Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course

Curtin University

The Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is a six month course designed to fast-track Indigenous students with a secondary education and/or relevant TAFE qualification into mainstream University degree programs. The course provides the necessary academic knowledge and skills in a culturally appropriate environment; and promotes a strong sense of Indigenous identity which values each student's cultural background.

Entry Requirements:

This course is available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who have completed a secondary education and/or a relevant TAFE qualification. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age to enter the course. Applicants must attend an interview at Curtin and successfully complete the Indigenous students admission procedure.

Structure:

It is a government directive that students undertaking this enabling course can only undertake designated enabling/bridging units. Students intending to study mainstream units may only undertake them in accordance with their conditions of admission and then only as part of a non-award extension fee-paying program.

Subjects you can Study:

Communications; Humanities; Indigenous studies; Numeracy; Science

Study Pathways:

Applicants cannot receive credit for recognised learning for bridging units when transferring to award courses.

Further information:

This six-month, full-time course is offered at the Bentley Campus or online. It is a government directive that students undertaking this enabling course can only undertake designated enabling/bridging units. Students intending to study mainstream units may only undertake them in accordance with their conditions of admission and then only as part of a non-award extension fee-paying program.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online 0.5 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

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Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

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Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

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Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

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Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

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