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Application tutorials

Pathways to undergraduate study

There are many pathways to undergraduate study at Griffith if you’re a mature student. As well as ATAR and VET, there are alternative entry pathways including Griffith College, bridging programs and more.

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Pathways to undergraduate study

Admission terms

There are several university admissions terms that you need to understand to help you through the application process including:

Prerequisite

  • A compulsory subject that a student needs to have studied to a Year 12 level, or equivalent, to be accepted into a specific degree.
  • English to a Year 12 level is a prerequisite for most Griffith degrees.
  • Other common prerequisite subjects include mathematics and sciences.
  • If you don’t have the required prerequisites, there are ways you can get them—see the admission pathways information below.

Assumed knowledge

  • It’s important to note the difference between prerequisites and assumed knowledge. Some degrees assume you’ve studied certain subjects at high school or an equivalent.
  • Where prerequisites are compulsory for entry, assumed knowledge is not assessable.

Recommended studies

  • Recommended studies are not compulsory. They may be listed in degree information to encourage applicants to be familiar with foundational content, however, they are not as crucial as assumed knowledge.

Selection rank

  • The primary means used to assess and compare applicants' results for entry into university.
  • For those applying with high school results, your ATAR or OP rank is one of the main ways to determine your selection rank and therefore if you qualify for a degree.
  • Other pathways to study, including VET qualifications and other university studies, can help you achieve a selection rank.

If your selection rank meets the entry requirements for a degree, and you also meet the prerequisite requirements, you are eligible for entry into that degree*.

*Note that meeting previous selection rank and prerequisite requirements may not guarantee you entry into competitive degrees if selection rank requirements change.

Credit and Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

QTAC

  • QTAC is the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and is the organisation that processes undergraduate applications on behalf of Queensland universities.
  • QTAC is who you submit your application to, and they also manage offers once these have been determined.

HECS/HELP

  • HECS/HELP is the Higher Education Contribution Scheme and the Higher Education Loan Program.
  • These are Federal Government programs that allow Australian Citizens to defer the costs of studies upfront and start to repay their loans once they are earning around $45,000 per year.

Admission pathways

There are several effective, achievable pathways to gain admission to Griffith including:

ATAR or OP

  • If you completed Year 12, your rank and results don’t expire, and it may qualify you for your chosen degree if you also meet the prerequisite requirements.
  • You can get an idea of the rank required for all Griffith degrees using our Degree Finder.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • VET qualifications completed at high school, private providers and TAFE Institutions may qualify you for admission to a Griffith degree.
  • Our VET Guaranteed Admission Scheme recognises your achievements and guarantees entry to a selection of our undergraduate degrees. A ranking is assigned to you depending on what course you have completed.
    • Certificate III – Rank 68
    • Certificate IV – Rank 74
    • Certificate V – Rank 87
  • Completing a Diploma level qualification will also give you the English subject requirement needed for most degrees.
  • Students with a Certificate III or IV will still need to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements.

Alternative entry pathways

Griffith offers the following alternatives to ATAR or VET as pathways to study:

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

  • Suitable for adults looking to start tertiary study, especially if some time has elapsed since completing secondary studies.
  • It prepares you for the transition to university and gives you the chance to complete any prerequisite subjects needed for specific degrees.
  • Studying a Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation gives you a ranking between 79 and 91.

Griffith College

  • Offers diplomas that can provide an admissions pathway to your preferred degree.
  • When you complete a diploma at Griffith College, you enter your Griffith degree in the second year, so you don’t lose any time.

A single course of study

  • Take two individual single subjects at Griffith to receive a selection rank, and you’ll gain your English subject prerequisite.
  • This can be a great pathway option for students keen to start now.
  • You may also be able to transfer credit for these single subjects over to the degree you intend to start.
  • Note that a single course of study isn’t covered by HECS/HELP.

Upgrading via university study

  • Another way to improve your selection rank to get into the degree you’d prefer is to enrol in an alternative degree at Griffith.
  • For example, completing one year’s study and gaining a:
    • GPA of 4 (or 50%) = a ranking of 93
    • GPA of 5 (or 65%) = a ranking of 96
    • GPA is a 6 (or 75%) = a ranking of 98.
  • You can use your new ranking to get into your preferred degree.
  • You can also transfer credit to your chosen degree.

Bridging and enabling programs

  • Bridging programs help you to gain prerequisite subjects and fill knowledge gaps.
  • For example, our Bridging English course meets the subject prerequisite requirements for a range of Griffith undergraduate degrees.

Griffith Personal Statement

  • This is a good option to consider if you don’t have the required ranking or prerequisite subjects.
  • This pathway takes your skills, knowledge and life experiences into account and other personal and professional competencies.
  • To gain admission with a Griffith Personal Statement you’ll need to submit a QTAC application, and then you may be invited to complete a personal statement.

