2020 INTERNATIONAL Student Guide - YOU'RE ALREADY THERE

 
2020 INTERNATIONAL Student Guide - YOU'RE ALREADY THERE
2020 INTERNATIONAL
Student Guide

YOU’RE ALREADY THERE
2020 INTERNATIONAL Student Guide - YOU'RE ALREADY THERE
Welcome
                               We are delighted you’re considering study at Griffith College and our highly respected partner,
                               Griffith University.
                               The location of the College on the Griffith University campus and our strong partnership ensures
                               you will be welcomed as part of the university community from day one.
                               At Griffith College you’ll study university designed programs and you will benefit from our
                               specialised, supportive learning environment which will prepare you well for the demands of higher
                               education in Australia.
                               In choosing a Griffith College program, you will be joining thousands of other students who have
                               progressed successfully to further study at Griffith University.
                               We look forward to welcoming you.
                               Leigh Pointon
                               College Director and Principal Griffith College

                               Since opening in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most
                               innovative and influential higher education institutions. Our degree programs are informed by
                               leading research and delivered by some of Australia’s most awarded teachers. In fact Griffith is
                               the only university to have four recipients of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the
                               Year Award and has received a five-star rating in the 2019 Good Universities Guide for Teaching
                               Quality and Overall Student Experience.
                               Griffith is also one of Australia’s most comprehensive research universities, with 59 fields of
                               research rated at world standard or above in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia 2018
                               assessment exercise. International university rankings consistently place the university in the
                               world’s top 300 institutions, signifying that Griffith offers a high quality learning experience and
                               provides its students with a global perspective across the curriculum.
                               I wish you well in your studies at Griffith College, our long-standing partner of over twenty years,
                               and I look forward to welcoming you as you progress onto further study at Griffith University.
                               Professor Carolyn Evans
                               Vice-Chancellor and President Griffith University

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              Griffith College
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Contents
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Your future starts here             2

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Why choose Griffith University?     3
Our location		                      4
Your life in Queensland             6
Planning your budget                8
Accommodation                       8
Life on campus                      9
Learning and support               10

Study areas and pathways           12

Guide to admission criteria and
progression conditions             13

Foundation

Foundation Program                 14

Diplomas

Arts and Communication             15

Commerce		                         18

Criminology and Criminal Justice   21

Design			                          16

Engineering		                      23

Health Care		                      25

Health Sciences                    26

Hotel Management                   19

Information Technology             23

Science			                         24

Social and Psychological Science   27

Associate Degree

Commerce and Business              20

Postgraduate

Masters Qualifying Program         28

Academic entry requirements        29

How to apply		                     32

2020 Key dates                     33
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Your future starts here
                                                    Griffith College provides you with the closest alternative to direct
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                                                    entry at Griffith University. For over 20 years we have successfully
                                                    bridged the academic and English gap for over 16,000 students,
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                                                    preparing them for second year entry to Griffith University bachelor
                                                    degrees. Take the next step on your pathway to success.

                                                             Graduate with an internationally recognised tertiary-                                                     Benefit from a supportive learning environment,
                                                               level qualification and seamlessly transition to a                                                      with small classes and special learning assistance
                                                                  Griffith University undergraduate degree.                                                                       including language support.

                                                              Progress with confidence to the second year of                                                            Connect with the Griffith community from day
                                                               your bachelor degree at Griffith University.1                                                            one with classes located on the Mt Gravatt and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Gold Coast campuses.

                                                         “Griffith College is the
                                                         perfect pathway option
                                                         because it gave me the
                                                         opportunity to study a
                                                         Diploma and a Bachelor
                                                         with no increase in time!”

                                                         Fasya Nida Seppani
                                                         Diploma of Arts and Communication

                                                    1 Progression requirements apply. Credit varies depending on the pathway chosen. One year of credit may not be wholly applicable to the first year of the relevant bachelor's degree. Refer to program specific
                                                    information pages.
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Why choose Griffith University?
 Griffith University celebrates, believes in and strives for the
 remarkable. Griffith is known for its high-impact research, an                                                                                                            3

 outstanding student experience, commitment to social justice and

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 welcoming environment.

   6 Campuses                                    50,000+                             8,500+                                      200,000+
                                                 students                         international                                  graduates
                                                                                     students

    5 stars for                             200+ degrees                              Ranked in                               An extensive
   getting a job                                                                      the top 2%                               network of
                                                                                      worldwide                             research centres
                                                                                                                             and institutes

 Study in a world-class                                 Learn from the best                                   Work opportunities and
 environment                                                                                                  industry placements
                                                        Australia’s top teachers                              Griffith students put what they learn in the
 Ranked in the top 2% worldwide                         At Griffith University, you will learn from some of   classroom into practice, with the opportunity for
 With highly awarded teaching staff, expert             the best teachers in the country. Griffith teachers   industry experience included in many degrees.
  researchers, a comprehensive suite of degrees         have won more Australian Government awards,           Depending on what you study, you could learn
     spanning all disciplines, and outstanding          citations, fellowships and grants than any other      through work placements, overseas fieldtrips or
         campus facilities, Griffith ranks among        university. Four teachers have even been named        industry projects for real clients.
             the world’s best universities. In four     Australian University Teacher of the Year.
                of the largest and most credible                                                              Global connections and
                    world university rankings,
                                                        Get the knowledge that                                overseas study
                        Griffith is ranked in the
                            top 300- placing the        matters                                               Griffith degrees have an international focus,
                                                                                                              preparing you for work almost anywhere in the
                                University in the top
                                                        Innovative degrees                                    world. What’s more, at Griffith you will have the
Times                               2% worldwide.
                                                                                                              opportunity to enrich and diversify your degree
                                                        Griffith University’s future-focused degrees are
HE World                                                designed to prepare you for new opportunities
                                                                                                              with an overseas study experience.
University                                              in a fast-changing world. They are constantly
Rankings: 251–300                                       innovating, and have introduced Australia’s first
                                                                                                              Practical experience
                                                        degrees in a wide range of important areas,           At Griffith, you’ll have the opportunity to gain
CWTS Leiden                                             including Asian studies, environmental science,       practical experience working on projects for real
Ranking: 300                                             forensic science and aviation.                       clients. You’ll build your portfolio and make critical
                                                                                                              contacts and networks through workintegrated
QS World University                                                                                           learning programs and key industry links.
Rankings: 329
                                                                                                              Each discipline has access to a practical
Academic Ranking                                                                                              experience program or teaching space such as
                                                                                                              financial trading rooms, which offer accounting,
of World Universities: 301-400
                                                                                                              finance and economics students real-time access
University Ranking                                                                                            to global financial markets; and Liveworm, which
by Academic Performance: 279                                                                                  is a visual communication design studio.
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Sunshine Coast

                                                    Our location
                                                    As a Griffith College student, you are
             4                                      so close to Griffith University you
                                                    are already there. Griffith College is
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                                                    located on Griffith University’s Mt
                                                    Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses.

