Supporting you to success
During your studies at Griffith College, you will 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.
All Griffith College lecturers and tutors are available for face-to-face student consultation on campus for approximately one hour per week per class. If, while undertaking studies at the College, you experience difficulties with a particular course, you are strongly encouraged to meet with your lecturer/tutor in the first instance during their consultation time.
We have academic advisors available throughout the trimester to help you with assignment drafts, research assistance, essay structuring and, writing and referencing assistance. Just make an appointment at reception for a time that suits you.
Study skills workshop
Our academic advisors run a number of information sessions and workshops throughout the trimester to help you to develop study skills such as time management, academic writing skills and examination techniques.
LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Teaching and learning is constantly evolving and Griffith College is keeping pace by introducing a number of innovative resources in the classroom. Online learning management, video lecture capture and online textbooks are all available. To take advantage of this, you are encouraged to use your own laptop, so plan to bring one with you or purchase one when you arrive.
The College has also integrated new learning techniques, such as flipped and blended learning, to help deliver content in a way that is engaging and develops collaboration and communication skills.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
If you are an international student entering your program with the minimum English language requirement, you will benefit from two free and compulsory Language Development Modules (LDMs) as part of your diploma program. The LDMs enable you to develop your English language skills in a particapatory learning environment, integrated within academic courses, to support overall achievement in those academic courses.
You will take the modules concurrently with academic courses and they consist of two hours face-to-face instruction per week and three hours of online self-access. Successful completion of the 2 modules is required to graduate with a Diploma Award.
English language support
Remy Boccalatte, Student Learning Advisor
Remy Boccalatte, Student Learning Advisor (English) talks to us about the free Language Development Modules available to international students to help support their studies and ensure success.
ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS SUPPORT
We recognise the importance of strong mathematics foundations in the Engineering, Health Sciences and Science fields and in response, have developed embedded mathematics modules, collectively called ‘Essential Mathematics’, within these diplomas.
If you are studying within these disciplines, you will study the Essential Mathematics modules in the first trimester of each program, which will assist you to develop and/or refresh the fundamental mathematics knowledge and skills required for success in these diploma programs. To allow you to pace your study and build your knowledge progressively we have designed these diplomas for completion over three trimesters.
The mathematics support modules are a free component of the diploma and compulsory unless you demonstrate maths aptitude in a diagnostic test at or before orientation. With successful completion of the diagnostic test, you may choose to pace your diploma study over two trimesters. For more information about the program structure, download the Essential Maths fact sheet.