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment

  • The Aptitude for Engineering Assessment is a specialised test designed to measure a mature age candidates’ aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information, and display interpersonal understanding.
  • If you’re successful in this test, you’ll gain entry to the Bachelor of Engineering program at either our Nathan or Gold Coast campus.

Credit for prior learning

  • Depending on your background and experience, you may be eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning. If you’ve engaged in previous study, you may receive study credit.
  • There are several ways you can do this, including formal study, non-formal study such as workplace training, and informal learning such as work, social, family, hobby or leisure activity.
  • You can apply for credit after you’ve been accepted into your degree, and if successful, it will reduce the overall time and cost of your degree.

Getting ready to apply for undergraduate study

Applying to study an undergraduate degree through QTAC is straightforward but there’s some things you should know to help you prepare. Follow these steps to ensure the process runs smoothly.

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Getting ready to apply for undergraduate study

Follow these steps to ensure the whole application process runs smoothly.

First, check the details of the degree

Step 1—Select the degree you want to apply for using the Degree Finder on our website and get an understanding of the degree details.

Step 2—Check the entry requirements of that degree, looking for the required selection rank and any subject prerequisite requirements.

Step 3—Check the degree duration and fees, and see what scholarships may be available, as this could help you reduce the cost of your study.

Apply via QTAC or UAC

The application process should take about 15 minutes. Visit either the QTAC website in Queensland or the UAC website in NSW. Most students will apply through a Tertiary Admissions Centre. We do offer some direct admission options for TAFE Diploma and Adult Tertiary Preparation graduates into specific degrees and First Peoples Direct Admission for mature students—contact us if you need help.

Step 1—Make sure you have your email address, personal details, qualification details, and your list of degree preferences.

Step 2—On the QTAC website, start by creating an account and entering your personal and contact details.

Step 3—Answer the questions about your qualifications, including details about the study you’ve completed or are doing now.

Step 4—Enter your preferences. With QTAC, you can enter up to six degree preferences. We recommend prioritising them like this:

  • Preferences 1 and 2: your most desired degrees
  • Preferences 3 and 4: your backup degrees
  • Preferences 5 and 6: your pathway degrees – degrees that will help you upgrade

Step 5—Review and check your application.

Step 6—Pay the QTAC application fee.

Troubleshooting your undergraduate application

Checking the status of your application is simple, and you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it, through an easy-to-use tool on the QTAC website.

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Troubleshooting your undergraduate application

If you’ve applied to study at Griffith by putting in an application via QTAC or to us directly, sometimes you’re going to want to check or manage your application.

That might be to change your preferences, upload documentation, or change your contact details.

QTAC application services

On the QTAC website, there’s an easy-to-use tool called Application services, and this is where you can easily check and change your application.

Once you’ve logged in, you can:

  • change your preferences
  • upload documentation
  • view and respond to your offer
  • view correspondence about your offer and application
  • check if you are meeting entry requirements
  • pay QTAC fees
  • change your contact or personal details.

If you have any other questions, you can also call QTAC directly on 1300 467 822.

Tracking your QTAC application

QTAC will acknowledge they’ve received your application.

If you feel that your application result hasn’t come through when you’d expect it to, there are a few reasons why it may have been held up, including:

Outstanding requirements

There may be outstanding information that’s missing from your application. For example, if you’ve indicated that you have relevant work experience but not attached a CV, stated you have completed a qualification and not uploaded your transcript or if you’ve uploaded an incorrect file type.

Additional supporting documentation is required

The Griffith Admissions team may need additional supporting documentation to assess your application. You will receive an email requesting you provide these documents to recommence the assessment process.

What happens next: Undergraduate applications

Accepting an offer and enrolling are crucial parts of your journey towards studying at Griffith. Fortunately, the process is easy, and with a little planning, you’ll be on your way to starting your study.

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What happens next: Undergraduate applications

One of the best moments in your university career is when you receive your Letter of Offer. It’s a hugely exciting time, but of course, there are some steps you need to take next to ensure that your offer is confirmed and completed.

Accepting your offer

Step 1—Receive an offer

  • Your offer comes from QTAC or UAC, so keep an eye out for that. Once you have your offer, QTAC gives you only seven days to respond, so make sure you get back to them quickly.
  • When responding, you’ll have four options to choose from, which are:
    • accept the offer
    • reject the offer
    • defer your offer
    • conditionally accept.

Step 2—Respond to the offer

  • If you choose to accept an offer to study at Griffith, you’ll receive a welcome email from us with information about the steps you need to take to enrol. We’re more than happy to help you with this process, so feel free to contact us if you need support.
  • You'll need to:
    • check and confirm your personal details
    • do the paperwork to receive HECS support, which includes providing your tax file number

Step 3—Select your courses (subjects) and classes

  • This is when you start getting your degree into the shape you want it, so spend some time considering what’s best for you.