                                                    The Mt Gravatt campus is Griffith’s
                                                    social sciences and humanities
                                                    hub. The tranquil bush setting                                                              Brisbane
                                                                                                                                                 Airport
                                                    and panoramic views provide

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                                                                                                                                                                                       Gold Coast
                                                    Find out more at griffith.edu.au/college/arrival/our-campuses                                                                       Airport
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Mt Gravatt campus
                                                             11.7km to Brisbane City
                                                                Car = 15 minutes
                                                                Bus = 20 minutes
                                                                Bicycle = 50 minutes

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                                                      Garden City Shopping Centre

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                                                                                                  Nathan campus
Student One accommodation

                              The ‘Gabba’ (sports stadium)

                                             Pacific Motorway                                        South Bank campus
The Capital - innovation hub

   Brisbane City Centre
  and Queen Street Mall

                                                       Queensland Performing Arts Centre

                                                                        Brisbane Student Hub

                                                                                                                        Gallery of Modern Art

                                                              Surfers Paradise
Southport Central                                                                                         Gold Coast campus
 Business District                                                                                   4.5km to Southport CBD
                                                                                                        Car = 10 minutes
                                                                                                        Light rail (tram) = 9 minutes
                                                                                                        Bicycle = 20 minutes
                                                                                                     60.9km to Brisbane City
Site of 2018 Gold Coast
 Commonwealth Games                                                                                     Car = 60 minutes
     Athletes Village                                                                                   Student Guild intercampus bus
                                                                                                        = 75 minutes
Gold Coast Health and
 Knowledge Precinct

               Tram station
                                                                                                                     Griffith University
  Gold Coast            Griffith Business School                                                                  Village accommodation
Private Hospital
                                                                                               Griffith College
                                                                           Library

Tram station       Food outlets

    Gold Coast                    Griffith Health Centre
University Hospital
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Life in Queensland
                                                    Queensland offers a unique and rich lifestyle made possible by the diversity of life,
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                                                    culture and natural beauty across our great state. The cultural and commercial
                                                    vibrancy of our modern, globally connected cities; pristine coastlines and the Great
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                                                    Barrier Reef; and world heritage listed tropical
                                                    rainforests – are all on your doorstep.

                                                    Gold
                                                    Coast
                                                    Combining sun drenched beaches
                                                    and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle with
                                                     impressive economic and cultural
                                                    development, the Gold Coast has become
                                                    the destination of choice for an increasing
                                                    number of students.

                                                           Average temperature: 15 °C – 25 °C

                                                           Population: More than 500,000 people

                                                           300 days of sunshine a year

                                                           Spans nearly 60 km of coastline with some of the best
                                                           beaches on the planet

                                                           100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforests

                                                           Culturally diverse population: 28% of Gold Coast’s residents
                                                           were born overseas
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                                    Brisbane
                      Brisbane is a vibrant, expanding city,
                          offering world-class education, a
                     beautiful climate and superb lifestyle.
           It is Australia’s third largest city and is an ideal
                  place to study and develop your career.

         Average temperature: 15 °C – 26 °C

                 Population: 2.27 million people

                    283 days of sunshine a year

         One of the world’s most liveable cities

                  Culturally diverse population:
28% of Brisbane’s residents were born overseas

                     State capital of Queensland
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Planning your budget
                                                    Planning your budget will ensure you are well prepared to study and
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                                                    live successfully in Queensland. Also, when applying for a student
                                                    visa, some students may be required to demonstrate financial
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                                                    capacity to meet all costs, including tuition fees and living expenses.
                                                    Brisbane and the Gold Coast are affordable cities,     Cost of living                                         Finally, ensure you have budgeted for the
                                                    however, your personal lifestyle preferences will                                                             required text books for each course you
                                                    impact on your total cost of living. All amounts       An estimate of average annual cost of living for       undertake. This may be around $300-$400 per
                                                    are in Australian Dollars.                             international students is $20,290 which would          trimester. Please bring your own laptop/tablet
                                                                                                           include accommodation, food, transport, phone          or purchase one when you arrive to engage
                                                                                                           and internet. However, depending on your               in learning with technology. To purchase your
                                                    Tuition fees                                           preferences this amount could be lower or higher.      laptop/tablet in Australia, budget for $800.
                                                    The total tuition fees payable for your Griffith       Further details on costs for different types of
                                                    College program can be found in this guide or          accommodation are provided below.
                                                    on our website. If your application to study                                                                  Study concessions
                                                                                                           In addition to this you will need to plan for set
                                                    is successful, you will need to pay the first          up costs when you first arrive, which could be         and discounts
                                                    trimester tuition fees plus the total cost of your     around $1500 to $2000. This will include your          International students are entitled to many
                                                    student health insurance prior to applying for         airport transfer costs, plus you may need to           discounts when presenting a valid student ID
                                                    your student visa. These fees and methods for          pay an accommodation/rental bond, purchase             card. These include concession prices for many
                                                    payment will be detailed in your Letter of Offer.      furniture and basic homewares and connect to           public services such as transport (using a student
                                                    After you have completed your first trimester,         electricity, gas and the internet.                     go card), and entry to cinemas, museums
                                                    you will then pay your tuition fees at the start                                                              and more.
                                                    of each subsequent trimester you study at                                                                     For more information about fees and cost of
                                                    the College.                                                                                                  living visit griffith.edu.au/college/student-
                                                                                                                                                                  services/finance-and-scholarships

                                                    Accommodation
                                                    Stay in college accommodation and walk to campus, find your
                                                    own accommodation in a suburb of your choice, or stay with an
                                                    Australian family in a homestay.
                                                    Homestay                                               Off-campus                                              On-campus
                                                    Homestay gives you the opportunity to live with        accommodation                                           accommodation
                                                    an Australian family while you study. This is a        Share house is the most common accommodation            Available on both campuses within walking
                                                    great way to develop your English language skills      option for students. Privately managed and close        distance to class. Self-catered options are
                                                    and experience life in Australia. All furniture and    to campus, you can find three to six bedroom            offered, with utilities included.
                                                    meals are provided.                                    options, with all furniture included.

                                                    Weekly cost of living estimate
                                                                                      Self-catered on-campus                    Share House off-campus                     Homestay off-campus
                                                     Rent                             $170-$317                                 $160–$450                                  $255-$275
                                                     Food                             $80-$120                                  $80-$120                                   Included
                                                     Transport to university          Walking distance                          $20-$40                                    $20-$40
                                                     Electricity and gas              Included                                  $20–$50                                    Included
                                                     Internet                         $10–$20                                   $10–$20                                    $10-$20
                                                     Mobile (cell) phones             $15–$25                                   $15–$25                                    $15–$25

                                                    This table is meant as a guide only. All amounts above are in Australian dollars. For more information on the types of accommodation and how to apply visit:
                                                    griffith.edu.au/college/arrival/accommodation
Life on campus
There is so much to experience during your time on campus. From
soaking up new knowledge in your program and preparing for your                                                                                    9

future studies, to making new friends, trying new foods and taking

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part in social and sporting activities.

