Australian Students

Returning to study? Apply now and get a head start on advancing your career.

The Application Process

Australian applicants can be assessed on either recent academic achievements or on recent work experience.

Below you will find a list of required documents for your application based on the category you fall under.

If you are unsure of what to submit, please start an application and we can contact you to discuss further documentation and evidence once submitted.

Please note: Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, and Australian Permanent Residents, who are from a non-English speaking background and whose previous secondary studies were not completed in the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America, must demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency before being admitted into a program. Find out more information about English requirements.

Please see below for information on the Application Process.

Step One

Prepare your study documentation

Academic Experience

If you have completed one of the following in the past 5 years please submit your academic certification:

  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or equivalent in your state.
  • Senior Secondary Record of Achievement: Passes in at least THREE subjects (general or applied) with a grade of C or higher studied in the final semester of year 12 or equivalent in your state.
  • Certificate III or higher: Completion certificate (qualification certificate) and academic transcript (record of results).*

If you are currently studying Year 12, please refer to the Year 12 page.

If your qualification is more than 5 years old, please refer to the “work experience” section.

If you have existing formal qualifications, you may be eligible to receive credit for previous studies. Complete the credit transfer application form and attach it to your application.

Submit a copy of your Australian or New Zealand citizenship document (Passport, Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship Certificate), or proof of Australian Permanent Residency.

*Along with your academic certification, you may be requested to submit more documentation.


Work Experience

Applicants are assessed on the basis of work experience including type and length of employment.

Please submit each of the following when applying directly:

  • A detailed resume of your employment and study history
  • Evidence of a minimum of 2 years full-time work experience (usually via Statement of service written on company letterhead)
  • A copy of your Australian or New Zealand citizenship document (Passport, Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship Certificate), or proof of Australian Permanent Residency
  • A short personal statement (500 words) explaining the following:
    • A brief summary of your career and education to date
    • Why you wish to study your selected course and future career goals
    • Some practical examples of tertiary maturity and readiness for study


Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

 If you have existing formal qualifications, you may be eligible to receive credit for recognition of prior learning.

To apply for credit for specific courses of study, submit the credit transfer application form along with your supporting evidence prior to enrolling in your courses. Supporting evidence will include certified copies of official academic records, grading scales and course outlines from previous study. For more information regarding credit of courses, please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy linked at the bottom of this page.

Step Two

Lodge your application

You can lodge your application online.

Upload all of your documents and submit!

Step Three

Accept your offer

Read your offer letter, check for outstanding conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer and log in to the StudyLink Application portal to accept your offer and upload any outstanding documents outlined in the conditions. 

Once you accept your place, you will receive emails from Griffith College about enrolment and orientation. Look out for more information in your inbox!

Fees and Payment Options

Check the relevant study program sections of this website for details of the associated tuition fees. Some courses may also have extra fees for program equipment so please check that before enrolment.

Griffith College offer a variety of ways to pay your student fees before you enrol in your classes, including FEE-HELP for eligible domestic students.

Please note: fees quoted on the program page do not include any special equipment or resources that may be required.

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