Step 4—Plan for O Week

  • Once this admin is sorted, it’s important to start thinking about Orientation week.
  • Orientation is especially important because it gives you a head-start in preparing for your study and getting ready for the uni experience. Find out as much as you can about O-week and get involved–it will make your transition to university much smoother.

How to enrol

  • With your offer accepted, it’s time to start thinking about your enrolment.

Step 1—Prepare by checking Griffith’s academic calendar and key dates on our website

  • Finding out about key dates will help you plan your preferred class times and map out your study in detail. On the website, you can view:
    • the full year of events
    • each trimester's timetable
    • key exam dates
    • dates for paying your ongoing fees
    • information on study finance options

Step 2—Enrol

  • Once you’ve completed your planning, it’s time to enrol. Enrolling requires you to:
    • plan your courses (subjects)
    • select your courses
    • submit your enrolment

Step 3—Manage your enrolment

  • Through myGriffith, you’ll also be able to manage your enrolment, including:
    • adding courses from your course list
    • planning class times
    • selecting preferred classes.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Whether you’re future-proofing or changing your career, taking a step up with a promotion or building your networks, a postgraduate degree enables you to make the change you want.

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Pathways to postgraduate study

Whether you’re future-proofing or changing your career, taking a step up with a promotion or building your networks, a postgraduate degree enables you to make the change you want.

A postgraduate qualification can also be a faster way to upgrade your skills or change your career when compared to a bachelor degree if you have the right experience.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for postgraduate study varies depending on the degree you are applying for, for example:

  • some may require you to have completed an undergraduate degree, while others may not
  • some require a certain grade point average
  • a level of industry experience may also be required.

Pathways to Masters degree

If you have completed a bachelor degree with the required GPA, you could be eligible for admission to a range of masters degrees.

Or, in some cases, if you have several years of work (3-5 years) experience in a relevant industry, you can do a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma as a pathway to a masters degree.

A graduate certificate could be completed in six months, and a graduate diploma could be completed in one year. These pathways are a much faster way to complete your study than doing a three-year undergraduate degree.

Credits for recognised prior learning and experience

Griffith considers prior learning a pathway to study, and you may receive credit for this in combination with your experience, which can reduce the time it will take to complete your degree.

Credit can be received for:

  • any postgraduate-level study you have completed at a university or a credentialled program
  • any non-formal learning such as workplace training, volunteer training or other relevant experience.

More information about credit can be found on the Degree Finder tool on the Griffith Website.

  • Go to your chosen degree in Degree Finder and from the Apply tab, click on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning – you can go straight to the credit transfer page to apply or view our Credit Precedent Database, which lists any credit previously assessed for your chosen degree.
  • If your study is not on the list, please submit a credit application. In addition, there are self-help resources available on the credit transfer webpage.

Funding your study

FEE-Help government loan scheme

FEE-Help is a government loan scheme that is available to all Australian citizens and can be a helpful way to fund your postgraduate study.

Under this scheme, you can borrow money from the government and then pay it back later once you’re working, or if you are currently working and earning over a certain amount, you pay a little more tax each pay.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available to help reduce the cost of postgraduate study.

Griffith offers a range of scholarships each year, including scholarships for academic achievement, equity support, First Peoples and sporting achievement.

It’s free and simple to apply for scholarships. Best of all, you don’t need to apply for multiple scholarships. One application will cover any scholarships where you meet the criteria.

Getting ready to apply for postgraduate study

Getting ready to apply to study a postgraduate degree at Griffith is easy. Follow a few steps to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.

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Getting ready to apply for postgraduate study

Once you’ve decided to apply for postgraduate study at Griffith, the process is quite straightforward. However, it’s important to do a little preparation first, so everything runs smoothly.

Planning ahead

As a postgraduate student, you’ll have other commitments such as work, family or volunteering that you’ll need to balance.

It’s important to think carefully about these existing commitments and how university can fit in and around your schedule.

The general rule of thumb when thinking of the time to allocate to study is to allow 10 to 12 hours per week for each course you enrol in.

Using time management tools is an excellent way to set up your schedule and prioritise what’s most important.

Griffith has a study planner available on our website, where you can map out and visualise the activities in your life, including:

  • plan when your assessments are due
  • work expectations or events
  • exercise
  • time for social events.

The myGriffith portal also covers essentials, such as managing your enrolment, how to use the library and more.

Check your eligibility

Once you’ve planned your time and familiarised yourself with how uni works, the next step is to understand the details of the degree.

Step 1—Select your preferred degree. You can do this via the Degree Finder on our website. Make sure you check the postgraduate box under the level of study.

Step 2—Check the entry requirements of that degree, which may include prior study, such as a bachelor degree. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there could also be a graduate certificate pathway option.

Step 3—Check the degree duration and fees, attendance information, work integrated learning, and professional recognition. These are all important areas to know more about before you apply.

