About Griffith College

Welcome to Griffith College

With diplomas designed to unlock university entry and nurture your study skills, Griffith College is your head start to success.

Located within the Griffith University Southport (Gold Coast) and Mt Gravatt (Brisbane) campuses, our College is embedded within the Griffith University community and offers students a great opportunity for entry to higher education programs, with extra support and services available for each student to succeed.

Our university partner is ranked in the top 2% of universities globally, with a great reputation for research excellence, innovative teaching and learning practices - and strong ties to industry.

Griffith University campuses offer world-class facilities and world-class academics who are leaders in providing higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.

Higher Education Status

Griffith College is a registered Institute of Higher Education regulated by the Commonwealth of Australia Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA accreditation and registration falls under the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency Act 2011.

Griffith College is authorised to self-accredit its own programs at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 across eight narrow fields of education.

More information regarding our registration and historical accreditation with TEQSA is available here.

A welcome message from Angie Taras, our College Director and Principal.

Our History

Griffith College officially opened its doors in 1997 on campus at Griffith University, Mt Gravatt.

Our very first intake comprised 98 students who were enrolled across 4 diplomas (Commerce, Hotel Management, IT and Design) and a tertiary preparation program.

Since then, we have added 7 more diploma options, an Associate Degree in Business, a non-award Foundation and Masters Qualifying Program to the suite of study options offered by the College. As a result of our expansion, Griffith College opened a second site on campus at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. 

As a Griffith University partner, we share campus services such as the library, computer labs, outlets, fitness and clubs, as well as specialist facilities such as simulated nursing wards, science laboratories, art studios, and a range of support services.

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Griffith College exists to provide quality education in a supportive learning environment for a diverse body of domestic and international students in order to ensure the highest level of graduate outcomes.

Our Vision

Griffith College will excel in quality delivery of education that builds students capability to actively and successfully participate in further studies.

Our Core Values

  • Conviction of our purpose and potential
  • Drive towards achieving and advancing together
  • Adventurous in mind and spirit
  • Rigour in enhancing our professional reputation and credibility
  • Genuine in the way we behave and deliver
  • Respect shown by celebrating, valuing and caring for people and the environment

Organisational Structure and Governance

The registered entity: Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ACN 076 195 027) trading as Griffith College, has forged a strong alliance with Griffith University since 2008.

Delivering across two campuses, all Diploma and Foundation programs are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under code 01737F.

A registered Higher Education Provider with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – PRV12078, all Diploma and Associate Degree programs are accredited.

Griffith College is governed by QIBT Pty Ltd Board of Directors within the University Partnerships Australasia (UPA) Division of Navitas Pty Ltd. The College Academic Board is Chaired by Emeritus Professor Ross Guest and is made up of College and University staff and includes representation from Industry and the student body.

The College Leadership team is headed by the College Director and Principal, Ms Angie Taras and consists of:

  • Academic Director – Dr Myesa Mahoney
  • Director, Student and Academic Services – Dr Sue Loomes
  • Deputy Academic Director – Ms Mary-Anne Vale
  • Quality and Compliance Manager - Danielle Marshall
  • Director, Marketing and Admissions - Andrew Gabriel

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Owned by Navitas Pty Limited, Griffith College sits comfortably within the University Partnerships Australasia division and enjoys being part of a globally diverse and sustainable corporation that is a trusted leader in the Education sector.

Complaints or Grievances

Students should refer to the Students Complaints and Appeals Policy before making a complaint or lodging a formal appeal.


Feedback is welcome and can be sent to compliance@griffithcollege.edu.au