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BUSINESS AND

GOVERNMENT
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
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Were ranked in the top 5% worldwide
By choosing to study with us, youll benet from degrees that
are informed by our world-class research, expert knowledge
and industry connections.
We recognise your hard work
We understand youve worked hard, and if you achieve an OP 16,
Rank 90+, or ATAR 90.00+, well reward you with guaranteed entry
into most of our degrees (see page 31).
We offer a generous scholarship program
We offer more than 700 scholarships, with a total value of more
than $8 million (see pages 3637).
Well help you reach your potential
As a Grifth student, youll be taught by an award-winning teaching
team and have access to dedicated student success advisors to help
you succeed at university.
Were Australias fastest growing
university precinct
With more than $320 million worth of upgrades to our campuses
across Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast being rolled out for 2014,
youll study in an exciting and progressive environment.
WHY CHOOSE
GRIFFITH?
At Grifth, well help you
gain the knowledge you
need to create the type
of career you want.
A top-ranked University with a welcoming atmosphere.
What more could you want?
Youll join more than 42 000 students from over 130 countries, all building
their future with one of Australias most respected universities.
LEGEND
Abbreviations and symbols used throughout
this guide:
G = Gold Coast
L = Logan
M = Mt Gravatt
N = Nathan
S = South Bank
QTAC = Queensland Tertiary
Admissions Centre
UAC = Universities Admissions Centre
(NSW-based)
OP = Overall position
ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.
In this guide, the ATAR cut-off
is listed only for those degrees
offered through UAC.
F = Full-time study
P = Part-time study
3F/6P = 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
X = External available
GPA = Grade Point Average. All GPAs in
this publication are on a 7.0 scale.
CONT. = continued
N/A = Not applicable
More detailed explanations of terms are on
pages 46 and 47.
Cover image: Andrew Stone, Bachelor of Business. Read Andrews story on page 4.
Important note. All information is correct as at March 2013, but is subject to change as content is reviewed and updated.
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CONTENTS
Key dates 2
How can we help you choose the right degree? 3
Business and Government 4
Know more about Business and Government 5
Business and Government degrees 5
Related degrees 13
Double degrees in Business and Government 14
Our campuses 26
How do I apply? 30
What will my study cost? 34
Study materials 35
Scholarships 36
Grifth Honours College 38
Grifth Sports College 39
Study overseas 40
Student services and support 41
Student life 44
University terms explained 46
Whats the next step? 48
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KEY DATES
To help you take the next steps toward university,
there are a few important dates you need to remember.
Applications
Queensland Conservatorium audition applications open until 12 August 2013
Queensland Conservatorium auditions 30 Sep4 Oct 2013
QTAC and UAC on time applications due 27 September 2013
2014 GAMSAT registration opens October 2013
OPs available 14 December 2013
ATARs available 19 December 2013
Ranks released (Queensland Year 12s without OP) 30 December 2013
QTAC and UAC offers released Dec 2013Jan 2014
QTAC and UAC main offers released 16 January 2014
Griffith University events
Return to Study (South Bank) 16 April 2013
Return to Study (Gold Coast) 17 April 2013
Parents Seminar (Brisbane) 18 June 2013
Parents Seminar (Gold Coast) 19 June 2013
Griffith University Open Day 11 August 2013
Logan Information Evening 21 August 2013
Return to Study (Brisbane) 15 October 2013
Return to Study (Gold Coast) 16 October 2013
Scholarship applications open until 15 November 2013
Options Information Sessions 17 December 2013
Tertiary expos
Reinvent Your Career Expo 2324 March 2013
Gold Coast Careers Expo 9 May 2013
Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo 2425 May 2013
TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo) 2021 July 2013
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HOW CAN
WE HELP YOU
CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEGREE?
Future Students
website
Find out more about your study and entry
options, including pathways, scholarships
and bonus entry schemes, along with
information about nancing your study,
support services and getting into Grifth.
griffith.edu.au/
futurestudents
Study area guides
If youd like to delve deeper into another area
of interest, you can download or request a
printed study guide for the following areas
other than Business and Government:
Criminology and Law; Education; Engineering
and Information Technology; Environment,
Planning and Architecture; Health; Humanities
and Languages; Queensland Conservatorium;
Science and Aviation; Visual and Creative Arts.
griffith.edu.au/
future-students/brochures
Open Day
At Open Day, youll get a taste of student
life, experience our campuses, learn more
about our comprehensive range of degrees
and meet the people who teach them.
11 August 2013
Gold Coast, Nathan, South Bank
griffith.edu.au/openday
Degree and
Career Finder
Explore our comprehensive range of
degrees online. You can search by degree,
career or course and nd out everything
you need to know, from prerequisites and
course options to fees and how to apply.
griffith.edu.au/
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Future Students
Contact Centre
Our expert team is here to help you with
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Ask Us: grifth.edu.au/ask-us
Freecall: 1800 677 728
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Dream Job Builder
Our Dream Job Builder can help you identify
your personality style, your strengths and
talents and what career would suit you,
along with the right Grifth degrees to help
you get there.
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futurestudents
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BUSINESS AND
GOVERNMENT
As the managing director for the
Australasian operations of global
service provider EPS, Bachelor of
Business graduate Andrew Stone
regularly mixes it with names like
Lady Gaga and Guns n Roses in
the challenging world of event
management.
Andrew points to his business degree
as the basis for much of his success.
By combining sport management
with marketing in his degree, he
developed the unique skill set needed
for a career that has whizzed from
the professional golf circuit to
international motorsport and
on to rock n roll.
Grifth taught me to use my
knowledge as the foundation for
the big picture, which means I now
know how to keep the show on
the road.
griffith.edu.au/business-government
Thinking of a
double degree?
Check out our list of
double degrees on
pages 1425.
Andrew Stone
Bachelor of Business
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ITS BIGGER THAN BUSINESS
We offer more than businesswe offer Business Plus. Combine
your studies in business, commerce or management with another
area thats important to you and create the type of career that
suits you. Combine two majors to broaden your options in the one
degree, or combine any two business degrees to create a double
degree. Or, combine your business degree with law, arts, digital
media, journalism, engineering, music or a range of other areas.
STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
Were building business on the Gold Coast, with our new $35 million
facility set to be ready for students from 2014. The building will
include a simulated trading room as part of a specialised teaching
space for banking, nance and nancial planning students.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Our degrees are informed by our world-class research, which means
you graduate with the knowledge, skills and condence needed
to set yourself apart in the job market. As well as learning from
lecturers in the classroom, youll learn from industry professionals,
and discover how business theory applies on the job.
REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES
Through industry placements, youll gain hands-on experience
and develop practical skills and knowledge to support your
classroom studies. Or you might choose to complete part of
your degree overseas through our outgoing exchange program
or an international internship.
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Business (Fast-track) START FEB | JULY
227721 N/A N 2F English (4SA). 16 66 N/A
What youll study
At Griffith, you can choose Business Plus and combine your studies in
business with another area thats important to you. Studying business with a
personal interest area gives you the opportunity to create the type of career
that suits you.
Fast-track option
You can fast-track your business degree and be ready for the job market
sooner. You can complete this degree within two years if you study over
three trimesters at Logan (run from February to November), or undertake
the fast-track option at Nathan. The fast-track option at Nathan means
you complete five courses during Semesters 1 and 2, with an additional
two courses during the Summer Semester.
Majors
Employment Relations (Nathan, including the fast-track degree,
and Gold Coast)
Human Resource Management (Nathan, including the fast-track degree,
Gold Coast and Logan)
International Management (Nathan)
Logistics and Supply Network Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Management (Nathan, including the fast-track degree, Gold Coast
and Logan)
Marketing (Nathan, including the fast-track degree, and Gold Coast)
Sustainable Enterprise (Nathan)
Choosing your major
You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one
profession. Or, you can combine two majors from different areas that will
give you an even broader range of skills and knowledge when you graduate.
And if youre not sure which majors to choose just yet, thats okay. Once
you enrol you can try some different subjects before you choose the
combination thats right for you.
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
Youll learn about employment law, labour market issues, wage and payment
systems, and occupational health and safety. Youll also learn how to
manage the complex relationships between employers and employees.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to work as an employment relations manager or consultant, or in
roles dealing with workplace planning and policy, managerial strategy, industrial
advocacy, occupational health and safety, and workplace negotiation.