How to apply

Once your degree details are sorted out, it’s time to apply.

For most postgraduate degrees, you will apply directly to the university via the Degree Finder tool on our website.

You can add the degree to your shortlist or apply for the degree straight away.

In some instances, for example, the Masters of Primary or Secondary Teaching, you will need to apply through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Check degree finder under the Apply tab to find out whether you can apply directly to Griffith or need to apply through QTAC.

Track your application

Once you’ve applied, you will receive an email from Griffith with:

  • your application number
  • a link to track your application
  • a phone number to call if you have any questions.

If you feel that your application isn’t progressing as you think it should be, this could be due to several factors, including:

  • missing information
  • incorrect file types
  • additional supporting documentation is required.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a welcome email from Griffith. This email will include your Griffith Student ID and a temporary password. You will then have access to your student portal, myGriffith.

Troubleshooting your application

Checking the status of your postgraduate application is easy—with the help of tools and information on our website, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

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Troubleshooting your application

Checking the status of your postgraduate application is easy—with the help of tools and information on our website, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

Tracking your Griffith application

When you track your application online, you might notice your evaluation status change, and there a few different reasons why this might be the case:

There may be outstanding information that’s missing from your application.

  • For example, if you’ve indicated that you have relevant work experience but not attached a CV, stated you have completed a qualification and not uploaded your transcript or if you’ve uploaded an incorrect file type.

Additional supporting documentation is required

  • If the Admissions team needs additional supporting documentation, you will receive an email requesting you provide these documents to recommence the assessment process.

Application status

To keep you fully informed of your application status, you’ll also receive updates via email that let you know where your application is at.

These can include status updates such as:

  • your application is in review
  • it has been sent for evaluation
  • evaluation is complete.

With these tools and information at hand, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

What happens next: Postgraduate applications

Accepting an offer and enrolling is a crucial part of your academic journey. Fortunately, the process is easy, and with a little planning, you’ll be on your way to starting your study.

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What happens next: Postgraduate applications

One of the most exciting times in any university journey is when you’re first accepted into a degree. It’s the start of a new chapter in your life, and the opportunities ahead are endless.

Offer notification

Step 1—Receive an offer

Once your application has been assessed, you’ll receive an email from Griffith with the outcome. Be sure to check your junk folder if you haven't received your email.

Step 2—Accept the offer

If you’ve applied for a degree via QTAC, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept.

If you applied directly to Griffith, you do not need to formally accept an offer.

Once you’re accepted into a degree, you’ll receive a Welcome to Griffith email that includes your Griffith Student ID and access to our student portal, myGriffith.

Step 3—Log in

Once you are logged into myGriffith, you will be able to manage your enrolment, complete your Orientation, and see all other information relevant to your degree.

When you click on Manage Enrolment for the first time, you will need to complete your Pre-enrolment Questionnaire.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect your personal details, including your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you're eligible, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a government loan/s to defer your tuition fees and charges.

Preparing to enrol

Start your enrolment preparations by looking at Griffith’s academic calendar and key dates on our website.

Here you can view the full year of events, and key dates for each trimester, including teaching weeks, study days, exams and vacations.

How to enrol

Enrolling is quite simple, and there are just three easy steps to follow.

Step 1—Plan your courses

Step 2—Select your subjects

Step 3—Submit your enrolment.

Find out more about managing your enrolment.

myGriffith

The myGriffith portal is where you will enrol, and here you can also manage your enrolment throughout the academic year.

You can add courses from your course list and select classes.

We recommend a part-time study load if you are working full-time—usually one or two courses per trimester.

For a 12-week course, we recommend allowing 10-12 hours per week for study.

For a 6-week course, we recommend allowing 25 hours per week for study.

On myGriffith, you’ll also find information on Orientation, how to use the library, study support, information on fees, key dates, support services and more.

Pathways to undergraduate study

There are many pathways to undergraduate study at Griffith if you’re a mature student. As well as ATAR and VET, there are alternative entry pathways including Griffith College, bridging programs and more.

Show more

Pathways to undergraduate study

Admission terms

There are several university admissions terms that you need to understand to help you through the application process including:

Prerequisite

  • A compulsory subject that a student needs to have studied to a Year 12 level, or equivalent, to be accepted into a specific degree.
  • English to a Year 12 level is a prerequisite for most Griffith degrees.
  • Other common prerequisite subjects include mathematics and sciences.
  • If you don’t have the required prerequisites, there are ways you can get them—see the admission pathways information below.

Assumed knowledge

  • It’s important to note the difference between prerequisites and assumed knowledge. Some degrees assume you’ve studied certain subjects at high school or an equivalent.
  • Where prerequisites are compulsory for entry, assumed knowledge is not assessable.

