Qualifications from VET providers can help pave the way to your preferred degree

At Griffith, we have a long tradition of recognising the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university. Over many years, Griffith has seen VET pathway domestic students achieve remarkable results and we will continue to accept stand-alone Vocation Education and Training qualifications completed at high school, private providers and TAFE Institutes for admission.

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A completed Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Certificate III or IV, undertaken while at high school, TAFE or through a private provider, will allow you to apply to study a range of degrees at Griffith University.

A Certificate III or IV does not meet the English subject prerequisite. For admission in 2021, the English prerequisite can be satisfied by achieving a minimum grade of C (Units 3 & 4) in English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension*. If you undertook Year 12 interstate, your previous study may also meet the English prerequisite.

Certificate III

  • A completed AQF ungraded Certificate III awards a rank of 68
  • A completed AQF Certificate III awards a rank of 68**

Certificate IV

  • A completed AQF ungraded Certificate IV awards a rank of 74
  • A completed AQF Certificate IV awards a rank of 74**

Certificates I and II are not assessed for university admission.

[*] Please refer to the Prerequisites and assumed knowledge for other ways to meet this requirement.

[**] A graded AQF qualification may award higher ranks based on GPA. You may increase your rank for an ungraded qualification with a STAT result.

A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or Advanced Diploma, undertaken while at high school, TAFE or through a private provider, meets the English subject prerequisite for admission.

If you complete your Diploma qualification at TAFE, the TAFE Admission Pathway will allow you to apply for direct admission into the next intake of a number of Griffith undergraduate degrees.

TAFE admission pathways

Diploma

  • A completed AQF ungraded Diploma awards a rank of 82
  • A completed AQF Diploma awards a rank of 82*
  • A completed AQF ungraded Diploma from an Australian TAFE Institute awards a rank of 87
  • A completed AQF Diploma from an Australian TAFE Institute awards a rank of 87*

Advanced Diploma

  • A completed AQF ungraded Advanced Diploma awards a rank of 91
  • A completed AQF Diploma awards a rank of 91*
  • A completed AQF ungraded Advanced Diploma from an Australian TAFE Institute awards a rank of 93
  • A completed AQF Advanced Diploma from an Australian TAFE Institute awards a rank of 93*

[*] A graded AQF qualification may award higher ranks based on GPA. You may increase your rank for an ungraded qualification with a STAT result.

Although you may have completed your Year 12 study five, 10 or 20 years ago, your OP or TE Score may still be current and may be used to admit you to Griffith University. Please contact Griffith Admissions staff via Contact Us to obtain information about applying using your previous Year 12 qualification.

If you did not undertake Year 12, you may wish to complete Griffith Bridging English, or Griffith Tertiary Preparation, or be invited to complete the Griffith Personal Statement in order to meet the English prerequisite.

Griffith Bridging English

Griffith Personal Statement

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

If you are unsure if your prior studies meet subject prerequisites or assumed knowledge for your preferred degree, explore our assumed knowledge website.

Here you can find information on subject equivalents and alternative options for meeting these requirements.

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit transfer

When you are admitted into Griffith University, you can apply for credit transfer, which may reduce the time it takes you to complete your degree. Use our Credit Precedent Database to find out how your VET qualifications can translate to credit transfer for your Griffith studies.

Credit transfer

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