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CURRENT YEAR 11 STUDENTS AND THE QUEENSLAND ATAR IN 2020 AND BEYOND
From 2019 students commencing Year 11 in Queensland will graduate with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ( ATAR ). QTAC will be responsible for calculating the ATAR on behalf of Queensland universities.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA
IB Safety Net
Griffith strongly encourages all tertiary-bound IB students to focus on completing the Diploma to obtain a tertiary selection rank. However, we are committed to offering capable students the opportunity to realise their potential through tertiary study and recognise that some IB students will experience circumstances that prevents them from completing the Diploma.
From 2020 Griffith intends to offer a safety net for these students. Students without a Diploma will be able to apply for a place at Griffith via QTAC accompanied by a written statement outlining why they were unable to complete the Diploma. If Griffith accepts that circumstances beyond the student’s control prevented them from achieving the Diploma, QTAC will assess these applicants based on the study that was completed and may invite the student to provide additional supporting material of their capability to succeed in tertiary study. This arrangement does not provide guaranteed admission into a Griffith degree program.
Students who have completed the IB Diploma can qualify for adjustment factors when applying for some undergraduate degrees at Griffith University. Griffith awards adjustment factors for the completion of some specified subjects, priority access for residents in the Gold Coast and Logan regions and for the Educational Access Scheme if you have experienced circumstances that have negatively affected your studies.
Griffith University awards credit into a range of undergraduate degree programs for studies completed in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Students can receive credit up to the equivalent of one full-time trimester of University study, depending on the IB courses studied and the Griffith program students are admitted to. More details are available from Griffith University's IB Diploma Credit Precedent page.
Completion of specific IB Diploma subjects awards credit for up to four of the eight first year common courses in the Griffith Health Foundation Year within specified Griffith Health degree programs. More details are available from the Griffith Health IB Diploma Students page.
VET PATHWAYS FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
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. Griffith encourages senior secondary students to achieve an ATAR . We will retain our current policy of recognising stand-alone VET qualifications completed at high school.
Over many years, Griffith has seen VET pathway students achieve remarkable results.
Certificates III and IV
A completed Certificate III or IV, undertaken while at school, will allow you to apply to study a range of degrees at Griffith University. These degrees will shortly be identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.
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 grade of C in Units 3 and 4 in one of English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language.
A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, undertaken while at school, meets the English subject prerequisite for admission and will allow you to apply for a number of Griffith undergraduate degrees. These degrees will shortly be identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.
Get a taste of Griffith with GUESTS
The Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program offers OP, ATAR or Diploma of the International Baccalaureate eligible senior high school students the opportunity to experience Griffith studies while still at school. The GUESTS At-School program allow students to experience Griffith health or science courses during Years 11 and 12. The GUESTS On-Campus or Online program allows motivated high-achieving students to study up to two courses (subjects) at Griffith while still at school.
PREREQUISITES AND ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
Some degrees we recommend you complete certain Year 12 subjects or equivalent before you begin
ADJUSTMENT FACTOR PATHWAYS
Adjustment factor pathways can boost your Selection Rank and improve your chances of getting into your preferred degree by recognising your academic achievements or personal circumstances. Our Adjustment factor pathways include:
- Gold Coast and Logan Priority Access Pathway
- Education Access Scheme (EAS)
- Griffith OP 1–6 Guarantee
- Year 12 Subject Adjustment Pathway
Griffith awards subject adjustments for Senior subjects and university courses successfully completed in high school that require a high level of skill and knowledge.
As a current Year 12 student, you can be awarded an adjustment of 2 ranks per subject, including GUESTS courses, up to a maximum of 6 ranks. This includes Year 12 applicants currently undertaking their External Senior studies.
Elite Athletes Program
The Griffith Sports College provides elite athletes with the flexibility and support needed to achieve sporting excellence while completing their university studies.
Griffith Honours College
An extracurricular program for high-achieving students, Griffith Honours College offers initiatives such as mentoring, industry training and international experiences with partner universities.