Getting started

Getting started is as simple as browsing the Curtin Extra programs available to you. Research the ones you’re interested in, then contact the program coordinator for details about joining and how to participate as part of Curtin Extra.

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Available throughout your degree, you can participate in more than one Curtin Extra approved program, taking into account your course load and other commitments.

What else do you need to know?

Recording your participation

If you are eligible to participate, the program coordinator will confirm your details to the Curtin Extra team.

You will receive a Welcome to Curtin Extra email which includes a link to UniHub where you must:

  • log your hours
  • complete your modules (if required)
  • complete your reflection (if required)

If you have not received this email within a month of starting your participation in a program, please contact your program coordinator directly or email curtinextra@curtin.edu.au.

Understanding the requirements and deadlines

Program Requirements

Each Curtin Extra approved program belongs to a skills development stream. There are five streams: Global Citizenship, Innovation and Enterprise, Leadership, Social Impact and Professional Development.

The Curtin Extra framework also recognises each program up to a maximum tier level: 1, 2 or 3.

Tier 1

  • 20+ hours approved within the participation period
  • Reflection activity (optional)

Tier 2

  • 35+ hours approved within the participation period*
  • Self Awareness module
  • Four additional stream modules
  • Reflection activity

Tier 3 (reserved for selected programs only)

  • 70+ hours of active participation logged within the participation period*
  • Program completion
  • Reflection activity

*As each program is unique, your program coordinator will advise you if there are other specific requirements you may also need to complete. This may include attending workshops, additional training, delivering presentations and so on.

Student Deadlines
For programs that run on a 12 months basis, your participation period will be as follows:

  • 1 December to 30 November – deadline to complete Curtin Extra requirements is 30 November
  • 1 July to 30 June – deadline to complete Curtin Extra requirements is 30 June

For programs that run on a semester basis, your participation period will be as follows:

  • 1 December to 30 June – deadline to complete Curtin Extra requirements is 30 June
  • 1 July to 30 November – deadline to complete Curtin Extra requirements is 30 November

You are responsible for completing your Curtin Extra requirements by the relevant deadline.

Receiving your Curtin Extra

Curtin Extra records are updated once a year at the end of your participation period (end of August or end of January), at which time your Curtin Extra eRecord will be available and Curtin Extra digital stamp will be issued.

Curtin Extra Digital Badge
If you are eligible for Curtin Extra recognition, you will earn a digital badge that you can instantly share with your networks and use to showcase your participation and skills to current and future employers. You can earn multiple badges if you meet the requirements for more than one program.

Curtin Extra eRecord
To view your Curtin Extra eRecord, please go to the Campus Life & Guild tab in OASIS.

Curtin Extra Certificate
Your completion of Curtin Extra approved programs will appear on the official Curtin Extra Certificate.

If you are graduating, your Curtin Extra Certificate will be posted to your preferred mailing address as recorded in OASIS, in line with the Graduation Office mailout dates (end of September or end of March). Please ensure you keep your contact details updated.

You can also purchase a copy of your Curtin Extra Certificate through the ‘Order Official Documents’ tab in OASIS.

Information for exchange students
If you are on exchange at Curtin, you will need to order your Curtin Extra Certificate through the ‘Order Official Documents’ tab in OASIS.

If you are already involved in an approved program, speak to your program coordinator about Curtin Extra recognition.