As a Griffith College graduate, you'll have an internationally recognised, tertiary-level qualification and be prepared for entry into the second year of a Griffith University degree.


Griffith College offers two-trimester diplomas that provide an alternative pathway to Griffith University if you’re not eligible for direct entry or you are looking for a supportive entry to tertiary education. After completing your diploma, you’ll be eligible for entry to second year of a Griffith bachelor degree, so you’ll lose no time in graduating.

Griffith College is right on campus at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, so you are a part of the action of the university from day one.

Foundation Program 

We also offer a Foundation Program for students who didn’t finish senior studies in high school and aren’t eligible for entry to a diploma as a mature aged student. You’ll be trained in the knowledge and skills needed for successful university study and be able to acquire prerequisites for specific Griffith University degrees. Griffith College Foundation Program graduates are eligible to apply for direct entry to many Griffith College diplomas and Griffith University degrees.

Do Uni differently

Griffith College diploma courses are equivalent to the first year of a Griffith University bachelor’s degree. After you successfully complete your studies at Griffith College, you’ll advance directly into your second year at Griffith.

Program Schedule

Griffith College operates three trimesters each year with intakes in February, June and October. Not all programs have an October intake; refer to the program details in this guide. Diploma programs and the Foundation Program consist of eight courses studied over two or three trimesters with part-time study options available.

Industry focused

Graduate with valuable contacts and the skill, knowledge and experience employers want. Employment rates for Griffith University graduates are among the highest in Australia.

No up-front fees

Griffith College diploma courses are covered by FEE-HELP which means there are no up-front fees for Australian students to pay.

Mode Of Study

You will study on-campus and attend a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, group work and other practical activities, depending on your field of study. On-campus learning means you are required to attend the contact hours specified for each course which is generally four hours per course per week and could be more in some programs.

3 Year/240 Credit Point Degree

Griffith College diplomas are equivalent to up to 80 credit points, or one year of credit towards a bachelor degree at Griffith University. Credit will vary depending on the pathway chosen. Please see individual pathway information for detailed credit allocation.

A chance to really excel
With lectures capped at 50 students and tutorials at no more than 25, Griffith College offers you a smaller, more supportive learning environment allowing you to really thrive academically

Mature Age Entry

Finished high school more than 2 years ago? You may be eligible to apply to study as a mature age student. This means that we do not need to see your academic transcripts and can accept the following documentation instead:

  • A current CV
  • A true and certified copy of your Australian citizenship document – either an Australian passport or birth certificate
  • A reference from a current or recent employer indicating your ability to apply yourself to tertiary study
  • A 500 word statement from you indicating what you wish to study, your ability to apply yourself to tertiary study and your intention when you complete the program.