Food                                                     Religion                                            For more information on
You’ll enjoy a vast array of culturally diverse food     Each Griffith campus has prayer facilities          Griffith University campus
                                                         as well as multi-faith chaplains.
available on each campus through coffee shops,
                                                         griffith.edu.au/chaplaincy                          facilities and services visit
cafeterias, restaurants and cafes. Visit
                                                                                                             griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/
griffith.edu.au/shops to find out about the
                                                                                                             campuses-and-facilities
different food options available on each campus.         Sport and fitness
                                                         Griffith University provides a range of sporting
Clubs and societies                                      facilities as well as events and competitions.
Griffith University has over 120 clubs in                You can join Griffith Sport for social sport
cultural, religious, political, educational, sporting,   competitions, and memberships are available for
                                                         a fee. Facilities include:

                                                         ··
professional and special interest areas. Getting
involved in a club will help you meet new people,

                                                         ··
                                                           Aquatic and tennis centres
pursue a special interest or hobby and develop

                                                         ··
                                                           Gymnasiums
new skills. Visit griffith.edu.au/clubs to find

                                                         ··
out more.                                                  Basketball courts
                                                           Track and field/athletics facilities
                                                         griffith.edu.au/sport

      BLOG FOR                                             Explore is the Griffith International blog – it
                                                            has thousands of readers with all stories
      GRIFFITH                                               written by Griffith students. Lots of our
                                                           writers are international students who share
   INTERNATIONAL!                                           their experiences and advice. Writing for
                                                                 Explore gives you the chance to:
                                                                ·· improve your writing skills
                                                               ·· get feedback on your work
                                                                 ·· have your work published
                                                         ·· inspire other students with your story.
   griffith.edu.au/explore-blog
Learning and support
                                                    Griffith College is committed to providing you with a high quality
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                                                    learning experience by engaging you through a diverse range of
                                                    personal, academic and professional support initiatives.
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                                                    Arrival                                              Life and learning                                    Learning support
                                                                                                                                                              Our comprehensive learning support framework
                                                    Airport reception                                    Welfare guidance                                     gives you the best opportunity to succeed in your
                                                    You can book a College representative to             Assistance is always close-by. You can access

                                                                                                                                                              ··
                                                                                                                                                              studies at no extra cost and includes:
                                                    welcome you at the airport and take you to           free and confidential welfare and counselling          Lecturer consultation – lecturers are available
                                                    your accommodation. For more information and         services from our team of experienced staff.           each week to meet with students outside class
                                                    bookings visit griffith.edu.au/college/arrival/      They can help you deal with personal issues such

                                                                                                                                                              ··
                                                                                                                                                                and discuss course topics.
                                                    airport-reception                                    as homesickness and other causes of stress
                                                                                                                                                                Assignment help – student learning advisors
                                                                                                         or concern.
                                                                                                                                                                are available to talk through assignment
                                                    Orientation and registration                                                                                questions, essay structuring and writing and
                                                                                                         Bridging subjects
                                                                                                                                                              ··
                                                    Orientation is a great time to meet your                                                                    referencing.
                                                    classmates, get to know your teachers and also       Bridging subjects are available if you do not have     Study skills and time management workshops
                                                    look around campus before study begins. In order     the pre-requisites or assumed knowledge for            – available throughout the trimester these
                                                    to make orientation stress free, we open class       your chosen program, or would like to revise your      workshops focus on developing study skills
                                                    registration a few weeks beforehand so you can       knowledge. For more information visit griffith.        in areas such as time management, academic
                                                    sort out most of the paperwork before you arrive     edu.au/college/bridging-subjects

                                                                                                                                                              ··
                                                                                                                                                                writing skills and examination techniques.
                                                    on campus.
                                                                                                                                                                Peer assisted learning – high performing
                                                    Your orientation program will provide all the
                                                                                                         Maths support                                          students are available to mentor other
                                                    information you need to settle in at Griffith        We recognise the importance of strong                  students through their courses in a tutoring
                                                    College as quickly as possible, so attendance        mathematics foundations in the Engineering,            style format.
                                                    is compulsory. To view the current orientation       Health Sciences and Science fields and
                                                    program visit griffith.edu.au/college/arrival/       in response, have developed embedded                 Learning with technology
                                                    orientation                                          mathematics modules, collectively called             Teaching and learning is constantly evolving and
                                                                                                         ‘Essential Mathematics’, within these diplomas.      Griffith College is keeping pace by introducing a
                                                    Student mentoring program                                                                                 number of innovative resources in the classroom.
                                                    Experienced students continuing their studies at
                                                                                                         Language development                                 Online learning management, video lecture
                                                    the College are appointed as student mentors,        modules                                              capture and online textbooks are all available.
                                                    and will help you adjust and settle into study and                                                        To take advantage of this, you are strongly
                                                                                                         You will benefit from two free Language
                                                    life in Australia. Their support continues to be                                                          encouraged to use your own laptop/tablet, so
                                                                                                         Development Modules which are integrated into
                                                    available throughout the trimester.                                                                       plan to bring one with you or purchase one when
                                                                                                         each diploma to ensure you gain the literacy
                                                                                                                                                              you arrive.
                                                                                                         needed for academic success. You will develop
                                                                                                         your English language skills in dedicated classes    The College has also integrated new learning
                                                                                                         and online self-access sessions. For more            techniques, such as flipped and blended learning,
                                                                                                         information visit griffith.edu.au/college/           to help deliver content in a way that engages
                                                                                                         learning-support                                     students and develops collaboration and
                                                                                                                                                              communication skills.

                                                                                                                                                              Transition to
                                                                                                                                                              Griffith University
                                                                                                                                                              Every trimester the College holds a graduation
                                                                                                                                                              ceremony for students who successfully
                                                                                                                                                              complete their Griffith College program. We also
                                                                                                                                                              hold information sessions to help students with
                                                                                                                                                              their progression to their degree program at
                                                                                                                                                              Griffith University.

