Other Useful Information

  • Paying for university study

    If you're a domestic student, check studyassist.gov.au. Refer to the website at intervals 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. Centrelink provides assistance to students through payments such as Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY and Austudy. Full details of payments are available at servicesaustralia.gov.au.

    For more information or help in your language, visit Information in your language.
  • Scholarships

    All the universities offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries 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: At Curtin, you can apply for advanced standing (Credit for Recognised Learning) based on certain previous studies at Tertiary level (completed Diploma level or above) through a recognised institution, or other equivalent professional qualifications and/or experience. The amount of advanced standing awarded is dependent on factors such as the structure of individual courses, major selection (if applicable), and the requirements for students to complete a sufficient number of units to warrant the conferral of a Curtin University award. Applications are dealt with on a case-by-case basis after an offer has been made. For detailed information please visit futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

    Edith Cowan University: You can apply for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (CRPL) for previous tertiary study, TAFE/RTO Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas, or other equivalent experience and/or qualifications. The amount of CRPL 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 CRPL visit ecuworldready.com.au.

    Murdoch University: Advanced Standing is the process of recognising previous formal learning from a recognised post-secondary or tertiary institution; non-formal learning achieved through professional work experience. Students who receive advanced standing may receive credit and exemptions towards their degree, or be precluded from studying certain units within their course structure. Students may be eligible for advanced standing if they have an AQF level 5 Diploma or higher, or have successfully completed studies at a recognised university. To apply for Advance Standing, please submit an application online directly to Murdoch University.

    The University of Notre Dame Australia: The availability of advanced standing does not guarantee entry into a particular course. In some cases there are high levels of competition for places and in other cases applicants may need to have fulfilled other requirements to gain entry. Visit Advanced Standing for detailed information on regulations governing the awarding of Advanced Standing at Notre Dame including application.

    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 Student Advising 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. 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.

    Some courses may have inherent selection requirements that may preclude some applicants. Check the course information and if necessary contact the university to discuss your situation.

    If you'd like to receive information from the universities about facilities available for students with disabilities, medical conditions or learning difficulties, choose the appropriate answer to this question when you apply. This service is confidential. Otherwise, seek advice or assistance from the appropriate person below:

    Curtin University
    AccessAbility Services
    Telephone (08) 9266 7850, Freecall 1800 651 878
    Email AccessAbility@curtin.edu.au
    Website students.curtin.edu.au
    Hours: Mon - 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) 9370 6960
    Telephone from Overseas (61 8) 6304 0000 and ask for the Equity Officer
    Email studentequity@ecu.edu.au
    Website ecuworldready.com.au

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

    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Access and Inclusion
    Telephone (08) 9433 0995
    Email fremantle.ai@nd.edu.au
    Website www.notredame.edu.au

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

    For Agricola College in Kalgoorlie
    Telephone (08) 9088 6600
    Email Agricola@curtin.edu.au
    Website students.curtin.edu.au

    Edith Cowan University
    Telephone (08) 6202 1110
    Email Joondalup Campus live.joondalup@ecuvillage.com.au
    Email Mt Lawley Campus live.mtlawley@ecuvillage.com.au
    Email South West (Bunbury) Campus live.bunbury@ecuvillage.com.au
    Website ecuvillage.com.au

    Murdoch University
    Telephone (08) 6202 1130
    Email live@murdochuv.com.au
    Website Murdoch University Village

    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Residential Halls and Off-campus accommodation
    Website Accommodation in Fremantle

    The University of Western Australia
    There are five on-campus residential colleges: St Catherine's College, St George's College, St Thomas More College, Trinity and University Hall (formerly Currie Hall).

    Contact a Housing Officer
    Telephone (08) 9488 0500
    Email accommodation@uwa.edu.au
    Website housing.uwa.edu.au for application and college details or off-campus accommodation.
  • Is childcare available to me?

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

    Edith Cowan University
    Telephone within Australia 134 ECU (134 328)
    From overseas (61 8) 6304 0000
    Website Campus Services

    Murdoch University
    Contact the Director of the Child Care Centre:
    Telephone (08) 9360 2610
    Email murdochchildcare@gmail.com
    Website murdoch.edu.au

    The University of Western Australia
    Contact the Director on:

    UWA Early Learning Centre for children aged 0-5 years
    Telephone (08) 6488 5300
    Email earlylearning@uwa.edu.au

    UWA Out of School Care service for children aged 5-12 years
    Telephone (08) 9389 1848
    Email outofschoolcare@uwa.edu.au

    Website for both services childcare.uwa.edu.au