Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a free, voluntary academic assistance program that uses peer-led study groups to help students succeed in challenging units.

PASS is facilitated by PASS Leaders – trained senior students who have excelled in the unit in the past. The 50-minute sessions are centred around helping you to understand what to learn (course content) and how to effectively learn it (study skills), and overall provide a social and relaxed environment where you can supercharge your understanding.

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Sign-up opens in Orientation Week. If PASS is running for your unit, it will be advertised in Week 1.

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Benefits of attending PASS

Evidence shows that students who attend PASS regularly on average achieve higher results and are more likely to pass their units. Some of the benefits you can experience include:

  • Deeper understanding of tough unit content
  • New study strategies and skills
  • Ability to meet people in your course and make friends
  • Learn uni tips from successful upper year students
  • Opportunity to ask questions in a non-threatening environment.

Units available for PASS sessions

Specific units are selected for PASS sessions each semester based on need. The units on offer for this semester are:

  • ANS102 – Introduction to the Animal Body
  • BIO152 – Cell Biology
  • BMS101 – Introduction to the Human Body
  • BSL165 – Foundations of Business Law
  • CHE140 – Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • CHE144 – Foundations of Chemistry
  • CHI202 – Human Anatomy II
  • CRM100 – Introduction to Crimonology
  • CRM120 – Criminological Research Methods
  • ICT159 – Foundations of Programming
  • ICT283 – Data Structures and Abstractions
  • ICT546 – Local Area Network Design and Implementation
  • ICT582 – Python Programming Principles and Practice
  • MAS162 – Discrete Mathematics and Logic
  • MAS164 – Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • MAS183 – Statistical Data Analysis
  • NUR131 – Nursing Bioscience 1
  • PEN120 – General Physics
  • PSY101 – Introduction to Cultural Psychology.

Become a leader for PASS or PAC

Are you a student who has achieved a high grade in a PASS unit, is passionate about helping others and is eager to learn new skills? Consider applying to become a PASS Leader.

Find out how


For personalised support and advice, contact myMurdoch Advice.

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Perth students

Contact  Jules Page
 Peer Learning and Support Coordinator

Call (+618) 9360 6840

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Singapore students

Contact Veronica Mitchell
 PASS Program Manager

Call +65 6838 0762

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Dubai students

Contact your program coordinators or the student support team if you have any queries about becoming a PASS Leader.