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Diversity, inclusion and belonging

At Curtin, we value and celebrate diversity, and we aim to create an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels they belong. We recognise that each person’s life experience is unique and they may identify with a range of attributes. We embrace these intersections, enabling members of our community to bring their whole selves to Curtin.

Reconciliation in action

Reconciliation in action

Explore our journey towards Reconciliation and see our education and employment initiatives that support inclusion and advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Gender Equity

Gender Equity

We were among the first cohort of Australian universities to be awarded Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation, designed to increase gender equity and diversity. Initially focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), the program now extends across the entire University.

We offer support and flexible options for parents who work or study. We are also committed to providing a safe working and learning environment and have zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment.

Cultural diversity

Cultural diversity

Our community is highly diverse with around a quarter of our students coming from a country outside of Australia. We offer a range of services to support inclusion and belonging, regardless of background.

Disability and accessibility

Disability and accessibility

We offer a range of services that empower our staff and students to engage and succeed at Curtin.

LGBTIQ+ and allies

LGBTIQ+ and allies

We strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment where our LGBTIQ+ students and staff are respected and their contribution celebrated. We have a range of support and community initiatives for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and allies at Curtin, including our Ally program.

Higher Education Access and Support

Higher Education Access and Support

At Curtin, we want to uncover the potential in people. We do this by raising awareness of the long-term benefits of higher education and providing pathways into university for a diverse range of students, including those from low socio-economic status and from regional and remote areas. We also support the participation and success of current students through a range of programs and services.