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.

O-Week will be held from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February. Depending on how the COVID-19 situation in WA evolves, some on-campus Orientation events may be impacted. Please continue to check your email for updates.


Complete the key tasks prior to O-Week

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

Log in to OASIS to complete the tasks below:

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.

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.

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.

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 O-Week

Set yourself up for success in your studies and ensure you engage with the three key session types throughout O-Week:

Compulsory academic sessions

Make sure you 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 on Monday 25 January 2021.

Information sessions

Get the best start to your studies by attending as many information sessions as you can! You’ll also learn about useful services and programs you will use throughout your course.

Information sessions are categorised into three session types to help you succeed:

  1. Uni Essentials: Learn the basics of university and being a Curtin Student
  2. Uni Life: find out how to create you university experience outside of the classroom
  3. Uni Skills: develop the key skills you’ll need for academic and personal success at university.

Choose the sessions you’d like to attend through your Personalised Orientation Planner in OASIS on Monday 25 January 2021.

Opportunities to meet and connect

O-Week is your opportunity to meet and connect with other students who are also commencing their study journey.

Head to OASIS and select the social events and activities you’d like to attend through your Personalised Orientation Planner

Check back here on Monday 25 January 2021 to see what social events are being held during O-Week.


Get ready for O-Week

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

Get ready to connect online during O-Week

It’s important that you read through and understand the online user guides to help prepare you connect online during O-Week.

Read the student guide to participating online and get familiar with what you need to do to connect online during 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.

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.

Download the Orientation checklist

There are other tasks to complete during O-Week and before your first class. Download the Orientation checklist and complete all the key tasks to set you up for a successful O-Week and first few weeks of semester.

Download the Checklist now. 


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.

Finished all of the above tasks?

O-Week is more than just attending your compulsory academic sessions, with heaps of fun events and activities happening online and at the Perth Campus, you won’t want to miss out!