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Curtin Orientation

Bentley Campus

The Orientation Program for Semester 2, 2013 is made up of two components:

  1. Faculty Orientation Sessions

    Attendance is compulsory at these Faculty/Department/School Orientation Sessions. Find out more information on your compulsory sessions from your OASIS EnrolNow Orientation Personalised Planner.

  2. Centralised Orientation Sessions

    Attendance is highly recommended at the Centralised Orientation Sessions. These sessions will provide you with the information you need to make a successful transition into university life. Find out more information on your highly recommended sessions from your OASIS EnrolNow Orientation Personalised Planner or by viewing the program below.

Centralised Orientation Sessions Program


Event Time Location
Library Tour 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm Meet in Room 412 (Level 4 of the Library in Building 105)
Guild Explore (Campus) Tour 10 am and 2 pm Meet at Guild reception (Building 106F)
Student ID Cards 9 am - 4.45 pm Robertson Lecture Theatre (105.107) (underneath the Library)
Chill Out Zone 10 am - 3 pm Top of Henderson Court (between Building 105 and 201)

Monday 29 July

Event Time Location
Succeeding at University 9.30 am - 10.30 am Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre (210.102)
Succeeding at University (repeat) 11 am - 12 pm Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre (210.102)

Tuesday 30 July

Event Time Location
Career Equipped 9.30 am - 10.30 am Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Finding Part-Time Work 10.30 am - 11.30 am Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Mature Aged Students Orientation 12 pm - 2 pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Getting Around Safe and Sound 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)

Wednesday 31 July

Event Time Location
International Student Orientation 9.30 am - 1 pm Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre (210.101)
International Student Info Expo 11.30 am - 12.45 pm Foyer, Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre (210.101)
International Student Welcome Lunch 12 pm - 1 pm Chill Out Zone Marquee
Boost Your Language Skills and Your Grades 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre (210.102)

Thursday 1 August

Event Time Location
Party Without The Pitfalls 9.30 am - 10.30 am Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Career Equipped (repeat) 9.30 am - 10.30 am Lecture Theatre 213.101
Finding Part-Time Work (repeat) 10.30 am - 11.30 am Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Stretching Your Student Dollar 11.30 am - 12.30 pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Guild 'Student Assist' Session 12.30 pm - 1 pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Making The Most of Your Student Experience 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Tim Winton Lecture Theatre (213.104)
Navigate Your Degree 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Lecture Theatre 213.101

Friday 2 August

Event Time Location
Succeeding at University (repeat) 11.30 pm - 12.30 pm Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre (210.102)
International Student Orientation - The Essentials (repeat) 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre (210.101)
Guild 'Start Up' Party 7 pm - 12 am (10.30 pm lockout) Curtin Tavern

Wednesday 7 August

Event Time Location
Guild O-Day 11 am - 2 pm Further info on the Guild Facebook page.
Library Tour 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm Meet in Room 412 (Level 4 of the Library)

Download printable timetable [.pdf - 73 kB]

Session details

Making the transition to university life can be quite a leap, whether you've come straight from high school, are entering as a mature age student or coming from another country. This session is here to help you make the transition as easy and stress free as possible. Come and learn the nine key factors linked to succeeding at uni and how you can apply them to your time at Curtin.

The Mature Aged Students Orientation aims to provide mature aged students with information on how to make a great start at university. From navigating the computer and administrative systems, to finding out about the various supports services on campus, this session will assist mature aged students with making a stress free start to their university career.

If you are an international student you must attend this orientation session. Vital information will be provided on:

  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) information;
  • student support services;
  • responsibilities (health cover, tax file number, tuition fees);
  • grievance and conflict resolution;
  • campus security and safety; and
  • external support - Council of International Students in WA (CISWA).

This session will also include an official welcome and tips for how to make the most of your Australian experience.

Curtin students need to become effective communicators in academic, professional and social contexts. Come along to find out about free language development opportunities that will help you succeed during your studies and in preparation for work.

It's never too early to begin working towards your career goals. This session introduces actions you can take at any stage of your degree to enhance your employability. Learn how to create opportunities, embrace networks and build skills to progress and direct your career for life.

Studying at uni can be a great social experience, however sometimes the socialising interferes with studying. This session provides tips on how to balance your social and academic life, how to keep the good times rolling while staying safe, and what uni support services are available to help make your uni experience a positive one.

Being a university student can be a costly exercise, particularly if you've recently moved out of home. At START we've had our fair share of two-minute noodles and baked beans on toast and know what it's like to live the life of a student. Come and join us to find out how to spend your student dollars wisely, with a range of budget tips and healthy eating options.

In addition to the financial rewards, working part-time through your degree provides the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills and relationships that will often be integral to your career growth. Get advice on how to get the position you want.

The diverse nature of study options at Curtin offers many avenues to pursue your interests and aspirations. With so many options, how do you know you're in the right course? How do you select your major? Get proactive about your university experience, understand your options and make confident decisions.

If you are new to Perth or Australia, this session will familiarise you with Perth's public transport system, Transperth. Curtin Security and the Western Australian Police will talk about personal and road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers on and off campus. More information on recreational safety will also be provided.

Student life is not just about studies! Come along to investigate the range of opportunities available on campus for students to enhance their Curtin experience beyond the classroom.


  • different avenues on campus to create and expand your social networks;
  • how and where to acquire relevant volunteer and work experience;
  • possibilities available to engage in campus and community projects;
  • how individuals can develop their leadership potential;
  • investigate opportunities available through university sport;
  • how to become a Curtin 'Super Hero' and share your student experience; and
  • how to get involved and make Curtin the most memorable time of your life!

Running around in circles, with campus life getting you confused? Pop in to see your Student Assist team! Your friendly Guildies will do their best to help you out, whether it's with legal or financial assistance, or you're just chasing some direction with uni, clubs and events; from bookshop grants to mentor programs, we've got the information to lead you the right way!

If you have a break between your sessions and want somewhere to hang out, get information and meet other students, drop by the chill out zone.

These FREE tours run by your Guildies, show you the real Curtin campus. Revealing hidden gems (like the immaculate secret toilets behind Angazi), to the student staples (Abacus labs and coffee outlets), you have the chance to ask questions and get (real) answers!

We strongly encourage all new students to get their ID Card during Orientation Week. Make sure you have your Student Number and take along a form of identity (e.g. Licence, Passport, National Identity Card).

Discover helpful resources and facilities on a 45-minute guided tour of the virtual and physical TL Robertson Library - no need to book, just show up!

Head in for your first night out at the Tavern (Tav). It's your chance to socialise, meet new study mates and kick start a great semester. This is an 18+ event, approved form of ID will be required upon entry. Curtin Student Guild supports the responsible service of alcohol.

For more information, contact the Orientation office at