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QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 • Brisbane is a culturally diverse, vibrant and environmentally friendly city, with an ideal Queensland climate. • The Gold Coast has some of the world’s best beaches, as well as exhilarating theme parks and beachfront shopping precincts. • Griffith University is ranked in the top four percent of universities worldwide* and among Australia’s top 10 research universities.† • QIBT is Queensland’s leading university pathway provider, and has helped over 8,000 Australian and international students begin their university studies. • In 2010 more than 103,000 international students from over 130 countries chose Queensland as their preferred study destination. * Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, 2010. † Based on fields of research at the four-digit level. Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia, national report, 2010. Read on to find out more about studying in Queensland. WHY STUDY AT QIBT?
1 YOUR PATHWAY OVERVIEW TO SUCCESS Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT) is your pathway to a degree at Griffith University. QIBT is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider with the knowledge and resources of staff in more than 50 different colleges and campuses worldwide. Message from the College Director of QIBT Based on the Griffith University campuses, By choosing a QIBT program, you will be QIBT offers a range of university-level following thousands of students who have programs to enable a smooth transition to your gone on to achieve academic success at future degree. Our programs are designed and Griffith University. taught by university lecturers in a supportive Heather Tinsley environment, with small class sizes and College Director and Principal QIBT additional contact hours to those typically offered at university. This teaching model has resulted in high success rates for our students. Message from the Vice-Chancellor of Griffith University Since we opened our doors in 1975, Griffith approves. As a QIBT student, you automatically University has come to be regarded as one of become part of the wider university community, the leading and most influential universities of with full access to student services and Australia and the Asia–Pacific region. We offer facilities at Griffith University. a distinctive learning experience that fosters a global perspective for our students: from I wish you well with your studies at QIBT and curricula that address international issues to look forward to welcoming you as a Griffith study exchanges abroad and research University student. collaborations with partner universities around Ian O’Connor the world. Vice Chancellor and President Griffith University At QIBT you can choose from the foundation year, diploma and postgraduate qualifying programs, which the university monitors and
2 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Brisbane: An idyllic student city Located in Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State, Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. As well as being a culturally diverse and environmentally friendly city with an Brisbane ideal climate, Brisbane offers a vibrant social, cultural and recreational scene. It even boasts a man-made beach — right in the central business district. A hub of creativity and invention, Brisbane • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary provides students with world-class • Queensland Museum research facilities and innovative From Brisbane, travel one hour south to the • Queen Street Mall educational resources. Gold Coast, famous for its beaches, • Southbank Parklands, including hinterland and theme parks. An hour Things to see and do Streets Beach north of Brisbane is the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane is the ideal location for a wide • Suncorp Stadium which features breathtaking beaches and range of outdoor pursuits such as surfing, • Sunnybank, known as the rainforests, Australia Zoo and the World- bushwalking, sailing, snorkelling, golfing, ‘real Chinatown’ Heritage-listed Fraser Island and Moreton abseiling, hot-air ballooning, kayaking and Island. For more information about living in • Story Bridge Adventure Climb Brisbane, visit studybrisbane.com.au. skydiving. The city also hosts a variety of markets and festivals throughout the year. Brisbane is the perfect starting point for exploring southeast Queensland — with amusement and theme parks, zoos and animal parks, wineries and scenic drives all within easy driving distance. Local attractions include: • Cityside Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha • Fortitude Valley, the hub for art, music, dance and youth culture • Gallery of Modern Art Message from the Premier of Queensland The Queensland Government is committed to who wish to take that first step towards a ensuring Australian and overseas students are successful future. given the opportunity to fulfil their educational potential and reap the benefits of learning at world- Become part of a culturally diverse community, learn class universities and tertiary colleges in a safe in a relaxed and welcoming environment and enjoy and secure environment. living in Australia’s most progressive state. Anna Bligh For 14 years, QIBT has aided the growth of Premier and Minister for the Arts Queensland’s international education sector, Queensland Government attracting students from around the world
