Student Services & Support
Curtin College students are offered academic support vital to the success of their studies at university. Curtin College staff are dedicated to empowering every student to meet the demands of University study
As a Curtin College student, you may attend a number of support classes and workshops at no extra cost. This additional support serves to enhance your performance at the College and better prepare you for future study at the University.
Student and academic services provide you with academic support, welfare support, information and advice to help you attain academic success and improve your personal well-being. They will help you make the transition to living and studying away from home and in a university environment. The Student Learning Advisor is available by appointment and can also discuss any physical, mental, or emotional issues that you may encounter during the course of your studies.
Academic Master Series Workshops.
The aim of these workshops is to develop and build on skills in key areas necessary to succeed at university such as time management, referencing, report writing, essay writing, and academic writing. These workshops are delivered online to ensure that students can access support exactly when they need the help.
Academic Drop in Sessions
Academic Drop in Sessions are scheduled for two hours every week, starting in Week 3 on a Wednesday from 12 – 2pm. This is another opportunity for students to access one to one help without having to make an appointment. Students simply go along to the session get the help they need and get back to their day. The most common forms of help provided are individual assistance with the preparation and presentation of assignments, referencing, language skills and general study skills.
You can count on extra academic support from your peers too. Academic Peers are high achieving students who are happy to assist you in your subjects. This is a great way to get advice from other students who have experienced many of the issues you may be facing. A list of academic peers can be found for each unit you are studying on Moodle.
English Language Support
Academic Language Enrichment Program (ALEP)
Curtin College is committed to ensuring that all students have the necessary English language skills to be successful in their chosen academic field. ALEP is a 9 week program offered to all Diploma students in Stage 2. It begins in week 3 and classes are 2 hours per week. It is tailored to provide program specific language support in each of the courses offered at Curtin College. Students will be developing the academic and language skills necessary to succeed in their specific courses.
Tertiary Communication Skills (TCS)
TCS offers students a more intensive instruction on English language and academic communication skills. It consists of 12 hours of face to face contact per week for 12 weeks. Small classes ensure that students get sufficient individual attention to enable effective language and academic skills development.
Each new student will have a Student Mentor who will assist students as they transition into their new College life. They are experienced students who are there to share their expertise about their life, studies and other challenges you may face as a new student. They will be there for you right from day 1 of your studies.