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 and health, courses align with the senior school curriculum and can provide credit transfer toward related Griffith degrees. High schools sign up to participate in these GUESTS At-School courses, so please check with your Guidance Officer to see if they are available for your school.
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[*] Health At-School courses that have been withdrawn are Griffith Biology, Griffith Health, Griffith Exercise and Sports Science and Griffith Psychology.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 most courses, you will study the course content over two years.
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
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.
|Trimester 1 2020||Year 11 and 12 students||Applications are closed|
|Trimester 2 2020||Year 11 students only||Applications are closed|
Note: Year 11 students applying will be given access to online content as soon as they have been approved and enrolled. Applications are now closed for 2020.
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 Chemistry, Griffith Physics or Griffith Engineering.
See the Choose a course to suit you below to find out what course code you need to apply for.
Step 2. Gain approval and submit
If applying for the GUESTS At-School program, you need to ensure you have checked with your Guidance Officer to see if your school is eligible to participate in these courses.
If you're in Year 11, make sure you have read the admission requirements for the course you are applying for. If you're in Year 12, you’ll need to upload a copy of your most recent high school report with your application.
Ready to apply? Submit your application online.
Step 3. Enrol into your classes
Once you have been approved to participate in the program, you will need to enrol yourself into classes. You can manage your enrolment in myGriffith. Familiarise yourself with key enrolment dates and find out how to add a course, what to do when a class is full, how to swap class times and deadlines relating to dropping a course by visiting Managing your enrolment.
Choose a course to suit you
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
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. However, there may be a small administration fee for learning equipment provided during the course. 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.