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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

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

Not applicable

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

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Essential WACE courses

Not applicable

Other requirements

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 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.