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Bridging subjects

Get a head start!

For some of our diploma programs and the degrees that follow, we assume that you have already achieved a minimum level of knowledge in certain maths and science-based courses.

If this is not the case, we offer bridging subjects to help make your study easier.

You can take one free bridging course, which is studied alongside to your diploma. This is normally completed in your first trimester and doesn’t affect the time it will take you to complete your diploma.

To check if any assumed knowledge is required for your preferred program, download the study guide for: Australian students / International students

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Got a gap in your studies?

We offer bridging courses in maths and sciences to help you bridge the gap in your knowledge and make your study easier. Whilst most university degrees have moved to assumed knowledge instead of prerequisite study requirements, it is still advisable to make sure you have a solid base knowledge in these study areas in order to ensure success.

What is assumed knowledge?

To enable you to be successful at Griffith College and then Griffith University, it is assumed that through your prior studies you will have achieved a minimum level of knowledge in certain subject areas. If this is the case you will still be made an offer to study. However, you may find your study easier if you have an understanding of the subject areas. If you want to gain this knowledge, you may decide to take one of our bridging courses.

Check your preferred study program to check the relevant assumed knowledge.

What are bridging courses?

Bridging courses are available if you do not possess the prior knowledge needed to succeed in your studies, or would like to brush up on your knowledge. They are studied in addition to your diploma courses and are usually completed in your first trimester.

Bridging subjects delivered by Griffith College are recognised by the College for the purposes of satisfying assumed knowledge and prerequisites and are for Griffith College students only.

Why study a bridging subject?

Griffith College assumes you have the prior knowledge needed to succeed in your program of study. If you do not have that knowledge, you can still enrol in the diploma and undertake one of our bridging subjects in addition to your regular courses. If you do not have the assumed knowledge and you do not undertake a bridging subject, you may experience difficulty with some aspects of your program.

How many bridging courses can I study – and what’s the cost?

You may take one free bridging course, which must be studied concurrent to your diploma. If you choose to study a bridging course prior to your diploma courses you will need to pay a fee for the bridging course. Any additional bridging courses will incur a fee.

Can I still complete my Diploma in 12 months?

Yes! You can complete the bridging courses/s at the same time as enrolling in some courses from your Diploma. We recommend that you take a reduced study-load in your first trimester (i.e. 3 courses or less) and schedule your study across all three trimesters in the calendar year. This will increase your chances of success.

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