Improve your skills

Boost your marks and gain extra confidence by improving your writing, research and study skills. We have plenty of online courses, resources, programs and workshops to help you.

Online courses and resources

Our Study Skills suite of online programs has tips, resources and interactive activities to help you improve a range of study-related skills, including:

  • Writing essays
  • Improving your sentences and grammar
  • Referencing
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Maths
  • Taking tests and exams

See the full range of programs


You can also do the English Challenge, an interactive way to develop your language skills by engaging in a series of fun modules. Log into Curtin Challenge.

Workshops on the Bentley Campus

We host face-to-face workshops covering a range of topics including writing skills, presenting skills, dealing with exams, paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Sign up for workshops in UniHub

Workshops on the Kalgoorlie Campus

We run weekly workshops in writing, studying and English conversation skills on the Kalgoorlie Campus. Check out the schedule and come along to any workshops that interest you.

See the Kalgoorlie workshops schedule

Improve your conversational English

CHAtS, short for Conversational Help and Support, is a program for international students who want to improve their English to help with their studies and adjustment to life in Australia. The program is a practical way you can improve your conversational English in an informal setting. It’s attended by mainly English as a second language (ESL) students, and develops English skills through fun, conversation-based activities.

Get involved:

Bentley Campus students: email Curtin Volunteers! at
Kalgoorlie Campus students: come along to our CHAtS sessions outside the WASM Library on Wednesdays 12.30pm to 1.30pm during semester.