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Application documents

To apply for a course at Curtin University, you will need to provide certified copies of your previous qualifications and English proficiency documents. Additional documentation may be required for particular courses or personal circumstances.


When applying to study at Curtin University, you’ll need to provide the following:

1. Certified copies of all your previous qualifications

  1. Academic transcripts
  2. Grading system descriptions
  3. Award certificates

2. English language proficiency documents

You will need to provide certified copies of your academic IELTS, TOEFL results or other recognised English test results.

3. Other requirements

Supplementary documents

You may be required to provide additional information with your application, depending on which Curtin course you choose. To find out more, read the courses requiring supplementary information page.

Changing your name

If you have changed your name, you’ll need to provide evidence of your name change.

Certification of documents

Copies of transcripts and award certificates must be signed, dated and accompanied by an ink imprint stamp or chop from the following accepted authorities:

  • an authorised Curtin representative
  • a Curtin International staff member
  • a person of authority at the issuing institution (for example, the registrar)
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Commissioner for Oaths/Declarations
  • any notary public.

Documents in a language other than English

If your qualification documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide a copy that has been translated to English and submitted by one of the following accepted authorities:

  • an official and accredited translator
  • a person of authority at the issuing institution.

“While in Equador you have staff (representatives) that help you. You do the application online for free and you just have to wait and pass the English test. That’s all.”

Gonzalo Ceron, Equador, Master of Petroleum Engineering at Curtin University

Credit for recognised learning

If you have previously studied your chosen course subject at tertiary level, you may apply to Curtin for credit for recognised learning (CRL). This allows you to ‘skip’ (get credit for) some units and complete your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL can be assessed once the University receives:

  • your application
  • certified copies of your academic transcripts or statement of marks
  • your award certificates.

CRL is granted at the discretion of the University.