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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Human resource management professionals work closely with people to
help them with their careers. In this major, youll learn about selection and
recruitment procedures, staff training, development and performance
management, and organisational change.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to work as a human resource manager or consultant. Human
resource professionals work in many sectors including business management,
counselling, workforce planning and policy, and recruiting and training staff.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Youll develop the knowledge and skills youll need to work across national
boundaries and cultures. Youll learn the art of international negotiation,
how to develop corporate global strategy, and how to manage global
business logistics. Youll also develop the skills needed to resolve ethical
dilemmas in international management.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a management career with a multinational firm,
international trade and investment organisation, or in the public and private
sectors as a policy advisor, international project officer, international
strategy or business manager, or international negotiator.
LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Logistics and supply network management plays a crucial role in business.
In this major, youll learn how to source the best materials for the best
price, develop good relationships with suppliers and customers, monitor
the movement and storage of raw materials, maintain inventories of
stock and track goods from their point of origin to the final customer.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to work as a logistics and supply network manager,
purchasing manager, business or strategy manager, or export and import
operations manager.
BUSINESS CONT.
MANAGEMENT
Youll learn about managements core functionscommunication, planning,
teamwork, strategy, human resources and self-development. Youll develop
analytical, communication and decision making skills.
Career opportunities
Good managers are needed across all sectors, and in businesses of all sizes.
With this qualification, you can apply your business management knowledge
to an area of personal interest, and find work in roles as a business manager,
in human resources, strategy, planning and policy, and training and
development.
MARKETING
If youre creative, analytical, a good communicator and a quick thinker,
marketing is a great career for you. In this major, youll learn about
identifying and understanding a market and staying ahead of competitors.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to work in any industry or organisation that needs to promote
its products or services, from entertainment and fashion, to tourism,
advertising, public relations, or business consulting. You might work as a
brand manager, marketing manager, advertising account manager, market
research analyst, public relations manager, or sales manager.
SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE
Youll develop the analytical, communication and decision making skills to
manage an organisations impact on environmental and social issues. Youll
learn about corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices,
and the impact these issues have on a businesss finances.
Career opportunities
Increasingly, public and private sector organisations are hiring sustainability
and corporate social responsibility specialists to their teams. As this field
continues to grow, youll find more and more career opportunities in a wide
variety of organisations.
Supplementary majors
Any of the majors can be supplemented with a second major from another
degree, such as:
Asian Studies (Nathan) (see page 11)
Event Management (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 9)
Financial Planning (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 8)
Hotel Management (Gold Coast) (see page 10)
International Business (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 12)
International Relations of Asia (Gold Coast and Nathan) (see page 13)
International Tourism and Hotel Management (Nathan) (see page 10)
Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast and Nathan) (see page 13)
Sport Management (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 9)
Sustainable Tourism Management (Gold Coast) (see page 10).
You may also be able to select a major from other areas of the University,
such as Digital Communication, subject to approval.
Professional recognition
Depending on your major, you may be eligible for admission to one or more
of these professional bodies:
Australian Human Resources Institute
Australian Institute of Management
Australian Market and Social Research Society
Australian Marketing Institute
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators
(on completion of additional postgraduate degrees).
Learning from industry professionals was one of the highlights
of Anthony Exelbys Human Resources Management and
Employment Relations double degree. It really reinforced
that link between the theory and real life events, he said.
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Commerce (Fast-track) START FEB | JULY
227711 N/A N 2F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
What youll study
Youll gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in
accounting, financial planning, finance or economics. In your first year,
youll explore the core skills and concepts of commerce including
accounting, economics, business statistics, and management. In your
second and third years, youll build on this knowledge with your chosen
major. Youll focus your studies in an area that most interests you and
will help you achieve your career goals.
Fast-track option
You can fast-track your commerce degree and be ready for the job market
sooner. You can complete in two years if you study over three trimesters at
Logan, or take the fast-track option at Nathan. Logans trimesters run from
February to November, so you still enjoy a summer break. The fast-track
option at Nathan lets you complete five courses during Semesters 1 and 2,
with an additional two courses during the Summer Semester.
Majors
Accounting (Nathan, including the fast-track degree, Logan and
Gold Coast)
Economics (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Finance (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Financial Planning (Nathan, Logan and Gold Coast)
Choosing your major
You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one
profession. Or, you can combine two majors from different areas that
will give you an even broader range of skills and knowledge when you
graduate. And if youre not sure which majors to choose just yet, thats
okay. Once you enrol you can try some different subjects before you
choose the combination thats right for you.
ACCOUNTING
If you have a sharp mind, an eye for detail, and enjoy number crunching,
accounting could be your career. Accountants are critical to ensuring the
financial viability of every business, government department, not-for-profit
organisation and sporting or social club. In this major, youll study areas such
as corporate finance, strategic management accounting and company law.
Career opportunities
Youll be equipped for a career in a range of private or public sector
organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting,
administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation
law, managerial accounting and taxation.
ECONOMICS
If you have you ever wondered why the Australian dollar fluctuates or what
caused the global financial crisis, this major will suit you. Youll gain insights
into the big issues facing societies and learn how governments make
decisions about what to spend on complex issues such as the environment,
health care, infrastructure and resources. Youll also learn how markets
work, and how businesses decide about pricing, staffing and responding
to competition.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work in the banking and finance industry as an analyst
or advisor, in property development or real estate, in government policy
in fields such as the environment, health, education and transport, or in
large mining companies analysing markets and investment opportunities.
You may also find career opportunities in major international organisations
such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD and the Asian
Development Bank.
FINANCE
The finance industry is a global industry, and goes way beyond handling
money and balancing accounts. This major will help you understand how
the Australian economy is influenced by what happens internationally. Youll
study finance, banking and the law, and learn about financial institutions
management, lending, financial risk management and sustainable investing.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial
planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and
superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.
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FINANCIAL PLANNING
If youre interested in wealth creation and want to learn how to make
peoples money work for themnot the other way aroundthis major
is for you. As a graduate, youll meet the relevant RG146 compliance
requirement of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
and to be eligible for admission into the Financial Planning Association
of Australia, allowing you to qualify as a certified financial planner.
This major is also accredited under the new standards set out by the
Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Financial Planning
Education Council. Griffith is the first university in Australia to receive
this accreditation, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.
Career opportunities
Youll be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or
controller, or stockbroker. Youll also find opportunities in insurance and
superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.
Supplementary majors
Any of the majors can be supplemented with a second major from another
degree, such as:
Government and International Relations (Nathan and Gold Coast)
(see page 13)
Hotel Management (Gold Coast) (see page 10)
Human Resource Management (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 6)
International Business (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 12)
International Tourism and Hotel Management (Nathan) (see page 10)
Management (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 6)
Marketing (Nathan and Gold Coast) (see page 6).
You may also be able to select a specialisation from other areas of the
University, subject to approval.
Professional recognition
Depending on your major, you may be eligible for admission to one or more
of these professional bodies:
Association of Chartered Certicate Accountants
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (RG146 compliance
in most knowledge areas)
CPA Australia
Financial Planning Association of Australia
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Institute of Public Accountants
Taxation Institute of Australia
The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc.
Commerce and International Business student Joshua
Lumley says his lecturers fascinating stories of challenging
situations in the eld have been an invaluable part of his degree,
and not something that could be simply learned from a book.
Inspired by their experiences, he hopes to use his degree to
solve current problems in the global economy.
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What youll study
Earn while you learn and graduate with a head start in the job market.
Youll complete a two-year part-time paid internship in a financial firm
as part of your degree, and youll study over three trimesters each year.
In your first year, youll study core subjects and start your major. In years
two and three, youll study part-time and do your internship part-time.
Majors
Accounting (see page 7)
Financial Planning (see top of this page)
Professional development
You can build on the knowledge and skills you gain in the classroom
and in your internship with our professional development program, run
jointly by the Griffith Business School, professional bodies and partner
companies. Youll learn about topics such as business etiquette and have
the opportunity to meet potential employers.
Career opportunities
With two years of industry experience, youll already have an advantage
to access all the career opportunities of a traditional commerce degree
(see page 7).
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What youll study
This Bachelor of Business degree is tailored to the hotel, tourism, event,
real estate and property, and sport service industries. In your first year,
youll explore core business concepts including management, accounting,
employment relations and marketing. In your second and third years, youll
focus on your chosen major.
