How to apply for university portfolio entry

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If you’re wanting to pursue your university goals but don’t meet our standard admission requirements, our Portfolio Entry Pathway could be the right option for you.

There are multiple pathways to start your university journey and that’s why Murdoch has designed the Portfolio Entry Pathway to ensure you have the opportunity to study what you’re most passionate about.

What is the Portfolio Entry Pathway?

The Portfolio Entry Pathway is an alternative pathway for school leaver and non-school leaver students who don’t currently meet our standard admission requirements, but demonstrate aptitude, motivation, commitment and experience in areas related to a chosen Murdoch course.

Portfolio entry allows entry into most of our courses with a selection rank of 70.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Portfolio Entry Pathway is open for school leavers and mature age applicants.

If you’re a school leaver, you are required to demonstrate your eligibility in your final Year 12 subject results and/or through any extra-curricular activities in an area related directly to your desired course.

For mature age applicants, your eligibility can be shown by relevant life and work experience, any qualifications or awards and supporting professional references that are related directly to your desired course.

What is the application criteria?

There are a few things to keep in mind when applying through the Portfolio Entry Pathway.

School leavers

If you’re graduating Year 12 this year and are wanting to start your university journey via the portfolio entry pathway, you will need:

  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent from interstate.
  • A strong result in at least one ATAR level subject that is directly related to the desired course of study or be able to demonstrate your ability and motivation through extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrated English Language Competency (ELC) by completing two years of high school (Year 11 and 12).
  • A letter of endorsement from your school.

Mature age students

If you aren’t a school leaver and have been in the workforce for some time, there are a couple of things to take into consideration when applying for university through the portfolio entry pathway. You must:

  • Meet the prerequisites for English language competency (ELC).
  • Demonstrate an interest and aptitude via work experience, through accredited courses, and supply professional references.

So, what are you waiting for?

Ready to take the next step? When you apply to study at Murdoch through the portfolio entry pathway, you will need to apply directly to the University, meaning there is no need to apply through TISC.

Find out how you can start your university journey through our portfolio entry pathway.

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