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Accepting Your Offer

If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer from Curtin College, after which, you may follow the steps below.

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International Students

As an international student, there are a number of actions you will need to take to ensure a smooth transfer from your home country to Perth, prior to your studies.

How to Accept Your Offer | International Students

Step 1 Accept Your Letter of Offer

Your Letter of Offer outlines the:

  • Curtin College/Curtin University course that has been offered,
  • Duration of Study,
  • Commencement Dates,
  • Tuition Fees,
  • Conditions of the Offer (including requests for official or certified copies of academic transcripts, evidence or English proficiency etc). Prior to accepting your offer, you must provide evidence that you have met any conditions, as you will be unable to proceed with your student visa application or enrolment.

Please follow the steps below after you receive your Letter of Offer.

  1. Complete and sign the Letter of Acceptance (Section 2 and 3 of your Letter of Offer).
  2. Email the Letter of Acceptance to Curtin College together with the following documents:
  • a copy of your payment (tuition fee for the first semester, enrolment fee and OSHC),
  • a copy of your passport (if not provided yet), and
  • a completed SSVF Declaration.

Please note: If your Letter of Offer was subject to conditions, you must provide evidence that you have met these conditions prior to returning your Letter of Acceptance and paying your fees. If you do not provide evidence, you will be unable to proceed.

Step 1a Pay Your Fees

By Globalpay via Western Union

This is our preferred payment method and is a fast and secure method enabling us to receive your payment in Australian Dollars,  providing you with the convenience of paying in your own currency.

Make a Payment via Globalpay
By Cheque of International Bank Draft

Payment can also be made by direct bank transfer to:

Account name: Curtin College Full Fee
Students Account Bank name: Westpac Banking Corporation
Branch address: Westpac Institutional Bank, 109 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000 BSB : 036-000
Account no: 773892
SWIFT code: WPACAU2S

Please include your full student name and student ID on every transaction.


By Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard credit cards or by EFTPOS .

Please note: Credit Card payments will incur a 1.5% surcharge and payment by EFTPOS is only accepted when paying in person at Curtin College reception.

On receipt of the fees, your place at Curtin College will be confirmed and it will be deemed that you have accepted all the terms and conditions or enrolment.

In most cases, your Letter of Offer will be packaged with an offer from Curtin University.

Once you have accepted your offer and paid your fees, Curtin College will issue your electronic Confirmations of Enrolments (eCoEs) for your courses at Curtin College and Curtin University.

Note: eCoEs for Curtin English will be issued separately by Curtin English.

Once you have received a eCoE for all your courses, you may proceed to the next step.

Step 2 Organise your Student Visa and Immigration Requirements

Before being able to study in Australia, international students must obtain a valid student visa. This visa is issued by Australian Diplomatic Missions and applications must be made directly to the nearest Consulate or Embassy.

The main documents required when applying for a student visa are:

  • Letter of Offer from Curtin College,
  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from Curtin College and/or Curtin University and/or Curtin English,
  • Results of your medical examination,
  • Proof that Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) has been arranged
  • Proof of finances to pay your tuition fees and living expenses,
  • International students must be in possession of a current student visa whilst studying in Australia. Student visas are granted with certain conditions attached.

Curtin College is obliged under Australian legislation to notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) immediately when it becomes aware that any breach of a student visa exists.

As an international student on a student visa, it is important that you read the following documents issues by the Australian Government:

The ESOS framework: Providing quality education and protecting your rights 

Student Information from the Australian Government

 

Student Visa Information

On 1 July 2016, Australia made a number of changes to its student visa processes. These changes include the introduction of a simplified student visa framework (SSVF).

Under the SSVF:

  • all international students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study;
  • all international students will be required to apply for their student visa online; and
  • a new immigration risk framework will be used to guide the evidence of English language and financial capacity that a student needs to provide with their visa application.

The changes and implications of the SSVF to student visa applications are outlined on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (see https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/ssvf-students)

Step 3 Arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

International students are required to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) at all times while studying in Australia. OSHC helps minimise the costs of medical expenses incurred while in Australia. Curtin College’s preferred provider is Allianz Global Assistance and Curtin College can arrange this for you.

Students are obliged to pay the cost of basic cover for the proposed duration of their student visa.