                                                    For more information on student support services visit
                                                    griffith.edu.au/college/student-services
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                       Mentor
                    experience
Okaro Chiamaka credits her experience
   as a student mentor for her increase
         in self confidence and leadership
 skills. “I advise those planning to study
   engineering to be confident, flexible
    and opportunistic. Get involved and
 connect with people. It is ok to ask for
help when confused or in doubt, speak
                with your tutors or peers.”
                    Okaro Chiamaka
           Diploma of Engineering
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                                                      Study areas and pathways
                                                    Your College pathway to Griffith University

                                                                                                                                                                                               Your bachelor degree
                                                    Undergraduate

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 3*

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 2*

                                                                                                                                                                  Year 1

                                                                                                                                                                                               Griffith University
                                                    Pre-university

                                                                         Year 12 (or equivalent)                                                  Foundation Program

                                                                                                                                             Griffith College
                                                                         Year 11 (or equivalent)

                                                                     Secondary School
                                                      *Some bachelor degree programs are more than three years’ duration.
                                                      ^The first year of study may not be equivalent to the first year of the relevant Griffith University bachelor degree for all programs.
Guide to admission criteria
and progression conditions
The program information tables on the following       Assumed knowledge                                      If you do not meet the minimum GPA upon
pages detail the admission criteria for your                                                                 completion of your diploma, there may be              13
                                                      For entry to some diplomas and pathways we
Griffith College program, as well as the conditions                                                          options available for you to continue studying.
                                                      do not require completion of pre-requisite

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you need to meet to progress to your degree at                                                               You will need to speak with an academic advisor
                                                      subjects. Rather, we assume you already have
Griffith University.                                                                                         at that time.
                                                      this knowledge, gained through previous studies
                                                      or experience. This is referred to as “assumed
Admission criteria for                                knowledge”.                                            3 year/240 credit point
Griffith College programs                             If you haven’t completed studies in the “assumed
                                                                                                             degree
                                                                                                             Griffith College diplomas are equivalent to up to
English language and                                  knowledge” areas for your chosen program, you
                                                                                                             80 credit points, or one year of credit towards a
                                                      are still eligible for an offer to study with us. We
academic entry requirements                           embed support courses within our programs and          bachelor degree at Griffith University. Credit will
For all Griffith College programs, you need           offer free bridging subjects. More information         vary depending on the pathway chosen. Please
to meet the English language proficiency              about support courses is available at griffith.edu.    see individual pathway information for detailed
requirement. If you do not, we will issue you a       au/college/learning-support. Information about         credit allocation.
conditional offer to study, and help you organise     bridging subjects is available at griffith.edu.au/
an English language program at the Griffith           college/bridging-subjects
English Language Institute (GELI).
For all Griffith College programs, you also need      Conditions for progressing
to meet the overall academic entry requirement;       to your Griffith University                                 YEAR 3
for example, completion of Australian senior
high school, or equivalent. A list of international
                                                      degree                                                       80 CP                           YEAR 1
                                                                                                                                                  DIPLOMA
qualifications equivalent to Australian high school   Depending on the degree you have chosen, you                                                  80 CP
is provided in the Academic Entry Requirements        will need to achieve a minimum GPA in your
table on page 29 of this guide. If you do not         diploma to be eligible to progress. The GPA
meet the academic entry requirement for your          requirements for progression are found in each
diploma or associate degree you may be eligible       program information table on the following pages.
to commence the Foundation Program first.
                                                                                                                               YEAR 2
                                                                                                                                80 CP

  “The trimester
  start dates are so
  convenient. I was able
  to start my study as soon
  as I knew what I wanted to
  do; I didn’t have to wait until
  the new year. I find the teaching
  and the delivery method very useful
  and engaging and I think I will be well
  prepared when I start university.”

  Ashleena Prakash
  Diploma of Hotel Management
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                                                    Foundation
                                                    Program
                                                    Our Foundation program is
                                                    equivalent to year 12 and provides
                                                    a bridge between secondary school
                                                    and undergraduate studies.

                                                    We have designed this program to                               “I received a lot of support at
                                                    adequately prepare you for entry to                            Griffith College. All of my lecturers
                                                    university-level programs across a                             are friendly and caring and the
                                                    broad range of study areas.                                    administration staff are very helpful
                                                                                                                   if you have a problem. My experience
                                                                                                                   as a student ambassador this
                                                                                                                   year has improved my confidence
                                                                                                                   and leadership abilities and I feel
                                                                                                                   confident in starting my studies at
                                                                                                                   Griffith University.”

                                                                                                                   Sabrina Salam

                                                     Foundation Program
                                                     Trimesters          Campus            Trimester entry month                 Admission criteria*                                                                        CRICOS
    Gold Coast L Logan

                                                     2F                                    Feb / Jun / Oct                       English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
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                                                                                                                        Arts and
                                                                                                                   Communication
                                                                                     Guided by experienced educators,
                                                                                      Griffith students are prepared for
                                                                                 careers in all areas of the media, with
                                                                               excellent job prospects for online, print,
                                                                                              radio and television work.

                                                                                                                                             Get your story across
                                                                                                            Studying arts and communication at Griffith, you’ll
                                                                                                              develop a deeper understanding of best practice
                                                                                                               communication and how to connect with a wide
                                                                                                                  range of audiences to get your story across.
                                                                                                             You’ll also have unparalleled access to internships
                                                                                                              and practical experiences to enhance your skills,
                                                                                                             because Griffith University has more connections
                                                                                                             with industry internships in Journalism and Public
                                                                                                               Relations than any other Queensland university.

 Diploma of Arts and Communication

                                                                                                                                                                                         Campuses:
 Trimesters            Campus            Trimester entry month                Admission criteria*                                                         CRICOS
 2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun / Oct                      English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
Diploma of Design
                                                        Trimesters        Campus                Trimester entry month               Admission criteria*                                                           CRICOS
                                                        2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun / Oct                     English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
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Business
Hit the ground running in a
growing global business market
with access to internships and
real-world projects before you
even start your degree.

Learn from leaders                     “I think the teaching style at Griffith
                                       College is excellent. It is easy to make
When you study business at Griffith,   appointments to see your teachers or
you are studying among the world’s     the student support team if you have
best. Griffith Business School is      questions about your work or if you
accredited by the Association to       need help with an assignment.”
Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business (AASCB) - International,      Burcu Kaymak
meaning your degree is recognised
globally as a high-quality program.
Diploma of Commerce
                                                        Trimesters         Campus               Trimester entry month                Admission criteria*                                                         CRICOS
                                                        2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun / Oct                      English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
Diploma of Hotel Management
 Trimesters       Campus               Trimester entry month               Admission criteria*                                                         CRICOS
 2-3 F                                 Feb / Jun / Oct                     English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
Associate Degree in Commerce and Business
                                                        Trimesters                Campus                Trimester entry month                   Admission criteria*                                                                   CRICOS

                                                        1st year entry 4-6 F          ∏                                                         English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
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Criminology
and law
As a Criminology student you
will benefit from our industry
experienced teaching staff and
real-world cases to enhance
your studies

One of the largest in the world                                  “I chose Griffith College because
                                                                 I wasn’t confident that my English
Griffith School of Criminology and                               language skills would be adequate
Criminal Justice is one of the largest                           for direct entry to university. The
and fastest growing communities                                  College provides a supportive and
of criminology and criminal justice                              international environment where
scholars in the world. The School                                I can improve my English whilst
is internationally renowned for                                  learning about Australian politics
ground-breaking research, innovative                             and law.”
and flexible teaching, and close
collaboration with practitioners                                 Slavka Zbojovska
and employers.

 Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice

                                                                                                                                                                                                Campuses:
 Trimesters         Campus              Trimester entry month                  Admission criteria*                                                         CRICOS
 2-3 F                                  Feb / Jun / Oct                        English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
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                                                    Science,
                                                    Engineering and IT
    Gold Coast L Logan

                                                    Bring your study to life by
                                                    working on real projects in work
                  South Bank (Brisbane)

                                                    integrated learning programs.
                                                    Strong future career prospects            “The best thing about Griffith College
                                                                                              is the staff. All the teachers are very
                                                    The majority of future jobs growth        friendly and welcoming of further
                  Mt Gravatt

                                                    is likely to be in science, technology,   discussion and they teach not only
                                                    engineering and maths. At Griffith,       from the text books but also from
                                                    your degree will be built around          real life cases. I feel like I have chosen
                                                    hands-on, project-based learning,         the right place to study. Griffith
                  Nathan

                                                    with industry placements while            college has wonderful teachers and
                                                    you study.                                provides high-quality learning.”
                  Campuses:

                                                                                              Muhammad Awais Malik
Diploma of Engineering
 Trimesters        Campus                Trimester entry month                   Admission criteria*                                                             CRICOS
 2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun / Oct                         English: IELTS 5.5 (no band < 5.0) (6.5 (no band
Diploma of Science
                                                        Trimesters        Campus                Trimester entry month                Admission criteria*                                                              CRICOS
                                                        2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun                            English: IELTS 5.5 (no band
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Health
Our ageing population in Australia
means that our healthcare system
will be under pressure and staff in
health jobs will be in demand.

Study with the best                                             “Griffith College provided me with
                                                                the basics of studying by teaching
Griffith University is ranked #11 in                            us step-by-step. Through extra help
the world and #1 in Queensland for                              from advisors I have learnt more
Nursing in the Shanghai Ranking’s                               about essay structure, my writing
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects                             skills have improved and I feel more
2018. Study in the $150 million                                 confident in my studies.”
Griffith Health Centre, part of the
Gold Coast Health and Knowledge                                 Juhyun Kim (Julie)
precinct.

 Diploma of Health Care

                                                                                                                                                                                         Campuses:
 Trimesters        Campus               Trimester entry month                Admission criteria*                                                          CRICOS
 2-3 F                                  Feb / Jun                            English: IELTS 6.5 (no band
Diploma of Health Sciences
                                                     Trimesters         Campus               Trimester entry month                    Admission criteria*                                                              CRICOS
                                                     2-3 F                                    Feb / Jun                               English: See table below                                                         075188G
                                                                                                                                      Academic: Australian Year 12 or equivalent
                                                                                                                                      Assumed knowledge: See table below

26                                                                                                                                                   IELTS requirement for         GPA requirement
                                                     Pathway to Griffith University                                 Campus       Credit granted◊     entry                         for progression
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Assumed knowledge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mathematics and either Biology or
                                                     Bachelor of Biomedical Science                                              70 CP               5.5 (no band
Diploma of Social and Psychological Science
 Trimesters         Campus               Trimester entry month            Admission criteria*                                                          CRICOS
 2-3 F                                   Feb / Jun / Oct                  English: IELTS 5.5 (no band < 5.0)                                           092486M
                                                                          Academic: Australian Year 12 or equivalent

                                                                                                                                                       GPA requirement for
 Pathway to Griffith University                                             Campus              Credit granted◊                                        progression                     27
 Bachelor of Child and Family Studies                                                           80 CP                                                  4.0ƒ

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 Bachelor of Counselling§                                                                       80 CP                                                  4.0ƒ
 Bachelor of Human Services                                                                     80 CP                                                  4.0ƒ
 Bachelor of Psychological Science                                                              80 CP                                                  4.0ƒ
 Bachelor of Social Work                                                                        80 CP#
                                                                                                                                                       4.0ƒ

What you will study                                          Sample program structure                                  Employment and career options
The Diploma of Social and Psychological Science will                                                                   Welfare officer, community planning and development,
provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills       Trimester 1                                               social worker, child safety officer, youth worker,
for further study in the areas of psychology, counselling,   • Academic and professional skills development OR         correctional services officer, counsellor.
human services and social work. You will develop an             English language and communication for health
understanding of key theories of social and psychological    • Human services structures
science, and structures of human services within their       • Introductory individual and social psychology           The Griffith College edge
broader historical, socio-cultural, political and economic   • Interpersonal skills                                    You will benefit from additional workshops designed to
contexts.                                                                                                              develop the critical and reflective thinking skills important
                                                             Trimester 2                                               to understanding the complexities of human cognition and
                                                             • Lifespan development OR Business statistics             behaviour, interpersonal relationships and social systems in
                                                             • Human services processes OR Introductory cognitive      contemporary society.
                                                                and biological psychology
                                                             • Introduction to social theory
                                                             • Equity and diversity

griffith.edu.au/college/programs/psychology

                                                                                                                                                                                       Campuses:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nathan

     “I chose to study
     Health Sciences at
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mt Gravatt

     Griffith College because
     it gave me so many
     pathway options into Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                                       South Bank (Brisbane)

     University. The smaller classes
     means it is easier to ask questions
     in class and my teachers are even
     available for personal consultation. The
     Essential Maths module is also helping me
     with my studies.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       Gold Coast L Logan

     Poovarasy Chantharan
     Diploma of Health Sciences
Masters Qualifying Program
                                                       Upgrade your study to meet the academic requirements for direct
28                                                     admissions to a Griffith University Masters program.
Griffith University International Student Guide 2020

                                                       Credit towards your Masters
                                                       If you are successful in progressing to your Masters, you may receive advanced standing of 10 credit points for completion of the Masters Qualifying Program
                                                       course Managing Organisations OR Project Management for Postgraduate Students.

                                                        Masters Qualifying Program
                                                        Trimesters         Campus              Trimester entry month                 Admission criteria*                                                                    CRICOS
                                                        1F                                     Feb / Jun / Oct                       English: IELTS 6.0 (no band
Griffith College 2020
International student fees
Program                                              Fee (Australian dollars)
Foundation Program                                   $22,000
Diploma of Arts and Communication                    $29,500
Diploma of Commerce                                  $28,500
Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice          $30,000
Diploma of Design                                    $29,500
Diploma of Engineering                               $34,500
Diploma of Health Care                               $31,500
Diploma of Health Science                            $33,500
Diploma of Hotel Management                          $28,500
Diploma of Information Technology                    $29,500
Diploma of Science                                   $33,000
Diploma of Social and Psychological Science          $27,500
Masters Qualifying Program                           $13,250
All fees are for the program in entirety for 2020.