4 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 The Gold Coast: Study in paradise Located one hour’s drive south of Brisbane in southeast Queensland, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal cities. Gold Coast Offering a near perfect climate with over 300 Things to see and do days of sunshine a year, the region is home Local attractions include: to over 70 kilometres of some of the world’s best surfing beaches, exhilarating theme • over 70 kilometres of beaches, an parks, beachfront shopping precincts, average water temperature of 22°C rainforest hinterland and an array of vibrant • some of the world’s most exhilarating live entertainment and nightlife hotspots. theme parks, including Warner • the Regional Botanic Gardens, featuring As one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, Bros Movie World, Dreamworld and a Butterfly Garden and Rose Garden the Gold Coast is also home to a thriving Wet ‘n’ Wild • evening entertainment from business community. Recognised as • a variety of wildlife parks including nightclubs, restaurants, clubs and the Australia’s premier tourist destination — and Sea World and the Currumbin famous Conrad Jupiter’s Casino to attracting over 10 million overnight and Wildlife Sanctuary ballet, theatre and Broadway musicals daytrip visitors each year — the Gold Coast • the Gold Coast Hinterland, home to • restaurants and cafes in Surfers offers a multitude of employment rainforest reserves, national parks, Paradise and Broadbeach, offering prospects in the hospitality industry. There vineyards, quaint villages and farmland cuisine from around the world are excellent facilities and opportunities for • the world’s tallest residential tower, • major shopping centres, small aspiring film students and world-class Q1, which is 322.5 metres above street boutiques, specialty shops and markets infrastructure for research, training and level and has an observation deck on • world-class sporting and education in the healthcare industry. Gold the 78th floor recreational facilities Coast City is also a candidate to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Queensland climate The weather in Queensland is comfortable and sub-tropical. The Sunshine State enjoys brilliant, warm summers and clear, mild winters, making it idyllic all year round. Average daily Season Period temperature Summer December to February 21˚C to 29˚C Autumn March to May 16˚C to 26˚C Winter June to August 10˚C to 21˚C Spring September to November 15˚C to 25˚C
5 GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND FAST FACTS Population Brisbane: 2 million Gold Coast: 528,000 Currency Australian dollar (A$) Time zone Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC +10) Electricity 220–240 V Language English
6 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Griffith University: Play your part in the world Griffith University’s global approach to teaching prepares Career Smarter, Griffith University’s innovative online program, has been graduates for tomorrow’s international job market. Its developed exclusively for Griffith students. programs focus on industry connections and hands-on It will give you skills, confidence and the edge in national and global employment experience, which means Griffith students are already markets. You can also use our Career Search networked and connected before they graduate. engine to match your desired career goals with our program offerings at griffith.edu.au/future-students. In 2010 the Australian Research Council world’s business schools have received this gave Griffith University a rating of ‘world accolade. The school has also been The Griffith University Industry Mentoring standard or better’ in 25 broad areas of recognised for leadership in integrating Program helps students to transition into research.* By this measure Griffith is among social, environmental and ethical issues into the workplace by matching postgraduate the top 10 Australian universities, with its programs. Griffith’s Master of Business students from a range of disciplines with more than 90 percent of its academic staff Administration (MBA) degree was ranked professionals in the same career field. You working in these fields. Griffith is also 27th in the world — and number one in will have the opportunity to take part in among the top three percent of universities Australia — in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond professional development activities, share worldwide,* and is the number one Grey Pinstripes Global Top 100 for 2009–10. research and expertise and engage social Australian university destination for students activities. For more information, visit from 28 countries. Global career choices griffith.edu.au/careers-employment. In 2011 Griffith was ranked in the top 500 Griffith graduates are successful leaders in their fields around the world. As a Degrees that institutions for Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (Shanghai Jiao Tong Griffith graduate you’ll be able to make create opportunities World Ranking). useful international contacts through our At Griffith, an innovative approach to ever-growing alumni community. Visit research, training and learning is creating a Griffith Business School is internationally griffith.edu.au/development-alumni whole new student experience. As a founding accredited by the Association to Advance for further details. member of Innovative Research Universities Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB Australia (IRU-Australia), Griffith has a International): fewer than five percent of the reputation for identifying new developments in industry and pioneering innovative degree programs in emerging fields. Griffith was the first university in Australia to offer programs in: • Asian Studies • Environmental Management • International Business • Microelectronic Engineering • Multimedia • an education alliance in Aviation The university currently has: • five campuses (Nathan, the Gold Coast, Mount Gravatt, Logan and South Bank) • 38 research centres • 268 undergraduate programs • 382 postgraduate programs • 2,173 areas of research expertise • 230 exchange partners * Based on fields of research at the four-digit level. Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia, national report, 2010. † Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, 2011.
