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Curtin offers new pathway for vocational students

Media release

A new agreement between Curtin University of Technology and Central Institute of Technology opens the door to tertiary education for vocational students.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed last week between the two institutions, gives students from Central direct entry to Curtin from 2010.

Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Robyn Quin, said the agreement would provide greater access to higher education for Central’s students.

“By signing the MOU with Central we are offering a seamless pathway from one of Australia’s largest VET colleges to Curtin,” she said.

“We will be offering direct entry to diploma and advanced diploma graduates from Central into qualifications in the humanities, business, science and engineering and health sciences faculties.”

Professor Quin hoped the new agreement would promote higher education for students from a low socio-economic background plus Indigenous and international students.

“Curtin is always striving to create opportunities for students and this is one way that we hope to attract more students to higher education in this State,” she said.