Recommended studies

  • Recommended studies are not compulsory. They may be listed in degree information to encourage applicants to be familiar with foundational content, however, they are not as crucial as assumed knowledge.

Selection rank

  • The primary means used to assess and compare applicants' results for entry into university.
  • For those applying with high school results, your ATAR or OP rank is one of the main ways to determine your selection rank and therefore if you qualify for a degree.
  • Other pathways to study, including VET qualifications and other university studies, can help you achieve a selection rank.

If your selection rank meets the entry requirements for a degree, and you also meet the prerequisite requirements, you are eligible for entry into that degree*.

*Note that meeting previous selection rank and prerequisite requirements may not guarantee you entry into competitive degrees if selection rank requirements change.

Credit and Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

QTAC

  • QTAC is the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and is the organisation that processes undergraduate applications on behalf of Queensland universities.
  • QTAC is who you submit your application to, and they also manage offers once these have been determined.

HECS/HELP

  • HECS/HELP is the Higher Education Contribution Scheme and the Higher Education Loan Program.
  • These are Federal Government programs that allow Australian Citizens to defer the costs of studies upfront and start to repay their loans once they are earning around $45,000 per year.

Admission pathways

There are several effective, achievable pathways to gain admission to Griffith including:

ATAR or OP

  • If you completed Year 12, your rank and results don’t expire, and it may qualify you for your chosen degree if you also meet the prerequisite requirements.
  • You can get an idea of the rank required for all Griffith degrees using our Degree Finder.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • VET qualifications completed at high school, private providers and TAFE Institutions may qualify you for admission to a Griffith degree.
  • Our VET Guaranteed Admission Scheme recognises your achievements and guarantees entry to a selection of our undergraduate degrees. A ranking is assigned to you depending on what course you have completed.
    • Certificate III – Rank 68
    • Certificate IV – Rank 74
    • Certificate V – Rank 87
  • Completing a Diploma level qualification will also give you the English subject requirement needed for most degrees.
  • Students with a Certificate III or IV will still need to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements.

Alternative entry pathways

Griffith offers the following alternatives to ATAR or VET as pathways to study:

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

  • Suitable for adults looking to start tertiary study, especially if some time has elapsed since completing secondary studies.
  • It prepares you for the transition to university and gives you the chance to complete any prerequisite subjects needed for specific degrees.
  • Studying a Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation gives you a ranking between 79 and 91.

Griffith College

  • Offers diplomas that can provide an admissions pathway to your preferred degree.
  • When you complete a diploma at Griffith College, you enter your Griffith degree in the second year, so you don’t lose any time.

A single course of study

  • Take two individual single subjects at Griffith to receive a selection rank, and you’ll gain your English subject prerequisite.
  • This can be a great pathway option for students keen to start now.
  • You may also be able to transfer credit for these single subjects over to the degree you intend to start.
  • Note that a single course of study isn’t covered by HECS/HELP.

Upgrading via university study

  • Another way to improve your selection rank to get into the degree you’d prefer is to enrol in an alternative degree at Griffith.
  • For example, completing one year’s study and gaining a:
    • GPA of 4 (or 50%) = a ranking of 93
    • GPA of 5 (or 65%) = a ranking of 96
    • GPA is a 6 (or 75%) = a ranking of 98.
  • You can use your new ranking to get into your preferred degree.
  • You can also transfer credit to your chosen degree.

Bridging and enabling programs

  • Bridging programs help you to gain prerequisite subjects and fill knowledge gaps.
  • For example, our Bridging English course meets the subject prerequisite requirements for a range of Griffith undergraduate degrees.

Griffith Personal Statement

  • This is a good option to consider if you don’t have the required ranking or prerequisite subjects.
  • This pathway takes your skills, knowledge and life experiences into account and other personal and professional competencies.
  • To gain admission with a Griffith Personal Statement you’ll need to submit a QTAC application, and then you may be invited to complete a personal statement.

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment

  • The Aptitude for Engineering Assessment is a specialised test designed to measure a mature age candidates’ aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information, and display interpersonal understanding.
  • If you’re successful in this test, you’ll gain entry to the Bachelor of Engineering program at either our Nathan or Gold Coast campus.

Credit for prior learning

  • Depending on your background and experience, you may be eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning. If you’ve engaged in previous study, you may receive study credit.
  • There are several ways you can do this, including formal study, non-formal study such as workplace training, and informal learning such as work, social, family, hobby or leisure activity.
  • You can apply for credit after you’ve been accepted into your degree, and if successful, it will reduce the overall time and cost of your degree.

Getting ready to apply for undergraduate study

Applying to study an undergraduate degree through QTAC is straightforward but there’s some things you should know to help you prepare. Follow these steps to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Show more

Getting ready to apply for undergraduate study

Follow these steps to ensure the whole application process runs smoothly.

First, check the details of the degree

Step 1—Select the degree you want to apply for using the Degree Finder on our website and get an understanding of the degree details.

