Rockingham campus

Begin your University journey at Rockingham

Rockingham Campus

Murdoch University's Rockingham campus opened its doors to its first students in 1996 with the goal of supporting the south coastal communities in university education. Students enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of this campus and benefit from being part of a small but strong learning community. In 2015, Murdoch University’s Rockingham campus will focus on research and University pathway programs.

Rockingham is where the coast comes to life. As a major urban centre of the southern metropolitan area, Rockingham affords the best of both worlds. Modern and efficient infrastructure and services combine with some of the most magnificent aquatic and marine based natural experiences found along the Western Australian coastline.

The Murdoch University Rockingham campus offers a range of entry pathways into university, including OnTrack, OnTrack Sprint, TLC110: Learning for Tomorrow and Murdoch’s Aspirations and Pathways for University (MAP4U) program. The Community Library is the hub of the campus and will meet all your study needs. There is also an on campus gym, café and after hours study facilities to support your learning journey. At Murdoch Rockingham you will learn how to build your academic skills, connect with others and become a creative and resilient professional.

Scholarships for students from Rockingham

A range of scholarships are available for students that live in Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah.

No matter where you live, you should also take a look at our list of Scholarships to see if you are eligible to apply. 

Popular University Entry Programs

OnTrack and OnTrack Sprint

Murdoch’s successful OnTrack program is continuing to support non-ATAR school leavers and mature age prospective students with university entry. This free 14-week program provides an opportunity for students to develop their study skills and feel confident studying in a university environment.
The OnTrack Sprint program is an intensive, four-week competence enhancing program designed to improve critical thinking and teach research and writing skills at a University level. It provides an entry pathway into Murdoch University for students who have completed their WACE certificate within the previous 18 months, generated an ATAR between 60-69.5 or generated an ATAR over 70 but have not quite achieved English language competence.

MAP4U: Raising aspirations of school leavers

Murdoch’s Aspiration and Pathways for University program (MAP4U) is situated at the campus and supports innovative partnerships with government and non-government high schools to help students realise their aspirations for further study.  MAP4U is research based and supports schools and the local community to develop effective approaches and strategies to open up career options for students.
The MAP4U Program continues to give high school students from Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah access to a range of aspiration building activities and initiatives with the aim of helping students study at university.

TLC110 Learning for Tomorrow

Non-ATAR WACE year 12 students can take part in TLC110: Learning for Tomorrow, a WACE accredited unit that, in conjunction with a demonstration of English competency, enables year 12 non-ATAR WACE students to gain entry to Murdoch University alongside their ATAR WACE peers. TLC110 is run in collaboration with local high schools and is a year long program taken alongside other year 12 courses.

Media & Creative Portfolios

Media and Creative Portfolio entry allows you to submit a portfolio of work instead of using your ATAR score to gain entry into the School of Arts.


Not all students have the same opportunities to help them achieve their academic potential. Murdoch’s ATAR RISE of 10 points helps students from regional areas and diverse backgrounds gain university entry.


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You can visit The Student Centre at the South Street campus between 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday or call 9360 7070 for more information.