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EmpowerED University Preparation Program
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The EmpowerED learning program provides a pathway for applicants who don’t meet the formal admission requirements to enter an undergraduate degree at Griffith University.

This free, comprehensive preparatory program, gives you the opportunity to experience university life while building your confidence and academic study skills. You’ll gain fundamental knowledge and skills – including the essentials of critical reading, writing and referencing – in a supportive learning environment.
For further information visit EmpowerEd Learning Program at GU.


This program is offered full-time and part-time at the Gold Coast and Logan campuses. Courses are also available online. Each course is delivered in a 6 week block model with two, three-hour workshops per week. Students will complete the program full-time from January to June or July to December.

Guaranteed Admission: Applicants who successfully complete EmpowerED with a GPA of 4 or above, will be eligible for guaranteed admission* into a range of Griffith degrees.
*Guaranteed admission applies to rank only. Applicants must still meet all other requirements for admission such as additional prerequisites. For further details visit

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

Be at least 17 (at commencement of intake) or have completed Year 12 in an Australian high school.
Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a Pacific Engagement visa holder or the holder of a permanent resident/humanitarian visa.
Meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements.
For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements can be met in a variety of ways. Most applicants will meet ELP requirements via the completion of secondary studies (Year 10 or higher) in Australia or another country that has been defined as having English as their first language according to Griffith’s Admission Schedule: English Language Proficiency.  
If English is not your first language, and you have not met ELP via another means, you will need to have sufficient English skills to achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in all subtests of an IELTS test. 

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

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Start Date
Offer rounds

6 Jun 2024

Study Area
Bridging and tertiary preparation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1/2 years Full time or 1 year Part time

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