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THE QUEENSLAND ATAR IN 2020 AND BEYOND
Students completing Year 12 in Queensland may graduate with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ( ATAR ). QTAC will be responsible for calculating the ATAR on behalf of Queensland universities.
How will the ATAR be used for admission to Griffith?
From 2021 the ATAR will be the primary admission pathway for Queensland Year 12 students applying to study a Griffith undergraduate program. Assessment of interstate ATARs remains unchanged.
VET PATHWAYS FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
Griffith recognises and values VET qualifications completed at high school.
Certificates III and IV
A completed Certificate III or IV, plus completion of prerequisites, undertaken while at school, will allow you to apply to study a range of degrees at Griffith University. These degrees are 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. You will be a competitive applicant for a number of Griffith undergraduate degrees. These degrees are identified in the Griffith Degree Finder.
Get a taste of Griffith with GUESTS
The Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program offers 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 allows 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.
FUTURE TEACHERS PROGRAM
Are you aspiring to become a teacher?
The Future Teachers Program is a collaboration between the Griffith University School of Education and Professional Studies and the Department of Education to offer Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to complete university course subjects as part of their senior schooling.
PREREQUISITES AND ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE
For some degrees we recommend you complete certain Year 12 subjects or equivalent before you commence your program.
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:
- Location: Gold Coast and Logan Priority Access Pathway
- Equity: Education Access Scheme (EAS)
- 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.
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.
GUARANTEED ADMISSION SCHEME
Split across three categories, the Guaranteed Admission Scheme is open to school leavers as well as mature students.
Programs for high achievers
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.