Access support to facilitate success in your studies and enable you to commit to your Australian Defence Force obligations.

In collaboration with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) we have developed a support program for students who are members of the ADF. The program also includes reservists.

Benefits of the program

As a member of the Australian Defence Force we understand you need extra support to help you balance your study commitments and other obligations.

Individual support

Your liaison officer assists you from the time of entry through to your graduation. They support you to access benefits and liaise with academic staff on your behalf so you can balance your ADF obligations and study commitments.

Your liaison officer is available to make sure you know what options are available, how to access them and act on your behalf.

Flexibility

If you need help to tailor your course around your commitments your Special Programs liaison officer can help you take advantage of flexible learning options such as changing study mode, online catch-up lecture recordings and other online resources.

Deferred assessment and assignment extensions

You may have difficulties meeting assignment deadlines or sitting an exam at the scheduled time. Under these circumstances you may be eligible to defer an exam or assignment due date.

To apply you need to submit supporting documentation.

Find out more about applying for a deferred assessment

Alternative arrangements for exams

If your commitments require you to travel during the exam period, you can arrange to sit your exams at an alternative location. The normal fee for making alternative exam arrangements will be waived.

Find out more about alternative exam arrangements

Approved leave

You can apply for leave to take a break from your studies for up to four semesters.

Find out more about the process

Credit for previous studies

You may relocate states, or even countries, prior to the completion of your studies. You may have also completed units from other institutions. In recognition Murdoch may, in appropriate cases, waive the completion requirements needed to receive a Murdoch degree or transfer credits to another institution.

Find out more about Advanced Standing

Your liaison officer

Jason Rickersey

Special Programs Liaison Officer

Jason is the liaison officer for the Special Programs. He is a Murdoch graduate, having completed a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Business Law. He has a background in recruitment and employment services and is also qualified career counsellor. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Career Development.

Get in touch

Speak to us

+61 8 9360 2498
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Visit the Student Centre at

330.2.021
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm