Parents and families

Get the right information to help your child choose subjects, find the right university course and apply. We’ve got tips and resources for families of all students, from primary school and up.

Parent information evenings

There’s a lot to consider when your child is applying for university. Our Parent Information Evenings are designed to give you the information you need about the application and offer process, costs and financial support, accommodation and support services. We’ll also offer information on how to support your child as they transition to life as a university student.

Register your interest and be kept in the loop on when our next Parent Information Evening will be.

Email us to register your interest in our Parent Information Evenings

After school programs

Primary school maths and science

If your child is 10 or over, they can take part in our after school programs in physics, chemistry and maths. Run three days a week, these classes are designed to engage and extend students with an interest in science and maths.

Email us to learn more about our after school program.


Coder Dojo #codelikeagirl

CoderDojo #codelikeagirl is open to girls in years 8, 9 & 10 who are interested in learning how to code. This term it’s all about gaming – playing, designing and creating.

Students will be mentored by Murdoch University IT students and lecturers.

Sign up for #codelikeagirl

Murdoch Horizons Year 12 Summer School

Register for our bespoke three-week program for the opportunity to experience university life and develop knowledge and skills relevant to your year 12 studies and beyond. It runs from 5 January to the 24th January 2018 and is open to all students undertaking ATAR studies in 2018.

Find out more

Tips to help you support students

Studying, exams, applications – finishing school and starting university can be a stressful time for students and your family. We’ve put together this list of ways you can support your child and help to reduce stress at home.

Make health and wellbeing a priority

When studying for exams or starting university, it’s easy for students to forget to take care of themselves. Eating regular, healthy meals, taking breaks and exercising are important for both physical and mental health and help keep stress levels down.

Communicate and spend time together

Make time to connect with your child as often as possible. Spending time together on activities or projects you both enjoy can give your student space to bring up any problems or stresses they are facing, as well as discuss their hopes and dreams for the future.

Get set up for study success

Time and space to study are important for students in their last years of high school and at university. Make sure your child has a study place that is their own, with no interruptions. Be mindful of how family activities and noise in the house might affect your student’s ability to study.

Getting into Murdoch

We’ve got all the resources to help your student get into the course they want at Murdoch.

Decide what to study

There’s a range of factors to take into account when deciding what to study, including your child’s ATAR, what area of study they’re interested in and how they plan to study.

Decide what to study

Learn about entry requirements

There’s more than one pathway to study at Murdoch. Find out what your child will need to apply and what other options they have if they don’t meet the standard requirements.

Find pathways to Murdoch

Apply to Murdoch

The way your child applies to study an undergraduate course at Murdoch will depend on what time of year they apply, which course they are applying for and other factors.

How to apply for undergraduate study

Accept an offer

Once your student has applied to Murdoch, you’ll want to know what to expect when they receive an offer (and what to do if they don’t).

What to do about offers 

Fees and scholarships

Find out what you need to know about the fees and costs of university study as well as any financial assistance and scholarships your student may be eligible for.

Learn about fees and living costs

Starting university

Once your student has accepted an offer to study at Murdoch, everything moves pretty quickly. We’ve put together some handy information to help your student settle in to Murdoch and find the people, services and support they need.

Find out more about starting university