“QIBT is a place surrounded by OVERVIEW different people from all around the world. It is a great opportunity not only to study in an environment that makes education more direct, helpful to students and that is a direct pathway to Griffith University, but also a great opportunity to know different cultures and learn from others to enrich yours.” Erica Carrera, Ecuador Commerce
8 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 QIBT: Queensland’s leading pathway provider Since 1997, QIBT and Griffith University have helped over Gold Coast campus 8,000 Australian and international students enter tertiary In February 2012 QIBT will open on the Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. studies, making QIBT Queensland’s leading university The Gold Coast is one hour’s drive south of pathway provider. Brisbane and home to 56 kilometres of some of the world’s best beaches, exhilarating theme parks and beach front QIBT provides high-quality education in a Mount Gravatt campus shopping precincts. supportive learning environment that If you want to study at a relaxed and friendly ensures the best graduate outcomes. The Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus university campus, then QIBT is for you. The spans several sites. Students may need to college’s outstanding facilities and academic college is located on Griffith University’s and welfare support services have also attend classes across sites, including the Mount Gravatt campus, 10 kilometres south Australia Fair Shopping Centre site. The main contributed to its success. of central Brisbane, in the scenic bushland campus is set amid native bushland and As a QIBT student, you will be benefit from: setting of Toohey Forest. features state-of-the-art facilities. Students QIBT students attend classes here and at the on the main campus can relax at a campus • guaranteed entry to second year of your nearby Nathan campus. A well-equipped café or restaurant and enjoy extensive bachelor’s degree at Griffith University library, 24-hour computer labs, modern sporting facilities, including an Olympic- when you complete your QIBT diploma‡ classrooms, bookshops, cafeterias and cafés standard athletics track, a gym, basketball • the expertise of QIBT teachers, many of courts and tennis courts. are just a few of the many facilities available whom have either a master’s degree or to QIBT students. Sporting facilities include The campus offers banking, post, medical PhD in their discipline area, and are also tennis, basketball, badminton courts, a and welfare services, as well as on-campus Griffith University lecturers sports oval, pool and a gym. There is also accommodation. QIBT can also help you find • full access to all Griffith University ample on-campus car parking and an off-campus accommodation, including services and facilities on the Mount express bus service that operates regularly homestays. See page 42 for more Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, between the campuses and to the city. information about accommodation options. including libraries, computer labs, sporting facilities, on-campus If you want to live on campus, Griffith accommodation and University’s Mount Gravatt Residential employment services College provides fully catered single-room accommodation. See page 42 for more • great value for money — QIBT tuition information about accommodation options. fees are competitively priced among Australian institutions • small class sizes, typically with a maximum of 50 students in each lecture and 25 students in each tutorial or workshop, to ensure you receive individual attention from your teachers • a single visa for the duration of your studies, covering your QIBT program, your Griffith degree program and your English language program (if applicable) QIBT is a registered higher education provider and is approved by the Australian Government. The college delivers programs in compliance with the: • Commonwealth Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 • Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) • Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) ‡ To be eligible to enter second year of a Griffith University degree you must successfully complete the diploma program and achieve all grade-point average (GPA) entry requirements.
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10 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Pathways to Griffith University QIBT offers a pathway to Griffith University for students programs enable students to enter undergraduate or postgraduate studies who may not qualify for direct entry to university and at Griffith. seek a supportive study environment. We also offer an Associate Degree in Commerce and Business, a two-year QIBT diploma programs are equivalent to the • Criminology and Criminal Justice program leading to the third year of a first year of Griffith University degree Griffith University Bachelor of Commerce • Engineering programs and are moderated by Griffith or Bachelor of Business degree. • Graphic Design lecturers. When you successfully complete a The Mixed English and Academic Program QIBT diploma program, you are guaranteed • Health Care (MEAP) is designed for students who require entry into the second year of the relevant • Health Sciences additional English language study. During Griffith University degree program.# A full • Hotel Management their first semester, students undertake a year’s credit may also be available at many combination of English language classes other universities around Australia. • Information Technology (IT) and one academic course from Certificate IV • Media and Communication or a diploma program, then continue with The college offers diploma programs in: QIBT offers a Certificate IV Tertiary their chosen program in the following • Biosciences Preparation Program and a Postgraduate two semesters. • Commerce Qualifying Program (PQP). These bridging Postgraduate Masters Degree Postgraduate Qualifying Program YOUR BACHELOR DEGREE Year 3 (Bachelor Degree#) Undergraduate Associate Degree = Year 2 Diploma = Year 1 Pre-University Year 12 or equivalent Certificate IV (Foundation Year) Year 11 or equivalent Secondary School QIBT Griﬃth University # Some Bachelor Degree programs are more than three years duration. Program schedule QIBT operates three semesters each year, semesters. Each course in the diploma is with intakes in February, June and October. worth 10 credit points. By successfully The Certificate IV program consists of eight completing a diploma program you will earn academic courses, and takes two semesters 80 credit points (equivalent to one year’s to complete. The diploma programs consist of full-time study) towards a relevant Griffith eight courses studied over two or three University bachelor’s degree.
