Changing your details
While you are studying at Curtin it is important to keep your personal details up to date. Out of date information may affect how we contact you, your fee liability or your academic records.
It is important that your records reflect your full formal legal name accurately as this information is used in government reporting and will also affect your official documents.
To change your formal name complete a change of personal details form and provide required original or certified documentation. A list of acceptable documentation can be found on the form. Submit the form by email or in person to Curtin Connect.
To change your preferred name email Curtin Connect from your Curtin student email address. No supporting documentation is required.
If you are studying via Open Universities Australia you can change your details in My Study Centre.
All students are required to provide an up-to-date residential address. You may apply an additional mailing address such as a post office box. This ensures we can contact you.
The easiest way to update your address details is online via OASIS.
Follow the path My Studies > eStudent > My Details > Contact Details.
You can contact Curtin Connect if you require further assistance.
If you are on a student visa, it is a condition of your visa to update any changes to your address details within seven days.
To change your gender details email Curtin Connect from your Curtin student email address.
Curtin systems allow for identification as M (male), F (female), or X (indeterminate/unspecified/intersex). No supporting documentation is required.
Changing your details with the University will not automatically change your details with government agencies and could lead to delays in services with agencies whilst verifications take place. For example, Centrelink student support payments may be interrupted if name and gender records do not match at both the University and Centrelink. Please carefully consider any potential consequences of not changing your personal details with all government agencies you deal with.
To change your citizenship or visa status:
- Complete a change of citizenship / visa status form.
- Provide original or certified copies of your citizenship certificate or visa and your front page of your passport (photo page) – refer to requirements and guidelines for scanned or certified copies of originals.
- Submit your form and supporting documentation to Curtin Connect.
It is important that your residency status is accurate as this affects your fee liability. Requests must be lodged before the census date to be effective for the study period.
For further information on domestic and international course fees visit the fees and charges page.
If you are changing your residency status from international student to a domestic student you may need to complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance form (eCAF).