Admission requirements

International students

English entry requirements

The language of instruction at Griffith College is English. International students must demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency before being admitted into a program. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown under English Language Requirements.

Program IELTS (Academic) TOEFL ISLPR Pearsons Test of English (Academic) Cambridge English Scale
Foundation 5.5 (with no band below 5.0) 525/46 2+ 42 162 (with no score below 154)
ALL Diplomas^ with the exception of:

Diploma of Health Care

5.5 (with no band below 5.0) 525/46 2+ 42 162 (with no score below 154)
6.5 (with no band below 6.0) 79 (no sub-score less than 19) 3+ 58 N/A
Associate Degree in Commerce and Business 5.5 (with no band below 5.0) 525/46 2+ 46 162 (with no score below 154
Masters Qualifying Program 6.0 (with no band below 5.5) 550/71 (no score less than 19 for writing/17 for listening, reading, speaking) 3+ 50 (no score less than 42) minimum grade of C

International students who do not meet the English language requirements may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI).

^Students progressing to Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science; Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Bachelor of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Exercise Science have higher English Language requirements, please refer to Diploma of Health Sciences for further information. Students progressing to Bachelor of Laws must have IELTS 6.5 (with no band below 6.0). Please check the Griffith University website to see if TOEFL, ISLPR, PEARSON Test of English (Academic) or Campbridge English are recognised equivalencies for entry to the bachelor degree.

Australian/New Zealand students

Griffith College requires you to have completed Australian year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in 3 academic subjects to qualify for entry into a diploma program. You don't need to have achieved a particular grade or studied specific subjects at school to apply for any of our diploma programs however, we assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain subject areas before you start your program.

Unlike prerequisite subjects, if you do not have the assumed knowledge you will not be prevented from receiving an offer into the diploma program. However, you should be aware that if you do not have the assumed knowledge you may experience difficulty with some aspects of the program. You are therefore recommended to complete some bridging subjects to acquire this knowledge.

Q: I don't have the assumed knowledge for my program
A: If you don't have the assumed knowledge for your Diploma program we recommend you enrol in our free bridging subjects in addition to your Diploma program.
Q: How much assumed knowledge do I need?
A: We recommend that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school (Year 11 & Year 12) with a passing grade or better.
Q: I didn't complete Year 12 in Queensland
A: Check the assumed knowledge equivalencies table on our website.

Mature age entry

Mature age students (18 years of age and over) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if you have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications. If you have any questions about qualifications that can be included for mature age entry, please complete the Ask a Question form and we will get back to you.