This information is correct at the time of printing however Griffith College reserves
the right to alter, amend or delete details at any time without notice.
Academic entry requirements
Country of
Qualification    Foundation to Diploma                                Foundation to Bachelor                                Diploma/Associate Degree

Afghanistan      Completion of Afghanistan Baccalauria                Completion of Afghanistan Baccalauria                 Afghanistan Baccalauria grade average 60% in final year
                                                                                                                            results
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Argentina        Completion of Argentine Bachillerato                 Completion of Argentine Bachillerato                  Argentine Bachillerato grade average of 4.8 in the final
                                                                                                                            year results
Australia        Year 11 with a pass in 3 academic subjects           Year 11 with a pass in 3 academic subjects            Year 12 with a pass in 3 academic subjects

Bahrain          Completion of General Secondary Education            General Secondary Education Certificate or            General Secondary Education Certificate or American
                 Certificate or American High School Diploma          American High School Diploma grade average of         High School Diploma grade average of 70% in the final
                                                                      70% in the final year results                         year results
Bangladesh       Higher Secondary Certificate grade average of        Higher Secondary Certificate grade average of         Higher Secondary Certificate grade average of 2.0 in final
                 1.0 in final year results, or Year 11 (10+1) with    2.0 in final year results.                            year results.
                 70% average.
Botswana         GCSE O levels with a pass in 3                       GCSE O levels with a pass in 5                        GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3,
                 academic subjects                                    academic subjects                                     D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g.
                                                                                                                            A=2.5)
Brazil           Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio            Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio             Certificado de Ensino Medio grade average of 5.6 in final
                                                                                                                            year results
Brunei           GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects    GCE "O" levels with a pass in 5 academic subjects     GCE 'A' Levels minimum 2 points A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3,
                                                                                                                            D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g.
                                                                                                                            A=2.5)
Canada           Grade 11 or equivalent                               Grade 11 or equivalent                                Provincial High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary
                                                                                                                            School Diploma grade average of 50% in final year results
Chile            Completion of Licencia de Educacion Media            Completion of Licencia de Educacion Media             Licencia de Educacion Media final year grade of 4.0, plus
                                                                                                                            an overall score on the Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria
                                                                                                                            of 600 –649.
China            Senior Middle 2 with 60% average.                    Senior Middle 3 with 60% average in final year        Senior Middle 3 with 60% average in final year results
                                                                      results.
Colombia         Completion of Colombian Bachillerato                 Completion of Colombian Bachillerato                  Colombian Bachillerato final year grade of 53, plus an
                                                                                                                            overall score on the National Aptitude Test of 200-249
Denmark          Completion of Senior High School                     Completion of Senior High School                      Senior High School (Studentereksamen) grade average of
                 (Studentereksamen)                                   (Studentereksamen)                                    6 on a 13 scale, or Grade average of 2 on a 12 point scale.
Ecuador          Completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato                Completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato                 Ecuadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 12.5 in the final
                                                                                                                            year results
El Salvador      Completion of Salvadorean Bachillerato               Completion of Salvadorean Bachillerato                Salvadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 5.6 in the final
                                                                                                                            year results
Fiji             Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with        Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6) with grade   Fiji Year 13 Certificate or Form 7 (prior to 2013) with
                 grade average of 50% in best 3 subjects              average of 50% in best 4 subjects                     grade average of 50% in best 3 subjects
France           Completion of the French Baccleaureat                Completion of the French Baccleaureat                 French Baccleaureat Successful completion and a grade
                                                                                                                            average of 10/20
Germany          Completion of the Senior High School (Abitur)        Completion of the Senior High School (Abitur) or      Senior High School (Abitur) or equivalent with a grade
                 or equivalent                                        equivalent                                            average of 4.0
Ghana            GCSE O levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects     GCSE O levels with a pass in 5                        GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 Points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3,
                                                                      academic subjects                                     D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g.
                                                                                                                            A=2.5)
Hong Kong, SAR   Form 5 with a pass in 3 academic subjects            Form 5 with a pass in 4 academic subjects             Diplomas of Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and
                                                                                                                            Health Care: HKDSE with 10 points in the best 5 subjects
                                                                                                                            All other diplomas: HKDSE with 8 points in the best 4
                                                                                                                            subjects
India            All India Senior Secondary School Certificate with   All India Senior Secondary School Certificate         All India Senior Secondary School Certificate Average of
                 a
Academic entry requirements (continued)
                                                    Country of
                                                    Qualification      Foundation to Diploma                                  Foundation to Bachelor                             Diploma/Associate Degree

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                                                                                                                                                                                 Education average grade of 3.0 in final year results
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                                                    Kenya              KCSE average grade of 1.0 (E) in best 8 subjects       KCSE Average grade of 2.4 (D-) in best             KCSE average grade of 2.4 (D) in best 8 subjects
                                                                                                                              8 subjects
                                                    Korea              Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with     Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2      Specialised High School Diploma average grade of 1.4 in
                                                                       D grade average in 4 academic subjects.                with D grade average in 4 academic subjects.       final year, or High school Diploma average grade of 2.0
                                                                       CSAT 260 (overall grade is calculated from result      CSAT 280 (overall grade is calculated from         in final year
                                                                       in Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign            result in Korean Language, Mathematics and         CSAT 280 (overall grade is calculated from result in
                                                                       Language)                                              Foreign Language)                                  Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language
                                                                                                                                                                                 - English)
                                                    Kuwait             Completion of General Secondary Education              General Secondary Education Certificate or         General Secondary Education Certificate, or American
                                                                       Certificate, or completion American High School        American High School Diploma Grade average         High School Diploma Grade average grade of 70% In final
                                                                       Diploma                                                of 70% in the final year results                   year results
                                                    Libya              Completion of Libyan General Secondary School          Libyan General Secondary School Leaving            Libyan General Secondary School Leaving Certificate
                                                                       Leaving Certificate                                    Certificate Overall grade of 70% in final year     Overall grade of 70% in final year results, or Vocational
                                                                                                                              results, or Vocational Secondary School Leaving    Secondary School Leaving Certificate overall grade of
                                                                                                                              Certificate overall grade of 70% in final year     70% in final year results
                                                                                                                              results
                                                    Macau, SAR         Form 5 with a 60% average                              Form 5 with a 70%average or Form 6 with a          Form 6 (also called Certificate of Higher Secondary
                                                                                                                              60% average                                        Education) average grade of 70% in 4 academic subjects
                                                    Malawi             GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects      GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4,
                                                                                                                              5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                                                                                 e.g. A=2.5)
                                                    Malaysia           Form 5 (SPM) with a pass in 3 academic subjects        Form 5 (SPM) with a pass in                        Malaysia Independent Chinese Secondary Schools
                                                                                                                              5 academic subjects                                Unified Examination Certificate with a pass in 2 academic
                                                                                                                                                                                 subjects, or STPM with a pass in 2 academic subjects
                                                    Mauritius          GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects      GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4,
                                                                                                                              5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                                                                                 e.g. A=2.5)
                                                    Mexico             Completion of Mexican Upper Secondary School           Completion of Mexican Upper Secondary School       Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato
                                                                       Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program)          Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program)      or Preparatria program) average grade of 6 for final year
                                                                                                                                                                                 results
                                                    Moldova            Completion of Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat           Completion of Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat       Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat grade average of 5.0
                                                                       or Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura          or Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura      in final year results, or Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii
                                                                       Generala                                               Generala                                           de Cultura Generala grade average of 5.0 in final year
                                                                                                                                                                                 results
                                                    Mongolia           Successful completion of the 2nd last year of the      Successful completion of Gerchilgee (Certificate   Successful completion of Gerchilgee (Certificate of
                                                                       Senior Secondary Education with average 70%.           of Senior Secondary Education) with average        Senior Secondary Education) with average 70% in the
                                                                                                                              70% in the final year.                             final year.
                                                    Myanmar            Completion of the Myanmar Basic Education High         Myanmar Basic Education High School Exam           Myanmar Basic Education High School Exam grade of
                                                                       School Exam                                            grade of 40% in final year results                 40% in final year results
                                                    Nepal              Nepalese Proficiency Certificate grade average of      Nepalese Proficiency Certificate with a grade      Nepalese Proficiency Certificate with a grade average
                                                                       40% in final year, or Nepalese Higher Secondary        average of 45% in final year, or Nepalese Higher   of 45% in final year, or Nepalese Higher Secondary
                                                                       Certificate with a grade average of 35% in the         Secondary Certificate with a grade average of      Certificate with a grade average of 50% in the final year.
                                                                       final year.                                            40% in the final year.
                                                    New Caledonia      GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects      GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4,
                                                                                                                              5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                                                                                 e.g. A=2.5)
                                                    New Zealand        NZ Form 6 with a pass, or National Certificate of      NZ Form 6 with a pass, or National Certificate     National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
                                                                       Educational Achievement (NCEA) with 80 credits         of Educational Achievement (NCEA) with             with 42 credits in university subjects at Level 3.
                                                                       at Level 2                                             80 credits at Level 2
                                                    Nigeria            Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or          Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or       Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
                                                                       NECO) with 5 grades at D7 level                        NECO) with 5 grades at C6 level                    with 5 grades at C6 level
                                                    Norway             Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper           Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper       Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary
                                                                       Secondary School Examinations with GPA of 2.0          Secondary School Examinations with GPA of 2.0      School Examinations with GPA of 2.4
                                                    Oman               Completion of General Secondary Education or           General Secondary Education Certificate, or        General Secondary Education Certificate, or American
                                                                       Certificate or American High School Diploma            American High School Diploma average grade of      High School Diploma average grade of 70% in final year
                                                                                                                              70% in final year results                          results
                                                    Pakistan           Higher Secondary School or Intermediate                Higher Secondary School or Intermediate            Higher Secondary School or Intermediate Certificate
                                                                       Certificate grade average of
Country of
Qualification        Foundation to Diploma                                 Foundation to Bachelor                             Diploma/Associate Degree

