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Curtin Kalgoorlie

Our Kalgoorlie campus is based in WA’s historic mining region. We offer a range of business, education, health and engineering courses at this location.

Discover Curtin Kalgoorlie

Choose from a range of courses, including business, education, health and engineering, and take advantage of flexible online study.

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About Curtin Kalgoorlie

The historic mining town of Kalgoorlie is located in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 600 kilometres east of Perth. The town was established in 1893 when gold was first discovered there, and today it remains an important centre for the state’s mining industry.

Curtin Kalgoorlie is located next to the Central Business District and offers a strong sense of community both in and out of the classroom. You can study our renowned mining and engineering degrees here, as well as online courses in health sciences, education and commerce.

Flexible study options are available and you will have full access to the facilities and services at Curtin Kalgoorlie, including the campus library, wi-fi, academic student support services, and online collaboration tools.

Located a short walk from campus, the Agricola student housing provides modern accommodation and gives you access to a gym, sporting and leisure facilities. There’s also a thriving social club that hosts regular events and activities for you to enjoy.

Take a tour of Agricola

Minerals, Energy & Chemical Engineering

The WA School of Mines

Our historic WA School of Mines operates from Kalgoorlie and Perth and is renowned for its immersive teaching, strong industry partnerships and world-class research.

Combining engineering, economics and science capabilities, the school is the driving force behind Curtin’s ranking of first in Australia and second in the world for mineral and mining engineering. (QS World University Rankings 2021).

By studying in Kalgoorlie, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and build industry networks with experts living and working in Western Australia’s Goldfields.

Rural Health Campus

At our Rural Health Campus Kalgoorlie, we’re creating new prospects for medical and health science students while addressing the shortages in the rural medical workforce. We’re focused on supporting the health needs of the Goldfields region and improving the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Western Australia.

The campus includes a simulated hospital ward, clinical training rooms and provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in short and long-term rural training programs.

The WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie Inside the treatment rooms at the Rural Health Campus Kalgoorlie

Courses available

You can study science and engineering courses focused on mining, metallurgy, geology and surveying on campus. Up to the first two years of these courses are studied at Curtin Perth, before being completed at Curtin Kalgoorlie.

Education, commerce and most health* courses are offered online. You’ll have access to all resources at Curtin Kalgoorlie to support your learning, including the library, wi-fi, computer labs, Curtin Connect, wellbeing services and the Student Guild.

There are a variety of different entry pathway options available to help kickstart your study journey.

*The Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream is delivered through a mix of online and face-to-face units. The face-to-face units are delivered on campus at Curtin Kalgoorlie.

Become a registered nurse in Kalgoorlie or Albany

The 2.5-year Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream is the ideal pathway to transform your qualification from enrolled nurse to registered nurse, and take your career to a new level.

It’s available to study both online and on-campus and includes clinical placements across diverse settings to enhance your learning experience.

Undergraduate major in Mining Engineering

Undergraduate major in Mining Engineering

The Mining Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) prepares you for the mining industry with a focus on the technological innovations that are transforming the industry. You’ll get hands-on experience in Kalgoorlie and learn how to make a positive contribution to a sustainable resources sector.

Enabling courses and alternative pathways

We offer a range of enabling courses and alternative pathways. To speak to someone in person, attend our information session to find out more about studying a Curtin Kalgoorlie Enabling Course.

Indigenous Tertiary Enabling course

Our free, six-month course has helped hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students gain entry to university. If you’re thinking of studying at Curtin but haven’t met the prerequisites, the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is designed for you.


This six-month program can be studied online, and can help you gain entry into a range of undergraduate courses. It’s for students who don’t meet Curtin’s ATAR requirements.

Portfolio entry

You can submit a portfolio to apply for a wide range of Curtin courses. To be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability in your chosen field.

Undergraduate major in Mining Engineering

The Mining Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) prepares you for the mining industry with a focus on the technological innovations that are transforming the industry.

Curtin Kalgoorlie Enabling Courses