Partnership gives Mandurah student fast track to university March 30, 2011 A partnership between Challenger Institute of Technology and Murdoch University has allowed Mandurah local Matt Hobbs to gain easy and fast access to an accounting degree. Matt used the partnership to facilitate entry to his accounting degree at Murdoch without applying through the traditional tertiary admissions pathway. He said the partnership was important because it offered students another way to get in to university. “I basically finished school in year 11, went straight into a certificate three at Challenger, then the following year did my certificate four and the accounting diploma,” he said. “That enabled me to go straight into second year accounting at Murdoch, which is fantastic for me. It means I will get to graduate with a degree when I am only 19. “I think it’s great, the best thing I ever did. It’s much better than going through the traditional school channels – it’s quicker and more focused because I could concentrate on just doing the subjects I really wanted to do.” Murdoch Director of Domestic Recruitment and Liaison Tim Martin said the Challenger partnership was designed to give prospective students as much flexibility as possible to access university. “Challenger qualifications are a great way to access university,” he said. “We encourage those interested, regardless of age or other qualifications, to consider a Challenger certificate or diploma. “We also take life experience into consideration at Murdoch, so you could also be considered for admission if you have a Trade Certificate and have worked in the trade.” Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Future Students, murdoch business school Tags: accounting, challenger institute of technology, mandurah senior college Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!