11 OVERVIEW Semester study plans First semester Break Second semester Break Third semester Program Program 14 weeks 2 weeks 14 weeks 2 weeks 14 weeks duration 2 semester Certificate IV 4 Certificate IV or – 4 Certificate IV or – – 8 months or diploma program diploma courses diploma courses 3 semester diploma program 3 diploma courses – 3 diploma courses – 2 diploma courses 12 months Certificate IV 70% 4 Certificate – 4 diploma courses – 4 diploma courses 12 months transfer program† IV courses MEAP (plus Certificate IV English plus 1 – 3 or 4 Certificate IV – 3 or 4 Certificate IV 12 months or diploma program)‡ Certificate IV or or diploma courses or diploma courses diploma course Associate Degree in Commerce 3 core, specialist – 3 core, specialist or – 2 core, specialist or 12 months and Business (first-year)* or elective courses elective courses elective courses Associate Degree in Commerce 4 core, specialist or - 4 core, specialist or - - 8 months and Business (first-year) elective courses elective courses 2 semester duration* Associate Degree in Commerce 3 core, specialist – 3 core, specialist or – 2 core, specialist or 12 months and Business§ (second-year)* or elective courses elective courses elective courses Associate Degree in Commerce 4 core, specialist or - 4 core, specialist or - - 8 months and Business§ (second-year) elective courses elective courses 2 semester duration* Postgraduate Qualifying 4 PQP courses - - - - - Program (PQP) (see page 30) * Students who have completed the Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Hotel Management receive credit for first- year of the Associate Degree and enter in second-year. # To be granted entry into second year of a Griffith University bachelor’s degree, you must complete the relevant diploma program and achieve all GPA entry requirements. † If you have completed Year 12 at secondary school (or equivalent) you may transfer from Certificate IV to a diploma program after one semester if you achieve a 70 percent mark average across four courses. ‡ The MEAP is not offered with the Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Diploma of Health Care, Diploma of Health Sciences or the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP). The MEAP is also not available for the June intakes of the Diploma of Graphic Design or the Diploma of Biosciences. § The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business is aimed at students who complete a QIBT Diploma of Commerce or Hotel Management with a GPA of less than 4.5. You must complete a further eight courses over one year and obtain a GPA of 4.0 for entry into the third year of the equivalent Griffith bachelor’s degree. What is a GPA? Each student who completes a QIBT diploma will receive a grade-point average (GPA). This is a score between 0 and 7.0 that reflects average academic achievement during a program. GPA calculations are especially relevant where a GPA requirement is part of the entry criteria for a Griffith University degree program. If you complete a Diploma of Commerce, for example, the Bachelor of Commerce has a GPA entry requirement of 4.5. GPA examples: • a student who achieves a pass grade in eight courses with no failing grades would have a GPA of 4.0 • a student who achieves four pass grades and four credit grades across eight courses would have a GPA of 4.5
12 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program QIBT’s Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. We have designed this program to adequately prepare you for entry to university-level programs in the fields of Arts, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Health, Hotel Management, Information Technology (IT) and Science. This program will prepare you for entry to the rather than progressing straight to your first year of a Griffith University bachelor’s degree. By completing a diploma program degree. For most bachelor’s degree you will earn 80 credit points (equivalent to programs, you need to achieve a minimum one year’s full-time study) towards your GPA of 4.5 in the Certificate IV to qualify for entry into second year of the relevant Griffith direct entry. For programs in high demand, University bachelor’s degree. you may need a higher GPA. For more information, visit After the Certificate IV program, you may qibt.qld.edu.au/foundation. prefer to enter a QIBT diploma program Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program Locations Elective courses† Mount Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses Select two electives for each semester (some fields of study require you to Intakes choose specific electives): February, June and October • Accounting • Advanced Mathematics Duration • Biology Two semesters • Chemistry • Economics Sample program structure • Information Design First semester • Management • Communication Skills 1 • Marketing • Introduction to Computing • Mathematics • Elective course • Physics • Elective course • Statistics Second semester • Communication Skills 2 Program Cost: A$15,950* • Intercultural Studies • Elective course • Elective course CRICOS code: 075245C * This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. † All elective courses are subject to availability. Closing dates for course selection may also apply. Prerequisite: Some fields of study may require you to audition or submit a portfolio. Portfolio and audition criteria as well as closing dates apply for the Certificate IV in some fields.
