Griffith College

Griffith College
Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Nathan, South Bank

About

At Griffith College, we’ve always been geared to delivering on the needs of our students. Griffith College offers an alternative option for studying your first year at Griffith University. Complete a two or three-trimester diploma, and then enter seamlessly into the second year of a selection of bachelor degrees at Griffith University*. We are very proud of the over 25,000 students who have successfully passed through our doors and onto their degree of choice – now alumni of Griffith College.

We offer rapid progress, in a relaxed and supportive environment. Importantly, the speed of progress that our students achieve doesn’t mean they ever feel rushed or pressured. We know that the best way to give students a head start is to provide a supportive, confidence-building learning environment.

Our smaller class sizes and tailored support services mean that every student receives the individual attention and guidance they need to tackle all tasks with confidence.

Diploma to degree at Griffith University

Our university-designed, one-year diplomas are structured to provide the same amount of credit points as first year degree study at Griffith University. A three year degree requires students to earn 240 credit points. Our diplomas are worth up to 80 credit points towards this total. That means most Griffith College students are able to progress directly to the second year of their degree at Griffith University or gain partial credit for the first year of study.

As a Griffith College student, you are welcomed as part of the Griffith University community and enjoy access to university facilities and services, including clubs, societies and world-class sporting facilities.

No ATAR Needed/Entry requirements

Year 12 graduates are admitted regardless of their ATAR results and their ATAR eligibility (i.e., those not on an ATAR pathway can be eligible). Applicants with recent secondary education (in the last 5 years) receive entry when they have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), or equivalent from another state/territory or a certificate III.

Maximise your preferences by including a diploma to bachelor option to ensure your entry to university.

Fast Facts

  • guaranteed entry to Griffith University* with one packaged offer that covers your diploma and bachelor study
  • different entry requirements to allow you to reach your study goals in a supportive learning environment for successful further study
  • small class sizes and extra contact time with teaching staff
  • additional maths support for STEM programs
  • full access to Griffith University services and facilities
  • a flexible tri-semester calendar with courses beginning in February, June and October every year.
  • two campus options—Mt Gravatt, Brisbane or Southport, Gold Coast

Study Areas

We offer 11 diploma programs that provide pathways into over 60 different bachelor and double bachelor degrees at Griffith University.

  • educational studies
  • business/commerce
  • criminology and criminal justice
  • design
  • engineering
  • health care/nursing
  • health sciences
  • hotel management and international tourism
  • information technology
  • science
  • social and psychological science

Academic support

Our comprehensive learning support framework gives you the best opportunity to succeed.

  • lecturer consultation
  • maths support with embedded modules “essential mathematics”
  • study skills and time management workshops
  • assignment help
  • peer assisted learning
  • on-campus study, with at least four contact hours per course per week
  • Student mentoring program

*On successful completion of a Griffith College diploma program and meeting Griffith GPA (grade-point average) entry requirements.

**Credit into Griffith University will depend on the degree and major chosen. Please see http://www.griffithcollege.edu.au for full progression outlines.

Admission criteria

For entry to some diplomas, we assume that you already have certain knowledge, through previous studies or experience. This is called “assumed knowledge”. If you lack this assumed knowledge, you can still receive an offer to study with us, and we will provide relevant support courses within our programs.

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

If you have completed one of the following in the past 5 years please submit your academic certification:

  • Queensland Certificate of Education or equivalent in your state
  • Results of a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 in 3 General or Applied subjects in your final semester of year 12
  • Certificate III or higher

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

If you have completed one of the following in the past 5 years please submit your academic certification:

  • Queensland Certificate of Education or equivalent in your state
  • Results of a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 in 3 General or Applied subjects in your final semester of year 12
  • Certificate III or higher

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

Applicants are assessed on the basis of work experience relevant to the program; determined by type and level of employment, details of employer and length of employment.

Please submit the following when applying directly:

  • a detailed resume of your employment and study history
  • evidence of a minimum of 2 years full-time work experience (usually via Statement of service written on company letterhead)
  • a short personal statement (500 words) explaining the following:
    • a brief summary of your career and education to date
    • why you wish to study your selected course
    • some practical examples of tertiary maturity and readiness for study

If applicants are unable to demonstrate work experience, Griffith College will accept the Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by QTAC along with supporting documents.

If you do not meet the 2 year full-time work experience, we will assess on a case by case basis and may ask for additional information and documents to support your application.

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

Current Year 12 Applicants

Visit the Griffith College website for information. We recommend that students applying while still in year 12 apply via QTAC.

Year 12 graduates are not admitted on the basis of results nor do they need to be on an ATAR pathway to study with Griffith College.

