Lock in your study plans sooner

We understand the unique challenges of 2020 have had a big impact on current Year 12 students. To give you certainty about your future, we’ve introduced early degree offers based on your Year 12 Semester 1 results or VET qualifications. Under this scheme, offers will be issued on 20 November 2020—so there’s no anxious waiting to find out what you’re doing or where you’re going next.

To be considered for an early offer, simply apply to QTAC by the 31 October listing one of the eligible degrees, and you will receive an invitation to apply.

Start in Trimester 1 2021

Choose from more than 60 degrees (including a selection of double degrees) from a wide range of study areas and start in March 2021. Eligible students will receive their guaranteed offer on Friday 20 November.

See what’s available for Trimester 1 2021

Why wait? Start study in 2020

A select number of degrees will allow you to boost your skills and confidence with an early introduction to university through three weeks of intensive learning activities commencing on 30 November 2020. This will allow you to be considered a continuing student in 2021, which will mean you won’t be impacted by potential increases to student contributions in the Federal Government’s proposed Job Ready Graduates Legislation.*

Not available for international applicants.

See what’s available for Trimester 3 2020

Am I eligible?

If you’re a current Year 12 student in Queensland and northern New South Wales, you can be considered for an early offer if you are undertaking the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and meet the below conditions.

QCE

Passing grades in five General subjects (including English), with a minimum grade of B (70% or higher) in two General subjects

or

A minimum grade of B in a General English subject PLUS a completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

or

A completed AQF Diploma

IB

Passing grades in three HL and three SL subjects (including English) with a minimum grade of 5 (70% or higher) in two IB subjects

HSC

Passing grades in five Board Developed Category A courses (including English), with a minimum grade of B on an A to E scale (70% or higher) in two Board Developed Category A courses

or

A minimum grade of B in a Board Developed Category A English subject PLUS a completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

or

A completed AQF Diploma

How do I apply?

To be considered for an early offer:

  1. Apply to QTAC by Saturday 31 October, listing one of the available degrees as a preference (1–6).
  2. Respond to the email invitation to upload additional documentation. For QCE and HSC students, this will be a full copy of your Year 12 Semester 1 graded report card and completion statements of any AQF Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications you have completed. If you have completed an AQF Diploma you only need to upload your Diploma statement. For IB students, this will be your Year 12 provisional results. These documents are for Griffith University's use only in assessing your eligibility for an early offer and not for the purposes of your QTAC application. Printouts or screenshots of your Learning Snapshot, Track Ed or the QCAA portal are not sufficient.

NOTES: *Griffith University will commence sending invitations out through the QTAC system from late September. Once you receive the invitation and you meet the requirements you can upload your documents.

Frequently asked questions

Common questions

Invitations and eligibility

When will I receive my invitation?

Griffith University will commence sending invitations out through the QTAC system from late September for applicants who have already submitted their QTAC application.

If you submit your application or change your preferences to include one (or more) of the eligible programs in October, you should receive an invitation within 2 working days of submitting your application or new preferences.

I have not yet received an invitation, what should I do?
  1. Ensure that you have listed one (or more) of the eligible programs in your QTAC application.
  2. If it is before the end of September, we may not have sent these yet.
  3. If it is after the end of September and you have included one of the eligible programs and still not received any emails from QTAC after 2 working days of submitting, please check:
    1. your email junk folder
    2. your QTAC online application for 'Outstanding Documents'
    3. your email address listed on your QTAC online application, and update where necessary.

If you have followed the above, and still not received an invitation, then contact us providing some key information such as your name, email, QTAC Application number and include ‘Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee’ in your comments and we will get back to you.

Can I apply without an invitation?

Applications are by invitation only. If you wish to receive an invitation, you must list one or more of the eligible programs in your QTAC application by no later than 31 October.

Are international Year 12 students eligible?

Griffith welcomes applications for the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee from International Year 12 students studying at a Queensland or northern NSW high school. Application is made via QTAC. International students can be considered for this scheme for Trimester 1 2021 admission if they meet the eligibility criteria. Offers to international students will be made directly by Griffith University, not QTAC. The Trimester 3 2020 intake is not suitable for international students.

