Foundation Program

Get a head start on your studies.

Key Information


2 trimesters (8 months)



Trimester 1, 2, 3


Mount Gravatt Campus (Brisbane)
Gold Coast Campus (Southport)

CRICOS 091322F


Domestic Students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$17,000
2024 Tuition Fees: A$18,000

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees



International Students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$23,500
2024 Tuition Fees: A$25,400

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

Foundation Program

This program provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies to prepare students for success at university.

Our Foundation Program is designed for international students who haven’t yet completed their high school education to the Australian Year 12 standard, or equivalent. It provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies to prepare you for entry to and success in university level studies across a broad range of study areas.

The Foundation Program is offered in a standard format, structured to be completed over two trimesters (8 months), across 4 academic streams. Academic communication skills inclusive of English language, computer skills and intercultural studies are core units that every student completes, with four further elective courses studied.

With small class sizes, our teachers provide a high level of personal attention, helping you develop the confidence and study structure for academic success. So, you’ll be able to hit the ground running when you progress to your diploma and beyond.

To check the equivalent high school qualification countries outside Australia, check the entry requirements page.

Students wishing to transfer providers are encouraged to review the Transfer of Provider policy. 

Pathway Options

Discover the pathway options available from Foundation to Griffith University.

Say hello to Melinda!

Melinda Villamizar is our Program Convenor for the Foundation Program.

"The Foundation Program provided far more than the academic qualifications I needed to start my diploma."


"It taught me the importance of time management and study structure - and it really helped me improve my communication and social skills too.

I love that the staff, teachers and student learning advisors are all really friendly and willing to help!"


Michelle P., Indonesia
Foundation Program Student

Sample Program Structure

First Trimester

  • Academic Communication Skills 1
  • Computer Skills
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Second Trimester

  • Academic Communication Skills 2
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Elective Courses

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Systems Analysis
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Study of Society