Poland               Completion of Polish Matriculation Certificate or     Completion of Polish Matriculation Certificate     Polish Matriculation Certificate (1992 onwards) grade
                     Polish Matura                                         or Polish Matura                                   average of 2.0 in final year results, or Polish Matura
                                                                                                                              grade average of 30% in the best 3 extended level
                                                                                                                              (Poziom Rozszerzony) subjects
Russia               Certificate of Completed Secondary Education          Certificate of Completed Secondary Education       Certificate of Completed Secondary Education grade
                                                                                                                              average of 3.0 in final year
Saudi Arabia         Completion of General Secondary Education             General Secondary Education Certificate or         General Secondary Education Certificate or American           31
                     Certificate or American High School Diploma           American High School Diploma average grade of      High School Diploma average grade of 70% In final year
                                                                           70% In final year results                          results

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Singapore            GCE “O” levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects,    GCE “O” levels with a pass in 5 academic           GCE ‘A’ Levels minimum of 2 A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2,
                     or GCE ‘N’ levels with a C average for best 3         subjects OR Secondary Four (Express) with a        E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g.A=2.5)
                     subjects (no more than 14 points)                     Grade 4 average in 5 subjects                      Successful completion of National ITE Certificate
                     Successful completion of National ITE Certificate     Successful completion of National ITE              (Nitec) with a GPA of 2 or higher OR Higher National ITE
                     (Nitec) with a GPA between 1 and 2 OR Higher          Certificate (Nitec) with a GPA of 2 or higher OR   Certificate (Higher Nitec) with a GPA of 1 or higher.
                     National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec) with a GPA    Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec)     Successful completion of 1 year Diploma completed at
                     of less than 1                                        with a GPA of 1 or higher                          one of recognised Singapore Private Institutions
Solomon Islands      Completion of Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate    Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6)      Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6) Grade
                     (Form 6)                                              Grade average of 5.0                               average of 5.0
South Africa         Grade 11 or equivalent                                National Senior Certificate average of 50%         National Senior Certificate grade average of 3.0 in the
                                                                                                                              best 6 subjects
Spain                Completion of Spanish Secondary School Diploma        Completion of Spanish Secondary                    Spanish Secondary School Diploma average grade of 5 in
                                                                           School Diploma                                     the final year results
Sri Lanka            General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level       General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level    Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education with a Grade
                     with a pass in 3 academic subjects                    with a pass in 3 academic subjects                 Average of 1.1 in the best 3 Advanced Level subjects
                                                                                                                              (where A=4, B=3, C=2, S=1).
Sudan                Sudan School Certificate grade average 50% in final   Sudan School Certificate grade average 70% in      Sudan School Certificate grade average 70% in final year
                     year results.                                         final year results.                                results.
Sweden               Completion of Swedish Secondary                       Completion of Swedish Secondary                    Swedish Secondary School Certificate (Slutbetyg/
                     School Certificate                                    School Certificate                                 Avgangsbetyg) average grade of 1.6 in final year results
Switzerland          Completion of Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate,    Completion of Swiss Cantonal Maturity              Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal
                     or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate           Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial                Commercial Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.5 in
                                                                           Maturity Certificate                               final year results, or Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
                                                                                                                              grade average of 3.6 on a 6-point scale), 5.2 (10-point
                                                                                                                              scale) or 2.6 (5-point scale) in final year results
Taiwan               Senior High School (Year 2) with a 60% average        Senior High School (Year 3) with 60% in final      Senior High School (Year 3) with 60% in final year results
                                                                           year results
Tanzania             GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects     GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4,
                                                                           5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                              e.g. A=2.5)
Thailand             Matayom 5 (M5) with an overall average of 65%         Matayom 6 (M6) with an overall average of          Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education Matayom 6
                                                                           50%                                                (M6) with an overall average of 50%
Turkey               Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diplomasi, or    Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diplomasi,    Devlet Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) grade
                     Devlet Meslek Diplomasi or Year 11 or equivalent      or Devlet Meslek Diplomasi or Year 11 or           average of 2.0 in final year results, or Devlet Meslek Lise
                                                                           equivalent                                         Diplomasi (Vocational / Trade High School Diploma) with
                                                                                                                              a GPA of 4.0
Uganda               GCE "O" levels with a pass in                         GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6,A=5, B=4,
                     3 academic subjects                                   5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                              e.g. A=2.5)
Ukraine              Completion of Ukraine Certificate of Complete         Completion of Ukraine Certificate of Complete      Ukraine Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
                     Secondary Education                                   Secondary Education                                grade average of 3.0 (on a 5 point scale) in final
                                                                                                                              year results
United Arab          Completion of General Secondary                       General Secondary Education Certificate or         General Secondary Education Certificate, or American
Emirates             Education Certificate, or American High School        American High School Diploma average grade of      High School Diploma average grade of 70% in final year
                     Diploma                                               70% in final year results                          results
United Kingdom       GCE "O" levels with a pass in                         GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6, A=5, B=4,
                     3 academic subjects                                   5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                              e.g. A=2.5)
United States        Completion of High School Diploma                     Completion of High School Diploma                  Complete SAT with a minimum score of 920 PLUS
of America                                                                                                                    completed High School Diploma with a minimum grade
                                                                                                                              average of 2.0, or High School Diploma and Enhanced
                                                                                                                              ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum
                                                                                                                              composite score of 19
Venezuela            Completion of the Venezuelan Bachillerato             Completion of the Venezuelan Bachillerato          Venezuelan Bachillerato Grade average of 10.0 in the
                                                                                                                              final year results
Vietnam              Year 11 with a 6.0 average in                         Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma       Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma Year 12
                     4 academic subjects                                   Year 12 with 5.5 average in 4 academic             with 5.5 average in 4 academic subjects.
                                                                           subjects.
Zambia               GCE "O" levels with a pass in                         GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6, A=5, B=4,
                     3 academic subjects                                   5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                              e.g. A=2.5)
Zimbabwe             GCE "O" levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects     GCE "O" levels with a pass in                      GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 2 points A*=6, A=5, B=4,
                                                                           5 academic subjects                                C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points,
                                                                                                                              e.g. A=2.5)
Global Assessment    N/A                                                   N/A                                                Global Assessment Certificate GPA of 1.0, or an average
Certificate (GAC)                                                                                                             of 60% or above
Intl Baccalaureate   Aggregate score of 15                                 Aggregate score of 15                              Aggregate score of 22
Diploma
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Griffith College International Student Guide 2020

