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Curtin Extra facilitates and recognises student development through co-curricular engagement. It aligns with Curtin’s vision for our students to be prepared for the future, sought after by employers, and able to make a difference globally.

Offering a distinctive student experience, Curtin Extra consists of three tiers. Students are able to complete multiple tiers, tailoring their experience by selecting one or more of the five streams within the second and third tiers.

Student participation is recognised on the Curtin Extra Certificate. The Certificate catalogues a student’s participation in approved Curtin Extra
co-curricular programs, is verified by Curtin staff, and issued under the authority of the Academic Registrar at Curtin University.

For more information on Curtin Extra, please see the relevant section below.

Curtin Extra offers a diverse range of experiences allowing you to make the most of your time at university, while having some fun along the way. You can design your Curtin Extra in a way that suits you, aligning what you enjoy with opportunities to build the skills and experience you need for your future.

Approved programs are spread across three tiers within Curtin Extra. Each tier involves different time commitments, activities and training, and you can participate in one or more tiers.

  • Choose a program that takes your fancy or is relevant to your degree in Tier 1 to get a taste of the experiences Curtin has to offer. 
  • Dive straight into a Tier 2 program and combine practical program experience with training modules to gain recognition for one or more Curtin Extra streams. 
  • If you think you’re ready to take your participation to the next level, have a look at the intensive programs available in Tier 3 for you to really stretch yourself and grow while having a real-world impact!

To get involved, contact an approved Curtin Extra program and chat to the program coordinator about what type of role might best suit you. Most programs have information sessions during Orientation and throughout the semester. 

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Curtin Extra is designed to facilitate students’ personal and professional development through participation in approved programs, paired with training modules and reflective activities. In a competitive employment market, Curtin Extra enables our students to differentiate themselves.

Curtin Extra provides the framework for official recognition of significant involvement by students in co-curricular programs. This framework provides a structure designed to support the requirements of individual programs while ensuring the quality of the distinctive student experience.        

With the aim of providing a centralised point of information and engagement, Curtin Extra looks to support approved programs’ participation and development while maximising the opportunities for students to access the programs and networks they need at the right time and in the right mode.

Student participation in approved Curtin Extra co-curricular programs is recognised on the Curtin Extra Certificate. The Certificate demonstrates the student’s achievements, and is printed under the authority of the Academic Registrar at Curtin University.

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Curtin Extra provides our students with a tangible means of evidencing their personal and professional development through significant participation in co-curricular programs. It is intended to assist students to reach their potential by enhancing and recognising their transferrable skillset.

Students who participate in Curtin Extra are exposed to training on topics such as teamwork, public speaking, professionalism, project-management and entrepreneurship, among others. They are supported in applying this training in practical contexts and through reflective practice, working with others from across the University, community and industry in interdisciplinary settings and a variety of cultural contexts.

Often students are participating in challenging, high-intensity programs, in positions of leadership and management. Not only are these experiences of benefit to our students, they often help facilitate significant contributions to the community and allow workplaces to engage with motivated, self-directed students keen to apply their skills and knowledge.

The Curtin Extra Certificate aims to be recognised by employers as evidence of a student’s personal and professional development through participation in approved programs, paired with training modules and reflective activities.

For more information on Curtin Extra and how you can be involved, please read the Curtin Extra Guide for Industry & Community Partners, which includes a structure outline, a summary of approved programs, and an overview of the skills development modules.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Curtin Extra Coordinator via email at curtinextra@curtin.edu.au