Murdoch University will offer a Year 12 Early Offer Scheme for 2022 admission for current Year 12 students, to encourage early applications in Murdoch’s courses for 2022 and reduce uncertainty for students.
The scheme comes on the back of the success of last year’s Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net, which was established to engage and support students who potentially had their studies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Murdoch University Provost, Romy Lawson said the University received significant supportive feedback from High Schools, parents and students in response to the 2021 Safety Net.
“At the same time, our confidence in the process that we implemented has increased,” Professor Lawson said.
“With the benefit of last year’s admission scheme and following feedback from stakeholders and through the TISC survey of High Schools, we have reviewed our program. We will continue our enhanced academic support mechanisms, including an academic diagnostic testing regime and others supports.
“This will not only provide targeting of resources to any students who need them, but additionally provides considerable data which we will be using to further refine our admissions models.
Most importantly, we can assure students, parents, carers and high schools that this additional pathway to study at Murdoch University will not lower academic standards in any way.”
Professor Lawson said COVID-19 had changed many things in the higher education sector, and this is one of them.
“We now know that early offer programs give Year 12 students the clarity, focus and assurance they need, at what can be a stressful time in their lives,” Professor Lawson said.
“It is with this in mind that we have established the Murdoch University Year 12 Early Offer Scheme to enable students to secure a place in their chosen course.
Murdoch was founded on a principle to provide flexible entry pathways to support and engage students who may experience educational disadvantage. The 2022 Early Offer Scheme aligns with this ethos.”
- The University will again use its own School grade methodology based on the most recent school reports for determining whether a student is suitably academically qualified.
- The University will not allow early entry for any courses for which quotas apply. The Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Veterinary Science are excluded from the program.
- The University will require students to provide evidence of the completion of Year 12 before enrolment. Murdoch’s communications to students will continue to reiterate completion of WACE and achievement in ATAR subjects as the best preparation for University study.
- Students who do not meet academic standards with their grades at the time of assessment will be provided conditional offers dependent upon later grades, ATAR or directed to courses for which they are qualified.
- The University will permit direct application but will encourage students to apply through TISC. Murdoch University has supported the removal of the TISC application fee for 2021 Year 12 students to support this process.