Griffith College

Griffith College
Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt

About

Griffith College has been facilitating students’ seamless transition to university for over 25 years. But meeting entry requirements is just the beginning. With a Griffith College diploma, students are equipped with the essential academic skills and confidence required to excel throughout their undergraduate studies. Griffith College students benefit from small class sizes rather than large lecture theatres, and courses specifically designed to strengthen their academic and maths skills. Our dedicated student learning advisors offer study skills workshops and assessment consultations to provide students with all the support they might need to reach their goals.

Our team are very proud of the 25,000 Griffith College graduates who have successfully passed through our doors and on to their degree of choice.

Diploma to degree at Griffith University
Our university-designed diplomas mirror the courses taught in a bachelor’s degree, so students can transition to university with experience and confidence. Upon completion of our diploma programs, students receive the same number of credit points as they would in their first year of university study.* A three-year degree requires students to earn 240 credit points; our diplomas provide up to 80 credit points towards this total**.

This means most of our students can progress directly to the second year of their degree at Griffith University.

Griffith College students 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.

Entry requirements (no ATAR needed)
Year 12 graduates are admitted regardless of their ATAR results and 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 or higher.

Preference the diploma to bachelor pathway in your application and receive an offer to move directly to university on successful completion of your diploma*.

Fast facts
• Guaranteed entry to Griffith University* with one packaged offer that covers diploma and bachelor study.
• Small class sizes and extra contact time with teaching staff.
• Study skills workshops and assessment consultations with student learning advisors.
• Additional maths support for STEM programs.
• Access to Griffith University services and facilities.
• A flexible trimester calendar with courses beginning in March, July and October every year.
• Two campus options —Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Study areas
We offer 11 diploma programs that provide pathways into over 75 bachelor degree options 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 provides students with the best opportunity to succeed.
• Lecturer consultation
• Maths support with embedded modules “Core Maths Skills”
• Study skills and time management workshops
• Assignment help
• Peer-assisted learning

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, courses, support services, accommodation, fees and enrolment procedures can be found at griffithcollege.edu.au.

Important dates
Trimester 2 2024
• Orientation 24 June-28 June 2024
• Classes commence 1 July 2024
• Mid-trimester break 12-16 August 2024
• Trimester finishes 4 October 2024
Trimester 3 2024
• Orientation 21 October-25 October 2024
• Classes commence 28 October 2024
• Mid-trimester break 23-27 December
• Trimester finishes 31 January 2025
• 2025
Trimester 1 2025
• Orientation 24 – 28 February
• Classes commence 3 March 2025
• Mid-trimester break 31 March – 5 April
• Trimester finishes 6 June

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 11 August 2024.
Chat with our academics, learning advisors 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 Open Day held on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

*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.

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.

Submit application for assessment.

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 ACER 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. 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.

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.

Not applicable.

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 and 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.

Inherent Academic Requirements

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.

Applicants with completed year 12 (more than two years ago)

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

If your qualification is more than 5 years old, please refer to the “applicants with work and life experience” section.

Along with your academic certification, you may be requested to submit a combination of the following documents:

  • a detailed resume of your employment and study history
  • evidence of a minimum of 2 years full-time work experience 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

Accepting an offer

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 semester 1, 2024 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

 

Applicant Background Semester 1, 2024
Number of students Percentage of
all students
(A)    Higher Education Study
(including a bridging or enabling course)
18 3%
(B)    Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study 22 3%
(C)    Work and Life Experience
(admitted on basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
32 5%
(D)    Recent Secondary Education: 280 41%
Admitted solely on basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)
Admitted on basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR scheme)
International Students 326 48%
All Students 678 100%

Notes:

< 5 –  The number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

N/P – Not Published: the number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 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.

 

Student and campus services

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.

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Phone
(07) 5552 8500
+61 7 5552 8500
Mail

Marketing and Admissions Team, Griffith College
Level 4, International Building G52,
Parklands Drive,
Southport QLD 4215 AUSTRALIA

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