Other Useful Information

  • Paying for university study

    If you're a domestic student, check studyassist.gov.au. Changes are likely to the current information while the Federal Budget 2017 is still subject to the passing of legislation. You should check studyassist.gov.au at intervals during 2017 for any amendments.
  • Student guild

    You'll receive information about the student guild at enrolment.
  • Financial assistance

    If you're studying, you may be eligible for financial assistance. The Department of Human Services provides assistance to students through payments such as Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY and Austudy. Full details of payments are available at humanservices.gov.au.

    For more information or help in your language, visit humanservices.gov.au/yourlanguage.
  • Scholarships

    All four universities offer a growing number of scholarships to assist students financially. Some scholarships are for academic excellence, others for community commitment, and others for students with educational or financial disadvantages. Some are course specific, some are campus specific, some assist with accommodation costs, some assist with fees or books. These scholarships are many and varied, and you should investigate what's available. Detailed information on scholarships, including the eligibility criteria, selection criteria and application process, is available at:

    Scholarships for children of veterans
    The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) have scholarships for children of veterans. For further information go to avcat.org.au.
  • Application for credit transfer/advance standing through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Universities Australia, of which the Western Australian public universities are members, along with the Commonwealth Government, are sponsoring initiatives to encourage the wider recognition of studies undertaken at other post-secondary institutions. Basically, if you enter a course you shouldn't have to repeat studies or work you've already done at the same level in recent years.

    If you have previous tertiary study you may be eligible for advanced standing at the participating universities in Western Australia. Select 'Yes' for this question in your TISCOnline application but also confirm you'd like to be assessed for advanced standing to the university when you enrol. Some universities assess for advanced standing based on your application and supporting documentation, others will require you to submit documentary evidence at enrolment. Each university will deal with applications for credit on a case-by-case basis. The university will determine the credit granted according to the following guidelines:

    Curtin University: The University acknowledges previous studies and relevant learning if it can be demonstrated that it meets the competencies required of the Curtin unit(s), however, the University requires students to complete a sufficient number of units to warrant the conferral of a Curtin University award. Enquire about credit for your course at the Admissions Office, or visit futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

    Edith Cowan University: You can apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study, State Training Provider (formerly TAFE)/RTO Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas, or other equivalent experience and/or qualifications. The amount of Advanced Standing awarded is dependent upon the structure of individual courses and the requirements for students to complete a sufficient number of units to warrant the conferral of an ECU award. For further information regarding Advanced Standing visit ecugetready.com.au.

    Murdoch University: Advanced Standing is the process of recognising previous learning from studies with a recognised post-secondary or tertiary institution, or professional and/or work experience. Students who receive advanced standing may receive credit and exemptions towards their degree, or be precluded from studying a specific unit within their course structure. Students may be eligible for advanced standing if they have completed studies at a recognised university, or a Diploma or higher at a recognised post-secondary institution. Once you have been made an offer, our Accreditation and Advanced Standing Officers will liaise with your academics and notify you of your usable credit towards your degree.

    Students who request for Advanced Standing in their TISC application can expect an email from the Accreditation and Advanced Standing team within two weeks after their offer. Those who receive an offer but did not tick the Advanced Standing box can send an email to AdvancedStanding@murdoch.edu.au to have their Advanced Standing assessed.

    The University of Western Australia: Applications for credit are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The credit granted will be largely dependent on the overlap between your previous study and the courses offered at the University, although non-specific credit (which doesn't confer exemption from normal prerequisites) is also available. The amount and nature of the credit granted may be limited by particular University rules governing the structure of degrees. In general, at a minimum, you must complete the final one and a half years of study for the degree at the University. For further information on credit availability, please contact the appropriate Faculty office.
  • What if I have a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty?