PROGRAMS “It is great that QIBT is a smaller college and I feel that it is easier to talk to the tutors whenever I a m having problems with the course.” Lauren James, Australia Business
14 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Diploma of Biosciences Biosciences refers to the processes and systems that create, sustain or threaten life. It is one of the fastest developing branches of science today, with world issues such as BSE (Mad Cow Disease), genetically modified food and human-gene research constantly in the headlines. QIBT, through its association with Griffith Students enrolled in this program will University, provides a well-designed, flexible attend classes delivered by QIBT at and coherent diploma program leading Griffith University’s Mount Gravatt and primarily to a selection of Griffith University Nathan campuses. bachelor’s degrees. The QIBT Diploma of For more information, visit Biosciences is well-matched to the university qibt.qld.edu.au/biosciences. syllabus and clearly informed by industry and research. Diploma of Biosciences* Second-year entry to Griffith University‡ Location Credit Mount Gravatt campus Degree points§ Intakes Bachelor of Biomedical Science N 80 February and June Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Advanced) N 80 Bachelor of Science 80 Duration Two or three semesters Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biological Science; Chemistry; Clinical Science; Forest and Horticultural Science; Microbiology N Courses Credit eligibility for other programs First semester Bachelor of Science 50 • Academic and Professional Majors: Applied Chemistry; Marine Biology GC Skills Development for Science and Technology • Cell Biology and Biological Systems • Chemistry A • Human Biology: Human Organism Potential career paths for degree graduates OR Mathematics 1A Bioengineering; biology; cancer research; forensic science; healthcare; laboratory or Second semester pathology work; neuroscience; veterinary science. • Chemistry B • Functional Molecular Genetics Statistics • Statistics • Structural Biochemistry This program can also be completed in three semesters. Program Cost: A$22,980† CRICOS code: 070424G * Program structure is an indicative guide only. Year 12 Mathematics B (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this program. Year 12 Chemistry or Biological Science (or equivalent) is also recommended. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ Progression: For progression to a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Griffith University, students must obtain a GPA of at least 4.5. Entry to the Bachelor of Biomolecular Science or Bachelor of Science requires a GPA of at least 4.0. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
15 PROGRAMS Diploma of Commerce Acclaimed as one of the best places to study business in The Griffith Business School joined the ranks of Harvard, Yale and the London Australia, the Griffith Business School offers innovative Business School in 2009 when it received programs in areas such as international business, finance, international accreditation. Its MBA program has also received a five-star ranking in the accounting, management and marketing. Good Universities Guide for eight consecutive years. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au/commerce. Diploma of Commerce* Second-year entry to Griffith University‡ Locations Credit Mount Gravatt and Degree points§ Gold Coast campuses Bachelor of Business‡ 80 Intakes Choose one major and a second (optional) area of specialisation February, June and October Majors: Employment Relations; Human Resource Management; Information Systems; International Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Duration Management; Management; Marketing; Occupational Health and Safety; Two or three semesters Sustainable Enterprise GC N Bachelor of Commerce‡ 80 Courses Major: Accounting GC L N First semester Bachelor of Commerce‡ 80 • Academic and Professional Skills Development Majors: Economics; Finance GC N • Accounting Principles Bachelor of Commerce‡ 80** • Business Information Systems Major: Financial Planning GC • Introduction to Marketing Bachelor of International Business‡ GC N 80†† Second semester Credit eligibility for other programs • Business Statistics • Economics for Managers Bachelor of Business‡ 70 • Employment Relations Major: Real Estate and Property GC N • Management Concepts Bachelor of Business‡ 60 This program can also be completed in Majors: Event Management; Hotel Management; International Tourism and three semesters. Hotel Management; Sport Management GC N Bachelor of Arts GC L N 50 Program Cost: A$18,480† Bachelor of Business Information Systems 50 Bachelor of Communication 30 Potential career paths for degree graduates Accounting; advertising; auditing; business management; commercial and taxation law; financial and management accounting; human resource management; industrial relations; international business; marketing; public relations; stockbroking. CRICOS code: 026674K * Program structure is an indicative guide only. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ Progression: International students must obtain a GPA of at least 4.5 in the diploma to progress to their chosen degree. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. ** 70 credit points are available to international students who are required to undertake an English Language Enhancement course as part of the bachelor’s degree. †† 80 credit points are available to students who do not take a language major. 70 credit points are available to students who take a language major. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
16 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 "I believe that QIBT is the best place to start your degree. You will never regret your decision if you choose to study at QIBT." Lu Myang Shawng, Myanmar Hotel Management
