Associate degree in commerce and business

At a glance

Available at
Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration
2 years

2017 fees
AUD$35,600 (first year entry)
AUD$17,800 (second year entry)

Entry requirements
Completion of Year 12

Offered in
Trimester 1, 2 and 3

Assumed knowledge
English

Download the program guide (PDF 242 KB)

My attendance during the program

The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus. As a full-time student, you will generally attend 16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 4 - 12 hours of scheduled classes per week.

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each trimester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum number of credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 30 credit points.

View the current program outline

How to apply

Admission Criteria

Academic entry requirement
Depending on your background we may assess you according to one or a combination of the below methods:
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 National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition.

Assumed knowledge criteria

Australian Year 12 English (4, SA) or equivalent. Refer to the English Prerequisite Equivalency appendix of the admission
If you haven’t completed studies in the “assumed knowledge” areas for your chosen program, you are still eligible for an offer to study with us. However, we encourage you to take one of our bridging subjects to catch up.

What is the application process?

This program is available to domestic students applying to study at Griffith College. Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).

Applications for Foundation program must be completed online.

Can I apply for credit?

Formal study undertaken at an overseas institution will be recognised to the extent to which it is considered to be equivalent to study at a recognised tertiary institution in Australia.

Students applying for credit transfer must complete the Application for Credit Transfer Form. Applications may then be submitted to Griffith College by post or email. If sending by email, the certified copies of the originals must also be posted.

Application for Credit Transfer Form (PDF 158k)

For more information please contact the Credit Transfer Officer at Griffith College on the following details

Address

Credit Transfer Officer Griffith College Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus 176 Messines Ridge Road Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 Australia

+61 7 3735 6900

At a glance

Available at
Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration
2 years

2017 fees
AUD$48,500 (first year entry)
AUD$24,250 (second year entry)

Entry requirements
See program guide for details

CRICOS code
070425F

Offered in
Trimester 1, 2 and 3

Prerequisites
English

Download the program guide (PDF 242 KB)

Why choose this program?

The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business is a two year program leading to the third year of the Griffith University Bachelor degree. The Associate Degree assists Diplomas of Commerce and Hotel Management graduates who do not meet relevant entry requirements for the Griffith degree, by providing a further year of study in the College supportive environment. The Associate Degree is equivalent to two years of the Griffith University degree. Graduates from the Associate Degree can progress with credit for 16 courses (160 credit points) of the required 24 courses (240 credit points) that make up the Griffith Bachelor degree (please refer to progression details below).

We offer a range of specialisations within the Associate Degree for students that have either fully or partially completed the Diploma Commerce or Hotel Management. Please note: Students who commence the Associate Degree in the first year can apply to exit after the first year and graduate from Griffith College with a Diploma in the relevant field, provided they complete the required Diploma courses.

My attendance during the program

The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus. As a full-time student, you will generally attend 16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. If you are an international student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

View the current program outline

How to apply

Can I apply?

Academic entry requirements
Academic entry requirements apply to international applicants for undergraduate programs. You can view the academic entry requirements for this program.
Language requirements
English language requirements apply to international applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described in Admission requirements.
Credit for prior learning
Griffith College awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning.

What is the application process?

An International student is a person who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa.

This program is available to International students applying to study in Australia at Griffith College. Students wishing to undertake this program will require a student visa or another type of visa which does not preclude them from studying in Australia.

You can apply for admission online where you will be required to upload your supporting documentation or via a Griffith College registered agent.

Apply online

Can I apply for credit?

Formal study undertaken at an overseas institution will be recognised to the extent to which it is considered to be equivalent to study at a recognised tertiary institution in Australia.

Students applying for credit transfer must complete the Application for Credit Transfer Form. Applications may then be submitted to Griffith College by post or email. If sending by email, the certified copies of the originals must also be posted.

Application for Credit Transfer Form (PDF 158k)

For more information please contact the Credit Transfer Officer at Griffith College on the following details

Address

Credit Transfer Officer Griffith College Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus 176 Messines Ridge Road Mt Gravatt QLD 4122 Australia

+61 7 3735 6900