Majors
Event Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Hotel Management (Gold Coast)
International Tourism and Hotel Management (Nathan)
Real Estate and Property Development (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Sport Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Sustainable Tourism Management (Gold Coast)
These majors are described in more detail below and on pages 10 and 11.
Choosing your major
You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in a certain
industry. Or, you can combine two majors from different areas that will
give you an even broader range of skills and knowledge when you graduate.
And if youre not sure which majors to choose just yet, thats okay. Once you
enrol you can try some different subjects before you choose the combination
thats right for you.
Supplementary majors
Any of the majors can be supplemented with a second major from another
degree, such as:
Employment Relations (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Government and International Relations (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Human Resource Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
International Management (Nathan)
International Relations of Asia (Gold Coast and Nathan)
Logistics and Supply Network Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Marketing (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Politics and Public Policy (Nathan and Gold Coast)
You may also be able to select a major from other areas of the University,
subject to approval.
Professional recognition
Depending on your major, you may be eligible for admission to one or more
of these professional bodies:
Australian Society of Sport Administrators
Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
International Special Events Society
Pacic Asia Travel Association
Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate and Property, Sport)
HOTEL, TOURISM, EVENT, REAL ESTATE
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EVENT MANAGEMENT
If youre keen to help organise, manage and promote music festivals and
sporting, fashion, cultural and community events, this major is for you.
Youll develop business skills and specialist knowledge of the event
management industry. Youll have the opportunity to put this knowledge
into practice by completing an internship with organisations such as V8
Supercars, Billabong and the Brisbane Lions, or through other relevant
industry experience.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work in local, state, and federal government
departments, sporting clubs, sport tourism, marketing, media, sporting,
and cultural organisations.
SPORT MANAGEMENT
If youre interested in sport, studying sport management can turn that
interest into a career. In this major, youll develop specialist knowledge of
the industry and solid business skills. Youll also learn first-hand about sport
management through a work-integrated learning internship or 250 hours
of relevant industry experience.
Career opportunities
Youll find opportunities in government departments, sporting clubs, event
management, sport tourism, marketing, media, and athlete representation.
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HOTEL MANAGEMENT
Youll learn whats involved in making hotels run smoothly. Youll develop
specialist knowledge of the hotel industry and core business skills. Youll
have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning internship
as part of your study or 250 hours of relevant industry experience.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a management career with international hotel
and resort groups, restaurants, entertainment and leisure providers,
and organisations that supply goods and services to the hospitality
industry and airlines.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Youll gain an in-depth understanding of tourism management, including
planning, marketing and promotion, and learn about specialised sectors,
such as the wine industry and ecotourism. Youll also develop core business
skills and have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning
internship or 250 hours of relevant industry experience.
Career opportunities
Youll find work opportunities in resorts and accommodation, attractions
and theme parks, with tourism operators, travel operators, and in local,
state and federal government tourism bodies.
Bindi Patel moved from Mombasa, Kenya to Australia to study
Tourism, Hotel and Event Management at Grifth when
she heard about our credentials as best tourism educator in
the country. It assured me that I was going to get the best
knowledge out of this degree, she said.
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What youll study
Youll learn about Australias international tourism and hotel management
industries, including hotel and resort groups, travel agents, tour operators
and attractions. Youll develop an understanding of the culture, service and
competitive aspects of international hotel and tourism corporations. Youll
also have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning internship
or 250 hours of relevant industry experience.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work in hotels, resorts and the accommodation
sector. Youll also find opportunities in restaurants, with entertainment and
leisure providers, and with organisations that supply goods and services to
the hospitality industry.
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What youll study
Youll be prepared for a career in property development, management or
real estate with this major, which is delivered in close consultation with key
industry bodies including the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ),
the Property Council of Australia, and the Urban Development Institute
of Australia. Youll gain specialised financial and legal knowledge, as well
as project management and negotiation skills. Youll have the opportunity
to learn first-hand about the industry through a work-integrated learning
internship or 250 hours of relevant industry experience.
You can also complete the REIQ licence as an elective, entitling you to own
or manage a real estate agency upon graduation.
Career opportunities
Youll find employment opportunities in the real estate and property
management industries including the commercial, residential and tourism
sectors. Youll be prepared for a career in property development, real estate
agency and management, investment management, property finance,
project management, marketing and promotion.
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What youll study
Australia is fast becoming recognised as a crucial player in Asia. In this
degree, youll develop an in-depth understanding of Asias political,
economic, and cultural environment and be prepared to take advantage
of new and exciting opportunities working in Australia and overseas as
an expert on Asian affairs. Youll learn about the developing countries
within East and South-East Asia and broaden your outlook through
the opportunity to take part in our overseas exchange program and
international internships.
In your first year, youll learn about core concepts of Asian and international
studies, including intercultural communication, international relations, Asian
societies and culture. In your second and third years, youll study subjects
such as crime, business and politics in Asia. Youll also be able to choose
electives like international business negotiation and managing people, or
choose an Asian language or another area of interest as a supplementary
major or minor.
Supplementary majors and minors
You can supplement your studies with a second major or a minor in areas
such as:
Chinese (Nathan)
Government and International Relations (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Indonesian*
International Business (Nathan and Gold Coast)
International Management (Nathan)
International Relations of Asian (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Japanese (Gold Coast and Nathan)
Korean*
Logistics and Supply Network Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Politics and Public Policy (Nathan and Gold Coast).
* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.
Professional recognition
As a graduate, youll be eligible for membership of the Asian Studies
Association of Australia.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work in government, business, travel and tourism,
education, international agencies, training, and export consultancy, in
Australia and overseas. Youll find opportunities in foreign affairs, foreign
trade, business consultancy, defence, security agencies, and media.
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What youll study
Youll gain critical business skills and knowledge with an international
perspective, and develop an understanding of the social, cultural and
political dimensions of global business. Youll learn from our award-winning
teachers, and benefit from their knowledge, experience and connections.
Youll be encouraged to get out of the lecture theatre and into the field
with overseas internships and exchange opportunities that may form part
of your studies.
In your first year, youll learn about core concepts of international business
including international relations, accounting, economics and marketing.
In your second and third years, youll complete advanced International
Business courses, such as international trade and competition, international
marketing and comparative management. Youll also have the option to
learn one of six languages, or supplement your studies with another area
of interest.
Supplementary majors and minors
You can supplement your studies with a second major or a minor in areas
such as:
Chinese Language (Nathan)
Economics (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Finance (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Indonesian Language*
International Management (Nathan)
Italian Studies (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Japanese Language (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Korean Language*
Logistics and Supply Network Management (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Marketing (Nathan and Gold Coast)
Spanish Studies (Nathan and Gold Coast).
* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.
Alternatively, you may be able to select one of the many other
specialisations from the Griffith Business School or other areas
of the University.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work with internationally oriented trade and
investment organisations, or in the public and private sectors in
management, strategic planning, research, corporate/government
relations, global operations and public relations.
Sandy James was spoilt for choice in his Commerce and
International Business double degree. I was able to choose
my majors, areas of interest, languages and extracurricular
activities, he said. Sandys exchange to Korea University, and
his internship with the Korea Development Bank, were major
highlights of his time at Grifth.
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Politics, Asian Studies and International Relations
student Cara Maku is a dedicated volunteer who wants
to use her degree for human rights work. Thanks to her
outstanding community work and study achievements,
she was awarded the 2012 Grifth Business School
Rotary Youth Leadership Award.
GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,
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What youll study
This degree will help you understand the world we live in. Youll learn
about political institutions and processes, business-government relations,
and foreign policy and globalisation. In your first year, youll develop your
understanding of politics and international relations. In your second and
third years, youll expand your knowledge and skills in government and
international relations. You also have the option to specialise by completing
a major or your choice of electives. Youll complete your studies with either
a parliamentary internship or a work placement.
Majors
Economics (Gold Coast and Nathan)
International Business (Gold Coast and Nathan)
International Management (Nathan)
International Relations of Asia (Gold Coast and Nathan)
Management. (Gold Coast and Nathan)
Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast and Nathan)
Professional recognition
As a graduate, you may be eligible for membership with the Institute of
Public Administration Australia.
Career opportunities
Youll find opportunities providing advice to government and business
leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and
international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental
and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations.
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Degree Study area
Bachelor of Business Information Systems ...................... Engineering and Information Technology
See page 48 or visit grifth.edu.au/degree-career-nder to nd information on this degree
and study area.
