Griffith College

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

About

Established 25 years ago, Griffith College has always been geared to delivering on the needs of our students. We offer 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. Preference the diploma to bachelor pathway in your application and receive one offer to move directly to university on successful completion of your diploma (and meeting any specific conditions).

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 or higher.

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

Fast Facts
  • gain entry to Griffith University* with credit, 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 March, 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 50 different bachelor and double bachelor degrees at Griffith University.

  • Business
  • Criminology and criminal justice
  • Design
  • Educational studies
  • Engineering
  • Health care/nursing
  • Health sciences
  • International tourism and hotel management
  • 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 “Core Math Skills”
  • study skills and time management workshops
  • assignment help
  • peer assisted learning
  • Flexible leaning with both face-to-face classes and livestreaming options

*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.

Student facilities and services

We have a structured approach to learning that is designed to support your success.

We are currently offering our programs as a hybrid model with students being taught via live streaming and face to face. Students can attend classes either in person on campus or zoom in, however we do not offer self-paced online study.

Your timetabled learning experiences allow you to engage either in-person on campus or via live stream video connection, depending where you are geographically located.

Student support services

You have access to a range of support services and programs to ensure you achieve your academic potential while developing personally and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

As a Griffith College student, you are welcomed as part of the Griffith University community and enjoy full access to all university facilities and services, including a well-equipped library, 24-hour classrooms, bookshop, cafes, clubs and restaurants, Uni Bar, sporting facilities including Olympic-standard athletics track, aquatic centre, gym, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Student accommodation

On campus accommodation is available at the University Residence on the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses, and at the Griffith University Village on the Gold Coast.

Open Days
NATHAN AND GOLD COAST

Get expert advice on your study options and visit the Griffith College team at Griffith’s Open Day on Sunday 14 August.

Chat with our academics, study advisers and admissions team to learn how a Griffith  College Diploma can jump you into the degree of your choice at Griffith University.

Find out more about Griffith’s Virtual Open House and on campus Open Day held on the Nathan and  Gold Coast campuses.

Important Dates

Trimester 1
  • Orientation 20-24 February 2023
  • Classes commence 27 February 2023
  • Mid-trimester break 10-14 April 2023
  • Trimester finishes 26 May 2023
Trimester 2
  • Orientation 19 – 23 June 2023
  • Classes commence 26 June 2023
  • Mid-trimester break 7-11 August 2023
  • Trimester finishes 22 September 2023
Trimester 3
  • Orientation 16-20 October 2023
  • Classes commence 23 October 2023
  • Mid-trimester break 25 December 2021 – 3 January 2023
  • Trimester finishes 19 January 2024
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).

Tertiary, foundation programs, International Baccalaureate, A Levels or other international equivalents are included.

Evidence of English proficiency will be required for applicants with overseas qualifications.

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). Refer to how to apply for more information.

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.

Direct applicants will receive their offer directly from Griffith College.

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

It is recommended direct applicants apply at least two months prior to the commencement date to be processed in time for orientation and self-registration opening.

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, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

STUDENT PROFILE
Applicant background Semester one intake 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
 8 1%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study  22 3%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
 29 4%
(D) Recent secondary education:

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

 

459

 

62%

Admitted where both ATAR/selection rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR/selection rank)  –   –
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/selection rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR/selection rank requirement, VET qualification completed during school)  –  –
(E) International students 227 30%
All students 745 100%
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

Domestic students applying for undergraduate study can apply directly or apply via QTAC.

International students studying Year 12 in Australia can apply via QTAC or apply directly. You may need to apply with the assistance of a Griffith College registered International Education Agent. View our website for a list of representatives.

All other international students can apply directly or apply with the assistance of a Griffith College registered International Education Agent. View our website for a list of representatives.

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Phone
(07) 3735 6900
+61 7 3735 6900
Mail

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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