    Many people have disabilities, medical conditions, mental health conditions or learning difficulties which affect their mobility, sight, hearing, ability to communicate, manual dexterity etc. If you're unable to undertake a normal full-time workload because of severe disability you may still qualify for Youth Allowance/Austudy. For details contact The Department of Human Services. Under equal opportunity legislation, you can't be discriminated against in the selection process on the grounds of a disability, medical condition, mental health condition or learning difficulty. Universities are keen to assist students with disabilities, medical conditions, medical health conditions or learning difficulties, wherever possible, to complete whatever course they choose.

    If you want to go to university and you have a disability, medical condition, mental health conditions or learning difficulty, seek advice or assistance from the appropriate person below:

    Curtin University
    CURTINLIFE
    Disability Services
    Telephone (08) 9266 7850, Freecall 1800 651 878
    Fax (08) 9266 3052
    Email disabilityservices@curtin.edu.au
    Website life.curtin.edu.au
    Hours Thurs 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fri 8.00am to 4.30pm. Other times by appointment

    Edith Cowan University
    Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer
    Telephone within Australia (08) 6304 5669 / 9370 6960
    Telephone from Overseas (61 8) 6304 0000 and ask for the Equity Officer
    Email studentequity@ecu.edu.au
    Website ecugetready.com.au

    Murdoch University
    Disability Liaison Officer
    Telephone (08) 9360 6084
    Email equity@murdoch.edu.au
    Website our.murdoch.edu.au

    The University of Western Australia
    UniAccess
    Telephone (08) 6488 2423
    Fax (08) 6488 1119
    Email uniaccess@uwa.edu.au
    Website student.uwa.edu.au

    If you'd like to receive information from the universities about facilities available for students with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health conditions or learning difficulties choose the appropriate answer to this question when you apply. This service is confidential. Otherwise, check the websites of the relevant universities for further information.
  • How do I find student housing?

    For help in finding accommodation, see the contact details below.

    Curtin University
    In Perth, contact Housing Services
    Telephone (08) 9266 4430
    Email housing@vc.curtin.edu.au
    Website housing.curtin.edu.au.

    For Agricola College in Kalgoorlie
    Telephone (08) 9088 6600
    Email Agricola@curtin.edu.au
    Kalgoorlie on-campus accommodation life.curtin.edu.au

    Edith Cowan University
    Website ecuvillage.com.au

    Joondalup Campus
    Telephone (08) 6304 5760
    Email joondalup@ecuvillage.com.au

    Mt Lawley Campus
    Telephone (08) 9370 6376
    Email mtlawley@ecuvillage.com.au

    South West (Bunbury) Campus
    Telephone (08) 9780 7630
    Email bunbury@ecuvillage.com.au

    Murdoch University
    Apply online via murdochuv.com.au or contact the Murdoch University Village on telephone (08) 9360 2909 or fax (08) 9360 2977 or email info@murdochuv.com.au.

    The University of Western Australia
    There are five on-campus residential colleges at the University of Western Australia - St Catherine's College, St George's College, St Thomas More College, Trinity and University Hall (formerly Currie Hall). For application and college details or off-campus accommodation visit housing.uwa.edu.au. or contact a Housing Officer by email at accommodation@uwa.edu.au or telephone (08) 9273 3333.
  • Is childcare available to me?

    Curtin University
    Contact the Early Childhood Centre on:
    Telephone (08) 9266 7459
    Email childcare@curtin.edu.au
    Website life.curtin.edu.au

    Edith Cowan University
    Telephone within Australia 134 ECU (134 328)
    From overseas (618) 6304 0000

    Murdoch University
    Contact the Director of the Child Care Centre on (08) 9360 2610 or visit murdoch.edu.au.

    The University of Western Australia
    UWA Early Learning Centre for children aged 0-5 years contact the Director on (08) 6488 5300 or email earlylearning@uwa.edu.au

    UWA Out of School Care service for children aged 5-12 years contact the Director on (08) 9389 1848 or email outofschoolcare@uwa.edu.au.

    Website for both services childcare.uwa.edu.au.

    For information about Unicare, telephone (08) 6488 2204 or email unicare@bigpond.net.au or visit unicare.net.au