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DOUBLE DEGREES WITH BUSINESS
AND GOVERNMENT
DOUBLE DEGREES
With our double degree options, you can combine your studies in business
with another area thats important to you. Studying business with a
personal interest area gives you the opportunity to create the type of
career that suits you.
A double degree is a great way to double your career options without
doubling your study time. In as little as four years, you can graduate with
a unique skill set that will give you an edge in the employment market.
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227661 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
Business/Business (Hotel, Tourism, Event, Real Estate
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International Business START FEB | JULY
231901 283124 G 4F English (4SA). Assumed: any two units of English. 16 66 63.00
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Business/Commerce START FEB | JULY
231891 283124 G 4F English (4SA). Assumed: any two units of English. 14 70 68.45
227681 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
Government and International Relations/
International Business START FEB | JULY
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227671 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 16 66 N/A
For example, you can combine finance and international business if you
want a career in a multinational investment firm. Or, you can combine
human resource management with international tourism and hotel
management to gain the skills needed to work in human resources
in a high-end resort.
You can combine any two of our single undergraduate degrees listed on
pages 513 to tailor your career options. The following are some popular
degree combinations.
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Doubling up was the perfect t for International
Business/International Tourism and Hotel
Management student Amy Adams. A double
degree opens more doors and its only an extra
year on top of a normal degree. I have too many
interests not to do a double degree.
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227842 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 16 66 N/A
Commerce/Government and International Relations START FEB | JULY
235092 283124 G 4F English (4SA). Assumed: any two units of English. 14 70 68.45
227832 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
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Recommended: Physics, Chemistry or
Maths C.
10 80 N/A
228682 N/A N 5F
English (4SA), Maths B (4SA).
Recommended: Physics, Chemistry or
Maths C.
12 75 N/A
What youll study
Youll develop the managerial skills needed to run complex projects
smoothly. In your final year, youll enhance your skills through industry
experience and graduate with a solid understanding of engineering
principles and business management.
Specialisations
You can choose to specialise in civil or environmental engineering in
the engineering component. The business management courses are
embedded in the degree structure.
Professional recognition
As a graduate, youll be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia
with corresponding international recognition. You may also be eligible
for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.
Career opportunities
Youll find opportunities in civil or environmental engineering. You may
choose to pursue a career as a manager in business and other professions
or in management, project management or strategic planning.
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During his double degree in Business and
Engineering Peter Grant spent a semester
studying and travelling in Taiwan with
Grifths partner Cheg Kung University
through the Overseas Experience Program.
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Recommended: at least one of Biology,
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231552 N/A G 4F English (4SA). 16 66 N/A
222612 N/A N/M 4F English (4SA). 15 68 N/A
What youll study
Combining business with psychological science can give you the skills
and knowledge needed to work as a specialist providing advice to
organisations on management and personnel issues, and helping them
develop training programs, set policies, or manage organisational change.
Professional recognition
Professional recognition will vary depending on your choice of business
major (see page 6).
As a psychology graduate, you can choose to undertake an honours year in
psychology, making you eligible for associate membership of the Australian
Psychological Society and provisional registration as a psychologist
with the Psychology Board of Australia. For full registration, youll need
to complete a further two years of approved postgraduate study or
supervised practice (on-the-job training) with a registered psychologist.
Career opportunities
Youll be ideally placed to directly enter a wide range of management
positions in business, counselling, and training and development.
What youll study
Youll gain foundation knowledge in environmental and business
management. In the business component, youll learn how the core
functions of managementcommunication, planning, teamwork,
strategy, human resources and self developmentwork together.
Youll develop analytical, communication and decision making skills.
In the environmental management component, youll develop an
understanding of the physical, chemical, mathematical, biological
and social dimensions of environmental problems and issues.
Professional recognition
As a graduate, youll be eligible for membership of the Environment
Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Career opportunities
Depending on the majors selected, youll find career opportunities in
research, government, non-government agencies, engineering and
environmental consultancies, data collation and evaluation, administration,
advertising, business and strategic management, planning and policy,
sales and marketing. Youll find work in positions such as environmental
consultant, management facilitator, project officer or information
management officer.
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10 80 N/A
What youll study
Youll develop business skills and knowledge that will enhance your career
opportunities in the pharmaceutical and related industries.
In the pharmaceutical science component, youll study areas such as drug
information and evaluation and health communication.
Youll learn about core business and management concepts in the business
component. In your final year, you can major in management or marketing.
As a graduate, youll be eligible for direct entry into the Master of
Pharmacy, which will lead to registration as a pharmacist, following
an internship year.
Professional recognition
To seek registration as a pharmacist, you must also complete the Master
of Pharmacy degree, complete 48 weeks of pharmacist intern training
and comply with all other statutory requirements.
Career opportunities
Youll find opportunities in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical
and related industries in areas including management, sales, marketing,
and business development. If you complete the Master of Pharmacy
and an internship year, youll be able to work as a community or hospital
pharmacy manager, as well as manage your own pharmacy.
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Chemistry, Physics or Maths B (4SA).
15 68 N/A
What youll study
Youll gain a strong foundation in the physical and biomedical sciences,
as well as practical business and management skills and knowledge.
Youll develop an understanding of how both our bodies and the sports
industry work.
Youll undertake a professional practice placement as part of this degree.
Visit griffith.edu.au/health/placement-essentials for details.
Professional recognition
As a graduate, you may be eligible for accreditation as an exercise
scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (subject to application).
Career opportunities
Youll find opportunities in sports and recreation management, sports
science and high performance management, events management and
recreational club management. As a graduate, youll have the opportunity
to apply for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy, which will prepare
you for work as a physiotherapist.
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226192 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 16 66 N/A
What youll study
This degree will broaden your career options by enabling you to
acquire management skills in conjunction with skills in journalism,
public relations, creative writing and literature, languages, history,
sociology, screen studies and cultural studies.
In the arts component, youll be trained to think innovatively
and communicate effectively.
See page 5 for information about the business component.
Career opportunities
Youll find employment in areas such as advertising, education,
government, journalism, management, media, and research.
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226182 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
What youll study
If you want to broaden your career options by developing specialist
technical skills in commerce along with expertise in journalism, public
relations, creative writing and literature, cultural studies and languages,
then this double degree is for you.
In the arts component, youll be trained to think innovatively
and communicate effectively.
See page 7 for information about the commerce component.
Career opportunities
Youll find employment in accountancy, advertising, banking, education,
finance, government, journalism, management, media, and research.
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221182 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 14 70 N/A
What youll study
Youll develop a broad perspective on the Asian language, culture
and communications industry. Youll gain valuable knowledge and
understanding of Australias Asian neighbours and undertake Asian
language studies in Chinese, Indonesian*, Korean* or Japanese, qualifying
you to work as an expert on Asian affairs in Australia or overseas.
* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.
Majors
Youll combine Asian Studies courses (page 11) with courses from one
of the Communication majors, which include Journalism, Public Relations,
and Screen Studies and Production.
Career opportunities
Youll graduate with skills in Asian language, culture and communication,
which will prepare you for work as a specialist journalist or communications
professional in the media, public sector and private enterprise throughout
the AsiaPacific region.
Business and Communications double degree
student Anneleise Woodman says that getting
involved in as many activities as possible has
made her rst year of university life incredible.
I have developed a network of friends and
colleagues and expanded my skill base, she said.
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227741 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 12 75 N/A
What youll study
By combining journalism studies with business training, youll develop a
deep understanding of the application of print and digital media within
business and industry. Youll also be able to use your journalism skills
and knowledge in the business world.
In this double degree, youll develop advanced analytical, communication
and decision making skills. Youll complete a range of journalism courses,
developing research and writing skills appropriate to media professions
with special emphasis on print, radio, television and online journalism.
Youll also choose a business major (see page 5).
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for work in all forms of the media specialising in
business, including newspapers, radio, television, wire services and
magazines. Youll find opportunities for a career as a reporter, producer,
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227731 N/A N 4F English (4SA). 15 68 N/A
What youll study
Combining your business degree with a communication degree will
give you enhanced analytical and decision making skills, which are
highly valued by employers. Through the business component, youll
develop an understanding of the relationships in business, industry,
and service organisations and the skills to manage these relationships.
In the communications component, youll learn about areas such as
screen production, mass media and communication industries, public
relations, creative writing, new technologies and journalism.