17 PROGRAMS Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice Criminology is the study of the complex issues of crime Griffith University was one of the pioneers of the criminology degree in Australia, and and criminal justice. Criminologists work in federal and provides students with a pathway to a wide state justice agencies such as research and statistics range of career opportunities in the criminal justice system. institutes, police departments and courts. Correctional Students enrolled in this program will authorities also employ criminologists as researchers, attend classes delivered by QIBT and Griffith assessors and policy advisors, while other criminologists University on Griffith University’s Mount Gravatt campus. For more information, work in private practice providing consulting services for visit qibt.qld.edu.au/criminology. law reform, justice, forensic psychology, behavioural science or crime statistics. Diploma of Criminology Second-year entry to Griffith University‡ and Criminal Justice* Credit Location Degree points§ Mount Gravatt campus Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 80 Intake Majors (choose one): Corrections; Crime and Justice Research; Crime February Prevention; Criminal Justice; Police Studies MG Duration Two semesters Potential career paths for degree graduates Courses Community conference convening; community corrections; criminal justice; customs; First semester investigation; legal aid administration; security consulting; state or federal police; • Academic and Professional strategic crime assessment. Skills Development • An Introduction to Crime • Crime and Society • Police Courts and Criminal Law Second semester • Doing Criminology • Introduction to Criminal Justice • Introduction to Forensic Psychology • Law, Government and Policy This program can also be completed in three semesters. Program Cost: A$18,960† Griffith University CRICOS code: 058861J * Program structure is an indicative guide only. You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 to enter this program (with no sub-score less than 6.0). † This program is not available to Australian students, only to international students. ‡ Progression: International students must successfully complete the diploma to be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
18 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012
19 PROGRAMS Diploma of Engineering Engineers are integral to today’s changing world in many ways, from the planning, design, construction and management of civil engineering projects to the design of essential electronic circuits and systems and the development of strategies and technologies for a sustainable future. QIBT teaches a well-designed diploma which involves 12 weeks of overseas program leading primarily to a selection of work experience. progressive and professionally recognised Students enrolled in this program will Engineering degrees at Griffith University. attend classes delivered by QIBT at Griffith Engineering students learn in Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. advanced facilities and also have the For more information, visit opportunity to participate in the qibt.qld.edu.au/engineering. Overseas Industrial Experience Program, Diploma of Engineering* Second-year entry to Griffith University‡ Location Credit Gold Coast campus Degree points§ Intakes Bachelor of Engineering 80 February, June and October Majors: Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Sport and Biomedical Engineering GC Duration Bachelor of Engineering Technology 80 Two or three semesters Major: Civil Engineering GC Courses Credit eligibility for other programs First semester Bachelor of Engineering Please • Academic and Professional contact Major: Environmental Engineering N Skills Development for Science QIBT for and Technology details • Engineering Materials Bachelor of Engineering Technology Please • Engineering Practice contact Major: Environmental Engineering N • Mathematics 1A QIBT for details Second semester • Computing and Programming with MATLAB • Electronics for Engineers • Engineering Mechanics Potential career paths for degree graduates • Mathematics 1B Civil engineering; electrical engineering; environmental engineering; manufacturing engineering; mechanical engineering; mechatronic engineering; This program can also be completed in sport and biomedical engineering. three semesters. Program Cost: A$24,000† CRICOS code: 070423G * Program structure is an indicative guide only. Year 12 Mathematics B (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this program. Year 12 Physics (or equivalent) is also recommended. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ Progression: International students must obtain a GPA of at least 4.0 in the diploma to be eligible to progress to their chosen degree. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
20 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Diploma of Graphic Design As in many fields, the design industry is continuously evolving During the program you will work in teams and individually as you learn to think as trends and technologies change. At QIBT and Griffith spatially and visually. You will also develop University’s Queensland College of Art (QCA) in South Bank, creative problem-solving techniques and skills in time management, communication, Brisbane, you will be immersed in the core fundamentals of resourcefulness, creativity, visual appreciation design: colour theory, typography and drawing. and exploration. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au/design. Diploma of Graphic Design* Second-year entry to Griffith University‡ Location Credit Mount Gravatt campus Degree points§ Intakes Bachelor of Design 80 February and June Majors: Interior Design; Product Design, Visual Communication Design SB Bachelor of Digital Media 80 Duration Majors: 3-Dimensional Design; Digital Design; ePhotojournalism; Fine Art Two or three semesters Practice; Graphic Design GC Courses Credit eligibility for other programs First semester Bachelor of Fine Art** SB 60 • Academic and Professional Skills • Digital Graphic Design • Drawing for Design • Modernism and Post-Modernism Potential career paths for degree graduates Second semester Advertising; graphic design; interior design; marketing; package design; print design. • Computer Visualisation and Image Creation • Reading the Visual • Typographic Design I • Visual Communication Design I This program can also be completed in three semesters. Program Cost: A$21,525† CRICOS code: 056514M * Program structure is an indicative guide only. Previous completion of Year 12 Art, Design, Graphics or Technical Studies (or equivalent) is recommended. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ Progression: International students must obtain a GPA of at least 4.0 in the diploma to progress to the degree. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. To receive 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design), Bachelor of Design (Product Design) or Bachelor of Digital Media you must choose a specialisation or elective major in Visual Communication Design. Selecting any of these programs may extend the duration of your degree by up to one year. ** Students must submit a portfolio. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
