LGBTIQ+

At Curtin, you’re welcomed into an environment where you’re respected and valued, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

If you identify as LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and otherwise diverse in your sexuality and/or gender), you can access a range of support and resources at Curtin.

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Support and community for LGBTIQ+ students

See the services, support and community initiatives available to you at Curtin.

More about support and community

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Ally training

Our Ally training empowers and teaches students and staff to support LGBTIQ+ students.

More about training and awareness

Changing your name and gender details

Changing your name

It is important that your records reflect your full formal legal name accurately as this information is used in government reporting and will also affect your official documents.

You can find out what records are held by going to OASIS > My Studies > eStudent > My Details.

To change your formal name complete a change of personal details form and provide required original or certified documentation. A list of acceptable documentation can be found on the form. Submit the form by email or in person to Curtin Connect.

To change your preferred name email Curtin Connect from your Curtin student email address.  No supporting documentation is required.

If you are studying via Open Universities Australia you can change your details in My Study Centre.

Changing your gender details

To change your gender details email Curtin Connect from your Curtin student email address.

Curtin systems allow for identification as M (male), F (female), or X (indeterminate/unspecified/intersex). No supporting documentation is required.

For support and further information see the Gender Transition at Curtin guide or contact a Curtin Ally or the Student Wellbeing Advisory Service.

Changing your details with the University will not automatically change your details with government agencies and could lead to delays in services with agencies whilst verifications take place.  For example, Centrelink student support payments may be interrupted if name and gender records do not match at both the University and Centrelink. Please carefully consider any potential consequences of not changing your personal details with all government agencies you deal with.