Majors
Youll choose one award major from business (see page 5) and two
communication majors, which include Communication and Media Studies,
Journalism, Public Relations, and Screen Studies and Production.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a career in the media, film industry, public
education, commercial communication, arts and leisure management,
journalism or interactive media.
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227602 N/A N 5F English (4SA). 9 82 N/A
What youll study
With this double degree, youll develop an understanding of the
fundamentals of business and gain specialised legal skills. As a graduate,
youll be prepared to help organisations make crucial decisions that
can affect their success.
In the law component, youll study within a number of special subject
areas called vertical subjects. With these subjects, youll make
connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander issues, and internationalisation. Youll also
develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
See page 5 for information about the business component.
Professional recognition
The law component of this double degree satisfies the academic
requirements for admission to legal practice.
See page 6 for information about professional recognition for the
business component.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a career in professional legal practice,
commerce and industry, human resources, marketing, management,
or the public service.
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227152 N/A N 5F English (4SA). 9 82 N/A
What youll study
In this double degree, youll develop a sound understanding of law and
commerce. Youll learn about the complex relationship between legal
and commercial business practices specific to the major you choose.
In the law component, youll study within a number of special subject
areas called vertical subjects. With these subjects, youll make
connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander issues, and internationalisation. Youll also
develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
See page 7 for information about the commerce component.
Professional recognition
The law component of this double degree satisfies the academic
requirements for admission to legal practice.
See page 8 for information about professional recognition for the
commerce component.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a career in professional legal practice, commerce
and industry or the public service.
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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Government
and International Relations student Sam
Richards represented Grifth University at the
AsiaPacic Model United Nations Conference
in Sydney, and was Australias representative
at the Bonn International Model United Nations
Conference. Student exchange programs in
Florida and Prague have also helped shape
a solid career platform for Sam.

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227302 N/A N 5F English (4SA). 9 82 N/A
What youll study
By combining government and international relations with law, youll
develop a solid understanding of the world we live in. Youll learn about the
forces that shape politics, public administration and international affairs.
In the law component, youll study within a number of special subject
areas called vertical subjects. With these subjects, youll make
connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander issues, and internationalisation. Youll also
develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
See page 13 for information about the government and international
relations component.
Professional recognition
The law component of this double degree satisfies the academic
requirements for admission to legal practice.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for a career in the legal profession, with a special
interest in public law or international issues. Youll also find employment
in areas such as diplomacy, strategic analysis or trade relations,
or in businesses with overseas profiles and international aid and
non-government organisations.
Double degrees in Business and Government
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International Business and Law graduate
Jodie Fox won the 2011 Telstra Business
Womens Award in the Hudson Private and
Corporate Sector class. Jodie is co-founder of
Shoes of Prey, a website that gives women the
chance to become their own shoe designer.
It has since grown into a multi-million dollar
global business.
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227142 N/A N 5F English (4SA). 9 82 N/A
What youll study
If youre keen to gain legal qualifications and work in an international
context, then this combined degree will suit you. It will be particularly
useful if you want to work for an Australian company, organisation or
legal firm operating globally or for an international company. As well as
developing law and business knowledge, youll gain skills in marketing,
trade analysis and international finance.
In the law component, youll study within a number of special subject
areas called vertical subjects. With these subjects, youll make
connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander issues, and internationalisation. Youll also
develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
See page 12 for information about the international business component.
Professional recognition
The law component of this double degree satisfies the academic
requirements for admission to legal practice.
Career opportunities
Youll be equipped to act as an advisor to, or to take a key role within,
corporations engaged in international trade in Australia and overseas.
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227782 N/A S/N 4F English (4SA) plus audition and interview.
Admission to this
double degree is
based on special
entry requirements in
addition to academic
achievement.
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What youll study
Combining your creativity with business skills will prepare you to
manage creative endeavours from a business perspective. As a
graduate youll have a unique range of skills and abilities that bridge
the creative-business divide.
Majors
Youll choose a business major (see page 5) and complete one of the
following studio majors for the Digital Media component:
3-Dimensional Design
Digital Design
ePhotojournalism
Fine Art
Graphic Design.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to take advantage of creative and business opportunities
in post-production animation and video production, web and games
production, and printing.
Applications
Applicants must lodge an Application for Audition form (available
at griffith.edu.au/music-audition) with the Conservatorium by
12 August 2013 in addition to lodging an application form with
QTAC by 27 September 2013.
What youll study
Combining business and music can help you develop your musical talent
and, at the same time, develop business skills and knowledge needed to
work in the entertainment industry.
Youll undertake music studies at the South Bank campus for the first two
years of this double degree, incorporating a music performance major and
either musicology or music as your second major (or both).
Youll complete your third and fourth year at the Nathan campus, where
youll develop core business knowledge and skills. Youll also specialise by
choosing a major. You can choose Employment Relations, Human Resource
Management, International Management, Management, or Marketing.
Career opportunities
Youll be able to pursue a career in music performance and composition,
and be prepared for a variety of roles in the business sector. Youll have
opportunities to combine your skills and work in the business aspects of
the entertainment industry.
Double degrees in Business and Government
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OUR CAMPUSES
Campus locations
Our campuses are located throughout South-East Queensland. With a superb subtropical climate,
and a mixture of natural wonders and vibrant city life, our region has a lifestyle that promotes innovation
and education: an ideal setting for a dynamic, progressive institution such as Grifth University.
Home to 2.15 million people, Brisbane
offers all the social, cultural and recreational
facilities you would expect of a capital city,
in a beautiful riverside setting. Find out
more at brisbane.qld.gov.au
Logan is home to people from more than
160 different cultures. With more than
50 per cent of residents aged 30 or
younger, it celebrates both youth and
diversity in a rich and varied lifestyle. For
more information, visit logan.qld.gov.au
The Gold Coast is Australias holiday
capital, with amazing theme parks, wildlife
sanctuaries, national parks and some
of the best beaches on earth. Visit
goldcoast.qld.gov.au to learn more.
Transport
The inset maps show the main access
roads to our campuses. All campuses are
well serviced by public transport.
Visit translink.com.au for information.
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Gold Coast
This dynamic campus is Australias fastest
growing university precinct, located minutes
from the famous Gold Coast beaches.
Home to almost 17 000 students, the
campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities,
such as the $150 million Grifth Health
Centre and the Queensland Governments
$1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital,
currently being developed. This creates
an ideal hands-on environment for the
clinical training and practical placements
of doctors, nurses and future health
professionals. We offer a comprehensive
range of study areas at this campus,
including health, science, engineering,
arts and humanities, and business and
government. The Gold Coast campus will
be serviced by the new Gold Coast light
rail system, planned to begin mid-2014.
Logan
This community campus is renowned as
a national showcase of social inclusion
in higher education through innovative
partnerships, industry engagement and
degree pathways, with a strong focus
on community health, education and
business. Home to almost 3000 students,
this campus is based in one of Australias
most rapidly developing regions, midway
between Brisbane and the Gold Coast,
and is a leader in exible learning options
for students.
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OUR CAMPUSES CONT.
Mt Gravatt
Adjacent to Nathan campus and with over
4000 students, this campus focuses on
education, criminology, and social and
behavioural sciences. It also offers degrees
in applied theatre and psychology. The
recently upgraded Aquatic and Fitness
Centre at the Mt Gravatt campus now
features a heated pool, indoor and outdoor
recreation areas, and a fully-equipped
tness centreco-located with a 16-court
tennis centre, training oval, basketball and
netball courtscreating a world-class
health and tness hub for students.
Nathan
Situated in native bushland approximately
a ten-minute drive south-east of the
Brisbane CBD, our Nathan campus has a
population of over 13 500 students. This
campus is home to world-class expertise in
the environment, corporate sustainability,
Asian studies and the emerging biosciences.
We offer degrees in arts and humanities,
law, mathematics, science, aviation,
engineering, and business and government.
Soon to be completed at Nathan is
Australias rst zero-emission and self-
powering teaching and research building
driven by solar-powered hydrogen energy.
The $40 million Sir Samuel Grifth Centre
will house Grifths leaders in environmental
science and climate change, and offer
students innovative new learning spaces.
The campus also has a new social space, the
Campus Heart, and six residential colleges,
offering both fully catered and self-catered
accommodation options.