Which Northern New South Wales high schools are eligible?
  • Alstonville High School
  • Ballina Coast High School
  • Banora Point High School
  • Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School
  • Blue Hills College
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Byron Bay High School
  • Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
  • Casino Christian School
  • Casino High School
  • Emmanuel Anglican College
  • Evans River K-12 School
  • Kingscliff High School
  • Kyogle High School
  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
  • Mt St Patrick College
  • Mullumbimby High School
  • Murwillumbah High School
  • Nimbin Central School
  • Pacific Coast Christian School
  • Richmond Christian College
  • Shearwater the Mullumbimby Steiner School
  • Southern Cross School
  • St John's College Woodlawn
  • St Joseph's College Banora Point
  • St Mary's Catholic College Casino
  • Summerland Christian College
  • Tenterfield High School
  • The Rivers Secondary College Kadina High Campus
  • The Rivers Secondary College Lismore High Campus
  • The Rivers Secondary College Richmond River High Campus
  • Trinity Catholic College Lismore
  • Tweed River High School
  • Tweed Valley Adventist College
  • Wollumbin High School
  • Woodenbong Central School
  • Xavier Catholic College

Reports and grades

What is a pass grade in a General subject?

A passing grade is a minimum grade of C* or 50%.

*on an A-E scale where A is the highest and E is the lowest.

Can I provide a screenshot of my Learning Account, Track Ed or the QCAA portal instead of a report card?

No. Screenshots of results from your Learning Account, Track Ed , QCAA portal and similar are not acceptable. You must provide a full copy of your official school issued report card.

What if my school did not issue Year 12 Semester 1 graded report cards?

We will accept a statement of your Year 12 Semester 1 results on school letterhead signed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

Do I need to provide school-based assessments for my General subjects (either IA2 or IA3)?

No, your Year 12 Semester 1 graded report card is sufficient.

Are Queensland Applied subjects or NSW Board Developed Category B courses considered?

No. From Queensland, only General subjects are considered. From NSW, only Board Developed Category A courses are considered.

What documentation do I need to provide for my completed VET qualification?

You are required to upload a full copy of your completed certificate or diploma issued by your qualification provider. Unless your school was the provider of your VET qualification, statements from your school confirming completion of the VET qualification are not acceptable.

When do I have to upload my report card and certificates/diploma by?

Your report card and your completion statements for AQF Certificates and Diplomas must be uploaded to your QTAC application by 6 November 2020.

Offers and preferences

How should I order my QTAC preferences?

In order to receive an early offer in November, you must have one of the approved Early Offer Guarantee degrees listed as your highest eligible QTAC preference. Ordering your QTAC preferences explains how.

When will I receive my early offer?

If you meet the requirements, and you list one of the eligible degrees as your highest eligible preference, you will receive your offer from QTAC on Friday 20 November.

How long do I have to respond to my early offer?

For offers received on 20 November, you must respond by 4.30 pm on Friday 27 November 2020.

What happens if I don't respond to my early offer?

It's very important that you don’t ignore your early offer as it will lapse if you take no action, and you will not receive any further offers from QTAC. If you’re unsure about accepting your early offer, we suggest that you conditionally accept, which will allow you to reorder your QTAC preferences and be considered for other offers in December and January when your ATAR or IB Diploma results are known.

Can I defer my early offer?

Yes, you can defer your offer for a maximum of 1 year.

Commencing in Trimester 3 2020

Do we commence in Trimester 3 2020 full-time?

No, for students commencing in Trimester 3 you will start your first trimester part-time.

What do I study in Trimester 3 2020?

All students commencing in Trimester 3 will be required to complete one course (subject) which is the Foundations of Academic Writing. Below is some information on this course.

Foundations of Academic Writing

To help you succeed at your studies the Foundations of Academic Writing course introduces you to the distinctive conventions and practices of writing for assessment in your university courses. Students who have completed this course say that it is useful and challenging. It helped them to understand the requirements of academic writing and to improve their own writing.

In Trimester 3, 2020 Foundations of Academic Writing comprises three weeks of intense, self-directed learning activities (offered via online delivery mode) from Monday 30 November 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020, with the final assessment piece due for submission on 24 January 2021, giving you time to prepare, reflect and finalise your best piece of work. Having your first University course completed and being well-prepared for university assessment before the start of the 2021 academic year is a great starting point for success.

* If passed, the Job Ready Graduate Legislation will see an increase in student contributions for some academic disciplines from 2021. See the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website for more details.

Need more information?

Talk to our study advisers to find out more about early offers for Year 12 students.

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What degrees can I apply for in trimester 3, 2020?

Early offers for Year 12 students (except for international applicants) are available for the following degrees.

QTAC course code Program titleCampus
222061 Bachelor of Business (1632) Nathan
230841 Bachelor of Business (1632) Gold Coast
276085 Bachelor of Business (1632) Online
232212 Bachelor of Arts (1016) Gold Coast
226112 Bachelor of Arts (1021) Nathan
232512 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112) Gold Coast
226512 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112) Mt Gravatt
232412 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (1230) Gold Coast
226192 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (1293) Nathan

What degrees can I apply for in trimester 1, 2021?

Early offers for Year 12 students are available for the following degrees.

