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 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 in 2020.
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 2020, the English prerequisite can be satisfied by achieving a grade of Sound Achievement in four semesters of QCAA Authority English*. If you undertook Year 12 interstate, your previous study may also meet the English prerequisite.
- A completed AQF ungraded Certificate III awards a rank of 68
- A completed AQF Certificate III awards a rank of 68**
- 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.
[*] QCAA Authority English subjects include: English, English Extension, English for ESL Learners.
[**] 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.
- 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*
- 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.
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.
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.
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.