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The Bookshop is located in the John Curtin Centre, Building 200, and open daily between 8.30am and 5.30pm (Monday - Thursday), 8.30am and 4.30pm (Friday). Extended trading hours, 8.00am until 8.00pm (Monday - Thursday) operate for the first two weeks of first semester and the first week of second semester. Telephone (08) 9266 3469; Fax (08) 9266 3188. Email:


Careers and Prospective Students' Service Careers Service

Careers Service

The Careers Service provides the major link between graduating students and potential employers and advertises for graduate, casual or vacation employment and work experience placements. Career Advisers consult with students by individual appointment on career and employment related matters and regular workshops on resume writing and interview techniques are offered free of charge.

Prospective Students Service

The Prospective Students Service provides advice to people considering study at the University. Staff organise careers events and visit most schools teaching to Year 12 (TEE) level in Western Australia where they assist students with course information and career decision making. A computer program designed to assist in making career decisions based on interests and skills is available for student use. A Course Information guide is available from the service by contacting (08) 9266 2626. Course and careers information is provided through the Careers and Prospective Students Service, telephone (08) 9266 2626.


Learning Support Network (LSN)

The Learning Support Network (LSN) within the Office of the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and operating under the leadership of the Director, provides leadership services and support for teaching and learning through its activities in academic professional development, curriculum design, open and flexible learning, and educational applications of technology. The LSN is also responsible for the University's provision of Distance Education and Open Learning. Contact 9266 4282.


Curtin University Child Care Centre

Curtin has a 133-place Centre on its Bentley Campus. The Centre has been independently assessed by the National Child Care Accreditation Council as providing the highest standard of care. It is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm. Catering for the 0-6 age group, the Centre has individually tailored programs for each child. It also has a chef, a music and program specialist and a school holiday program. The Centre has several innovative fee programs to make it very affordable. Contact the Centre for enrolment information. Early application is recommended. Telephone: (08) 9266 7459. Email: or


Curtin Consultancy Service Ltd

Curtin Consultancy Services Ltd, ACN 008 751 175, is the commercial arm of Curtin. Established in 1971, the role of the company is to advance and promote the University and the interests of clients by facilitating community access to the intellectual capital and physical resources of the University on a commercial basis.

Contact details for Curtin Consultancy Services Ltd are:-

Postal Address: GPO Box U 1987, Perth WA 6845
Telephone: (08) 9266 3300
Fax: (08) 9266 3290


Curtin University Radio 100.1FM

Curtin Radio 927 is owned and operated by Curtin on behalf of the Perth community. It is Australia's largest and most successful community broadcaster, offering the people of Perth music, news and information. The station supports the teaching and research interests of the University and offers formal on-the-job training to students of broadcast journalism. Curtin Radio 927 has a strong community service focus and initiates activities designed to improve the lives of people in need. Volunteering opportunities are available to students and staff with an interest in radio production, marketing, promotions, research and information management. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, covering the entire Perth metropolitan area. In excess of 200,000 people tune into the station each week, and over 4,800 people hold current membership. Telephone 9266 2121.


Health Service

The Health Service is situated in Building 109 and is staffed by friendly, helpful office and medical staff. A comprehensive range of general practice care is offered, including information on drug usage, sexuality, stress management, travel medicine, immunisations, management of illnesses and injuries, shared antenatal care, nutrition advice and response to emergencies on campus. Students are bulk billed.

Appointments can be made by telephoning (08) 9266 7345. After hours first aid is available during Library opening hours.

The emergency procedure on campus is: Dial '5' from internal telephones, from external telephones dial 9266 4444.


Housing Services

Housing Services manages several on-campus student residences and also provides a comprehensive housing advisory service. Several accommodation options are available to students, including on campus accommodation, full board (meals included), share housing and property rental.

The Housing Advisory Service maintains an extensive database of private accommodation near the University and can provide impartial information about on and off campus alternatives. Tenancy legislation and public transport information is also maintained. For further information contact Housing Services on (08) 9266 4430 or (08) 9266 7455.


International Office

The International Office is the primary focal point within the University for all international students. Specialist staff are available to assist international students during their studies at Curtin and offer information on course changes, study skills, health cover, tuition fees, visa renewals, and a student advisory service. The International Office provides an application processing service and can provide students with information about eligibility and study options.

The University also has an extensive exchange program with a variety of universities and colleges in Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA, and through the Washington DC-based International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Other opportunities are available for study in Indonesia, and the Curtin campus in Sarawak, Malaysia. Eligible students are encouraged to participate.

Further information can be obtained from:-

International Office
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U 1987
Perth Western Australia 6845
Telephone: (08) 9266 7331
Fax: (08) 9266 2605.


