Accessing Curtin drives and systems using VPN

While studying at Curtin, you may need to access some Curtin systems from outside the Curtin network (i.e. off-campus). Some systems, like Student OASIS, work outside the Curtin network seamlessly. However, some systems, such as accessing your iDrive, or databases, need you to be within the Curtin network to start.

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to be within Curtin’s network. To use a VPN you do not need to install another phone line or ADSL connection. Rather, you will need the following:

  • A PC or Mac computer off-campus,
  • An internet connection to your off-campus computer, and
  • A copy of the Curtin VPN software to install on your off-campus computer

How to find the instructions for downloading and setting up the VPN software:

  • Log into Oasis
  • Access the SupportU Hub, located under Useful links in the My Studies tab
  • Search for the instructions by typing VPN in the search bar
  • The knowledge articles for installation of Mac and Windows compatible VPN software are both available