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.
We have full-time counsellors on each campus who are available for consultation on both personal and general matters.
Counsellors are available Monday - Friday business hours:
- Mount Gravatt campus Lyn Shannon (07) 3735 1184
- Gold Coast campus Chris Hannigan: (07) 5555 5786
- After hours CRISIS number: 1300785442
Appointments can be 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
- Reporting sexual harassment and/or sexual assault
As a member of the Griffith Community, you can access Griffith University's counselling and wellbeing service and some additional student services. If you require further assistance or encounter problems, the Overseas Students Ombudsman website contains information for students and private providers in English and 21 other languages.
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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Griffith College students are part of the Griffith community and enjoy shared safety and services.
- 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
STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM
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.
Teaching and learning
Griffith College Diploma courses are the same AQF level as those for the relevant first year of the 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 trimester system with three intakes per year- February, June and October. If you are studying full-time you will study three or four units per trimester. 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 having a mix of exams and assignments and others with assignments only. Learning support is available here.