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South Bank
Located in Brisbanes cultural heart, this
campus encompasses the Queensland
College of Art, the Queensland
Conservatorium, Grifth Graduate Centre
and the Grifth Film School, with a total
of 3300 students.
It is renowned for excellence in the
creative and performing arts and offers
postgraduate and executive education
through the Grifth Graduate Centre.
Located in Brisbanes picturesque South
Bank Parklands, the campus is only a
ten-minute walk from the Brisbane
CBD and is adjacent to the Queensland
Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, the
State Library of Queensland, Queensland
Museum, Queensland Performing Arts
Complex, and the Brisbane Exhibition
and Convention Centre.
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HOW DO I APPLY?
Other applicants
Australian or New Zealand citizens or
Australian permanent residents can apply
online through either QTAC or UAC.
New Zealand permanent residents apply
as international students.
The QTAC/UAC websites explain how to
complete your application correctly and list
the documentation you need. You can also
nd out how to nominate for the Special
Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
For advice, please contact our admissions
staff on 1800 677 728.
NON-SCHOOL LEAVERS
If youve already nished Year 12 and
havent started to study a university degree,
your admission will be based on your Year
12 results, whether Overall Position (OP)
or the previous Tertiary Entrance score.
If you completed Year 12 interstate, youll
be assessed based on Australian Tertiary
Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent.
See also the alternative entry options on
page 32, or visit grifth.edu.au/pathways
APPLICANTS OVER 21
If you are 21 or older, youre considered
a mature age student. If you dont qualify
for admission based on your Year 12
results, you can apply based on work and
other experience, as well as informal study.
We recognise the knowledge and skills
gained through bridging and preparatory
studies, professional and paraprofessional
qualications, vocational experience,
personal competencies assessment
and the STAT. See also the alternative
entry options on page 32, or visit
grifth.edu.au/pathways
We offer a range of entry options to suit students from a variety of backgrounds. Admission to most
of our academic programs is based on academic achievement in formal education, or on experience
and other achievements. This section outlines your options and pathways.
You can apply for most of our
undergraduate degrees through the
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
(QTAC). If youre applying for degrees at
the Gold Coast campus only, you have
the option of applying through the
New South Wales-based Universities
Admissions Centre (UAC).
Visit QTAC at qtac.edu.au and UAC
at uac.edu.au.
Year 12 students
If youre a current Year 12 student you can:
lodge an application via QTACs Twelve-
to-Tertiary (TTT) online application
service (for all Grifth campuses)
or
apply via the UAC Apply service
(Gold Coast campus degrees only).
Queensland Year 12 students will receive
the 201314 QTAC Guide to Tertiary
Courses through their school. New South
Wales Year 12 students will receive a UAC
2014 Guide through their school, which
includes Grifth degrees offered at the
Gold Coast campus.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If youre an overseas student completing
Year 12 in Australia, you can apply, on a
full-fee basis, through QTAC/UAC or
directly to Grifth University. You should
rst check for details of individual
admission requirements
grifth.edu.au/degreender
If youre applying from outside Australia
with non-Australian qualications, contact:
Admissions Ofcer, International Ofce
Nathan campus, Grifth University
170 Kessels Road, Nathan
Queensland 4111 Australia
Telephone: +61 (0)7 3735 7200 Brisbane
+61 (0)7 5552 8819 Gold Coast
Facsimile: +61 (0)7 3735 5280
Email: international@grifth.edu.au
More information on international
applications can be found by visiting
grifth.edu.au/international
QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM
ADMISSIONS
If youre applying for a music degree
(such as the Bachelor of Music/
Bachelor of Business) at the Queensland
Conservatorium, your admission will be
based on an audition and an interview,
in addition to your academic results.
Visit grifth.edu.au/music/
queensland-conservatorium
to nd out more about this process.
In addition to the audition, you will still
need to lodge a QTAC or UAC application
by 27 September 2013.
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Bonus entry options
GRIFFITH OP 16 GUARANTEE
If you are awarded an OP 16,
Rank 90+, ATAR 90.00+, or
International Baccalaureate
Diploma Score 33+, youre eligible for
the Grifth OP 16 Guarantee, which
gives you guaranteed entry into most of
our undergraduate degrees. You can be
condent that youre in as soon as you know
you are OP 16, Rank 90+ or ATAR 90.00+.
You dont need to apply for the guarantee.
You just need to complete your QTAC or
UAC application.
If you are a mature age applicant, youll be
provided an admission Rank based upon
your previous study, work experience
and/or alternative entry options.
Prerequisites and additional entry
requirements still apply, and there are
some degrees not covered by the
OP 16 Guarantee. Find out more at
grifth.edu.au/futurestudents, or
check pages 525 for the OP 16
icon (above) to see which degrees are
included in the guarantee.
YEAR 12 BONUS ADMISSION
SCHEME
We award bonus ranks for subjects and
studies that you complete in high school
that require a high level of skill and
knowledge. As a current Year 12 student,
you can receive:
two bonus admissions ranks for passing
Maths C (or equivalent)
two bonus admission ranks for passing
a Language other than English (LOTE)
one bonus admission rank for passing an
approved university level course (subject).
The bonus ranks are automatically applied
through QTAC or UAC.
You can receive a maximum of ve bonus
admission ranks from this scheme. Bachelor
of Medical Science (MD) and Bachelor of
Oral Health in Dental Science are excluded
from the Bonus Admissions Scheme.
Find out more at grifth.edu.au/
undergraduate-admissions
GOLD COAST AND LOGAN
CAMPUS PRIORITY ACCESS
SYSTEM
If you live in Gold Coast City, Logan City,
Ipswich City, the Scenic Rim, Redland City,
Tweed Shire, Ballina and Casino region
(dened by postcode) and have not studied
at university before, youll be given a bonus
of one OP band, two Ranks or two ATARs
when you apply for degrees at the Gold
Coast and Logan campuses.
Certain degrees (such as oral health and
medical science) are excluded from this
scheme. You dont need to apply for priority
access, you just need to complete your
QTAC or UAC application.
NATHAN AND MT GRAVATT
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
SCHEME
If you live in Brisbane South, Brisbane West,
Bayside, Moreton Bay Islands, Ipswich City,
Logan City and Brisbane City (dened by
postcode) and have not studied at university
before, youll be given one OP band or two
ATAR ranks when you apply for degrees
at the Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses.
This scheme does not apply for entry to
the Bachelor of Medical Science (MD
Provisional Entry for School Leavers), or any
degrees at the Queensland Conservatorium
or Queensland College of Art. You dont
need to apply separately for this scheme;
simply complete your QTAC application.
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HOW DO I APPLY? CONT.
Alternative entry options
TAFE ADMISSION SCHEME
When you graduate with an Australian
Qualications Framework diploma or
advanced diploma from an Australian
TAFE Institute or the Southbank Institute
of Technology, youll be given special
admission ranks through our TAFE
Admission Scheme.
Youll receive guaranteed direct entry
for many of our degrees.
Visit grifth.edu.au/pathways or
email tafe-credit@grifth.edu.au to
nd out more, including which degrees
are included in the scheme.
You may also be eligible for a credit transfer
if you are completing a diploma or advanced
diploma at an Australian TAFE Institute.
Find out more at grifth.edu.au/credit
CERTIFICATE IV IN ADULT
TERTIARY PREPARATION
The Certicate IV in Adult Tertiary
Preparation (CATP), delivered by TAFE
and various private providers, provides an
alternative entry pathway to university
for adults. The certicate is independent
of the high school system. Youll be trained
in the knowledge and skills needed for
successful university study and be able to
acquire prerequisites for specic Grifth
University degrees. CATP graduates are
eligible to apply for direct entry to many
Grifth degrees. To nd out more, email
tafe-credit@grifth.edu.au
CONTINUING EDUCATION
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
If you dont achieve the OP or Rank
that you need to study your choice of
undergraduate degree, you might consider
completing one of our non-award certicate
programs. These programs provide an
alternative pathway into university and are
suitable for people just out of school, as well
as those who left school some time ago.
Youll study the same courses as our degree
students part-time, usually for one year,
to experience the university environment.
Once youve successfully completed your
certicate, youll receive a special boosted
Rank that can be used for entry into a
Grifth degree, and where relevant,
receive full credit for your certicate
studies towards your degree.
For information on the full range of
certicate programs and details on
application procedures, visit
grifth.edu.au/certicate-programs
or telephone 1800 677 728.
QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF
BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
If you havent achieved the OP or Rank
you were expecting, missed out on the
degree of your choice, or are looking for
alternative ways to get into university, you
might consider completing a diploma at
the Queensland Institute of Business and
Technology (QIBT).
QIBT, located at the Mt Gravatt and
Gold Coast campuses, offers diplomas
that include courses of a comparable
nature to some of our bachelor degrees.
After successfully completing the diploma,
you are able to enter the related Grifth
University bachelors degree and complete
within an additional two or three years.
QIBT is an accredited higher education
provider, which provides eligible students
access to the Australian Government loan
scheme, FEE-HELP, to pay tuition fees.
Visit qibt.qld.edu.au to nd out more.
UNI-START
The Uni-Start scheme gives school-
leavers and non school-leavers who are
educationally and nancially disadvantaged
bonus ranks to assist them in gaining
admission to the program of their choice.
All Uni-Start applicants will be considered
for a range of scholarships. See page 37
of this guide for scholarship information.
OPEN UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA
In conjunction with Open Universities
Australia (OUA), we offer distance studies
in arts, business, communication, and
criminology and criminal justice. OUA entry
requirements enable anyone to study a
degree, while offering greater exibility
in structure through the wide range of
courses available.
We also offer Commonwealth supported
places (CSP) through OUA under the
Bachelors of Arts, Business, Communication,
and Criminology and Criminal Justice. After
completing and passing four OUA courses or
equivalent (with a GPA of at least 4.0) that
contribute towards the degree requirements,
you can apply for a CSP place.
OUA students have the option to complete
shorter qualications at certicate and
diploma level or complete individual subjects
from any of the OUA institutions. With four
enrolment entry points, OUA gives you
greater exibility to plan an individual study
routine or fast track your degree.
Visit grifth.edu.au/oua or telephone
+61 (0)7 3382 1999 to nd out more.
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Postgraduate
research studies
PhD
Masters by research
Postgraduate
coursework studies
Masters
Graduate diplomas
Graduate certicates
Continuing education
certicate programs
Certicate IV adult
preparatory program
TAFE, QIBT and other
private providers
Year 11
or equivalent
Year 12 or equivalent or
work experience
DiplomasQIBT,
TAFE and other
private providers
Bachelors degrees
Bachelor
with honours
degrees
GUESTS
The Grifth University Early Start to
Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program offers
high-achieving senior high school students
the opportunity to study a course (subject)
at Grifth while still at school. Successful
students are eligible for guaranteed entry
into most degree programs.
Visit grifth.edu.au/guestsprogram for
more information.
Application options
CREDIT
Youll be granted credit towards your
degree for approved prior learning for
relevant studies (or other demonstrated
learning achievement) completed in the
previous 10 years.
Go to grifth.edu.au/credit to nd
out more.
DEFERMENT
We offer deferment for most of our
degrees. This allows you to delay the
start of your studies for one year, while
still securing your offer. Deferment is not
available for degrees that involve specic
selection criteriasuch as music and oral
health (dentistry). If you are unable to take
up your place in one of these degrees,
you must reapply in the following year.
You can request to defer after you receive
an offer. For QTAC, you can select the
deferment option when you respond to
your QTAC offer. For UAC, you can email
deferred@grifth.edu.au to request
deferment. For both QTAC and UAC,
approval of deferment is automatic for
approved degrees and will be conrmed
by the University.
TRANSFER
New students have the option to transfer
from one degree to another, before the
start of the next semester. This gives you
the opportunity to start your studies in
one degree and then transfer to another of
your choiceas long as you meet the entry
requirements for the new degree. We also
offer mid-year transfers to some degrees.
Study pathways overview
There are several ways to enter university, as well as various pathway options available as you progress through your studies.
School studies Pre-degree studies Undergraduate degrees Postgraduate degrees
Morgan Pratt and Jenna Pankratz both entered Grifth
through the TAFE Admission Scheme. I would never have
considered going to uni if it wasnt for the dual pathway
program, Jenna said.
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WHAT WILL MY
STUDY COST?
Most Australian students who are studying undergraduate degrees are recognised
as Commonwealth supported students. This means you pay a student contribution
each semester and the majority of the cost of your education is met by the
Australian Government.
The student contribution charge for each course (subject) varies depending on
the discipline area (Band) in which the course belongs. The table below shows the
annual charge for full-time students in 2013. In some degrees, you may study courses
from more than one band, so your fees could vary. Part-time study reduces the
gures proportionally.
International students
To nd out about fees for international
students, contact Grifth International:
Telephone: +61 (0)7 3735 7200
Email: international@grifth.edu.au
Financial assistance
Once you are at university, our welfare
ofcers can help you plan budgets, apply for
loans and equity schemes (if you qualify),
nd a part-time job, or explore other nancial
options, such as Centrelink payments.
Visit humanservices.gov.au for information
about Centrelink.
Student
Contribution Band
Disciplines in each band
2013 contribution
(per EFTSL)**
Band 1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social
Studies, Education*, Clinical Psychology,
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing
Arts, Nursing*
$5868
Band 2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built
Environment, Other Health, Allied Health,
Science, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture
$8363
Band 3
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics,
Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary
Science
$9792
Commonwealth supported students
* Special transitional arrangements may apply.
Please refer to grifth.edu.au/tuition-fees-charges for more information.
** EFTSL means equivalent full-time student load. This is usually 80 credit points or
four courses per semester and will vary depending on the degree studied. The amounts
shown represent the student contribution for full-time enrolment for one year.
The student contribution amount is subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases.
Visit grifth.edu.au/tuition-fees-charges to nd out more about fees and charges
at Grifth.
HECS-HELP
HECS-HELP is a government loan that, depending on your citizenship or residency status,
allows you to defer the costs of your study and pay your student contribution when you
are earning more. You repay your HECS-HELP debt through the tax system.
You can also choose to pay all or part (a minimum $500) of your student contributions
up front and receive a 10 per cent discount.
For more information, visit studyassist.gov.au or call the HECS helpline on
1800 020 108 for an information booklet.
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STUDY MATERIALS
General costs
Textbooks/reading materials (per semester per degree) ..... $550$1100
Stationery, photocopying, printing costs
(per semester per degree) .................................................................... $20$100
Transport to and from campus (e.g. bus/train fare or fuel)
Varies, depending on where you live
Please note: all prices are in Australian dollars. These prices are indicative only, and may be subject to change.
Business and Government
GENERAL COSTS
Laptop (highly desirable but not compulsory) .........$1000$3000 (new)
Membership of professional associations
Varies, depending on association (not compulsory)
Travel, living costs associated with study abroad
Varies depending on country (not compulsory)
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Our scholarships, which are some of the most rewarding and supportive in Australia, make studying
at university easier. We offer more than 700 scholarships, with a total value of $8 million.
SCHOLARSHIPS
PATIENCE THOMS INDIGENOUS
AUSTRALIAN (HONOURS/
POSTGRADUATE) SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships (valued at approximately
$4000 each for one year) are awarded to
students who have shown high academic
achievement in their undergraduate
studies and to help them to continue their
academic studies into the honours and
postgraduate levels.
ARROW ENERGY ABORIGINAL
AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER
SCHOLARSHIPS
Arrow Energy Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Action Plan aims to build mutually
benecial relationships with Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and
provide support in the areas of education,
training and employment. As part of this
commitment, Arrow Energy is providing
Grifth University with three $30 000
scholarships.
Visit grifth.edu.au/gumurrii-student-
support-unit to nd out more about
scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.
Academic scholarships
DEANS SIR SAMUEL GRIFFITH
SCHOLARSHIPS
Valued at approximately $60 000
($12 000 per year for up to ve years),
this scholarship includes membership to the
Grifth Honours College. To be eligible to
apply, you must achieve a result that places
you at the very top of the OP1 band
(including IB and interstate equivalent ATAR).
You must also have Grifth University listed
as your rst or second preference on your
QTAC or UAC application.
SIR SAMUEL GRIFFITH
SCHOLARSHIPS
Valued at approximately $24 000
($6000 per year for up to four years),
this scholarship includes membership of
the Grifth Honours College. You must
have a score of OP1 to 3 (including IB and
interstate equivalent ATAR) to be eligible to
apply; however, if youre expecting an OP4
to 6 (including IB and interstate equivalent
ATAR) and have exceptional personal
achievements, you are also encouraged
to apply.