Step 2—Check the entry requirements of that degree, looking for the required selection rank and any subject prerequisite requirements.

Step 3—Check the degree duration and fees, and see what scholarships may be available, as this could help you reduce the cost of your study.

Apply via QTAC or UAC

The application process should take about 15 minutes. Visit either the QTAC website in Queensland or the UAC website in NSW. Most students will apply through a Tertiary Admissions Centre. We do offer some direct admission options for TAFE Diploma and Adult Tertiary Preparation graduates into specific degrees and First Peoples Direct Admission for mature students—contact us if you need help.

Step 1—Make sure you have your email address, personal details, qualification details, and your list of degree preferences.

Step 2—On the QTAC website, start by creating an account and entering your personal and contact details.

Step 3—Answer the questions about your qualifications, including details about the study you’ve completed or are doing now.

Step 4—Enter your preferences. With QTAC, you can enter up to six degree preferences. We recommend prioritising them like this:

  • Preferences 1 and 2: your most desired degrees
  • Preferences 3 and 4: your backup degrees
  • Preferences 5 and 6: your pathway degrees – degrees that will help you upgrade

Step 5—Review and check your application.

Step 6—Pay the QTAC application fee.

Troubleshooting your undergraduate application

Checking the status of your application is simple, and you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it, through an easy-to-use tool on the QTAC website.

Show more

Troubleshooting your undergraduate application

If you’ve applied to study at Griffith by putting in an application via QTAC or to us directly, sometimes you’re going to want to check or manage your application.

That might be to change your preferences, upload documentation, or change your contact details.

QTAC application services

On the QTAC website, there’s an easy-to-use tool called Application services, and this is where you can easily check and change your application.

Once you’ve logged in, you can:

  • change your preferences
  • upload documentation
  • view and respond to your offer
  • view correspondence about your offer and application
  • check if you are meeting entry requirements
  • pay QTAC fees
  • change your contact or personal details.

If you have any other questions, you can also call QTAC directly on 1300 467 822.

Tracking your QTAC application

QTAC will acknowledge they’ve received your application.

If you feel that your application result hasn’t come through when you’d expect it to, there are a few reasons why it may have been held up, including:

Outstanding requirements

There may be outstanding information that’s missing from your application. For example, if you’ve indicated that you have relevant work experience but not attached a CV, stated you have completed a qualification and not uploaded your transcript or if you’ve uploaded an incorrect file type.

Additional supporting documentation is required

The Griffith Admissions team may need additional supporting documentation to assess your application. You will receive an email requesting you provide these documents to recommence the assessment process.

What happens next: Undergraduate applications

Accepting an offer and enrolling are crucial parts of your journey towards studying at Griffith. Fortunately, the process is easy, and with a little planning, you’ll be on your way to starting your study.

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What happens next: Undergraduate applications

One of the best moments in your university career is when you receive your Letter of Offer. It’s a hugely exciting time, but of course, there are some steps you need to take next to ensure that your offer is confirmed and completed.

Accepting your offer

Step 1—Receive an offer

  • Your offer comes from QTAC or UAC, so keep an eye out for that. Once you have your offer, QTAC gives you only seven days to respond, so make sure you get back to them quickly.
  • When responding, you’ll have four options to choose from, which are:
    • accept the offer
    • reject the offer
    • defer your offer
    • conditionally accept.

Step 2—Respond to the offer

  • If you choose to accept an offer to study at Griffith, you’ll receive a welcome email from us with information about the steps you need to take to enrol. We’re more than happy to help you with this process, so feel free to contact us if you need support.
  • You'll need to:
    • check and confirm your personal details
    • do the paperwork to receive HECS support, which includes providing your tax file number

Step 3—Select your courses (subjects) and classes

  • This is when you start getting your degree into the shape you want it, so spend some time considering what’s best for you.

Step 4—Plan for O Week

  • Once this admin is sorted, it’s important to start thinking about Orientation week.
  • Orientation is especially important because it gives you a head-start in preparing for your study and getting ready for the uni experience. Find out as much as you can about O-week and get involved–it will make your transition to university much smoother.

How to enrol

  • With your offer accepted, it’s time to start thinking about your enrolment.

Step 1—Prepare by checking Griffith’s academic calendar and key dates on our website

  • Finding out about key dates will help you plan your preferred class times and map out your study in detail. On the website, you can view:
    • the full year of events
    • each trimester's timetable
    • key exam dates
    • dates for paying your ongoing fees
    • information on study finance options

Step 2—Enrol

  • Once you’ve completed your planning, it’s time to enrol. Enrolling requires you to:
    • plan your courses (subjects)
    • select your courses
    • submit your enrolment

Step 3—Manage your enrolment

  • Through myGriffith, you’ll also be able to manage your enrolment, including:
    • adding courses from your course list
    • planning class times
    • selecting preferred classes.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Whether you’re future-proofing or changing your career, taking a step up with a promotion or building your networks, a postgraduate degree enables you to make the change you want.

