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.

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.

[*] 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.

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 Tertiary Preparation

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.

Prerequisities 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

Eligible degrees

If you have completed a Certificate III, IV or a Diploma and meet the English prerequisite, you may be eligible for a place in one of the degrees below. These degrees are also identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.

Degree Completed Certificate III Completed Certificate IV Completed AQF Diploma
Bachelor of Animation   
Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice
Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
Bachelor of Architectural Design  
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Aviation
Bachelor of Aviation Management
Bachelor of Biomedical Science   
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Data Science
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of Child and Family Studies
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Communication and Journalism  
Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Computer Science   
Bachelor of Construction Management 
Bachelor of Counselling
Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media
Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Creative Industries   
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Dental Technology   
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Education  
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science   
Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering   
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Data Science
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production   
Bachelor of Fine Art   
Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Business   
Bachelor of Forensic Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Games Design  
Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Human Services
Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Industrial Design  
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies
Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science   
Bachelor of Nursing  
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics   
Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology  
Bachelor of Pharmacy   
Bachelor of Photography
Bachelor of Photography/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)   
Bachelor of Public Health
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Social Science  
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Sport Development
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science

This information is subject to change. All programs require the English prerequisite to be met. Some programs require additional prerequisites to be met. Check Degree Finder.

Applicants with VET qualifications may not be offered a place if the lowest selection rank is higher than the equivalent rank for the VET qualification. Quotas may apply to some programs.

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