Curtin Extra for program coordinators

As a Curtin Extra program coordinator, you will have access to a framework that supports both you and your students. This framework is designed to help you engage students, and provides official recognition of their participation in your programs in the form of a Curtin Extra Certificate.

Curtin Extra will support your program’s continued development, while maximising the opportunities for students to become involved.

Curtin Extra framework

Curtin Extra reflects the diversity of co-curricular activities and development opportunities available to students, while ensuring the quality of their unique experience.

Approved programs are grouped into one of five development streams:

  • Global Citizenship: regional and international experiences that assist students to develop their intercultural competencies, creativity and global perspectives.
  • Innovation and Enterprise: students can engage with Curtin’s long history of innovation to co-create and experiment in new projects and initiatives.
  • Leadership: through the social change model of leadership development, students will develop their leadership skills and capabilities.
  • Professional Development: opportunities that allow students to translate their experiences in ways that develop their professional skills and identity.
  • Social Impact: experiences that encourage students to contribute to their local and global communities, collaborating and contributing through service and impact.

Within each development stream there are three tiers, determined by the level of student participation required:

  • Tier 1: 20+ hours participation*
  • Tier 2: 35+ hours participation, self awareness plus 4 skills development modules, reflection activity*
  • Tier 3: 70+ hours participation, 7 skills development modules, reflection activity*

*Additional activities/modules may apply depending on the program requirements.

There is no limit to the number of Curtin Extra approved programs a student can participate in while studying.

Skills development modules

There is a suite of skills development modules available to you through Curtin Extra. These modules are designed to help your students develop a range of capabilities, contextualise their program experiences, and understand how to communicate their achievements to others.

Students can complete the required modules face-to-face or online. Face-to-face modules are facilitated by Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership (CCEL) at Perth Campus. Online modules are available to all Curtin students, regardless of location or mode of study, through Curtin Challenge.

You are welcome to build these modules into your program requirements. CCEL are able to conduct face-to-face modules on your behalf, with smaller programs encouraged to combine their sessions.

If your program already has established training requirements, these can be substituted for Curtin Extra modules. This substitution forms part of the program nomination process, and is subject to approval by the Curtin Extra Committee.

Online administrative support

Program coordinators are responsible for maintaining accurate, complete and up-to-date data on each student’s participation in their programs. As a Curtin Extra program coordinator, you will be able to maintain these records through UniHub. This secure database can be tailored to suit your individual program requirements and prerequisites.

Through UniHub you can:

  • Create a workflow that guides students through your programs
  • Monitor the progression of students participating in your programs
  • Send automated, time sensitive communications to your students
  • Store relevant documents linked to individual students
  • Compile data that informs students’ eligibility for the Curtin Extra Certificate

Full training on how to use this tool is provided.

Curtin Extra Certificate

At the end of each semester, you must submit a record of all students who have successfully completed your program to UniHub before the required deadline. A student’s eligibility to receive the Curtin Extra Certificate will then be verified and submitted to Graduations.

A student’s successful completion of Curtin Extra approved programs will appear on their Curtin Extra Certificate.

Curtin Extra Certificates are updated once a year, shortly after the examination period (approximately end of August or end of January).

 

Dates and Deadlines

Semester 1, 2019

30 June 2019

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS
Semester 1, 2019 Start Forms – to be completed by students starting their Curtin Extra journey in Semester 1, 2019
Semester 2, 2018 Start Forms – students who completed this must complete all Curtin Extra requirements on UniHub:
Tier 1: log 20+ hours
Tier 2: log 35+ hours, complete 5 modules, complete reflection activity.*
Tier 3: log 70+ hours, complete 7 modules, complete reflection activity.*

Graduating Students – students who are graduating at the end of Semester 1, 2019 must complete all Curtin Extra requirements on UniHub:
Tier 1: log 20+ hours
Tier 2: log 35+ hours, complete 5 modules, complete reflection activity.*
Tier 3: log 70+ hours, complete 7 modules, complete reflection activity.*

*Additional activities/modules may apply depending on the program requirements.

Graduating students must also check their preferred mailing address is correct in eStudent.

10 July 2019

DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Final date for all UniHub submissions to be approved.

If UniHub submissions are NOT approved by this date, students may NOT be eligible for Curtin Extra recognition or receive their Curtin Extra Certificate until the next round of updates after the following semester.

From 27 September 2019

GRADUATING STUDENTS
Your Curtin Extra Certificate will be posted to your preferred mailing address (regular post only).

Graduates are entitled to one complimentary Curtin Extra Certificate. Additional/replacement copies can be purchased via OASIS.

Semester 2, 2019

30 November 2019

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS
Semester 2, 2019 Start Forms – to be completed by students starting their Curtin Extra journey in Semester 2, 2019
Semester 1, 2019 Start Forms – students who completed this must complete all Curtin Extra requirements on UniHub:
Tier 1: log 20+ hours
Tier 2: log 35+ hours, complete 5 modules, complete reflection activity.*
Tier 3: log 70+ hours, complete 7 modules, complete reflection activity.*

Graduating Students – students who are graduating at the end of Semester 2, 2019 must complete all Curtin Extra requirements on UniHub:
Tier 1: log 20+ hours
Tier 2: log 35+ hours, complete 5 modules, complete reflection activity.*
Tier 3: log 70+ hours, complete 7 modules, complete reflection activity.*

*Additional activities/modules may apply depending on the program requirements.

Graduating students must also check their preferred mailing address is correct in eStudent.

11 December 2019

DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Final date for all UniHub submissions to be approved.

If UniHub submissions are NOT approved by this date, students may NOT be eligible for Curtin Extra recognition or receive their Curtin Extra Certificate until the next round of updates after the following semester.

End of March 2020 (TBC)

GRADUATING STUDENTS
Your Curtin Extra Certificate will be posted to your preferred mailing address (regular post only).

Graduates are entitled to one complimentary Curtin Extra Certificate. Additional/replacement copies can be purchased via OASIS.

Curtin Extra Program Nomination

To apply for your program to be approved for Curtin Extra, you must submit a program nomination form.

  • Consider what your students can achieve through their involvement within your program. How does this link to Curtin Graduate Capabilities?
  • Select an appropriate tier level and development stream that your program focuses on
  • Clearly break down and describe the practical activities that students will have the opportunity to engage in
  • Nominate the Head of Area for your program. This person is responsible for ensuring the program delivers to Curtin Extra standards.

Once you submit your nomination, the Curtin Extra Coordinator will work with you to prepare to present the program to the Curtin Extra Committee. The Committee meets each semester to approve or decline program nominations. You will be notified of the outcome, including any requests for more information, shortly after the meeting is held.