Perth and Online Orientation

Orientation is the important first step to set you up for a successful first semester at Curtin. Whether you’re studying at the Perth Campus or online, Orientation is your opportunity to find your way around your learning environment, explore what support services are available to you and to connect with your peers and key staff.

Your Orientation is made up of three key steps:

  1. Completing key tasks before O-Week.
  2. Participating in your compulsory O-Week and Faculty Welcome sessions.
  3. Getting involved in workshops and events in O-Week and during your first four weeks of semester.

Semester 1, 2022 O-Week will be held from Monday 21 to Friday 25 February 2022. 

Complete these key tasks prior to O-Week

OASIS is where you can complete your enrolment, check messages and access Blackboard, Curtin’s learning management system.

Complete your enrolment via OASIS

Log in to OASIS and follow the prompts to enrol in your units. If you’re studying on campus, you can register for classes and create your class timetable.

You’ll need to enrol into your units before O-Week, so you can view your compulsory academic sessions to introduce you to your course and key staff. Your compulsory academic sessions are automatically added to your Personalised Orientation Planner in OASIS, so it’s important you complete your enrolment as soon as you can. Your Personalised Orientation Planner for Semester 1, 2022 will be available in mid-January.

Order your student ID card

Your student ID card identifies you as a member of the Curtin community and gives you access to campus facilities and services.

Go to the ‘Campus Life & Guild’ tab in OASIS and click on the ‘FastTrack ID Card’ icon to order your student ID card.

Check your messages and emails in OASIS

Important messages and updates come via two channels: your student email and your Official Communications Channel (OCC), both accessible through OASIS. Check these channels at least once a week to ensure you don’t miss important information.

Download your unit outlines

Unit outlines give you details of tasks, assessments, contact details for each unit you are enrolled in. Find your unit outlines in the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS. If they’re not available to view yet, check back closer to the start of the semester.

Get ready for O-Week

Here’s what else you need to do to get ready for O-Week!

Get ready to meet your mentor

Undergraduate and enabling program students will be matched with an experienced student mentor who will help you through your first semester at Curtin. Your mentor will connect with you in person or through email.

Create your O-Week timetable using the ‘Personalised Orientation Planner’ through OASIS

Orientation commences on 21 February with a range of engaging online and on-campus sessions, activities and workshops to help you prepare for a successful experience at Curtin. Your Personalised Orientation Planner is accessed via OASIS from mid-January.

Join the New to Curtin Facebook Group

Join the New to Curtin Semester 1 Facebook Group for useful tips and tricks from Curtin mentors on how to have a successful first semester at Curtin. You’ll also find out about opportunities, workshops and events to help you feel connected to the Curtin community and your peers.

Join the Facebook Group from mid-January 2022.

Prepare to connect for your online sessions

It’s important that you read through and understand the online user guides to prepare for O-Week. Read the student guide to participating online and get familiar with what you need to do to connect online during O-Week.

Plan your arrival to campus

There are a range of transport options to help get you to and around Curtin’s Perth campus. Download and register for the CelloPark app to park on campus, and register your Smartrider to receive student concession on public transport. If you are cycling to campus, you can also request access to the bike pods.

Get ready for Week 1

Get prepared for your first few weeks at Curtin

Collect your Guild sticker

All Curtin students are automatically members of the Guild. You can collect your Guild sticker from Guild Reception Building 106F, Perth Campus.

Find your classrooms

The Perth campus covers an impressive 116 hectares! Get to know your way around campus with the Curtin map.

Download your free copy of Microsoft Office

As a Curtin student, you have access to a range of free and discounted software. Follow the steps below to download your free copy of Microsoft Office 365.

  1. Within the OASIS ‘Welcome’ tab, click on ‘Open your OASIS email’.
  2. Click ‘Office 365’ in the top left corner of the page.
  3. Select ‘Install Office’ and follow the prompts.

If you need help, see the Microsoft Office help page.

Plan your semester with the Academic Calendar

The academic calendar contains the dates for standard enrolment events, key study periods and holidays and is created up to three years in advance.

Know where to get support

We’re here to help you! There are a range of personal and study support services available to you at Curtin.

Complete AIP and Respectful Relationships

The compulsory Academic Integrity Program will help you learn about concepts of academic integrity, Curtin’s values and your obligations as a member of Curtin’s academic community. Log in to Blackboard to complete.

Respectful Relationships is a compulsory program that will equip you with a clear understanding of consent in relationships and help you effectively understand and communicate with others regarding sexual relationships. Log in to Curtin Challenge to complete

Download the elsie app

elsie is an iPhone and Android app for Curtin University students. It offers a mobile portal into your Curtin life, giving easy access to your timetable, unit outlines, email, assessments, teaching contacts and more.

Keeping Curtin COVID-19 Safe

Health and safety are our highest priority, and there are some simple things we need you to do to keep yourself and others safe.

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are delighted to welcome you to Curtin for Orientation Week.

Health and safety are our highest priority, and there are some simple things we need you to do to keep yourself and others safe.

Stay home if you are unwell or waiting for COVID-19 test results.

  • Practice good personal hygiene and keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others whenever possible.
  • Avoid any unnecessary physical contact with others – don’t hug or shake hands.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have a fever, cough or sore throat.
  • Report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the Safer Community Team on 9266 4444.
  • Download and use the SafeWA app to check-in at Curtin venues.

If we all follow these guidelines we can keep our campus COVID safe.