Study at Griffith while you finish high school and gain credit transfer towards a degree
Our Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies program is designed to give you the opportunity to study a single course (subject) at Griffith while completing your high school studies. The program lets you sample university life at Griffith, learn from industry leaders and stretch your academic boundaries. If you are a motivated student who is looking to challenge yourself, consider enrolling in a GUESTS On-Campus or Online course.
You will also need to have approval from your school and the support of your parents or guardian.
When you can study
|Year 12 students only||Apply by 15 October|
|Year 11 and 12 students||Apply by 15 June|
|Year 11 students only||Apply by 15 October|
Refer to the Academic Calendar for trimester start and finish dates. Trimester 3 courses are often taught in intensive mode. Check the course description for specific dates.
List your course preferences on your GUESTS application, and provide your most recent School report. If you have any questions when selecting a course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 677 728.
Trimester 2 applications will open at the end of April with the new online application.
How you'll learn
You will learn through on-campus tutorials, workshops, lectures and group assignments. Your projects and classes will have you researching, investigating, critically analysing and writing effectively. To successfully complete a 10 credit point course, you will need to attend approximately two to four hours of lectures and tutorials each week. This commitment is required in addition to your school study load.
No course fee*
Build skills and confidence
Receive recognition on your QCE
Receive two adjustments**
Gain credit transfer
After successful completion of your course, you will be:
- awarded with a formal Certificate of Completion by Griffith University
- 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 complementary. 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 Pathway.
Students completing the Queensland Certificate of Education
Griffith University is required to report GUESTS' enrolment and grades 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 OP or 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.