Student details and ID

Student identification

Your student identification (ID), also called your Curtin ID or student ID, is your eight digit student number.  You will find this on your letter of offer or any official correspondence.

You need your student number:

  • to activate your OASIS account after enrolment
  • on all assignments and examinations
  • on all correspondence with Curtin
  • to use University Library digital services.

Sample Curtin Student ID card as described on this page
Sample Curtin Student ID card

Curtin University identification card

You will need to have an ID card if you are studying on a campus in Australia or if you are an external student visiting campus.

Your ID card identifies you as a member of the Curtin community and enables you to access certain buildings and services on Campus.

You must have a card to:

  • enter the majority of buildings and labs on campus
  • attend university examinations
  • identify who you are
  • access library borrowing services
  • obtain a “Student 20xx” sticker

Your ID card shows your photo, name, student number and library barcode. Your student sticker will be placed on the back of your card.

Receiving your ID card

Once you are enrolled into a unit you will be able to order your Student ID card online via OASIS > Campus Life & Guild. It make take up to 24 hours after enrolment until you are able to order your ID Card.

Visit our Student details and ID webpage for photo requirements and other important information regarding your ID card.     

When you order your card you can choose to either:

  • Collect your ID card in person from Bldg 102 Curtin Connect on Bentley Campus. Bring along a physical form of valid photo ID (such as a Drivers Licence or Passport). 
  • Have your ID card mailed to you, you will need to upload a copy of your identification and confirm your postal address 
  • Collect your ID card in person from Kalgoorlie or Perth City Campus (the card will be sent by mail from Bentley to your campus). 
If you are unable to order your ID card online please contact Curtin Connect for assistance.

Your card will be processed within 3 working days, you will receive an email when it has been posted or is ready for collection.


Photo requirements for ID cards

All photographs must be original, unedited and meet the following criteria to be accepted:

  • Plain, light-coloured background (e.g. white, cream)
  • Appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Consistent lighting (no shadows across or behind the face)
  • Clear and sharply focused image
  • Photo of head and shoulders only
  • Your face must be looking straight at the camera, not tilted sideways or up or down
  • Your face must be centred and the top and edges of your head visible
  • Not show any shadows or red eye
  • Have no ink or other marks on photo
  • The photograph must show you without any hat or other head covering
  • You can smile if you want to.
  • No alterations or filter enhancements applied.

If you wear a head covering for religious reasons we are happy to accommodate your photo at Curtin Connect.

Acceptable forms of identification

The following items are considered acceptable forms of identification for you to obtain your Student ID:

  • Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • National identity card

If you do not have any of the above forms of documentation you must provide two forms of secondary documentation from the list below:

  • Medicare card
  • Bank card (credit/debit or EFTPOS)
  • Birth certificate/extract
  • Marriage certificate
  • Payment summary/group certificate
  • Citizenship certificate
  • ID card issued by another educational institution
  • Health care, social security or pension card
  • Public Service employee ID card
  • Other licence issued under Australian law (e.g. boat, pilot)
  • Private health insurance card (e.g. Medibank Private, HBF)
  • Divorce decree
  • Utilities bill (e.g. electricity, gas)

Conditions for using your ID card

Your Student ID card is provided for your personal use only.

You must not allow any other person to use your card. 

If your card is lost or stolen you should report it as soon as possible so that it can be deactivated. 

Misuse of your ID card can be treated as general misconduct as defined in the University statutes and rules