Library and Information Service

The Library and Information Service (LIS) consists of the main library (TL Robertson Library) situated in a central position on the Bentley campus, the Teaching Resource Library, also on the main campus and remote site libraries that serve Curtin's other campuses in Kalgoorlie, Muresk and Murrey Street Perth. The LIS offers a range of services and facilities for clients to access and use scholarly information.

The Library provides support for students in using the resources including a series of information literacy classes aimed at assisting clients to make the best use of scholarly information resources. Many of these electronic resources are available through the Internet on a 24-hour basis.

Information about library services and collections is available via the Library and Information Service's Home Page at or by telephone (08) 9266 7167 and fax (08) 9266 3947; or. The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) is managed by LIS. It is Australia's first prime ministerial library and is a personal archive developed to honour the contribution to Australia of its wartime Prime Minister and international statesman, John Curtin. The JCPML supports learning and research at Curtin and has an active school and community program. For further information and opening hours telephone (08) 9266 7164.


Office of Alumni Relations

The role of the Alumni Office is to:-
  • Facilitate communication among and between the University, its graduates, students, staff and other friends of the University.
  • Encourage alumni and others to participate in the affairs of the University and support the University's development, including the development of academic programs.
  • Promote activities that enhance the national and international reputation of the University throughout the wider community.
The Alumni Office is located in Building 101, and can be contacted on 9266 3113 or by email on


University Counselling Services

The UCS is a free and confidential service available to staff and students. Professional staff are available to assist with educational (including learning disabilities), career and personal matters, University policies and procedures, and to provide crisis support.

The Counsellor (Disability) provides advice on the University's policies and procedures for students with disabilities and assists in matters of access, special equipment, special exam provision and other support needs.

The University Chaplain is available for both personal support and general consultation on matters of faith and spirituality. The Chaplain does not represent any denomination, faith or religious organisation on campus, but provides wide ranging support, both directly and indirectly through liaison with representatives of various faiths and denominations.

Appointments may be made in person or by telephoning (08) 9266 7850 or 1800 651 878. Staff are available between 8.30am and 5.00pm and at other times by appointment during semesters and vacations at the Bentley campus. Information regarding services at other locations may be obtained from UCS at Bentley or from the main administration sections on other sites.


Curtin Student Guild

Building 106, Bentley Campus
Office Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday
Tel: (08) 9266 2900
Country Callers: 1800 063 865
Fax: (08) 9266 2996

Curtin Student Guild plays a vital role in the student community by representing and promoting the common interests of Guild members and all students.

Services and Amenities Fee

The State Government is considering changes to Voluntary Student Unionism legislation. These changes were being discussed in Parliament in late 2002. Draft legislation suggests that a Student Services & Amenities Fee will be payable by all enrolling university students in 2003.

Becoming a member of the Guild ensures the fee directly supports student control of student affairs and the sustainability of Guild services. Students have the option of not becoming a Guild member, therefore these fees will be directed to projects by the University in consultation with the Guild.

The Services and Amenities Fee will potentially be set at $100 (+/- 50%). More information on the Services & Amenities Fee can be obtained by contacting the Curtin Student Guild on 9266 2900 or

The Guild provides services in the following key areas;


A dedicated body of democratically elected students represent the rights of each and every student. They sit on all major university boards and committees and have an active voice within the university's decision-making process.

The structure of Guild Council involves Divisional Representatives ensuring comprehensive representation of student issues at a divisional level. 2003 will see the introduction of an Education Vice President, Activities Vice President and a General Secretary to further increase the voice of students at all levels and to ensure full accountability to its members. The Annual General Elections for Guild Council are held in September.

Student Assist

Student Assist is an invaluable resource for all members. The friendly and knowledgeable Student Assist staff are available for one-to-one support with personal, academic and welfare issues. Student Assist understands the pressures of student life and offers guidance and a comprehensive referral service. All Student Assist services are free, confidential and exclusive to Guild members.

Social & Sporting

The Guild endeavours to complement academic life with social activities that develop the personal and social side of university. By taking part in the events, programmes and activities provided by the Guild and the numerous clubs present on campus students will derive greater value from their time as a Curtin student.


The Guild operates five food outlets on campus as well as our award winning Kirribilli Café and functions department. It also operates the Tavern & Bistro, Curtin Sports Store, Secondhand Bookshop, Guild House, Guild Copy & Design Centre and Megazone. Curtin University Guild Childcare Centre is a nationally accredited 133-place childcare centre located on campus.

By operating all these essential services, the Curtin community can be assured that they receive exceptional quality and service at student sensitive prices.


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