Kalgoorlie Orientation

Welcome to the Curtin Kalgoorlie Campus!

Whether it’s your first time studying at university, or your first time studying in Kalgoorlie, Orientation is your opportunity to get to know your new surroundings and set you up for a successful study experience.

Keep reading to find out more about how to get the most out of your Kalgoorlie Orientation.


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Welcome to Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie is an historic mining town in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, about 650km east of Perth.

The town was originally established in 1893 when gold was first discovered there, and today it remains an important centre for the state’s booming resources industry. Just outside the town is the Superpit – the largest open-pit mine in Australia.

Kalgoorlie is a thriving hub complete with supermarkets, cafes, entertainment and all modern amenities.

Check out these videos and map of the Kalgoorlie Campus to help you know what to expect when you arrive.


Living and studying in Kalgoorlie

Located within walking distance of the Curtin Kalgoorlie campus and Kalgoorlie’s central precinct, the Agricola Residential College provides accommodation and recreational facilities. Living on campus is a great way to meet new people and get involved in a range of social activities. If you need some advice on your accommodation options, contact the Kalgoorlie Housing Office.

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Orientation Week (O-Week)

O-Week at the Kalgoorlie Campus begins on Tuesday 20 February, 2018. Whether you’re a brand-new Curtin student or just new to studying at the Kalgoorlie campus, O-Week will set you up for a successful experience. You can expect information sessions, activities, and fun events, as well as plenty of opportunities to get to know other students and meet campus staff.

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Tuesday 20 February 2018
All sessions in building 701, room 110

8.45 am – Introduction and welcome
9.30 am – All you need to know about Kalgoorlie and the WASM campus
10.30 am – Morning tea (provided)
10.45 am – IT information and technology
10.55 am – Campus tour
11.15 am – Library session and tour
12.15 pm – International student orientation

Wednesday 21 February 2018
All sessions in building 701, room 110

9.00 am – Learning at WASM Kalgoorlie
10.00 am – Morning tea (provided)
10.15 am  – Group work tips for group assessments
10.45 am – How to be successful in your studies
11.30 am – Treasure hunt
12.00pm – Mature age information

Thursday 22 February 2018
All sessions in building 701, room 110

9.00 am – Report writing and mine labs overview
10.10 am – Morning tea (provided)
10.25 am – Be community and safety wise
10.40 am – AUSiMM Student Chapter
10.55 am – Work experience and industry
11.05 am – The student experience
11.15 am  – Public speaking
11.40 am – WASM mentors and student clubs

Friday 23 February 2018
Conference Centre, MacDonald St, Kalgoorlie

9.00 am – Bus tour of Kalgoorlie and explore the Hannah’s North Tourist Mine
12.00 pm – Free BBQ lunch for new and current students
1.00 pm – Official Welcome
1.30 pm – Introduction to departments (please note this session is in Building 703 – Administration Building)

Download a printable copy of the schedule

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Know where to get support

Studying far from home is a rewarding experience, but can have its unique challenges too. Remember, we’re always here to help, and your Kalgoorlie Student Wellbeing Advisor is available if you need any support.

Contact your Kalgoorlie Student Wellbeing Advisor.
Phone: +61 9088 6029
Email: kalgoorliewellbeing@curtin.edu.au
Drop in: Building 701, Room 113