Frequently asked questions‎

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Need help preparing your application or come across any technical issues? Read through our frequently asked questions below or contact us for more information.

Is there an induction program for staff?

Yes. Alongside a local area induction and online induction staff are encouraged to attend Welcome to Curtin which provides a chance to hear from the Vice Chancellor (VC) and members of the executive team about Curtin’s journey and exciting vision for the future. Our induction process is interactive and also includes a campus tour to show you why we are Proud to be Curtin.

Are there career development opportunities at Curtin?

There are many opportunities to develop your career at Curtin. As the largest single site employer in Western Australia we work with our staff to develop and implement programs tailored to your needs. We develop skills and capabilities for our current and future workforce.

What can I expect to be paid?

We offer a range of competitive salaries. View Curtin’s salary rates under employment conditions and benefits.

Why join Curtin?

Our people are the key to our success and developing our global reputation. Curtin embraces diversity and inclusion and our values-driven culture creates a working environment where you will feel supported, valued, respected and inspired to achieve.

Why is diversity and inclusion important to Curtin University?

We are committed to a diverse workforce, recognising each individual’s background, skill set, experience and perspectives are important to our success.

We celebrate diversity, have a strong commitment to social justice and pride ourselves on offering a rich campus life for our students and our staff.

Our 2020 plan emphasises our values led leadership to support our staff, promote Indigenous reconciliation and contribute to a fairer and more just society for all. View the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

How do I apply for a job with Curtin University?

Our Job Vacancies list our current job vacancies. Detailed information about the role is included in the position description.  Each advert provides the name of a Curtin staff member who can provide more detailed information about the role.

How often are jobs posted to your website?

We post jobs frequently and recommend you visit our job vacancies page regularly.

You can also follow Careers at Curtin on LinkedIn to keep updated with the community, activities and vacancies.

How long are job vacancies advertised for?

This varies from five days up to four weeks or more. If you see an opportunity that you think is suitable, try and apply online as soon as you can as we may commence screening and interviews prior to the advertised closing date. Once the job closes, we cannot accept any more applications for the role.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes – you are welcome to apply for multiple positions if you have the relevant experience and qualifications highlighted in the job advertisement.

Who can submit an application?

Our job vacancies are designed to attract people who are interested in working at Curtin University.
They are not intended for recruitment agencies and suppliers.  We will not accept responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies and suppliers. Please contact our Talent Advisors for more information.

What happens after I apply for a job?

After you submit your online application we will send you an automated email response, confirming receipt of your application. Our Talent Advisors and Recruiting Manager will assess your application.  Once we have assessed your application we will confirm the next steps in the application process

Where can I find information about job vacancies and how to apply?

Our current opportunities section lists our current job vacancies. Detailed information about the role is included in the position description.  Each advert provides the name of a Curtin staff member who can provide more detailed information about the role. Find out more information on how to apply.

What information do I need to provide as part of my application?

Your application should include:

  • The completed online application form.
  • A covering letter which demonstrates why you are interested in this role and supports your Curriculum Vitae (CV) by demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria detailed in the position description.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Additional information which is relevant and supports your application.

Do I need to provide a statement addressing all the selection criteria?

We do not require you to address the selection criteria, however your cover letter and CV should include sufficient information for the Selection Panel to make an informed assessment about your suitability for the advertised role. Some positions may recommend you address the selection criteria as part of the process, please refer to the specific job ad for further details on how to apply.

I want to know more about the position, who is the best person to contact?

Detailed information about the role is included in the position description. Each advert provides the name of a Curtin staff member who can be contacted by phone or e-mail for more detailed information about the role.

Additional information about the Curtin’s faculties and business areas can be found on our central website.

Will late applications be accepted by the Selection Panel?

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Selection Panel Chairperson. Please contact the person detailed on the advertisement for advice.

I am looking for work opportunities, how can I register my interest at Curtin University?

You can register your interest in work opportunities at Curtin University by emailing the following information to

  • A brief covering letter detailing the type of work that you are interested in and your availability.
  • Your current CV

I can’t access the position description, what should I do?

In most cases, the position description is included as an attachment to the advertisement. If you are unable to open the link or if there isn’t an attachment, contact the person listed on the vacancy or email, indicating that you cannot open the link to the position description or that a position description was not included.

How do I know that my application has been successfully submitted?

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automated email which confirms that we have received your application.

When will I be notified that my application has been shortlisted?

The Selection Panel will meet as soon as possible following the application closing date to short-list applications.  Short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited to interview as soon as practicable.

Can I withdraw my application?

You can withdraw your application by emailing the person detailed in the advertisement or

I am encountering a problem uploading my application - what should I do?

Ensure the file names of your attachments (for example CV, selection criteria etc.) do not contain any of the following:

  • spaces ‘ ‘
  • periods ‘.’
  • ampersand ‘&’
  • hash ‘#’
  • star ‘*’
  • exclamation marks ‘!’
  • quotations ” “”
  • any other character that is not a letter, a number, a dash or an underscore.

Only use numbers 0–9 and letters A–Z (upper and lower case), dashes ‘–’ and underscores ‘_’.

Ensure your file format is not:

  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Comma-separated values (CSV)

If you have tried the above and are still encountering issues uploading your application please contact us on 9266 9000 or email