Since 1997, The Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT) and Griffith University have worked together to help over 12 000 Australian and international students gain access to tertiary studies, earning the reputation as one of Queensland’s leading university pathway providers.
Located on Griffith University’s Mount Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, QIBT offers undergraduate Diploma programs in: Business/Commerce, Biosciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Engineering, Graphic Design, Health Care, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Information Technology, and Media and Communication.
Upon successful completion of a QIBT Diploma, students will gain entry into the second year of the equivalent degree program at Griffith University. QIBT students are able to fast-track their studies and enter second year university after just eight months at QIBT.
Students study on campus and are taught by university lecturers, providing more teaching hours per subject to help students stay ahead. QIBT also offers: English Language studies, Mixed English and Academic Program, Bridging Subjects, Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program and an Associate Degree in Commerce and Business.
Please contact QIBT for more information.
What else is on offer?
QIBT offers a flexible tri-semester calendar with courses beginning in February, June and October every year. This gives students the option of completing the program in 8 or 12 months.
QIBT students are welcomed as part of the Griffith University community and enjoy full access to all university facilities and services including a well-equipped library, 24-hour computer laboratories, modern classrooms, bookshop, cafeteria, café, Uni Bar, sporting facilities, and more.
On-campus accommodation is available at the University Residence on the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses, and at the Griffith University Village on the Gold Coast campus. More information ...
Student support services
Academic and Welfare Advisers are available to assist students who require additional academic and/or welfare support during their program at QIBT. QIBT provides a free and confidential welfare and counselling service.
Detailed information on programs, subjects, support services, accommodation, prerequisites, fees, and enrolment procedures can be downloaded from the QIBT. Alternatively, information materials can be emailed or mailed to prospective students. Contact QIBT for more information.
QIBT is your best alternative pathway to University if:
- you did not achieve the OP or rank you were expecting
- you missed out on a place in the program of your choice in the QTAC offer rounds
- you want a program that consists of courses of a comparable nature to University selected Bachelor level programs , that will guarantee* you a place in second year
- you want to improve your admissions ranking by undertaking one of our higher education Diplomas
- you want to study at a smaller institute that offers small group teaching and individual attention
- you want to study a range of pre-requisite subjects at QIBT, to satisfy University admission criteria
- you are a mature age student.
Note: [*] QIBT students are guaranteed a place in the related degree program, upon successful completion of the QIBT Diploma, provided that the student’s admission rank is at least the level of the cut-off for admission to the degree in the relevant Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) admissions round. QIBT Diploma Graduates are admitted to the University, via direct entry, and do not need to re-apply through QTAC for their degree place. During a student’s second or subsequent years of enrolment in the University degree, the student will be required to successfully complete any first year University degree core courses for which credit has not been granted on the basis of the QIBT Diploma.
'After considering my options for study I had my heart set on Griffith University on the Gold Coast. I finished high school 7 years ago and found QIBT to be an excellent pathway to enter into Griffith University and pursue my studies and career.
The classes at QIBT are smaller compared to Griffith and there is a lot of one on one interaction. This really helps me to understand the content of my courses and is a great way to transition into higher education. QIBT offers a lot of support and many resources to ensure your success in higher education.
My plan is to enter into Griffith University next year and begin my second year studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.'
Samantha Blinco: Diploma of Health Sciences
For further information on QIBT programs please visit the website.