Griffith partners with Griffith College, TAFE and private providers to offer admission pathways into a range of Griffith degrees
If you have successfully completed a Griffith College diploma, you are guaranteed direct entry into the next available intake of a related Griffith undergraduate degree. If you have completed a VET qualification at an Australian TAFE Institute or private provider, your qualification could be used to improve your chances of gaining a place in your preferred undergraduate degree.
Explore admission pathway options
Located at our Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses, Griffith College offers a range of university-level diplomas and associate degrees to prepare for a smooth transition into further degree study at Griffith University. Upon completion of a Griffith College diploma or associate degree, you will be guaranteed direct entry into a related Griffith undergraduate degree, with credit transfer.
TAFE Admission Pathways
The TAFE Admission Pathway awards graduates of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma completed at an Australian TAFE Institute with a competitive Selection Rank. Graduates can also apply for direct admission into most undergraduate degrees. In partnership with TAFE Queensland, we also offer a range of dual diploma/Griffith degree qualifications.
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation from TAFE Queensland is an excellent admission pathway to a range of Griffith degrees. You can also undertake specific modules to meet subject prerequisite requirements.
Studying a VET Certificate III or IV, or a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at an approved VET provider may improve your chances of gaining entry into your preferred Griffith degree.
How to apply
1. Select your degree
Explore our comprehensive range of degrees available at our Study website.
2. Check entry requirements
Check the entry requirements specific to your chosen degree via the Study website. Applications are assessed on eligibility (subject prerequisites and other entry criteria) and merit ( OP, ATAR or Selection Rank). Some degrees may require you to meet additional criteria, including audition, interview or portfolio.
OP , ATAR , IB and Selection Rank
An Overall Position (OP) is the tertiary entrance rank assigned to eligible Year 12 students in Queensland based on their performance in senior secondary school subjects. An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the rank assigned to eligible Year 12 students in other Australian states and territories. Some high schools also offer the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. If you do not have OP, ATAR or IB, you can still receive a Selection Rank on the basis of previous secondary schooling, tertiary, bridging and enabling studies, tertiary admission tests or work experience and qualifications.
For most Griffith degrees, an English subject is the only prerequisite. Some degrees also assume you have studied certain subjects at school and that you’ll be able to build on this knowledge at university. Check out our Assumed knowledge page for more information.
3. Check fees and degree duration
You can find indicative fees for specific degrees via the Study website. Domestic students studying an undergraduate degree may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). This means you pay a student contribution for your degree with the majority of the cost covered by the Australian Government. You can visit our Paying your fees page to find out more.
Most of our undergraduate degrees can be completed in three years when studied full time. Check out our Study website to see the duration of your chosen program.
Griffith University teaches across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, which gives you the flexibility to pace your study to suit your needs. You may also have the ability to fast-track your degree by studying in Trimester 3. Trimester 3 is not compulsory for all degrees.
4. Submit your application
TAFE diploma and advanced diploma graduates can apply for direct entry to Griffith via the TAFE Admission Pathway. If your preferred Griffith University degree is excluded from direct entry, you will need to apply for admission via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Griffith College graduates
Griffith College graduates can transition to their related undergraduate degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma.
All other applicants can apply via QTAC or UAC, simply include your desired Griffith degrees within your preferences.
5. Accept your offer and enrol
If you are successful in securing a direct offer with us, congratulations! If you apply through QTAC or UAC, you will be sent a 'Notice of Offer' and all you need to do is accept the offer and enrol at Griffith by the due date as per the instructions in your offer letter. Griffith will send you enrolment information separately.
6. Check available scholarships
Whether you are a high-achieving student, elite athlete or need some financial assistance, we have scholarships that recognise and reward your accomplishments, and help you achieve your goals and dreams. Visit our Scholarships page to find out what you are eligible for.
CREDIT AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
When you are accepted into Griffith University, you may apply for credit transfer, which may reduce the time it will take to complete your degree. Use our Credit Precedent Database to find out how your qualifications from Griffith College, TAFE or private providers can translate to credit transfer for your Griffith studies.
Our Academic Calendar site lists key dates for QTAC and UAC applications, as well as other helpful reminders.