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Pathways to postgraduate study

Whether you’re future-proofing or changing your career, taking a step up with a promotion or building your networks, a postgraduate degree enables you to make the change you want.

A postgraduate qualification can also be a faster way to upgrade your skills or change your career when compared to a bachelor degree if you have the right experience.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for postgraduate study varies depending on the degree you are applying for, for example:

  • some may require you to have completed an undergraduate degree, while others may not
  • some require a certain grade point average
  • a level of industry experience may also be required.

Pathways to Masters degree

If you have completed a bachelor degree with the required GPA, you could be eligible for admission to a range of masters degrees.

Or, in some cases, if you have several years of work (3-5 years) experience in a relevant industry, you can do a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma as a pathway to a masters degree.

A graduate certificate could be completed in six months, and a graduate diploma could be completed in one year. These pathways are a much faster way to complete your study than doing a three-year undergraduate degree.

Credits for recognised prior learning and experience

Griffith considers prior learning a pathway to study, and you may receive credit for this in combination with your experience, which can reduce the time it will take to complete your degree.

Credit can be received for:

  • any postgraduate-level study you have completed at a university or a credentialled program
  • any non-formal learning such as workplace training, volunteer training or other relevant experience.

More information about credit can be found on the Degree Finder tool on the Griffith Website.

  • Go to your chosen degree in Degree Finder and from the Apply tab, click on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning – you can go straight to the credit transfer page to apply or view our Credit Precedent Database, which lists any credit previously assessed for your chosen degree.
  • If your study is not on the list, please submit a credit application. In addition, there are self-help resources available on the credit transfer webpage.

Funding your study

FEE-Help government loan scheme

FEE-Help is a government loan scheme that is available to all Australian citizens and can be a helpful way to fund your postgraduate study.

Under this scheme, you can borrow money from the government and then pay it back later once you’re working, or if you are currently working and earning over a certain amount, you pay a little more tax each pay.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available to help reduce the cost of postgraduate study.

Griffith offers a range of scholarships each year, including scholarships for academic achievement, equity support, First Peoples and sporting achievement.

It’s free and simple to apply for scholarships. Best of all, you don’t need to apply for multiple scholarships. One application will cover any scholarships where you meet the criteria.

Getting ready to apply for postgraduate study

Getting ready to apply to study a postgraduate degree at Griffith is easy. Follow a few steps to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.

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Getting ready to apply for postgraduate study

Once you’ve decided to apply for postgraduate study at Griffith, the process is quite straightforward. However, it’s important to do a little preparation first, so everything runs smoothly.

Planning ahead

As a postgraduate student, you’ll have other commitments such as work, family or volunteering that you’ll need to balance.

It’s important to think carefully about these existing commitments and how university can fit in and around your schedule.

The general rule of thumb when thinking of the time to allocate to study is to allow 10 to 12 hours per week for each course you enrol in.

Using time management tools is an excellent way to set up your schedule and prioritise what’s most important.

Griffith has a study planner available on our website, where you can map out and visualise the activities in your life, including:

  • plan when your assessments are due
  • work expectations or events
  • exercise
  • time for social events.

The myGriffith portal also covers essentials, such as managing your enrolment, how to use the library and more.

Check your eligibility

Once you’ve planned your time and familiarised yourself with how uni works, the next step is to understand the details of the degree.

Step 1—Select your preferred degree. You can do this via the Degree Finder on our website. Make sure you check the postgraduate box under the level of study.

Step 2—Check the entry requirements of that degree, which may include prior study, such as a bachelor degree. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there could also be a graduate certificate pathway option.

Step 3—Check the degree duration and fees, attendance information, work integrated learning, and professional recognition. These are all important areas to know more about before you apply.

How to apply

Once your degree details are sorted out, it’s time to apply.

For most postgraduate degrees, you will apply directly to the university via the Degree Finder tool on our website.

You can add the degree to your shortlist or apply for the degree straight away.

In some instances, for example, the Masters of Primary or Secondary Teaching, you will need to apply through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Check degree finder under the Apply tab to find out whether you can apply directly to Griffith or need to apply through QTAC.

Track your application

Once you’ve applied, you will receive an email from Griffith with:

  • your application number
  • a link to track your application
  • a phone number to call if you have any questions.

If you feel that your application isn’t progressing as you think it should be, this could be due to several factors, including:

  • missing information
  • incorrect file types
  • additional supporting documentation is required.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a welcome email from Griffith. This email will include your Griffith Student ID and a temporary password. You will then have access to your student portal, myGriffith.

