Parents and families

Preparing for university can be a big step for many high school students and parents and families often play a key role in providing guidance and advice.


Get the information you need to support your child as they choose their high school subjects, find the right course, apply and start their university journey.

We also offer events and resources for future undergraduate students and teachers and career advisors as well as additional resources for future international students.

 

Upcoming events

Find out everything there is to know about studying at Murdoch and learn how you can confidently support your child in their transition from high school to university.

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Videos

Watch our future student videos to find out more about studying at Murdoch. If your child isn’t sure which course to study, check out our online Open Nights to learn more about our courses.

 

Guides

Explore our guides to find out more about our courses, admission requirements and university life, as well as to read additional information for parents. If you’re not sure what some of the university terminology means, check out our guide to uni lingo.

 

Programs for school students

After school programs for secondary and primary school students

If your child is aged 10 or over they can take part in our mathematics, chemistry and physics after school programs. Run on three days a week, these two-hour interactive sessions are designed to engage students who have an interest in science or maths, preparing them for their future career. Each session is run by a Murdoch staff member who will offer one-on-one guidance and support.

To find out more or to participate in this program please email afterschoolprogram@murdoch.edu.au.

  • Physics

    Day

    Description

    Monday (4:30–6:30pm) Students perform calculations to solve problems of motion, including gravity and then other forces in the universe. Students may also train for the Australian Science Olympiads Examination for Physics and/or the Open Universities Australia unit General Physics and/or Principles of Physics.
  • Chemistry

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    Description

    Thursday (4:30–6:30pm) Students perform calculations to learn about atoms, molecules, elements and compounds and progress to calculations in topics such as gases, specific heat and chemical solutions. Students may also train for the Australian Science Olympiads Examination for Chemistry and/or the Open Universities Australia unit Fundamentals of Chemistry.
  • Mathematics

    Day

    Description

    Friday (4:30–6:30pm) Students consolidate their Arithmetic and are introduced to Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
  • Physics Primer

    Day

    Description

    Thursday (4:30–6:30pm) Students wishing to study Physics must have sufficient Mathematics.
  • Chemistry Primer

    Day

    Description

    Thursday (4:30–6:30pm) Students are introduced to problem solving and when ready are able to study the Open Universities Australia subject Introduction to Chemistry. Students also have the opportunity to train for the Australian Science Olympiads.
  • Mathematics Primer

    Day

    Description

    Friday (4:30–6:30pm) Students consolidate their Arithmetic and are introduced to Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.

All programs cost $199 per student per term, and payment may be made online.

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Horizons Summer Programs

Designed for students transitioning from Year 11 to Year 12 and from Year 12 to university, our Horizon Summer Programs will give your child an opportunity to experience university life first-hand. Running in January, the programs allow your child to develop knowledge and skills relevant to their Year 12 studies and beyond.

Find out more about Horizons Summer Programs

 

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