Year 12

All the application information you’ll need to get a head start as a Year 12 graduate.

Year 12 graduates are admitted regardless of their ATAR results and their ATAR eligibility (i.e., those not on an ATAR pathway can be eligible). Applicants with recent secondary education (in the last 5 years) receive guaranteed entry when they have obtained a:

  • A Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), or
  • Passes in at least three (3) general/applied subjects from Year 12, or
  • The equivalent from any state or territory, or
  • A Certificate III or higher

Please note: Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, and Australian Permanent Residents, who are from a non-English speaking background and whose previous secondary studies were not completed in the following countries;  Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America, must demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency before being admitted into a program. Find out more information about English requirements.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare your study documentation

  • Certified copy of your academic records
    • If you are applying via QTAC the year you finish Year 12, your academic documentation will be automatically sent to QTAC for assessment
    • If your qualification was completed overseas, ensure a translated copy is also provided
  • A copy of your Australian or New Zealand citizenship document (Passport, Birth Certificate, Australian Citizenship Certificate), or proof of Australian Permanent Residency

If you completed your study overseas, you may need to meet the English requirements. Submit a certified copy of your English test results

Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have existing formal qualifications, you may be eligible to receive credit for recognition of prior learning. To apply for credit for specific courses of study, submit a Credit Transfer Application form along with your supporting evidence during the acceptance processes or prior to enrolling in your courses.

Supporting evidence will include certified copies of official academic records, grading scales and course outlines from previous study.

For more information regarding credit of courses, please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy linked at the bottom of this page.

Step 2: Lodge your application

  • If you are a current school leaver or have taken a Gap Year, it’s best to apply directly via QTAC. Make sure you use the QTAC course code that is for both the Diploma AND the Bachelor to move directly into the Bachelor upon graduation.
  • All other applicants, including Mature Age applicants, can apply directly to Griffith College or via QTAC. View direct application requirements.

Step 3: Accept your offer

  • QTAC Applicants are notified of their QTAC offer by email and must respond to their offer online by the due date. Applicants will then receive an offer from Griffith College.
  • Direct Applicants will receive their offer directly from Griffith College.

Read your offer letter, check for outstanding conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer and log-in to the StudyLink Application portal to accept your offer and upload any outstanding documents outlined in the conditions. 

It is recommended direct applicants apply at least two months prior to the commencement date to be processed in time for orientation and self-registration opening.

Apply directly

Fees and Payment Options

Check the relevant study program sections of this website for details of the associated tuition fees. Some courses may also have extra fees for program equipment so please check that before enrolment.

Griffith College offer a variety of ways to pay your student fees before you enrol in your classes, including FEE-HELP for eligible domestic student.

Please note that the fees quoted on the program page do not include any special equipment or resources that may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions below.

A Message for Year 12 Graduates