Waardong provides academic, social and cultural support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in veterinary medicine and other animal and biological science based courses.
At initial entry, students may undertake their first year over two years, with the option of taking Orientation Chemistry units over two semesters if they do not have a background in chemistry. Additional enabling units are conducted alongside the core and elective units for the main course being undertaken, throughout that whole course, to provide scaffolded supplementary support for each specific unit, through the use of academics and tutors.
Entry to Waardong is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and requires enrolment in an undergraduate course, either veterinary medicine, or other related animal and biological science degrees. There are three avenues for entry:
- Candidates who apply through TISC or directly to Murdoch University and are accepted into both the main course and Waardong
- Candidates who attend the one week residential testing and selection process and are subsequently recommended for entry into both the main course and Waardong
- Candidates who undertake K-Track and then subsequently are accepted into a main course and Waardong.
The testing and selection week is particularly targeted at candidates who have not met standard entry criteria, such as those without an ATAR or those who have not previously undertaken post-secondary study.
For more information contact the Waardong Lecturer.
Testing and selection week is in early December, and the deadline for submission of applications for testing and selection is 30 September each year.