Applicants with recent secondary education receive guaranteed entry when they have obtained:

  • a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or
  • passes in at least three (3) academic subjects from Year 12, or
  • the equivalent from any state or territory,
  • completed a Certificate III or IV.

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

Applicants with overseas Year 12 study

For international applicants and Australian (domestic) applicants educated overseas, Griffith College will apply the equivalency recommendations of the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).

Other qualifications completed in Year 12

Guaranteed entry where applicants have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or passes in at least three academic subjects from Year 12, or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory, foundation programs, International Baccalaureate, A Levels or other international equivalents.

Year 12 graduates are not admitted on the basis of their results and do not need to be on an ATAR pathway to study with Griffith College, therefore no adjustment ranks are needed.

Diploma of Health Care students are required to complete a declaration to demonstrate their English proficiency level for the purpose of registration as required by ANMAC.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent will be provided opportunities as available through the Gumurrii Centre at Griffith University.

Domestic students with overseas qualifications

Griffith College will apply the equivalency recommendations of the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).

English language proficiency

Visit the Griffith College website for information.

Timing of Offers

Applicants who apply via QTAC are notified of their offer by email and must respond to their offer online by the due date. Applicants will then receive an official letter of offer from Griffith College to accept and choose payment method, including FEE-HELP.

All applicants must sign the acceptance form, check for outstanding conditions outlined in the letter of Offer,  and return it via reply email.

Deferment

To defer your offer to study, please contact your admissions officer by responding to your offer email.

Credit transfer

You can apply for credit transfer for prior learning, which may reduce the time taken to complete your program. Griffith College may consider:

You need to apply using the Credit transfer application form, available on the Griffith College website.  Certified copies of the original transcripts and course outlines must be provided when the form is submitted.

Fees and Charges

Read about  fees and charges for each program on the Griffith College website. FEE-HELP is available for all Griffith College Diploma programs for eligible students including:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements
  • Visit the Study Assist website for more information.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Griffith College. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date for Term 1, 2020 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

STUDENT PROFILE
Applicant background Semester one intake 2020
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
 – 2%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study  – 2%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
 – 5%
(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of OP/selection rank (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

 

 

28%

Admitted where both OP/selection rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum OP/selection rank)  –   “
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/selection rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/selection rank requirement, VET qualification completed during school)  –  “
(E) International students 63%
All students 100%
Notes:        <5 – The numbers of students is less than five.
N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than five students.
How to apply

No ATAR needed/entry requirements

Year 12 graduates are admitted regardless of their ATAR results and their ATAR eligibility (i.e., those not on an ATAR pathway can be eligible). Applicants with recent secondary education (in the last five years) receive entry when they have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), or equivalent from another state/territory or a certificate III.

Maximise your preferences by including a diploma to bachelor option to ensure your entry to university.

Fast facts

• Guaranteed entry to Griffith University* with one packaged offer that covers your diploma and bachelor study.
• Different entry requirements to allow you to reach your study goals in a supportive learning environment for successful further study.
• Small class sizes and extra contact time with teaching staff.
• Additional maths support for STEM programs.
• Full access to Griffith University services and facilities.
• A flexible tri-semester calendar with courses beginning in February, June and October every year.
• Two campus options—Mt Gravatt, Brisbane or Southport, Gold Coast.

Study areas

We offer 11 diploma programs that provide pathways into over 60 different bachelor and double bachelor degrees at Griffith University:
• educational studies
• business/commerce
• criminology and criminal justice
• design
• engineering
• health care/nursing
• health sciences
• hotel management and international tourism
• information technology
• science
• social and psychological science.

Academic support

Our comprehensive learning support framework gives you the best opportunity to succeed.
• lecturer consultation
• maths support with embedded modules “essential mathematics”
• study skills and time management workshops
• assignment help
• peer assisted learning
• on-campus study, with at least four contact hours per course per week
• Student mentoring program.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP and payment plans are available to eligible students for Griffith College diploma and associate degree programs. Contact Griffith College for more information or visit studyassist.gov.au.

Looking for more information?

Detailed information on programs, subjects, support services, accommodation, fees and enrolment procedures can be found at griffithcollege.edu.au.

*On successful completion of a Griffith College diploma program and meeting Griffith GPA (grade-point average) entry requirements.

**Credit into Griffith University will depend on the degree and major chosen. Visit griffithcollege.edu.au for full progression outlines.

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(07) 3735 6900
+61 7 3735 6900
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Griffith College Admissions
Griffith College At Griffith University
Level 5, International Building M14
176 Messines Ridge Road
MT GRAVATT QLD 4122 AUSTRALIA

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