Multiple pathways to Griffith University

As Year 12 students across Queensland receive their OP results and university offers, another cohort of hopeful university students is also eagerly awaiting news about their study plans for 2019.

Professor Debra Henly, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) notes that while OP scores are a commonly understood requirement for university entry, more than half of Griffith University’s commencing undergraduate students do not come direct from Year 12 with an OP.

“At Griffith, we understand that different students have different learning styles, and high school results aren’t necessarily an indicator of aptitude. We recognise the value of a range of learning experiences and offer a variety of entry pathways to study at Griffith,” Professor Henly said.

If a student doesn’t achieve the OP needed for their preferred degree, they may choose an alternative degree, upgrade and transfer after a year of study. Other alternative entry pathways to Griffith include:

  • Bridging coursesfor students who have limited or no prior studies in a particular study area, or who have had a significant break from prior studies or who want a refresher course.
  • TAFE and VET Pathwaysrecognising the value of practical employability skills achieved through Certificate or Diploma study.
  • First Peoples Direct Entry Pathwaywith personalised interviews and support offered for First Peoples applicants.
  • Griffith Personal Statementfor mature age applicants where selection is based on motivation and future potential to succeed rather than previous academic achievement.
  • Griffith Tertiary Preparation, providing foundational knowledge for those without formal qualifications and designed to build confidence and academic skills.
  • Griffith College, offering two-trimester diplomas that are equivalent to university-level study and can lead to admission to second year of an approved Griffith bachelor degree.

“At Griffith, we have a long tradition of recognising the skills and knowledge gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a highly effective pathway to university. Applicants with requisite VET qualifications are eligible for admission to over 80 Griffith degrees.”

“Over many years, Griffith has seen our pathway students achieve remarkable results,” said Professor Henly.