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Griffith College is the best pathway out of all the study options for me to continue my degree at Griffith University and it offers so many courses. I get to choose what I intended to study.

Diploma of Health Sciences


High-Performance Programs

Griffith College offers a wide range of study options, most are one-year study programs that connect directly to your second year at Griffith University. If you haven’t completed high school to grade 12 or equivalent, we also offer a Foundation Program as a study option that will lead straight to your chosen study program. As an added benefit, our small class sizes and highly supportive learning environment will help you gain the confidence and study structure to take university life in your stride.

Your college pathway to Griffith University

Our university-designed, one-year diplomas are structured to provide the same amount of credit points as the first year’s degree study at Griffith University. A 3-year degree requires students to earn 240 Credit Points. In most cases, our diplomas are worth 80 credit points towards this total. That means most Griffith College students are able to progress directly to the second year of their degree at Griffith University*.

*Progression requirements apply. Credit varies depending on the pathway chosen. One year of credit may not be wholly applicable to the first year of the relevant bachelor’s degree. Refer to program specific information pages.

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Foundation Program

Our Foundation Program provides international students with a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. Consisting of courses equivalent to Australian Year 12, it will prepare you for entry to and success in university level studies across a broad range of study areas.

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Our diploma programs mirror the first year of a selection of bachelor degrees at Griffith University. With smaller class sizes and the extra support you need to succeed, Griffith College is another way to university.

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Associate Degree in Commerce and Business

The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business is a two-year program leading to the third year of the Griffith University bachelor degree. Designed to assist you as a Diploma of Commerce or Hotel Management graduate if you do not meet entry requirements for the Griffith degree.

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Masters Qualifying Program

The Griffith University Masters Qualifying Program provides you with an opportunity to upgrade your prior study to meet the academic requirements for direct admission to a Griffith University Masters program.

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Diploma Support Programs

Depending upon the level of education you’ve completed prior to applying for a diploma at Griffith College, we offer several support programs to ensure that you meet entry requirements and graduate successfully.

Academic Skills & Professional Development

All Griffith College students will complete our Academic and Professional Development subject. This program has been created to support students to develop their academic skills and language. The program will help students transition to higher education studies covering topics including; academic integrity, analytical and critical thinking, citation and referencing, effective research, reading literature analytically and critically as well as applying knowledge and research to develop and support an argument. The skills from this course will set students up for success at the College and into their university studies.

Core Maths Skills

Ensure you have the core skills of mathematics before you move onto further maths and science study in your diploma and bachelor programs. The mathematics support modules are a free component of the diploma and compulsory unless you demonstrate maths aptitude in a maths ready quiz at orientation. The support modules provide personalised learning for each student based on diagnostic testing at the start of the course. With successful completion of the maths ready quiz, you may choose to pace your diploma study over two trimesters.

Core Maths Skills

English Language Development Module

If you are an international student entering your program with the minimum English language requirement, you will benefit from 2 free and compulsory Language Development Modules (LDMs) as part of your diploma program. The LDMs enable you to develop your English language skills in a participatory learning environment, integrated within academic courses, to support overall achievement in those academic courses. You will take the modules concurrently with academic courses and they consist of two hours face-to-face instruction per week and three hours of online self-access. Successful completion of the 2 modules is required to graduate with a diploma award.

English Language Program

The thing I like best about Griffith College is the teaching staff, they are excellent! As an international student, I can understand practically everything, and that’s really good.

Arina B.,
Diploma of Commerce

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