Parents and families
Preparing for university can be a big step for many high school students and parents and families often play a key role in providing guidance and advice.
Get the information you need to support your child as they choose their high school subjects, find the right course, apply and start their university journey.
Find out everything there is to know about studying at Murdoch and learn how you can confidently support your child in their transition from high school to university.
Explore our guides to find out more about our courses, admission requirements and university life, as well as to read additional information for parents. If you’re not sure what some of the university terminology means, check out our guide to uni lingo.
Programs for school students
After school programs for secondary and primary school students
If your child is aged 10 or over they can take part in our mathematics, chemistry and physics after school programs. Run on three days a week, these two-hour interactive sessions are designed to engage students who have an interest in science or maths, preparing them for their future career. Each session is run by a Murdoch staff member who will offer one-on-one guidance and support.
To find out more or to participate in this program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horizons Summer Programs
Designed for students transitioning from Year 11 to Year 12 and from Year 12 to university, our Horizon Summer Programs will give your child an opportunity to experience university life first-hand. Running in January, the programs allow your child to develop knowledge and skills relevant to their Year 12 studies and beyond.
Supporting your child in their transition to university
Frequently asked questions
How can I help my child decide what to study?
There are a range of factors to consider when deciding what to study, including your child’s ATAR or selection rank, what area of study they are interested in and how they plan to study. Explore our undergraduate courses and read our guide to helping your child pick their university course.
When can my child start applying for university?
If your child is graduating from Year 12 in 2021, they can apply now through our Year 12 Early Offer Program.
They can apply to study at Murdoch using their Year 11 ATAR subject results, or by identifying that they are on a recognised pathway to meet entry to Murdoch, for example through studying a Certificate IV or an enabling program.
This means your child can be offered a place to their chosen course conditional on them completing Year 12 for ATAR students and successfully completing their pathway if they are a non-ATAR student.
Offers of entry for the 2022 academic year will be issued on a rolling basis from the date of application.
What fees and costs are associated with an undergraduate degree?
A Murdoch degree is an investment in your child’s future. From course fees, student fees, parking and books, here’s everything you need to know about the costs of university study as well as financial assistance and scholarships your child may be eligible for.
What should my child expect when they start university?
Once your child has accepted an offer to study at Murdoch, everything moves pretty quickly. They’ll need to enrol in their units, sign up for classes and attend orientation to find out everything they need to know about starting their studies at Murdoch. We have put together some handy information to help your child settle in to Murdoch and find the people, services and support they need.
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