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Undergraduate

Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course - - EN-INPMHE 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 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
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 1 year full-time

Course overview

Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health sciences? The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course will prepare you for entry into most health sciences courses.

This course is designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including medicine, and aims to give you the skills and confidence to pursue higher education in the fields of medicine and health sciences in a culturally appropriate environment.

The course will include foundation or introduction units of learning such as Mathematics, Academic Literacy and Study skills, Chemistry and Human Biology.

Two units, Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour and Foundation of Professional Health Practices, will contribute to a credit in the undergraduate course upon your successful completion.

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.

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.

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.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Specific 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. Applicants are advised to provide any academic transcripts or training documents on application.

Other requirements

 

Students who successfully complete the Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course with an acceptable ATAR score for their preferred medicine or health undergraduate course may be eligible to apply for entry into these courses.

A minimum ATAR score of 70 is required for entry into some health undergraduates courses. Higher ATAR scores are required for various undergraduate courses including Medicine.

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 Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course?

  • This course will encourage you to transition into highly qualified areas of health and medicine.
  • The current requirements by the Australian government and health organisations to increase the number of Indigenous doctors and health professionals across the wider Australian health services industry is identified as a major health initiative.
  • This course is in alignment with key national and university strategies to increased culturally appropriate and evidence-based health service provision to Indigenous people, and to improve Indigenous Australians’ health outcomes.
  • It's part of a nationwide initiative to provide better health services to Indigenous people, and to improve Indigenous Australians' health outcomes.

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.