Innovative program offers exciting opportunities for students

December 7, 2010

A Murdoch College student is steps closer to his dream of opening up his own recording studio thanks to an innovative program between the college and Murdoch University.

In 2011, Christian Peterson will study in the Murdoch College Future Discoverers program, a unique pathway of study for students in Years 11 and 12.

The program allows students to complete up to three university units by the time they finish Year 12. The university units are endorsed by the Curriculum Council and contribute towards a student’s West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

Christian said he chose to study at Murdoch College because it allowed him to edge closer to mastering a career in sound engineering.

“I think this program is fantastic for people with a passion because it allows you to get a taste of the things you’re likely to learn at university,” he said.

Murdoch College Principal Mark Antulov described the program as the ‘jewel in the crown of Murdoch College’ and said it offered many advantages to students.

“The university units will help students with study skills as well as give them a head start to their chosen Murdoch University course they may enrol in,” he said.

“The opportunity to gain university credit that also gives credit towards WACE and the possibility of early entry to Murdoch University makes this pathway very appealing to all senior students.”

Murdoch University’s Director of Student Services, Professor David Macey, said the University was pleased to be able to give students a glimpse of their future and allow them to follow their passion. He also said the program would help the transition from high school to university.

“The simple act of undertaking a university unit whilst still at school builds confidence making the transition between the sectors much more familiar, and therefore easier.”

In 2011, 26 students will participate in the Future Discoverers program.

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