21 PROGRAMS “QIBT is such a welcoming place, you can really feel the passion that the lecturers have for the subjects that they teach.” Rebecca Tizzone, Australia Graphic Design
22 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Diploma of Health Care The Diploma is primarily designed to prepare students for entry to the second year of the Griffith University Bachelor of Nursing degree, although graduates will exit with knowledge, skills and attitudes for beginner level practice in a health care setting. Students will learn about core concepts simulated practice in laboratory settings, related to the anatomy and physiology of the as well as real life exposure in a health human body and the ways in which the body care setting. Classes and practical and mind develop/change across placements may be scheduled during the lifespan. The theoretical content weekends and outside of the normal explored in these beginning level courses semester period. For more information, takes place within the classroom, through visit qibt.qld.edu.au/healthcare. Diploma of Health Care* Second-year entry to Griffith University ‡ Location Credit Gold Coast campus Degree points§ Intakes Bachelor of Nursing GC 80 February and June Duration Two or three semesters Potential career paths for degree graduates Registered Nurse. Courses First semester With further study or experience, a nurse may choose to specialise in a range of fields such as aged care, emergency, medical health, paediatrics, midwifery, palliative care, • Effective Communication intensive care, cancer, medical/surgical, community practice or women’s health. • Clinical Health Assessment • Anatomy & Physiology I • Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Degree graduates will be eligible to information regarding English Technology; OR English Language Communication for Health apply for registration as a nurse (RN) language competency requirements: with the Australian Health Practitioner ahpra.gov.au/. Second semester Regulation Agency. Entry to the Diploma of Health Care • Anatomy & Physiology II All university nursing graduates who seek requires an IELTS of 6.5 with no band • Health Care Practices registration and are identified as having below 6.5. Each intake is limited to • Understanding Research in Practice English as a second language will be 50 students. • Medications and safe administration required to meet English language testing Students will be required to purchase This program can also be completed in requirements. International students additional clothing and equipment, as three semesters. should contact the Australian Health well as cover costs associated with Practitioner Regulation Agency for immunisation and pre-placement checks. Program Cost: A$21,970† CRICOS code: 075186J * Program structure is an indicative guide only. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ International students wishing to progress from a Diploma of Health Care at QIBT to the Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University will be required to achieve a minimum overall GPA of 4.0. Quotas apply. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
23 PROGRAMS Diploma of Health Sciences The Diploma provides an interdisciplinary approach world class health precinct with state-of- the-art facilities and teaching programs. to the field of health science. It focuses on the biological The diploma is primarily designed to and biochemical aspects of health science and provides provide a comprehensive foundation for entry into the second year of a number of a firm grounding in chemistry, cell biology, and anatomy. Griffith University degree level programs in Relevant to the workplace; skills will be developed and health, although graduates will also exit the diploma with the knowledge and skills for assessed in chemistry, biology and laboratory procedures, beginner level employment in health- as well as written and oral communication. science related industries. Degree programs vary in duration and The burgeoning health and bioscience application of new scientific knowledge to outcomes, with further details provided on industries provide opportunities for degree the practice of medicine, postgraduate the Griffith website: griffith.edu.au/health. graduates across a range of health areas specialist studies, or work as a medical For more information, visit depending on the degree, for example, the laboratory specialist. Griffith Health offers a qibt.qld.edu.au/healthsciences. Diploma of Health Sciences* Second-year entry to Griffith University ‡ Location Credit Gold Coast campus Degree points§ Intakes Bachelor of Health Science GC 80 February and June Bachelor of Exercise Science GC` 80 Duration Bachelor of Biomedical Science GC 80 Two or three semesters Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physiotherapy) GC 80 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science GC 80 Courses Credit eligibility for other programs First semester • Chemistry of Biological Systems I Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science GC 60 • Anatomy & Physiology Systems I • Cells, Tissues and Regulation • Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Potential career paths for Technology; OR degree graduates • English Language and Communication for Health Scientific advisor; allied health worker; pathology technician; Second semester technical sales; ambulance attendant; • Chemistry of Biological Systems II laboratory assistant; rehabilitation • Anatomy & Physiology Systems II manager; oh&s practitioner; sports • Health Challenges for the organisation professional. 21st Century With further Masters study career • Cell Biology options in medicine, dentistry, This program can also be completed in physiotherapy and pharmacy may three semesters. be available. Program Cost: A$25,050† For English language requirements, please refer to page 34. CRICOS code: 075188G * Program structure is an indicative guide only. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ International students are required to obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 4.0 to progress to the Bachelor of Health Science or the Bachelor of Exercise Science. To progress to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, international students must achieve a GPA of at least 4.5. For the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, or the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, international students must achieve a GPA of at least 5.5, to be considered for one of the quota limited degrees. Please note: Entry into the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science (pre-Physio) and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science is limited to 5 places per year per program. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
