If you are at least 18 years of age and you do not have formal educational qualification, you may still be eligible for entry to some of our undergraduate programs. The University recognises that valuable intellectual skills and development can be gained through a wide range of experiences and informal study. For more information on Alternative Entry including the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), please visit QTAC.
To be considered for alternative entry, you must be 18 years of age prior to commencement of the trimester of intake. Please make sure that you include the following information (where relevant) in your application:
- Details of formal education including level reached, state/country, year, subjects and results
- Details of other study, training or development courses attempted or completed since leaving school
- Your work experience (see information below)
- Details and proof of membership and affiliations with recognised professional and semi-professional bodies.
If you are applying for entry on the basis of work experience, please ensure that you provide information in your application on your employment history. The information should include employer(s), duration of service, positions held, duties, details of current employment status and other employment information considered relevant. A statement of service or signed reference must substantiate work experience and it is up to you to submit these documents with your Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application.
Your work experience does not necessarily have to be related to your preferred program of study.
You will be allocated a rank based on the type and length of employment. To be eligible, you must have spent at least six months in full-time paid employment.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
If you are a mature age applicant who does not hold formal educational qualifications or whose work experience is insufficient for entry into your preferred program, you may wish to attempt the STAT. STAT provides an indicator of your aptitude for tertiary study and is not compulsory for any Griffith undergraduate program. You apply to do the STAT by indicating your intention on your QTAC or UAC application. The STAT is a two-hour objective test of 70 questions (50% verbal and 50% quantitative) with multiple choice answers. It does not test your knowledge of particular subject areas and you do not have to study for the STAT. However, you can purchase sample STAT questions from QTAC or UAC to help you prepare.
Griffith accepts students on the basis of STAT results alone but only for applicants who are 18 years of age prior to commencement of the trimester of intake. STAT is not accepted for current Year 12 students. If you choose to sit the test you will not be disadvantaged on the basis of your test results. If this is your highest rank, your application for admission will be considered on this basis.
A high STAT result may meet the Griffith English subject prerequisite for most undergraduate programs. For further information about the English subject prerequisite and STAT, please contact Domestic Admissions on 1800 677 728.
STAT can be undertaken once per year. If you have sat the STAT more than once you are assessed on your highest STAT result. STAT results are also used in combination with other qualifications to increase your rank if you:
- have undertaken certain tertiary preparation or bridging programs
- have completed or partially completed the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation program
- are undertaking TAFE or university studies in which assessment is competency based.