Curtin University acknowledge and respect the diversity of religious beliefs represented among students and staff. There are a number of faith services and facilities available at Curtin University and in the surrounding community.
Curtin University’s Multi-Faith Services are a specialised team of qualified individuals who are able to meet your spiritual needs in meaningful and practical ways.
We understand the religious domain and university life well, and are able to form a unique bridge between the two. We also understand the religious and cultural needs of international students.
Curtin offers a range of faith-based support services, including:
- Referrals to Curtin-based chaplains for specialised support in relation to a specific faith
- Connecting you with faith-based clubs and societies (run by students for students) – allowing you to network with fellow believers
- Religious events and services on and off campus.
- Spiritual spaces on campus
- Religious equity support.
- Multifaith officer to support and advise on spiritual concerns.
Our Multi Faith Officer, provides a liaison between Curtin University and the wide diversity of religious and spiritual groups. The role is to provide you with support in being able to explore and practice the religious faith of your choice at Curtin University. The Multi Faith Officer can provide you with spiritual support in a number of ways, including being able to:
- Listen to your own spiritual questions and concerns with respect
- Provide you with meaningful and relevant answers
- Provide assistance for practical issues, such as applying for religious equity examinations
- Refer you to the appropriate visiting religious representative for specialised support
- Connect you with the religious student group or faith community of your choice.
Curtin Chaplains provide specific faith and religious support for students and staff both from their faith tradition or for other who would like to find out more or meet other students social events and religious services. Chaplains may also offer pastoral counselling, equity support letters, welfare support through soup kitchens, food hampers, community gardens or linking with community support services and events.
In addition, there is a range of religious equity arrangements with regard to exams, assessments, and graduations. These arrangements are facilitated by our Multifaith officer, and include:
- Providing religious equity examinations and assessments for students whose examination or assessment schedule clashes with their religious convictions
- Providing religious equity graduation arrangements for students whose scheduled graduation ceremony clashes with their religious convictions
- Upholding, wherever feasible, religious equity concerns conscientious objections of students and staff
Multi Faith facilities
Curtin University provides facilities to the Curtin community reserved for spiritual or religious purposes. There are three faith facilities currently available on the Perth Campus:
- Muslim Musalla
- Prayer and Meditation Room
- The Spiritual Garden
From 5 December 2020 you must register your attendance at these facilities by scanning the QR code with the SafeWA app or completing the sign-in form upon arrival.
Muslim Musalla (Building 510), is specifically reserved for Muslim prayers and religious festivals. Proper Wudu washing facilities are available, as well as separate male and female prayer areas.
Please note, this Musalla is for Curtin students and staff only. Unfortunately there is insufficient space to allow for community and family members to pray in this space.
For queries about this space, please email Multi Faith Services
Prayer and Meditation room
The Prayer Meditation room (Building 109) is available for anyone to use for prayer or other spiritual purposes. The room requires a current student or staff card for swipe access.
Booked meetings have priority, so please always check the schedule on the door.
This space is managed by Multi Faith Services. For booking requests and other queries, please email Multi Faith Services.
The Spiritual Garden, between Buildings 307 and 308, is a reflective space. The garden symbolises the earth and the unity of all beings around a common focal point – water, the symbol of life. Plants have been chosen for their special significance to diverse religious and spiritual traditions.