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Student Support Services

Curtin College students are offered support vital to the success of their studies at university. At Curtin College, we value respect and are committed to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity. Our staff are dedicated to empowering every student to meet the demands of University study.

Curtin College privides the following services to assist you to attain academic success and transition into your new student life:

Student Wellbeing

We recognise the diversity of the general, psychosocial, wellbeing and learning needs of our students. In keeping with this, the College is committed to providing reasonable adjustment to decrease obstacles that may exist, and to enable students the opportunity to progress and flourish.

Our Student Counsellor provides confidential help and support on an individual level.

Student & Academic Services

Student and Academic Service Officers provide academic support, wellbeing support and general advice. They will support you though the transition to living and studying away from home and in a university environment.

Student Mentors

Each new student has access to a Student Mentor. Student Mentors share their experiences to help you navigate any challenges you may face as a new student.

Computer Access

Curtin College has five dedicated computer laboratories which you may have access to when classes are not in session. Students also have access to the College’s WiFi network.

Portal and Study Kiosk

Curtin College Student Portal contains important information relevant to your studies. It includes unit outlines, course notes, timetable enrolment and fee information. It also provides access to Moodle and G-Mail applications.
Study Kiosk is on-hand to provide you with learning support and wellbeing resources.

Legal Assistance

If you need legal assistance for any reason whilst studying at Curtin College, the following resources may be able to help:

Academic Support

Our support network, free classes and workshops are available to you during your studies. We’re committed to your academic success.

Program Coordinators

Program Coordinators in each discipline are available to meet and discuss your study plans and progress during your time at the College. They will provide advice to help you achieve academic progress.

Academic Peers Program

The Academic Peers are students who volunteer to help other students. The Peers are students who have achieved high grades in one or more units. Unit specific Peers are identified, and their details are made available on Moodle to students enrolled in a unit. Students who want assistance can contact Academic Peers directly (via Curtin college email). Academic Peers may be requested to assist with study groups. The college may organise study groups if there is increased number of students needing help with a unit.

Academic Drop-in Sessions

Academic Drop – In Sessions is a weekly 2 – hour synchronous sessions made available for students during the tuition free time on Wednesday, from 12 noon to 2 pm throughout the study period. The session is run by an experience Academic team member to help students with understanding assignment tasks, academic writing, referencing and research skills. No appointments are required. Students seek help by ‘dropping in’ via the Zoom link which can be accessed via the Study KIOSK.

Language Support - English Support Program (ESP) and Academic Language Enrichment Program (ALEP)

The English Support Program (ESP) in Stage 1 and Academic Language Enrichment Program (ALEP) in Stage 2 Diploma, aims to support students in developing appropriate academic literacy skills as they complete the Diploma program at Curtin College. These skills will serve them as they progress to Curtin University to complete the undergraduate degree. The program runs for 10 weeks. It is tailored to support students in developing writing and literacy skills within the discipline. These include, but not limited to, discipline specific and academic language, academic writing, referencing and oral presentation. Classes will be delivered online in a synchronous and asynchronous pattern, in alternating weeks.

Diagnostic testing upon entry (Post English Language Assessment - PELA)

The Post English Language Assessment (PELA) is a short diagnostic exercise that Curtin College students are expected to complete, and it is compulsory for ALL students. The purpose of this diagnostic test is to identify students who require additional English language support. Stage 1 students with a score of 5.0 and below will be enrolled in the English Support Program (ESP). Stage 2 students with a score of 6.0 (Health Science and Humanities) or 5.5 (Engineering, Information Technology and Commerce) and below will be enrolled into the Academic Language Enrichment Program (ALEP).

Nursing Communication (NUCOM) and Health Communication (HECOM)

The NUCOM unit is a support unit to help nursing student enrolled in Nursing Clinical Skills unit develop their clinical communication capabilities. While HECOM is offered for stage 2 Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Sport Science students for the same purpose. Both support units are offered free of charge for students.

On Track to Success

On Track to Success provides students with tools and strategies to improve their study habits and learning.  It is offered for student on academic conditions to help with the Study Skills and Habits, to identify their strengths when studying and determine study skills that might need improving.  Students can then access a range of study tips and videos that will help them develop and improve those skills getting you On Track to Success!!

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