Support services to ensure your academic success

At Griffith College, we understand that the transition to university studies can be difficult, so we have a range of mentoring, learning and support services available. If you are finding things difficult, we encourage you to access these services as soon as possible.

Learning support

Students have access to a number of learning support services to assist you to develop the study skills necessary to successfully complete your program of study.

STUDENT WELFARE

We have full-time counsellors on each campus who are available for consultation on both personal and general matters. Appointments are usually made concerning issues such as:

  • Student safety
  • Loneliness, homesickness
  • Personal relationships, harassment
  • Your studies and academic difficulties
  • Financial problems
  • Personal trauma
  • Employment options
  • Concerns regarding friends and family
  • Personal health
  • Legal difficulties

If you have any problems, the Overseas Students Ombudsman website contains information for students and private providers in English and 21 other languages.

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Finance and scholarships

We have all the information you need about payment options, scholarships and other fees associated with your studies.

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Safe campuses

  • Respect and prevention
  • Reporting an incident
  • Support services

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HEALTH SERVICE

The Griffith University Health Service located on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses offers bulk-billing for medical consultations for international students with a current OSHC policy and for local students covered by Medicare.

The health service provides:

  • Free nursing consultations
  • Emergency and first aid treatment
  • Preventative medical treatment
  • Treatment of ongoing/recurring conditions
  • Routine pap smears
  • Sexual health advice including testing and treatment
  • Immunisations and overseas travel vaccinations and advice
  • Referrals for x-rays, specialist treatment and ultrasounds
  • ECG recording
  • Pregnancy testing and shared care
  • Confidential needle exchange and support program
  • Health information
  • Ancillary health services include psychiatry, optometry, massage and acupuncture

Should you require pathology tests, nurses are able to perform these on campus.

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STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM

You will be connected with a continuing Griffith College student at orientation to assist you on the day and to help you to adjust into study during the trimester.

Your Student Mentor will maintain regular contact with you in your mentor group to provide vital information and assist with questions, academic concerns or personal issues at various times throughout the year.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

The Griffith College Student Liaison Committee (SLC) aims to provide you with a channel of communication between staff and the student body.

Students can raise issues concerning the student body to the College at the SLC meetings held each trimester in order to improve the quality of student life at Griffith College.

Teaching and learning

Griffith College Diploma courses are the same level as those for the relevant first undergraduate degrees offered at Griffith University. Australian citizens and permanent residents can study part-time. International students must study full-time (minimum of 3 units and maximum of 4 units) in order to meet visa conditions.

Griffith College operates on a three semester system with three intakes per year- February, June and October. If you are studying full-time you will study three or four units per semester. The units you will need to complete in order to receive your diploma are outlined in the program details for each Diploma course.

All classes are four hours duration. The first two hours consists of a lecture. The final two hours are allocated to tutorials, workshops or computer laboratory sessions. There is some variation in this structure according to the nature of the individual courses and specific requirements.

While Griffith College teaching staff are available to help you with your studies, it is up to you to manage your time effectively in order to complete your study. Each unit will vary in requirements with some units have a mix of exams and assignments and others with assignments only.