                                                    How to apply
                                                    Follow these easy steps to
                                                    complete your application.
                                                    Visit: griffith.edu.au/college/apply-now

                                                      Step 1                                            Step 2
                                                      Choose the program you                            Check you meet
                                                      want to study.                                    the entry requirements.
                                                      Find more detailed program information at         We can assist you with bridging subjects if
                                                      griffith.edu.au/college/programs                  you need extra science or maths support
                                                                                                        and organise an offer at Griffith English
                                                                                                        Language Institute if you need prior English
                                                                                                        language learning.
                                                      Step 3
                                                      Check if you are eligible
                                                      for credit.
                                                                                                        Step 4
                                                      If you have existing qualifications or relevant   Prepare supporting
                                                      work experience you may be eligible for           documentation.
                                                      credit to reduce the duration of your study.
                                                                                                        Include certified copies of your academic
                                                      griffith.edu.au/college/how-to-apply
                                                                                                        and English test results (translated into
                                                                                                        English if applicable) plus a copy of your
                                                                                                        passport photo page.

                                                      Step 5
                                                      Apply online or                                   Step 6
                                                      through a representative.                         Accept your offer.
                                                      Online-                                           If your application is successful, you will
                                                      griffith.edu.au/college/apply-now                 receive an offer letter which includes
                                                      Find a representative in your country at          instructions on how to:
                                                      griffith.edu.au/college/admissions/               •   provide outstanding documents if required
                                                      college-representatives                           •   accept your offer
                                                                                                        •   pay your deposit
                                                                                                        •   plan to study with us

                                                    Do you have a question?
                                                    Email griffithcollege@navitas.com OR
                                                    call +61 7 3735 6900 and we will be happy to assist you.
2020 Key dates
                                                              February intake
                                                              Orientation week                                                                                  17-21 February
                                                              Classes                                                                                       24 February – 5 June
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                                                     6-13 April

                                                              June intake
                                                              Orientation week                                                                                       15-19 June
                                                              Classes                                                                                        22 June – 2 October
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                                                  10-14 August

                                                              October intake
                                                              Orientation week                                                                             10-14 October
                                                              Classes                                                                        19 October – 5 February 2021
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                            21 December -1 January 2021

                                                              Visit griffith.edu.au/college/admimssions/important-dates for detailed
                                                              academic calendars.

                                                              Health Care
                                                              Please note different teaching periods and start dates apply for the Diploma of
                                                              Health Care only.

                                                              February intake
                                                              Orientation week                                                                                   17-21 February
                                                              Classes                                                                                       24 February – 3 April
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                                                     6-13 April

                                                              June intake
                                                              Orientation week                                                                                          1-5 June
                                                              Classes                                                                                      8 June – 4 September
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                                                    27-31 July

                                                              September (continuing students only)
                                                              Classes                                                                         21 September – 18 December
                                                              Mid-trimester break                                                                        26 - 30 October

                                                              Diploma of Health Care graduates will be eligible for entry to second year of the
                                                              Bachelor of Nursing in February 2021 upon completion of an intensive course,
                                                              Effective Nursing Practices, taken in January and February 2021. Contact the
                                                              College for more details.

Conditions of enrolment and policies                          Endnotes
and procedures                                                ∆
                                                                  Program fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
                                                              ◊
                                                               Most Griffith bachelor degrees are made up of 240 credit points (CP), and are completed over three years full-time. 80
All Griffith College programs are delivered face-to-face.
                                                              CP are therefore equivalent to one year of study.
Griffith College has a number of policies and procedures in
                                                              * Griffith College accepts English test results other than IELTS as proof of proficiency. For details visit griffith.edu.au/college/
place to ensure compliance with Government regulatory
                                                              apply/admission-requirements
requirements, including conditions of enrolment. These are
accessible at policy.griffithcollege.edu.au.                  ^ Less credit may be available depending on the choice of major or minor within the degree. Contact the College for further
                                                              details.
                                                              # Lower amount of credit applied if international students are required to undertake an English Language and
                                                              Communication course (unless they have an IELTS 7.0)
                                                              % Higher amount of credit applied if the 2008EHR Business Communication course is completed within the
                                                                 Diploma of Commerce.
                                                              + Students must submit a portfolio.
                                                              β
                                                                  Quota of 100 places for Bachelor of Nursing.
                                                              ‡ Quota of 20 places for the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
                                                              ∑ Quota of 10 places for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.
                                                              † Quota of 5 places for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.
                                                              ∫ Quota of 2 places for Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
                                                              § A quota may apply to this pathway. Refer to the Griffith College website for details.
                                                              ∏ Not all majors are available at both campuses.
                                                              ƒ There are placements associated with this program and graduates will be required to satisfy a number of specific criteria
                                                                 prior to commencing the bachelor program.
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