After graduation

Curtin alumni

If you are a Curtin graduate then you are a member of the Curtin Alumni Network. Any student who is conferred with a degree or other qualification from Curtin University is considered an alumnus.

To stay connected with Curtin and fellow alumni, keep your contact details up to date on the Curtin Alumni website .

Also keep your contact details up to date on OASIS via e-Student. Graduates of Curtin have continued access to OASIS, so you can access/update your details online at any time.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) is a national survey funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, and it collects information on graduates' labour market outcomes and further study activities. 

Replacing the Graduate Destination Survey (GDS; a component of the Australian Graduate Survey), from 2016 onwards, GOS is administered online to graduates of Australian higher education institutions about five months after their course completion at or via an Australian campus, i.e., Australian onshore graduates including HECS and international fee paying students. 

Particularly for Curtin University, the GOS has been adapted internally for graduates at the Curtin Malaysia campus and the Singapore campus. The adaption is referred to as the Curtin Graduate Outcomes Survey (CGOS).

Refer to Graduate Outcomes Survey for furhter information.

Post nominals

Once your award has been conferred you can use the approved abbreviation of your award after your name. This is called a post nominal. The Awards and Graduation Manual provides details on how post nominals can be used.

The correct post nominal letters that apply to your course are provided in Curtin Handbook with your course information.

Graduation ceremony occasional speakers

Each ceremony includes an occasional address, made by a guest speaker of particular importance to the students graduating. These speeches, and their speakers, reflect the attitudes and direction of each graduating class. Where available the speeches have been included below.

2019

DateFacultySpeaker
2 February Business and LawMr Terry Agnew
Honorary Doctor of the University
4 February Business and LawSir Ian Diamond
Honorary Doctor of Letters
5 February Humanities, Business and LawProf Anant Agarwal
Honorary Doctor of Letters
6 February HumanitiesMs Helen Corbett
Honorary Doctor of Law
7 February AMHealth SciencesThe Hon Dr Colin Barnett
Honorary Doctor of the University
9 February PMHumanitiesDr Irving Tan
Honorary Doctor of Engineering
10 February Health SciencesDr Tracy Westerman
Founder, Indigenous Psychological Services
12 February Health SciencesMs Julie Adams
Founder and Managing Director, Chemo@home
14 February Health SciencesMs Jocelyn Young
CEO, Medical Research Foundation, Royal Perth Hospital
15 February Science and EngineeringMr Bill Beamont
Honorary Doctor of Engineering
16 February Science and EngineeringMr Colin Beckett
Honorary Doctor of the University
26 August Business and Law, Science and EngineeringMr Raleigh Finlayson
Saracen
27 August Business and LawMr Marquis Pohla
Founder and Managing Director, Metrix Consulting
29 August Health SciencesThe Hon Professor Carmen Lawrence
30 August Science and EngineeringMr James Coghill
Total Green Recycling
31 August AMHumanitiesMr Finn Pedersen
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
31 August PMHealth Sciences, HumanitiesMs Claire Orange
Director, BEST Programs for Kids
1 September Business and LawMs Joanne Abbiss
CEO, City of Kwinana

2018

DateFacultySpeaker
1 February Business and LawMr Bernard Salt AM
Managing Director, The Demographics Group
3 February Health SciencesMr Vaughan Harding AO
Chief Executive, Juniper Aged Care
6 February Business and LawDr Clare Allen
Chief Executive Officer, VisAbility Ltd, Guide Dogs WA
7 February Humanities, Centre for Aboriginal StudiesMs Kyra Bonney
General Manager – Indigenous Strategy, Chandler Macleod Group
8 February Business and Law, HumanitiesThe Hon Eric Heenan QC
Download speech [.pdf 40KB]
10 February Science and Engineering, Health SciencesMr Leif Cocks
Founder and President, The Orangutan Project
12 February Health SciencesMs Kristy Wiegele
St John of God Hospital, Mount Lawley
13 February Health SciencesMr Nick Maisey
Chief Executive Officer, Befriend Inc
Download speech [.pdf 84KB]
15 February Science and EngineeringMr Greg Lilleyman
Director Operations, Fortescue Metals Group
17 February HumanitiesDr Ingle Knight
28 August Business and LawMr Alan Langford
Chief Economist, Bankwest
29 August Business and Law, HumanitiesMr Alan Dodge AM
Honorary Doctor of Letters
Download speech [.pdf 30KB]
30 August Business and LawThe Hon Julia Gillard AC
Honorary Doctor of Letters
31 August Health SciencesMr Brian Wall
Honorary Doctor of Science
Download speech [.pdf 125KB]
1 September Humanities, Science and EngineeringMs Suzanne Hunt
Suzanne Hunt Architect
3 September Health Sciences, Science and EngineeringMr Bill Tai
Honorary Doctor of the University
Download speech [.pdf 40KB]

2017

DateVenue and FacultySpeaker
8 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Curtin Business School
Ashlee Harrison
CEO, Zero2hero Inc
11 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Curtin Business School
Dr Vanessa Guthrie
CEO, Toro Energy Limited
13 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Con Michael AO
Chair, WA Board of Medical Board of Australia
14 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Ann O'Neill
Founder, Angelhands Inc
15 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Andrew Whitehouse
Head of Autism Research, Telethon Kids Institute
16 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Curtin Business School and
Faculty of Humanities
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia
18 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Humanities
Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner
University of Queensland
21 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Science & Engineering
and Faculty of Health Sciences
Senator Linda Reynold
Senator for Western Australia
22 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Humanities and
Centre of Aboriginal Studies
Dennis Eggington
CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service WA Inc
23 FebruaryCurtin Forum, Bentley Campus
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Mary Hackett
Regional Director and Operations Leader, GE Oil & Gas
22 MarchCity Recital Hall, SydneyProfessor Alan Dench
Professor, Faculty of Humanities
22 AprilMiri Campus, SarawakYang Berbahagia Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan
Pro-Chancellor Curtin Malaysia
5 MayKalgoorlie Campus, WA
Western Australian School of Mines
Sabina Shugg AM
National Lead, Mining Performance, KPMG
26 MayCharles Telfair Institute, MauritiusHon Dr Rama Sithanen
Chairman, Director IFS
2 SeptemberPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Curtin Business School
Amanda Cox
CFO, West Coast Eagles Football Club
2 SeptemberPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Professor Steven Tingay
John Curtin Distinguished Professor
3 SeptemberPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Faculty of Humanities
Kate Mulvany
Australian Playwright and Actress
4 SeptemberPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Curtin Business School
Stephanie Buckland
CEO Amana Living
5 SeptemberPerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Faculty of Health Sciences
Melissa Vernon
Chief Operating Officer, WA Country Health Service
2 OctoberStar Performing Arts Centre, SingaporeBruce Gosper
Australian High Commissioner, Singapore
22 OctoberHong KongStuart Sanders
Managing Director, Velocity Technology Limited