Experience Griffith University while finishing high school

GUESTS At-School is an excellent opportunity for motivated senior high school students to experience Griffith University by undertaking up to two courses (subjects) while completing Years 11 and 12. With study options in the sciences, courses align with the senior school curriculum and can provide credit transfer toward related Griffith degrees.

What you can study

Science courses

GUESTS At-School Health courses* are no longer available for incoming students. Any high school students interested in Health-related or other Griffith University courses should visit the GUESTS On-campus or Online website for all details including application process and courses available.

[*] Health At-School courses that have been withdrawn are Griffith Biology, Griffith Health, Griffith Exercise and Sports Science and Griffith Psychology.

How will I learn?

For all courses, you will study the course content over two years in Years 11 and 12.

The majority of the coursework is taught at your high school or through online modules.

You may be required to attend on-campus experience days and exams as part of your course.

Key application dates and course details

Most courses begin in Term 1 of Year 11. However, some can begin in Term 2 or 3 of Year 11. You will study throughout your high school terms.

Be sure to familiarise yourself with requirements of the course that you are applying for and when to apply. These are set times when you can submit your application at the start of the course*.

Apply for this intake When to apply Course name Select this courseCampus^ Applications open Applications closeStatus
Trimester 1 2021 Apply in Year 11 Griffith Chem Griffith Chem P1 for Year 11 (9000ENV_P1) Gold Coast 1 February 30 June Open
Trimester 1 2021 Apply in Year 11 Griffith Phys Griffith Phys P1 for Year 11 (9306NSC_P1) Gold Coast 1 February 30 June Open
        
Trimester 2 2021 Apply in Year 11 Griffith Eng Griffith Eng for Year 11 (9000ENG) Gold Coast or Nathan 20 April 20 August Opens soon

^You will need to select a home campus during the application process.

Note: Year 11 Griffith Chem and Griffith Phys students applying will be given access to online content as soon as they have been approved and enrolled. Griffith Eng students complete two intensive experience days and do not have access to online content.

*Students do not need to submit another application for Year 12. If you successfully complete and pass Stage 1 in Year 11, you will automatically be enrolled in Stage 2 in Year 12.

Eligibility

Year 11 and 12 students applying for 2021

You are eligible to apply for a GUESTS course if you are:

  • an ATAR or Diploma of the International Baccalaureate-eligible student
    • achieving a minimum grade of C (or Satisfactory Achievement) across all subjects, including a General English*, or equivalent grades in interstate ATAR or IB Diploma subjects
  • a non-ATAR VET pathway student completing an AQF Certificate III or above
    • and undertaking VET study in combination with 4 QCAA General and/or Applied subjects or equivalent acceptable non-standard curriculum such as Steiner or Toowoomba Christian College
    • and achieving a minimum grade of C (or equivalent passing grade) across all subjects including a General English* (or equivalent)#, and passing VET study
  • a non-standard curriculum student completing the New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education NZCSE or senior studies at Toowoomba Christian College
    • and undertaking a minimum of five subjects which contribute to the completion of your senior qualification or certificate
    • and achieving a passing grade across all subjects including the subject that meets the English Subject Prerequisite#.
  • and meet any other subject prerequisites.
GUESTS At-School courseAdditional subject prerequisites
Griffith ChemAchieve a minimum grade of C (or equivalent passing grade) in Chemistry, or equivalent grades in interstate ATAR or IB Diploma subjects
Griffith PhysAchieve a minimum grade of C (or equivalent passing grade) in Physics, or equivalent grades in interstate ATAR or IB Diploma subjects
Griffith EngAchieve a minimum grade of C (or equivalent passing grade) in Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Engineering, Specialist Mathematics or Physics, or equivalent grades in interstate ATAR or IB Diploma subjects

[*] QCAA General subjects that meet the English prerequisite include English, Literature, English as an Additional Language, English and Literature Extension.

[#] For Subject Prerequisite equivalents visit the Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge website.

The support of your parents or guardian and the school will also be required to ensure that you have the resources available to be successful at tertiary study while completing your secondary studies.

Key application dates

Most courses begin in Term 1 of Year 11. However, some can begin in Term 2 or 3 of Year 11. You will study throughout your high school terms.

Be sure to familiarise yourself with when you can study and the application closing dates for GUESTS programs. There are set times when you can submit your application each trimester.

