Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are introducing a Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net.

 

If you’re graduating from Year 12 in 2020, you can now apply to study at Murdoch using your Year 11 ATAR subject results. Please apply only once.

This means that you can be admitted to your chosen course if either your application under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net or your final ATAR score meets our entry requirements.

Formal offers of entry for the 2021 academic year will be issued on a rolling basis from the date of application.

We also offer a range of further pathways to study at Murdoch for students who have studied non-ATAR subjects, and for students who might miss their required entry score due to COVID-19 disruption.

For more information, please refer to our frequently asked questions below.

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Follow these 12 easy steps to apply for our Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Who is eligible for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net?

    All Year 12 students (from Western Australia and interstate) graduating at the end of 2020 applying for a 2021 undergraduate course entry, including students studying non-ATAR subjects.

    The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net has been put in place by Murdoch University to ensure high school leavers are not disadvantaged by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    This applies to all courses except the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology. Applications for this course will need to be made via TISC.

  • How do I apply using my Year 11 ATAR subject results?

    You will need to submit your course application directly to Murdoch University using the My Admissions application portal available on our website. This will be available from 8.00am Monday 18th May 2020.

    You will need to upload your end of Year 11 subject reports and subject results, as well as a short statement telling us your name, WACE number and what sort of pathway you will be utilising for entry (eg: Year 11 ATAR subjects, a Certificate IV, Portfolio, TLC100, Flexihigh, or other). If you have a predicted ATAR from your school, then you may also include this.

    Offers will be made on a rolling basis from the date of application. Please allow a few weeks for us to process your application.

  • How will Murdoch University assess my Year 11 grades against the minimum required ATAR score?

    If you are applying for a course under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net, Murdoch University will use your Year 11 ATAR subject results to create a predicted ATAR score.

    Applicants will only be admitted to their course under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net, if their predicted ATAR score meets the academic standards usually required for course entry. If your Year 11 score does not meet the entry requirement you may wait for your Year 12 ATAR results or choose to undertake an additional entry process, for example Law Start, an intensive short course to test aptitude towards studying Law.

    For more information about Law Start, and other admission pathways please contact the Meet Murdoch Team at 1300 687 3624 (then select #1).

  • If I score better in my Year 12 ATAR results, can I re-apply for my preferred course?

    Yes. Current Year 12 students can re-apply for courses using their Year 12 ATAR if they wish. There will be instructions in your offer letter on how to change your course preferences.

    We still encourage students to apply using their Year 11 subject results, and your application can be updated if your Year 12 ATAR score is higher.

  • What are my options if I have not studied ATAR subjects?

    We provide many pathways to study at Murdoch University for students who are not completing ATAR subjects. Many of these pathways can be completed during Year 12, such as portfolio entry, interview entry, Certificate IV, FlexiTrack High and TLC110. Non ATAR students who are on a recognised pathway to university are also invited to apply in May to receive a conditional offer into their course.

    We also offer flexible post-schooling pathway programs such as OnTrack Sprint, OnTrack and FlexiTrack or our intensive programs like Horizons Summer School or Law Start.

    Please contact the Meet Murdoch Team at 1300 687 3624 (then select #1) to discuss the pathway that is best for you.

  • Does the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net apply to all Murdoch undergraduate courses?

    The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net does not apply to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) pathway.

    Prospective students wishing to apply to this course must fulfil the usual ATAR requirements and follow the standard entry pathway through TISC.

  • When will offers be made?

    Successful applicants under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net process will receive a formal offer on a rolling basis from the date of application. If you qualify, you should receive an offer within a couple of weeks of applying.

    If you are not accepted into your preferred course under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net, you may re-apply using your final Year 12 ATAR score provided it meets the course entry requirements.

    If you don’t qualify for entry based on your Year 11 or Year 12 results, we offer flexible post-schooling enabling and pathway programs such as Horizons Summer School, OnTrack Sprint, OnTrack and FlexiTrack.

    Please contact the Meet Murdoch Team at 1300 687 3624 (then select #1) to discuss the pathway that is best for you.

  • What happens if all course spots are taken by the rolling offers?

    Murdoch University’s course intake for 2021 remains the same to provide all applicants with equal opportunity to undertake higher education at Murdoch University.

    Whether you apply to Murdoch University under the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net or using your final ATAR results, both pathways will be equally considered. You may be offered a spot at Murdoch University as long as you can demonstrate that you meet the course entry requirements.

