If you are finishing high school and thinking about further study, we can help

Transitioning from high school to university is a big step and the forms and requirements can feel difficult to navigate. Using these steps as a guide, we can make it easier for you to apply to Griffith College online or through QTAC. If you are applying as an international student, visit our how to apply page.

How to apply

1. Select your program

Explore the range of foundation and diploma programs available.

2. Check entry requirements

Check the entry requirements specific to your chosen program. If you have studied high school outside of Australia, you may also need to meet English language requirements.

3. Check if you are eligible for credit

If you have existing formal qualifications, you may be eligible to receive credit for previous studies.

Find out how to apply for credit.

4. Prepare supporting documentation

  • a certified copy of your academic results (translated into English if applicable)
  • a certified copy of your English test results (if available and applicable) and
  • some programs may require you to submit a portfolio of work, or audition (see individual program for details)

5. Lodge your application

Lodge your application via QTAC and place your Griffith College programs within your preferences. If you are an international student studying at an Australian high school, you may also apply directly through Griffith College.

6. Accept your offer

If you are successful in securing a direct offer with us, congratulations! If you apply through QTAC, you will be sent a ‘Notice of Offer’ and you will need to accept the offer and check your email for your offer letter from Griffith College.

Read your offer letter and if you are satisfied, sign the acceptance form and email it back to admissions@griffithcollege.edu.au to accept your place.

Once you accept your place, you will receive emails about enrolment and orientation. Look out for the dates in your inbox!

Got a gap in your studies?

We offer bridging subjects in maths and sciences to help you bridge the gap in your knowledge and make your study easier.

Important dates

Teaching dates at Griffith College

Academic entry requirements

Every Griffith College program requires you meet an overall academic entry requirement. This will vary depending on the level of the program applied for, and your nominated pathway degree.

Depending on your background we may assess you according to one or a combination of the below methods. If you have a number of different qualifications, the highest will normally be used for admission.


Education level

Entry requirement

Applicants with higher education study

Completion or part completion of an Australian higher education qualification or equivalent*.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Completion or part completion of an Australian VET qualification or equivalent*.

Applicants with secondary education

Guaranteed entry where applicants have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or passes in at least 3 academic subjects from Year 12, OR the equivalent from any Australian state or territory, Foundation Programs, International Baccalaureate, A levels or other international equivalents.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants are assessed on the basis of work experience relevant to the program; determined by type and level of employment, details of employer and length of employment. References and/or a statement from the employer substantiating the work claim are required.

Applicants are also required to submit a short statement articulating how they will use the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal qualities gained through life experience to succeed in their chosen course.

If applicants are unable to demonstrate work experience, Griffith College will accept the Personal Competencies Assessment or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by QTAC.

*For international applicants and Australian (domestic) applicants educated overseas, Griffith College will apply the equivalency recommendations of the NOOSR.

Other Admission Criteria depending on pathway

In addition to the academic entry requirement and pre-requisites/assumed knowledge, other admission criteria may apply depending on the pathway degree you have chosen. They may include portfolios, auditions, medical certification, criminal history checks and evidence of work experience. You will find these additional requisites detailed on the program specific information pages of this website.

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