QTAC course code Program title Campus
241212Bachelor of Animation (1179)South Bank
272015Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice (1612)Online
226112Bachelor of Arts (1021)Nathan
232421Bachelor of Arts (1021)Gold Coast
228182Bachelor of Aviation (1517)Nathan
229772Bachelor of Aviation Management (1367)Nathan
222061Bachelor of Business (1632)Nathan
230841Bachelor of Business (1632)Gold Coast
276085Bachelor of Business (1632)Online
262961Bachelor of Business Innovation (1616)Logan
272075Bachelor of Business Innovation (1616)Online
276105Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice (1637)Online (from Trimester 3 2020)
263131Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice (1637)Logan (from Trimester 3 2020)
232301Bachelor of Communication and Journalism (1597)Gold Coast
226211Bachelor of Communication and Journalism (1597)Nathan
234391Bachelor of Computer Science (1534)Gold Coast
234891Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (1598)Gold Coast
236121Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media (1541)Gold Coast
241331Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media (1541)South Bank
232512Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112)Gold Coast
226512Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1112)Mt Gravatt
241292Bachelor of Design (1189)South Bank
236142Bachelor of Design (1189)Gold Coast
233681Bachelor of Environmental Science (1547)Gold Coast
228811Bachelor of Environmental Science (1547)Nathan
233322Bachelor of Exercise Science (1171)Gold Coast
241302Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production (1284)South Bank
241232Bachelor of Fine Art (1181)South Bank
228252Bachelor of Forensic Science (1264)Nathan
241312Bachelor of Games Design (1338)South Bank
227651Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1399)Nathan
231841Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1399)Gold Coast
272045Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1399)Online
233312Bachelor of Health Science (1093)Gold Coast
263312Bachelor of Human Services (1394)Logan
233451Bachelor of Human Services (1394)Gold Coast
276055Bachelor of Human Services (1394)Distance
234522Bachelor of Industrial Design (1407)Gold Coast
228612Bachelor of Information Technology (1538)Nathan
234601Bachelor of Information Technology (1538)Gold Coast
234401Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies (1596)Gold Coast
228801Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies (1596)Nathan
235101Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management (1408)Gold Coast
227961Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management (1408)Nathan
272025Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management (1408)Online
232252Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics (1116)Gold Coast
221132Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics (1116)Nathan
234142Bachelor of Marine Science (1328)Gold Coast
241282Bachelor of Photography (1186)South Bank
231612Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012)Gold Coast
225521Bachelor of Psychological Science (1012)Mt Gravatt
234152Bachelor of Public Health (1440)Gold Coast
233671Bachelor of Science (1634)Gold Coast
228911Bachelor of Science (1634)Nathan
226401Bachelor of Social Science (1576)Nathan
232651Bachelor of Social Science (1576)Gold Coast
234462Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (1279)Gold Coast
224312Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (1279)Nathan
232431Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (1293)Gold Coast
226192Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (1293)Nathan
228901Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Information Technology (1610)Nathan
231181Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Data Science (1605)Gold Coast
227931Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Data Science (1605)Nathan
227951Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1447)Nathan
235082Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1447)Gold Coast
272055Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1447)Online
232321Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business (1608)Gold Coast
226221Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business (1608)Nathan
226231Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1618)Nathan
232331Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1618)Gold Coast
226241Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Science (1617)Nathan
232341Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Science (1617)Gold Coast
236151Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media/Bachelor of Business (1438)Gold Coast
241351Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media/Bachelor of Business (1438)Nathan, South Bank
227901Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology (1566)Nathan / Mt Gravatt
232531Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology (1566)Gold Coast
241341Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business (1568)South Bank / Nathan
236131Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business (1568)Gold Coast
228831Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (1582)Nathan
233661Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (1582)Gold Coast
228871Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1600)Nathan
234561Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1600)Gold Coast
241361Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Business (1439)Nathan / South Bank
228262Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1433)Nathan
231701Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1607)Gold Coast
227921Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1607)Nathan / Mt Gravatt
272065Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1607)Online
235611Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (1570)Gold Coast
228791Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (1570)Nathan
235112Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management/Bachelor of Business (1482)Gold Coast
227971Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management/Bachelor of Business (1482)Nathan
272035Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management/Bachelor of Business (1482)Online
241372Bachelor of Photography/Bachelor of Business (1456)Nathan / South Bank
231552Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Business (1013)Gold Coast
225531Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Business (1013)Mt Gravatt
226521Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1115)Mt Gravatt
232521Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1115)Gold Coast
228881Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (1592)Nathan
234571Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (1592)Gold Coast
234591Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business (1572)Gold Coast
228821Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business (1572)Nathan
234551Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1601)Gold Coast
228861Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1601)Nathan
233641Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology (1045)Gold Coast
228642Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology (1045)Nathan
224512Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science (1512)Nathan
234502Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science (1512)Gold Coast

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