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.
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.
[*] 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.
When you can study
|Year 12 students only||Apply by 15 October*|
|Year 11 and 12 students||15 June|
|Year 11 students only||15 October|
[*] Applications for Trimester 1 2021: We encourage you to apply by the closing date to ensure you can pick the classes that most suit your high school timetable when open enrolment for Trimester 1 opens from December 2020. Applications will still be considered until 21 February should places still be available in the study area of your choice. Please contact Admissions to discuss course availability if applying after the closing date.
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.
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
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.
If you have any questions regarding GUESTS, call us on 1800 677 728.