Foundation Program

Griffith College

The Griffith College Foundation program is equivalent to year 12 and provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. Griffith College have designed this program to adequately prepare students for entry to university-level programs in the fields of Arts, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Health, Hotel Management, Information Technology (IT) and Science.

Course Fee:

Australian: $14,200
International: $20,900

Entry Requirements:

English: IELTS 5.5 (no band <5.0) Higher English requirements apply for direct bachelor pathways to Laws, Science, Education and Engineering. Refer to the website for more details. Academic: Australian Year 11 or equivalent


Sample program structure Semester 1: Academic communication skills 1; Computer skills; Elective course. Semester 2: Academic communication skills 2; Intercultural studies; Elective course.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Biology; Chemistry; Essential mathematics; Introduction to systems analysis; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Media studies

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete all 8 courses in the Foundation Program and meet other relevant entry criteria, such as course pre-requisites, can progress to a Griffith College diploma or Griffith University bachelor degree. Students can choose to pathway through a diploma to enter their bachelor degree in second year, losing no time in achieving their study goals.


Griffith University and other Australian universities

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01737F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 8 months
Gold Coast No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Mount Gravatt No info Yes Full time 8 months
Mount Gravatt No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Since 1997, Griffith College (formerly QIBT) and Griffith University have worked together to help over 13,500 Australian and international students gain access to tertiary studies, earning the reputation as Queensland's leading university pathway provider.

Located on Griffith University's Mount Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, Griffith College offers undergraduate Diploma programs in: Business/Commerce, Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Engineering, Design, Health Care (Nursing), Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Psychology and Arts and Communication.

Upon successful completion of a Griffith College Diploma, students will gain entry into the second year of the equivalent degree program at Griffith University. Griffith College students are able to fast-track their studies and enter second year university after just eight months at Griffith College.

Students study on campus and are taught by university lecturers, providing more teaching hours per subject to help students stay ahead. Griffith College also offers a Foundation Program, and Associate Degree in Commerce and Business.

Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide, Griffith University prepares graduates to play their part in the world. Griffith has close partnerships with more than 150 educational institutions, many of whom are world leaders. Griffith University's global perspective is preparing graduates for tomorrow's international job market. With a focus on industry connections and hands-on experience, Griffith students are networked and connected before they graduate.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students (Australian citizens).

Provider CRICOS: 01737F

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