Diploma of Business/Bachelor of Advanced Political Science and International Relations (Honours)
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This higher education diploma enables students to develop an understanding of the core concepts of business, including management, accounting and marketing. On successful completion, students progress into the Griffith University degree which provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of government and international relations in the modern world and the forces that shape these dynamics at global and domestic levels. Students learn about international security, trade, international organisations and human rights, political institutions and processes, business–government relations and more. In years one to three, students explore the politics, policy-making and international dynamics that have shaped the contemporary world. In year four, students acquire high-level research skills and take a deeper dive into a topic of their choosing. For more information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Political Science and International Relations (Honours) at Griffith University.


International Relations; Politics and Public Policy. Second majors: Asian business; Chinese language; economics; international business; Islam-West relations; Italian language; Japanese language; Spanish language.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a range of careers in the public and private sectors, working for government, business or the not-for-profit sector in areas that include providing advice to ministers, managing political campaigns, advising business and community leaders, developing policy and resulting programs, and managing policy and program implementation.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Business and Tourism
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

31/2 years Full time or 7 years Part time

Gold Coast