  • Do I need my WACE?

    Completion of your WACE is strongly encouraged. The WACE is an important achievement to demonstrate the breadth and depth of learning, and formally recognises your graduation from secondary school. It is important for not only entry to university, but for post school employment. Completing your Year 12 studies will be an important foundation and preparation for university level study. If for some reason you do not achieve your WACE, then you’ll be able to submit an application for Extenuating Circumstances. The WACE will be required to be eligible for all scholarships and financial support packages offered by Murdoch University. 

  • Will I still need to apply on TISC, and what can I do about adding or changing preferences?

    You can apply direct to Murdoch in the first instance, and we’ll advise you if you need to apply on TISC. If you’re applying for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology, you will need to apply on TISC.

    You only need to submit one application to Murdoch. Direct applicants to Murdoch can change course preferences at any time (we’ll advise you how to do this in your offer letter).

    The Meet Murdoch team is available from 8.00am-6.00pm each week day to advise and help guide you on a range of course options and pathways into them. Please call 1300 687 3624 (then select #1) to discuss your options.

  • Do I need to pass English?

    You’ll need to have passed your English course in Year 11 to be eligible for an offer from this May. A ‘C’ grade in Year 11 ATAR English will be considered a pass. If you didn’t pass English in Year 11, but your predicted ATAR meets entry, then we’ll make you a conditional offer, and we’ll assess your Year 12 English results through TISC when they become available. Murdoch University also has a range of other alternatives for you to evidence your English capability. If you pass English in Year 11, then it is important to continue your efforts in Year 12 to prepare fully for university.

    Murdoch University has a range of entry options to help you demonstrate or meet the English requirements for entry, including sitting the Written English component of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) test. You’ll need to request permission from Murdoch to sit this test, which is administered by TISC. You can do this by downloading the form at this link formally request special permission and we’ll send a permission letter that will enable you to register to sit the test. 

  • Can I apply if Iā€™m an international student?

    If you are completing the WACE (or the equivalent from another state) or the International Baccalaureate program, then you can apply for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net.

  • How will my predicted ATAR be calculated?

    We will determine your predicted ATAR as it compares to our entry levels based on your Year 11 subject results. When you apply you’ll need to upload your end of Year 11 school report, and your predicted ATAR generated by your High School if you have one.

  • If I am eligible for the RISE adjustment, will this be applied to my Year 11 results?

    If you attend a RISE school, or live in a RISE postcode, we will make an upward adjustment of your Year 11 results. A RISE adjustment will also be applied by TISC on Year 12 results after they have been scaled and moderated.

  • Can I defer my offer?

    Yes. Your offer of a place in an Undergraduate degree can be deferred for up to two years.

  • Are students who are in Year 11 in 2020 eligible for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net?

    Not at this stage. The Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net applies only to students studying in Year 12 in 2020, and acknowledges the difficulties they may have faced in their studies this year, because of COVID-19.

  • What do I need to include in my personal statement?

    Please use the following template to complete your personal statement. This will assist our assessment team in understanding the pathway you intend to use for your application to Murdoch University:

    I, (insert full name and WACE ID) am applying for Semester 1 2021 using the Year 12 Uni Entry safety Net at Murdoch.

    I am currently applying for consideration based on my (select the pathway you will be using) Year 11 ATAR results / TLC110 / FlexiHigh / Cert IV / Portfolio / Other please specify.

    I have/have not achieved a C grade or higher in Year 11 ATAR English.

  • Can I sit the Written English STAT test?
    If you have not completed Year 11 ATAR English, or are not completing Year 12 ATAR English, you may need to sit the Written English Component of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) to meet our English Language competency requirements. To do this, you will need to formally request special permission.
  • When will applications for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net close?

    Applications for the Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net will remain open until early January 2021 (date to be confirmed).

  • Can I sit the Written English STAT Test to meet English requirements?

    If you have not passed Year 11 ATAR English, or are not completing Year 12 ATAR English, you may request permission to sit the Written English component of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) to meet our English Language competency requirements. To do this, you will need to formally request special permission. School leavers will be able to sit this test on completion of formal Year 12 studies towards the end of 2020 to demonstrate English Language competency.

    If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a wide range of enabling pathways tailored to build your skills and help you gain access to a Murdoch undergraduate course. Please see links or contact the Meet Murdoch team on 1300 687 3624 (then select #1) to discuss your best pathway option.

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