Getting started

Congratulations on accepting your offer and becoming a Curtin student! Before you participate in Orientation and start your classes, here are a few important things to do.


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Log into OASIS, Curtin’s online portal

Within OASIS, you can complete your enrolment, check messages and access Blackboard, Curtin’s learning management system (LMS). Once you’ve logged into OASIS:

  • Complete your enrolment via EnrolNow
    Follow the prompts to enrol in units, and if required you can register for classes and create your class timetable.
  • Order your student ID card
    Go to the ‘Campus Life & Guild’ tab in OASIS and click on the ‘FastTrack ID Card’ icon to start the process. Your ID card identifies you as a Curtin student and gives you access to campus facilities, plus you need it to sit exams.
  • Check your messages and email in OASIS
    Important messages and updates come via two channels: your Outlook student email and your official communications channel (OCC), both accessible via OASIS. Check them at least once a week.
  • Download and print your unit outlines
    Unit outlines give you details of tasks, assessments, contact details and more. Find them in the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS. If they aren’t all available yet, check back closer to the start of semester.
  • Get your free copy of Microsoft Office
    Within the OASIS ‘Welcome’ tab, click on ‘Open your OASIS email’. Once it’s open, click ‘Office 365’ in the top left corner of the page. Select ‘Install Office’ and follow the prompts. If you have any problems, see our Microsoft Office help page.

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Completed your tasks in OASIS? Here’s what else you need to do.

  • Plan your semester and include:
    – Key dates from the Academic Calendar
    – Class timetable
    – Assessment dates from your unit outlines
  • View your booklist and purchase textbooks
    Your unit outlines will say which books you’ll need. Purchase your books from the Curtin Co-op online or at Building 103 on the Bentley Campus, or check out the Curtin Guild’s second hand bookshop. You may also be able to borrow textbooks from the Curtin Library.
  • Get to know your online study tools and systems
    Curtin has a set of online systems you’ll use to study, communicate, access lecture recordings and submit assignments.
  • Follow the New to Curtin Facebook page
    It’s full of useful tips and tricks from other students on how to have a successful first semester at Curtin, plus info about opportunities, workshops and events.

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Finished all of the above?

Great! It’s time to get ready for Orientation. Choose your campus or study mode: