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
Explore our journey towards Reconciliation and see our education and employment initiatives that support inclusion and advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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.
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
We offer a range of services that empower our staff and students to engage and succeed at Curtin.
LGBTIQ+ and allies
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.
Strategies, plans and compliance
Our Diversity & Equity Strategy and Diversity & Equity Policy are among a range of strategies, policies and plans that help us maintain a diverse and inclusive environment to work and learn, and ensure compliance with applicable legislation.
Workplace Gender Equality Act
Curtin is required to submit an Annual Report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency to demonstrate our compliance under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. We are compliant with the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 for 2020. We have submitted our 2021 report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.