24 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Diploma of Hotel Management The hospitality and tourism industries contribute more than A$4 trillion in gross global output, which translates into millions of jobs worldwide. As the industry moves from being skills hotel operations, and will gain basic based to a more knowledge-based industry, management and accounting skills. In you need a higher level of education to addition to quality classroom experiences access the top jobs. Managers now need to with your lecturers, you will gain valuable be fully attuned to the culture, service and training and work experience in leading competitive aspects of the sector. hotels and restaurants — you may even get paid employment during your studies. For During the diploma you will learn about the more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au/hm. service industry in general, as well as basic Diploma of Second-year entry to Griffith University ‡ Hotel Management* Credit Locations Degree points§ Mount Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses Bachelor of Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate and Property, Sport) 80 Majors: Hotel Management; Sustainable Tourism Management GC Intakes Bachelor of Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate and Property, Sport) 80 February, June and October Majors: Event Management; Sport Management GC N Duration Bachelor of Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate and Property, Sport) 80 Two or three semesters Majors: International Tourism and Hotel Management N Courses Bachelor of International Business GC N 80** First semester Credit eligibility for other programs • Introduction to Marketing Bachelor of Business 70 • Information Systems for Majors: Employment Relations; Human Resource Management; Information Service Industries Systems; International Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; • Academic and Professional Management; Marketing; Occupational Health and Safety; Sustainable Skills Development Enterprise GC N • International Tourism and Hotel Systems Bachelor of Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate and Property, Sport) 70 Major: Real Estate and Property GC N Second semester • Management Concepts Bachelor of Commerce 60 • Rooms Division Management Majors: Accounting; Economics; Finance GC N • Accounting for Decision Making Bachelor of Commerce 60 • International Food and Beverage Management Major: Financial Planning GC This program can also be completed in three semesters. Potential career paths for degree graduates Program Cost: A$18,480† Airline services; club and recreational facility management; hotel, resort and restaurant management; tourism, event and sport management. CRICOS code: 052593F * Program structure is an indicative guide only. Students must also complete 80 hours of relevant work experience. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ Progression: International students must obtain a GPA of at least 4.5 in the diploma to progress to their chosen degree. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. ** 80 credit points are available to students who do not take a language major. 70 credit points are available to students who take a language major. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
25 PROGRAMS "As I left school early to study dance, I did not complete my HSC and was not able to go directly into university. I was informed of QIBT and commenced study the following semester. QIBT has given me the opportunity to study at a university level whilst effectively Jessica Burness, Australia Hotel Management completing the first year of my degree."
26 QIBT Your direct pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY 2012 Diploma of Information Technology Australians are leaders in software and system The diploma will give you a broad understanding of all aspects of IT to equip development. IT professionals contribute to business growth you for further studies in computer and organisational efficiency by monitoring and sustaining programming, computer science, database administration, information systems, technology within an organisation, troubleshooting technical interactive web development, software issues, controlling information systems, processing data engineering and systems design. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au/it. and maintaining IP addresses. Diploma of Second-year entry to Griffith University ‡ Information Technology* Credit Location Degree points§ Mount Gravatt campus Bachelor of Information Technology 80 Intakes Majors: Computing and Intelligent Systems; Games Programming; Informatics; February, June and October IT Management and Marketing; Multimedia; Systems Development and IT Services GC N Duration Bachelor of Information Technology 80 Two or three semesters Major: Information Systems N Courses Bachelor of Information Technology 80 First semester Major: Networking and Security GC • Academic and Professional Credit eligibility for other programs Skills Development for Science Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Multimedia GC N 70 and Technology • Introduction to Computing Systems Bachelor of Multimedia GC N 50 and Networks Bachelor of Business Information Systems GC N 50 • Introduction to Information Systems Development • Programming I Second semester Potential career paths for degree graduates • Discrete Structures I Application programming; communications; database design; game development; • Programming II software engineering; systems analysis; systems programming. • Systems Analysis and Design • Web Design and Development This program can also be completed in three semesters. Program Cost: A$19,440† CRICOS code: 026675J * Program structure is an indicative guide only. Year 12 Mathematics A (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this program. † This fee applies to international students only. Fees for Australian citizens and permanent residents are listed at qibt.qld.edu.au. ‡ International students must successfully complete the diploma to progress to their chosen degree. § Credit: 80 credit points are equivalent to one year of full-time study. GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
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