QIBT – Foundation Program & Diploma Pathway to Griffith University

Since 1997, the Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT) and Griffith University have worked together to help over 7,000 Australian and international students gain access to tertiary studies, thus earning the reputation as Queensland’s leading university pathway provider.

Located on Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus, QIBT offers you a range of study options including Certificate IV in foundation studies and diploma pathway (equivalent to 1st year degree). You will also have access to computing, library and recreational facilities to help prepare you for the transition to tertiary study. Brisbane is an ideal place to live and study. It is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city and is widely considered the country’s most liveable city, offering a safe, friendly and multicultural environment.

Griffith University

Griffith University’s global approach is preparing graduates for the workplace of the future. As a Griffith graduate, you will have the versatility to be mobile across careers and countries. Ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide (Times HES-QS World Ranking), 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 already networked and connected before they graduate.

With over 300 degrees across 5 campuses, Griffith provides an extensive range of specialised study options that help you to focus on achieving your own career goals. The Griffith Business School is only the fifth university in Australia to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( AACSB International).

QIBT Pathway Programs to Griffith University

The QIBT Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies and the Postgraduate Qualifying Program are Griffith University’s bridging programs. They are designed in consultation with Griffith University and are moderated by the university. QIBT Diploma programs are based on the first year of the equivalent Griffith University Bachelor degree program. In choosing to study at QIBT, you will be receiving a Diploma of the highest quality that is moderated by Griffith University.

QIBT offers a university foundation program which provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. We have designed the Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies to adequately prepare you for entry to university level programs in Commerce, Design, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Engineering, Health, Science, Arts and Education fields.

When you successfully complete the foundation program, you may choose to start one of the QIBT Diploma programs. This will give you 80 credit points for entry to the second year of the relevant Bachelor degree program at Griffith University.

To move from the Certificate IV to a Griffith University Bachelor degree you need to achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5. This allows you to enter the majority of Griffith University’s Bachelor degree programs. For programs in high demand, you may need a higher GPA.

You could choose from these streams:

  • Arts Stream
  • Biosciences Stream
  • Commerce/Business Stream
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice Stream
  • Education Stream
  • Engineering Stream
  • Graphic Design Stream
  • Hotel Management Stream
  • Information Technology Stream
  • Law Stream
  • Psychology Stream
  • Science Stream

We offer QIBT and Griffith University Diploma programs. Programs are predominantly Griffith University first year degree courses, and are moderated by Griffith University lecturers. When you successfully complete a QIBT Diploma program, you are guaranteed entry into the second year of the relevant Griffith University degree program. A full year’s credit may also be available at many other universities around Australia.

These streams are offered:

  • Diploma of Biosciences
  • Diploma of Commerce
  • Diploma of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Diploma of Hotel Management and Information
  • Diploma of Technology

QIBT Diploma programs are equivalent to the first year of the related Griffith University degree program. 80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study.

For a detailed list of Bachelor degrees which accept progression from QIBT diploma, please contact us for a free copy of prospectus or personalized consultation.

QIBT officially appointed representative in Singapore (Agent)

JACK StudyAbroad

Address: #08-02 Orchard Gateway@Emerald, S238851
Direction: Opposite Somerset 313
Phone: (+65) 6737 6734
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30-18.00; Sat 10.00-13.30

JACK StudyAbroad helps you with:

  • Advice on QIBT: entry requirements, application progress and pre-application assessment
  • Certification of documents
  • Application checking & submission
  • Overseas student visa application assistance
  • Hostel & student flights booking

Funded by universities, all these services are free of charge for students in Singapore.

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