where to apply

If you’d like some help with applying or information on pathways and courses, please contact Curtin Admissions and our friendly staff will be able to assist you.

Apply via TISC

Apply via TISC

Did you know that TISC applications are not only for high school leavers?

Whether you’re a mature-age student, a former TAFE student, or have undertaken studies at another university, you should complete your application through TISC.

Submit your course preferences for 2024 via TISC with Curtin as your first preference from 1 May 2023.

Apply direct to Curtin

Apply direct to Curtin

Direct entry applications for 2023 are open from 16 January – 19 February 2023.

There are no further TISC rounds for first semester 2023, however select courses are open for you to apply until 19 February. Search our courses to find out more and start your direct application today!

Where to apply

If you’d like some help with applying or information on pathways and courses, please contact Curtin Admissions and our friendly staff will be able to assist you.

Apply via TISC

Apply via TISC

Did you know that TISC applications are not only for high school leavers?

Whether you’re a mature-age student, a former TAFE student, or have undertaken studies at another university, you should complete your application through TISC.

Submit your course preferences for 2024 via TISC with Curtin as your first preference from 1 May 2023.

Apply direct to Curtin

Apply direct to Curtin

Direct entry applications for 2023 are open from 16 January – 19 February 2023.

There are no further TISC rounds for first semester 2023, however select courses are open for you to apply until 19 February. Search our courses to find out more and start your direct application today!

Previous studies at university

You must have successfully completed one of the following:

You must also meet any specific requirements for your chosen course.

High school results

You must have achieved the following:

1. Graduated from secondary school: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent interstate qualification.

2. Attained the ATAR score for your chosen course: Minimum or guaranteed ATAR score or equivalent. Year 12 WACE results are valid indefinitely and scores from 1992 onwards can be converted using the TISC ATAR calculator.

3. Achieved a scaled score of at least 50 your subjects: English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR, and the prerequisite ATAR subjects specific to your chosen course.

Admission to some Curtin courses is competitive and attaining the minimum ATAR may not guarantee admission.

Previous studies at TAFE or another VET provider

You must have achieved one of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Certificate IV

Read more about applying with your TAFE qualifications.

You must also satisfy our English language proficiency requirements, through options such as completing certain TAFE communication units or the STAT test.