Student Charter

Curtin University values its students and recognises the importance of the overall student experience.

With this in mind, the University is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive and safe environment, conducive to learning and research and the development of individuals who display the Curtin values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Excellence and Impact.

To achieve this, the University undertakes to:

  • Ensure that students have access to all relevant laws, University Statutes, rules, by-laws, the University’s values and signature behaviours, policies and procedures relating to their rights as a student.
  • Provide support services which take into consideration the requirements of all students.
  • Provide a study environment free from unlawful discrimination, bullying or harassment.
  • Provide a safe environment for study, research and other university related activities and to observe all relevant legislation.
  • Embrace and recognise diversity.
  • Ensure the availability of core units and other course requirements to enable program completion within allowable time frames.
  • Provide accurate and accessible information about all relevant aspects of a course including unit learning outcomes, content, assessment and timetables in a timely manner before the start of each study period.
  • Provide reasonable access to staff to discuss program matters, address concerns and complaints; and ensure timely fair and constructive assessment of work.
  • Provide appropriate facilities and equipment to support student learning.
  • Ensure that students have representation on University committees to enable participation in decision making.
  • Ensure students have opportunities to provide feedback on unit quality, teaching performance, support services and facilities.
  • Ensure that any campus related disruption that may affect students during their course of study is kept to a minimum and is communicated in a timely manner.
  • Recognise the legal rights of students including those relating to intellectual property and privacy.

Students also have responsibilities and are expected to:

  • Inform themselves of, and comply with, all relevant laws, University Statutes, rules, by-laws, the University’s values and ethical behaviours, policies and procedures relating to their rights as a student.
  • Participate constructively in the learning experience.
  • Be aware of course and unit requirements and their individual academic progress.
  • Behave in an appropriate manner within the learning environment, showing respect for both staff and fellow students at all times.
  • Embrace and recognise diversity.
  • Use University facilities and services in an honest and responsible manner.
  • Recognise that cheating, plagiarism and fabrication or falsifications of data are not acceptable.
  • Adhere to the proper use of copyright material.