Apply for this intake When to apply Course name Select this course Applications open Applications closeStatus
Trimester 1 2021 Apply in Year 11 Griffith Chem Griffith Chem P1 for Year 11 (9000ENV_P1) 1 February 30 June Open
   Griffith Phys Griffith Phys P1 for Year 11 (9306NSC_P1) 1 February 30 June Open
Trimester 2 2021 Apply in Year 11 Griffith Eng Griffith Eng for Year 11 (9000ENG) 20 April 20 August Open

Note: Year 11 Griffith Chem and Griffith Phys students applying will be given access to online content as soon as they have been approved and enrolled. Griffith Eng students complete two intensive experience days and do not have access to online content.

Students do not need to submit another application for Year 12. If you successfully complete and pass Stage 1 in Year 11, you will automatically be enrolled in Stage 2 in Year 12.

Eligibility

You are eligible for a GUESTS At-School course if you are:

  • an ATAR or Diploma of the International Baccalaureate student
  • studying subject prerequisites for the course
  • a motivated student.

You will also need approval from your school and the support of your parents or guardian.

How to apply

Step 1. Select a course

The GUESTS at-school program offers courses in the sciences and will align with your senior school curriculum.

The Science courses on offer are  Griffith Chem, Griffith Phys or Griffith Eng.

See Key application dates and course details’ section  to find the course code and details you need to include in your application.

Step 2. Gain approval and submit

If applying for the GUESTS At-School program, you need to check with your Guidance Officer and parents/guardian to ensure you will have support and approval to participate in these courses. Make sure you have your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI)* number handy (QLD students only).

*Ask your school for your LUI if you do not know it.

Ready to apply?

1. Commence your online application and download the school approval form

2. Upload your signed school approval form and your most recent official school report

3. Once completed - Submit your application online.

GUESTS At-School application form

Step 3. Access and enrolment

Once you have been approved to participate in the program, you will receive a Starting@Griffith email that includes your personalised link to set up your email and access for myGriffith. You do not need to enrol as you will be enrolled into your required classes.  Ensure that you maintain your Griffith email – this is the university’s preferred method of communication.

If you are studying Griffith Eng in Year 11, you won’t need access to online content. You will complete Stage 1, A Taste of Engineering, over two intensive experience days at the Gold Coast or Nathan campus.

Choose a course to suit you

Science

Application guide

Follow our step-by-step application guide for GUESTS

Course benefits

No course fee*

Build skills and confidence

Receive recognition on your QCE

Receive two adjustments**

Gain credit transfer

Earn Griffith Credentials

Griffith Credentials are a suite of digital badges that visually represent your achievements at Griffith University. As part of the GUESTS program you will:

  • earn a GUESTS Member digital badge upon enrolment
  • earn a GUESTS Achiever digital badge following successful completion of the course
  • be able to share your digital badge on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media as well as share it over email or embedded in your digital resume, personal website and email signature
  • be able to access Labour Market Insights to view job listings based on the skills you have gained through your GUESTS Achiever badge as well as which employers are hiring, salary ranges and more

GUESTS Member

GUESTS Achiever

To find out more about Griffith Credentials please visit: griffith.edu.au/apply/griffith-credentials

After successful completion of your course, you will be:

  • awarded a Griffith Credentials GUESTS Achiever badge
  • eligible for two (2) adjustments when applying for admission into eligible Griffith undergraduate degrees**
  • eligible for credit transfer for a Level 1 course (subject) at Griffith University (up to 20 credit points).

[*] Your tuition fee is complimentary. You will need to meet your personal study costs for items such as textbooks, stationery and photocopying.

[**] Adjustments do not apply to the Bachelor of Medical Science and the Bachelor of Dental Health Science. The maximum adjustment that you can receive under all pathways is capped at eight (8). For further information refer to the Year 12 Subject Adjustment.

Students completing the Queensland Certificate of Education

Griffith University is required to report GUESTS' enrolment and grades for Queensland students to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) for recording on the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Your GUESTS course will be recorded as two credits of advanced courses of study; it does not count towards the calculation of your ATAR . GUESTS student enrolments will be reported to the QCAA after the Census date, which is published in the academic calendar and is normally week four of your university course. If you decide to withdraw from your course after the Census date, you will receive a grade of W or WF on both your academic record and your QCE. A second report will be provided to the QCAA after results are released.

Galia Akimova

Griffith Eng Coordinator

T 07 5552 7199

E griffeng@griffith.edu.au

Jason Van De Merwe

Griffith Chem and Griffith Phys Convenor

T 07 5552 8949

E j.vandemerwe@griffith.edu.au