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Undergraduate

Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course

Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course - - EN-INDGTE Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Minimum ATAR Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
STAT entry Not accepted STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or on-campus
Intake February or July

This course is available in both semesters.

Duration 6 months full-time

Course overview

Enjoy learning in a culturally appropriate environment that introduces you to foundation skills necessary for tertiary studies.

If you are thinking of studying at university but are not sure which course you'd prefer, or haven't met prerequisites, the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is designed for you.

This one-semester program is designed to prepare you for university study. It provides a solid base for further study or work opportunities. You can take part in cultural field trips and camps, receive life coaching and specialist tutoring, and benefit from scholarships or emergency financial assistance if the need arises.

Once you have completed this course, you will be eligible for entry into a range of Curtin’s degree and associate degree programs. If you have completed the mathematics unit, you may qualify for some of the undergraduate science courses that lead to engineering studies at Curtin.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Minimum ATAR: Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Not applicable

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Applicants with higher education study Applicants with higher education study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, whether at a university or non-university provider.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Not applicable

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Minimum ATAR: Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Not applicable

  • Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Applicants with work and life experience Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

'Experience' includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Minimum ATAR: Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Not applicable

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other requirements and notes for this course

You must be at least 17 years old and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

You must also be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills. Students who apply will be required to attend an entry assessment workshop and interview at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Online applicants will undertake an online assessment and phone interview.

This course is available in both semesters.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Why Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course?

  • Since this course was established in 1976 it has helped hundreds of Aboriginal students enter university.
  • The short duration of this course is beneficial to many students who wish to fast-track their education.
  • Applicants with work and life experience or those who have not studied tertiary-level subjects in high school have an opportunity to study at university through this enabling course.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.