Troubleshooting your application

Checking the status of your postgraduate application is easy—with the help of tools and information on our website, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

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Troubleshooting your application

Checking the status of your postgraduate application is easy—with the help of tools and information on our website, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

Tracking your Griffith application

When you track your application online, you might notice your evaluation status change, and there a few different reasons why this might be the case:

There may be outstanding information that’s missing from your application.

  • For example, if you’ve indicated that you have relevant work experience but not attached a CV, stated you have completed a qualification and not uploaded your transcript or if you’ve uploaded an incorrect file type.

Additional supporting documentation is required

  • If the Admissions team needs additional supporting documentation, you will receive an email requesting you provide these documents to recommence the assessment process.

Application status

To keep you fully informed of your application status, you’ll also receive updates via email that let you know where your application is at.

These can include status updates such as:

  • your application is in review
  • it has been sent for evaluation
  • evaluation is complete.

With these tools and information at hand, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, when you need it.

What happens next: Postgraduate applications

Accepting an offer and enrolling is a crucial part of your academic journey. Fortunately, the process is easy, and with a little planning, you’ll be on your way to starting your study.

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What happens next: Postgraduate applications

One of the most exciting times in any university journey is when you’re first accepted into a degree. It’s the start of a new chapter in your life, and the opportunities ahead are endless.

Offer notification

Step 1—Receive an offer

Once your application has been assessed, you’ll receive an email from Griffith with the outcome. Be sure to check your junk folder if you haven't received your email.

Step 2—Accept the offer

If you’ve applied for a degree via QTAC, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept.

If you applied directly to Griffith, you do not need to formally accept an offer.

Once you’re accepted into a degree, you’ll receive a Welcome to Griffith email that includes your Griffith Student ID and access to our student portal, myGriffith.

Step 3—Log in

Once you are logged into myGriffith, you will be able to manage your enrolment, complete your Orientation, and see all other information relevant to your degree.

When you click on Manage Enrolment for the first time, you will need to complete your Pre-enrolment Questionnaire.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect your personal details, including your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you're eligible, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a government loan/s to defer your tuition fees and charges.

Preparing to enrol

Start your enrolment preparations by looking at Griffith’s academic calendar and key dates on our website.

Here you can view the full year of events, and key dates for each trimester, including teaching weeks, study days, exams and vacations.

How to enrol

Enrolling is quite simple, and there are just three easy steps to follow.

Step 1—Plan your courses

Step 2—Select your subjects

Step 3—Submit your enrolment.

Find out more about managing your enrolment.

myGriffith

The myGriffith portal is where you will enrol, and here you can also manage your enrolment throughout the academic year.

You can add courses from your course list and select classes.

We recommend a part-time study load if you are working full-time—usually one or two courses per trimester.

For a 12-week course, we recommend allowing 10-12 hours per week for study.

For a 6-week course, we recommend allowing 25 hours per week for study.

On myGriffith, you’ll also find information on Orientation, how to use the library, study support, information on fees, key dates, support services and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Application and admissions questions

What is rank, and how is it measured?

I have a diploma and would like to study for a bachelor's degree. How do I apply to Griffith?

How long does QTAC take to respond with an offer from the time of application?

Should applicants from other states apply through QTAC?

What is required if I'm applying based on industry experience? Can a portion be self-employment?

How can I meet the English subject prerequisite?

I'm an Australian citizen born overseas. Do I need to do an English test? (i.e. IELTS, PTE)

How can I increase my selection rank to be considered for competitive degrees?

What's the best pathway or approach to applying for a degree for someone who didn't finish high school but has many years of work experience?

Enrolment and study questions

Can we access the Study Planner before we enrol?

Do I only select and enrol in the subjects for one trimester or do I have to select everything for the first year?

How many hours per week would full-time study take, including lessons and assessments?

Where do I find information for courses, including the assessments and exams?

I'm an Australian Citizen living overseas. I noticed my preferred degree is only available for domestic students. Do I need to wait until I relocate back to Australia?

Is it possible to change between studying full-time and part-time?

If I study part-time, do I have to come on campus or can it be done entirely online?

Are lectures recorded?

Scholarship questions

When can I apply for a scholarship?

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

Postgraduate degree questions

Am I qualified for postgraduate studies if I have a degree from overseas?

What does "Statement of Service" mean?

Will my graduate certificate provide credit for my masters degree?

I'm looking to transfer to Griffith from another university. How do I apply?

Contact

Who should I contact for specific information and advice on choosing the right pathway and double degree options?

How do I book a one-on-one Q&A?

International students

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Trimester 3 key dates

2 August 2022

QTAC applications reopen

7 October 2022

UAC applications close

17 October 2022

QTAC applications close

24 October 2022

Undergraduate and Postgraduate direct applications close

Single course of study (including Griffith Professional courses) applications close

31 October–4 November 2022

Orientation

7 November–10 February 2023

Teaching (includes trimester break)

16–25 February 2023

Examinations

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