A further year of supportive study to ensure success

The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business is a two-year program leading to the third year of the Griffith University bachelor degree. It is designed to assist you as a Griffith College Diploma of Commerce or Hotel Management graduate if you do not meet relevant entry requirements for the Griffith degree. By studying a further year in the College’s supportive environment, you will ensure a successful transition to the third year at the University.

Key info

Campus:                  Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                  First year entry: 4 trimesters (16 months) or 6 trimesters (24 months)

Second year entry: 2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                     Trimester 1, 2, 3

2018 fees:                First year entry A$38,000

Second year entry A$19,000

Campus:                  Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                  First year entry: 4 trimesters (16 months) or 6 trimesters (24 months)

Second year entry: 2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                    Trimester 1, 2, 3

CRICOS:                  070425F

2018 fees:               First year entry A$52,000

Second year entry A$26,000

Program structure

First year

Eight core courses reflecting the Diploma of Commerce or Hotel Management (80 credit points)

Second year

Eight Core, specialist and elective courses (80 credit points)

Specialisations available:

  • Accounting (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Finance (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Human Resource Management (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Management (Mt Gravatt only)
  • International Tourism and Hotel Management (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast)

FIRST YEAR ENTRY

In most cases students will enter the Associate Degree in Commerce and Business in the 2nd year of the program. That is, students entering the Associate Degree will normally be Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Hotel Management graduates that have not achieved the relevant entry requirements for second year of the related Griffith Bachelor program. However under special circumstances or when specifically requested, Griffith College will consider making an offer for direct entry into the first year of the Associate Degree. Students who enter the Associate Degree at the first year will complete two years (or 4 full-time trimesters) of study at Griffith College before entering Griffith University Bachelor degree with 160 credit points completed towards a 240 credit point Bachelor. Students can complete the Associate Degree in 4-6 trimesters (16-24 months) if they enter the first year of the program.

SECOND YEAR ENTRY

There are two categories of students who are eligible to enter the Associate Degree with one year worth of credit to complete the program in 2-3 trimesters (8-12 months). The categories are: Category A Students who complete the Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Hotel Management. Category B Students who enter the Associate Degree with advanced standing or up to one year credit from a program offered by an alternative provider (other than Griffith College). Examples might include a Diploma offered by another provider or first year of a University degree from an institution in Australia or overseas.

BURCU KAYMAK, TURKEY

“I think the teaching style at Griffith College is excellent. It is easy to make appointments to see your teachers or the student support team if you have questions about your work or if you need help with an assignment. The course information is easily accessible through the student portal where you can download the course notes and weekly lesson presentations. It is very convenient to have it all in the one place.”

Chaudhury Maanisaad Karim (Manny)

Manny shares his experience studying Associate Degree in Commerce and Business with Griffith College.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

1035

Accounting -> Bachelor of Commerce

Major: Accounting

Nathan

160 CP

1035

Finance -> Bachelor of Commerce

Major: Finance

Nathan

160 CP

1288

Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Management

Nathan

160 CP

1034

Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Management

Gold Coast

160 CP

1288

Human Resource Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Human Resource Management

Nathan

160 CP

1034

Human Resource Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Human Resource Management

Gold Coast

160 CP

1409

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Hospitality

Nathan

160 CP

1409

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Tourism

Nathan

150 CP

1408

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Hospitality

Gold Coast

160 CP

1408

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Tourism

Gold Coast

150 CP

Progression

^Eligibility for progression from the Associate Degree to a Griffith Bachelor degree after successful completion of first (Griffith College Diploma) or second year (Griffith College Associate Degree) requires a GPA equivalent or greater than Griffith University’s admission rank requirement fo entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

*160 credit points is equivalent to two years of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 160 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Min. GPA requirements

1035

Accounting -> Bachelor of Commerce

Major: Accounting

Nathan

160 CP

4.0

1035

Finance -> Bachelor of Commerce

Major: Finance

Nathan

160 CP

4.0

1288

Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Management

Nathan

160 CP

4.0

1034

Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Management

Gold Coast

160 CP

4.0

1288

Human Resource Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Human Resource Management

Nathan

160 CP

4.0

1034

Human Resource Management -> Bachelor of Business

Major: Human Resource Management

Gold Coast

160 CP

4.0

1409

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Hospitality

Nathan

160 CP

4.0

1409

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Tourism

Nathan

150 CP

4.0

1408

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Hospitality

Gold Coast

160 CP

4.0

1408

International Tourism and Hotel Management -> Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Major: Tourism

Gold Coast

150 CP

4.0

^Eligibility for progression from the Associate Degree to a Griffith Bachelor degree after successful completion of 1st (Griffith College Diploma) or 2nd year (Griffith College Associate Degree) requires a GPA equivalent or greater than Griffith University’s admission rank requirement fo entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

*160 credit points is equivalent to two years of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 160 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

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Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Accounting
  • Administration management
  • Airline services
  • Auditing
  • Business management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Managerial accounting
  • Club and recreational facility management
  • Restaurant management
  • Taxation
  • Tourism and event management
  • Hotel and resort management