Find out more from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Step 4 Arrange your Accommodation

Visit the Accommodation page for more information about finding somewhere to live.

Step 5 Book flights, pack and arrange airport pick-up.

As soon you have confirmed your enrolment at Curtin College, you can book your flights.

It is recommended you arrive at least two weeks before Orientation to give yourself time to settle into your accommodation and adjust to your new environment. You can use this time to work on step 5, find out travel routes to campus and get to know your way around the city.

International students arriving for the first time can be met at the airport and taken to their accommodation.

Students wishing to use this service need to advise Curtin College or their local agent in writing (fax or email) well in advance of arrival.

To request airport pick up, please contact Perth Student Accommodation.

Before you pack your bags, remember that there are strict restrictions on what you may bring into Australia. These include animal and plant material, food, wildlife, drugs and medicinal products, firearms and more than AUD$10,000 of currency.

What can I bring into Australia? 

Step 6 Find out about living in Perth, find part-time work and open a bank-account.

Get to know Perth

Find out about Perth.

Change your money.

When you arrive in Perth, you should change your money into Australian dollars. You can do this at currency exchange outlets in the city centre and at most banks. If you have a bank card from your country, you may be able to use it to withdraw Australian dollars at some automatic teller machines (ATMs), but may be charged for this service.

Open a back account.

You will need identification such as your passport, Student ID card and driver’s licence to open a bank account. You may also need to provide a Tax File Number (TFN). To apply for a TFN, complete a form from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website or Post Office.

More information about a TFN. 

Find a part-time job

International students are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight and full time during semester breaks.

There are casual jobs available throughout Perth in the areas of administration, hospitality, house-keeping/cleaning and retail. You can expect to earn between AU$10-20 per hour, depending on your age and the kind of work you do.

Your first priority should be your studies. If you decide to work part-time, start with a few hours a week until you are able to find a balance with your studies.

You will also need to lodge an income tax return, either through a registered tax agent or by completing it yourself. If you complete your own income tax return, ATO’s e-tax is the fastest way to obtain a refund. In most cases this will be within 14 days.

That’s it. We’ll see you at Orientation

Need help with your visa?

A Curtin College registered agent will be able to help you with your visa.

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How to accept your offer It's easy!

To accept your offer you must complete and sign the Letter of Acceptance form. This can be found on the reverse of your Letter of Offer. Email the form to Curtin College at the time of making payment of your fees.

Your Letter of Offer outlines the:

  • Curtin College/Curtin University course that has been offered,
  • Duration of Study,
  • Commencement Dates,
  • Tuition Fees,
  • Conditions of the Offer (including requests for official or certified copies of academic transcripts, evidence or English proficiency etc). Prior to accepting your offer, you must provide evidence that you have met any conditions, as you will be unable to proceed with your student visa application or enrolment.

How to pay your fees Bank Details

Payments should be made in Australian dollars to Curtin College by bank cheque or international bank draft. Payment can also be made by direct bank transfer to:

Account name: Curtin College Full Fee
Students Account Bank name: Westpac Banking Corporation
Branch address: Westpac Institutional Bank, 109 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
BSB: 036-000
Account no: 773892
SWIFT code: WPACAU2S

Please include your full student name and student ID on every transaction.


We also accept Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard credit cards and also EFTPOS debit cards from our office in Perth. Please note that Credit Card payments incur a 1.5% surcharge.

FEE-HELP Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance.

As an approved Higher Education provider, Curtin College is eligible to offer FEE-HELP for Curtin College Diplomas. Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance.

The following students are NOT eligible for FEE-HELP and must pay their fees upfront:

  • New Zealand Citizens,
  • Permanent Visa Holders (other than holders of a permanent humanitarian visa),
  • International Students.

If you are commencing study of a Curtin College Diploma and wish to pay for part or all of  your tuition fees through FEE-HELP, you must:

  • read the FEE-HELP Information booklet,
  • complete the FEE-HELP Questionnaire,
  • complete the FEE-HELP Application form provided with your Letter of Offer,
  • return these items with your Letter of Acceptance.

For more information on FEE-HELP visit the Australian Government Study Assist website.

Read the FEE-HELP Information Booklet