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Portfolio entry

Show us why you belong at Curtin!

Portfolio entry is one of the many entry pathways to study at Curtin and could be a great option for you. This pathway gives you access to a range of business, health, science and humanities degrees and can be a gateway to an even wider range of courses.

Portfolio entry is only available to domestic students. If you’re an international student, please view pathways available to you.

We know all our students’ experiences and journeys are unique, and portfolio entry allows you to showcase your enthusiasm and creativity to demonstrate why you’re the perfect fit for studying at Curtin.

You may be eligible for portfolio entry if you:

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Portfolio entry

Through portfolio entry, you apply for your preferred course with a portfolio of documents that showcase your academic achievements, qualifications, work experience, extra-curricular activities and suitability for university study.

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Portfolio toolkit

Packed with examples, tips, and templates, the Portfolio entry toolkit is your go-to resource for compiling a compelling portfolio. This simple step-by-step guide takes you through the process of assembling your documents, helping you best demonstrate your unique strengths and qualifications.

Science and Engineering

Science and Engineering

Agribusiness; Applied Geology; Information technology; Environmental Science

  • Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent.


Construction Management

  • Mathematics Application ATAR or equivalent


Health Promotion; Health, Safety and Environment; Health Sciences; Psychology

  • At least one ATAR subject or
  • Achieved a grade A in at least one General subject.

English proficiency

To be eligible for entry via portfolio, you’ll need to demonstrate English proficiency. You can meet this in one of the following ways:

  • ATAR English, English Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) with a scaled score of at least 50 **
  • General English, grade B or higher
  • STAT Written English with a score of at least 140
  • Completion of UniReady or the Indigenous Enabling Program (if eligible, these completed programs can also be used to gain admission directly)
  • Completion of the two Curtin UniReady units, Fundamentals of Academic Writing, AND Foundations of Communication, or equivalent
  • A qualification listed on our accepted English qualifications page

**Students who achieve a combined course score, or a moderated school assessment, or an exam mark of at least 55, or a letter grade of A, B or C in ATAR English, English Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), will meet Curtin’s English requirement.

Courses available via portfolio entry

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Access to other courses

The Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) can be used as a pathway to other health courses at Curtin.

Successfully completing eligible units in the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Sciences course can help you meet the admission criteria for a wider range of science courses, and engineering courses.

Successfully completing your first year at Curtin with a course weighted average of 70% provides eligibility into the Bachelor of Laws.

Compiling your portfolio

Your portfolio application represents your academic achievements, qualifications, work experience, extracurricular activities – along with other elements that demonstrate your readiness for university study. Use your portfolio to convey your enthusiasm for studying at Curtin in your chosen field. Download the Portfolio entry toolkit [.pdf 2.3MB] for examples of each element of a portfolio entry.


How to apply

Apply direct to Curtin

If you’re not a current high school student, you can apply for portfolio entry directly to Curtin. Click ‘Apply now’ on the web page for your preferred course. You’ll upload your portfolio documents with your application. To meet Curtin’s documentation requirements, scan your original documents in colour, preferably as PDF or JPEG files.

Application dates
The application dates for the next intake periods are listed below:

  • Applications are now closed for Semester 2, 2024
  • Semester 1, 2025: Submit your application and portfolio for Semester 1, 2025 by 4.30pm on Monday 13 January 2025 AWST.

When to expect a response
You can expect to hear back from us regarding your application within 5 to 10 business days.

Apply through TISC

Simply apply as normal and don’t forget to indicate you wish to be considered for Experienced Based entry. Upload your supporting documentation to your TISC application.

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