Accommodation
scholarships
GEORGE ALEXANDER
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships (valued at approximately
$22 500 over three years, covering
on-campus accommodation costs) help
talented young people, particularly those
from rural and regional communities,
who are planning to live in one of Grifth
Universitys residential colleges.
You can apply for and receive more than
one scholarship. To apply online, and for
more details about scholarships, visit
grifth.edu.au/scholarships or email
scholarships@grifth.edu.au
Make sure you check the closing
dates carefully, as these vary between
scholarships. Most scholarship applications
open the week beginning 15 July 2013.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander scholarships
We offer a range of scholarships for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
INDIGENOUS COMMONWEALTH
SCHOLARSHIPS
Indigenous Access scholarshipsvalued
at $4659 (rst semester only)
Indigenous Education Costs
scholarshipsvalued at approximately
$9876 over four years
Indigenous Accommodation
scholarshipsvalued at approximately
$19 756 over four years
NEVILLE BONNER SCHOLARSHIPS
A memorial scholarship (valued at
approximately $2500 each) awarded to
commencing students who have overcome
adversity to continue their education into
the tertiary arena.
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After eeing Burundi and living in Kenya as a refugee for
six years, Business student Juvenal Ndayishimiye started
a new life in Australia with the help of a Grifth University
equity scholarship.
Equity scholarships
UNI-START
Uni-Start, Grifths integrated Equity
Admission and Scholarship Scheme, helps
students from a low socio-economic
background or who have limited
opportunities to access and participate
in undergraduate studies.
These scholarships include:
Chancellors Education Costs
scholarshipsvalued at approximately
$9876 over four years
Chancellors Accommodation
scholarshipsvalued at approximately
$19 756 over four years
Uni-Start Transition Grantvalued at
approximately $200
Widening Participation Education Costs
scholarshipsvalued at $2200 for
one year
Widening Participation Accommodation
scholarshipsvalued at $4400 for
one year
Dell Computer Equity scholarships
valued at approximately $3500 each.
START-UP SCHOLARSHIPS
University students receiving income
support provided through Youth Allowance,
Austudy and ABSTUDY will be entitled to
an annual Student Start-up Scholarship
through Centrelink. This includes university
students who are assisted under veterans
schemes. Students will need to contact
Centrelink for further information.
Sports and other
scholarships
GRIFFITH SPORTS EXCELLENCE
SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are offered to elite
athletes who have excelled in their chosen
sport and achieved a high standard in
their academic studies. They are valued at
approximately $20 000 over four years.
ADAM SCOTT FOUNDATION
SPORTS BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship provides life opportunities
for commencing or continuing students
who have been accepted into the Bachelor
of Business (Sport Management).
LOGAN COMMUNITY BANK


(BENDIGO BANK) SCHOLARSHIPS
Logan Community Bank Bendigo Bank is
committed to supporting youth through
various initiatives, including annual
scholarships programs. Two scholarships
will be awarded to students offered a place
at the Logan campus. They are valued at
$15 000 over three years.
Griffith Business School
scholarships
Grifth Business School offers a range
of scholarships to help with the costs of
course fees, text books, accommodation
and living expenses. Scholarships available
for commencing students include:
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business)
Academic Excellence Scholarships
valued at $5000 each year for three
years for a single degree, or four years
for a double degree
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business)
Academic Excellence, Logan campus
Scholarshipsvalued at $5000
(one year) or $10 000 (two years)
and available to high achieving and/or
nancially disadvantaged students who
are eligible for admission to the Bachelor
of Business, Bachelor of Commerce,
or Bachelor of Commerce (Professional)
at the Logan campus
Grifth Business School Indigenous
Scholarshipsvalued at $5000 each
year for three years
Adam Scott Foundation Sports
Business Scholarshipsupports
payment of student contribution charges
(see page 34 for more details) and PGA
International Golf Institute course fees for
an eligible student enrolled in the Bachelor
of Business (Sport Management).
External scholarships
Scholarships are also offered by external
sponsors and companies to study at
Grifth, which vary in value and duration.
Further information
Please visit grifth.edu.au/scholarships for
more information regarding all scholarships
available to Grifth students.
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GRIFFITH
HONOURS
COLLEGE
Am I eligible?
Applications to the Grifth Honours College
are open to school leavers and non-school
leavers who are undertaking their rst
undergraduate degree. International students
meeting the criteria can also apply.
To be eligible you must:
have Grifth University as a preference
on your QTAC or UAC application
and
have a score of OP 13 or ATAR 99.95
96.00. If you have exceptional personal
achievement and expect an OP of 46
or ATAR 95.5090.00 you are also
encouraged to apply.
If youre a high achieving student, the Grifth Honours College can help you reach your full potential.
Youll have opportunities to enrich your university experience through mentoring, international experiences,
leadership roles and community engagement activities.
Honours College student Elise Giles is studying a Bachelor of Business
(Event Management), and is also the recipient of a $20 000 Sir
Samuel Grifth Scholarship.
How do I apply?
To apply, complete and submit a Sir Samuel
Grifth Scholarship/Grifth Honours
College
*
application by 15 November
2013 (application forms released Friday
19 July 2013). You can apply online at
grifth.edu.au/honours-college or
email honourscollege@grifth.edu.au
to request a form.
* Successful applicants for Deans Sir Samuel
Grifth and Sir Samuel Grifth Scholarships are
automatically given membership to the Grifth
Honours College.
The Grifth Honours College produces
highly sought-after graduates with
the specialist knowledge and broad
management skills needed to become chief
executive ofcers, researchers, educators,
creators and community leaders.
As a Grifth Honours College student,
you will:
take part in regular one-on-one sessions
with a mentor wholl guide you through
university and help you achieve your
career goals
gain a global perspective by studying
and participating in events or working
overseas for a few weeks, months or
a year
lead and support local, national and
international community events
be recognised as a high achieving student
in the Grifth community.
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GRIFFITH
SPORTS
COLLEGE
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to apply for the GSC, you will
need to be recognised as an elite athlete by
the Australian Institute of Sport and Grifth
University, based on the advice of state
academies or institutes, state or national
sporting organisations, professional sporting
clubs or recognised player associations.
If youre an elite athlete, taking on big challenges will be second nature, although it can still be tough
to balance your elite sporting career with the need to secure your future through university study.
Thats why we have the Grifth Sports Collegeto help you stay on track to all-round success.
Bachelor of Business graduate and Olympic gold medallist Sara
Carrigan says a Grifth Sports Scholarship helped her meet her
goalson and off the track. It may have taken 12 years, but Sara
says her business degree provided the foundation for the successful
cycling school she runs on the Gold Coast.
How do I apply?
To apply, go to
grifth.edu.au/grifth-sports-college
and complete an Elite Athlete Scheme
Undergraduate Admission Program form
or email gsc@grifth.edu.au.
The Grifth Sports College (GSC) provides
support for students who are elite athletes.
It helps these students with exible
study options to enable them to continue
playing sport at optimum levels while
theyre studying.
The GSC provides student athletes with
advice and guidance on academic planning
and helps them negotiate exibility with
assessment, classes and study loads to
meet academic requirements.
Grifth Sports College manager and Olympic rower
Duncan Free (pictured, arms raised) knows what its
like to study and compete at the highest level.
While completing his Bachelor of Health Science
with Grifth University, Duncan won an Olympic
Bronze Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In
2008, at his 4th Olympics, Duncan won a Gold
Medal with partner Drew Ginn in the coxless pair.
Continuing his passion to support athletes, Duncan
was a mentor at the 2012 London Olympics.
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STUDY
OVERSEAS
Where can I go?
We have a vast network of more than
230 exchange partner universities in more
than 38 countries across Asia, Europe and
North, South and Central America. We also
offer a wide range of short-term and study
abroad options, such as internships, research
projects, volunteer opportunities and
language programs.
International Business
Internship
Grifth Business School runs the
International Business Internship Program.
If youre eligible for the program, youll have
the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on
experience in an international company.
Youll spend three months abroad during the
Australian summer, which will include a six to
seven week placement with an international
rm in the Ruhr Valley, Germany.
Enhance your undergraduate degree by completing part of your studies overseas. With the Grifth Exchange
Program, you have the opportunity to combine study with travel and add an international experience
to your qualications.
Find out more
The Grifth Exchange Program is open to
all eligible Grifth students. More details,
including a list of partner universities,
instructions on how to apply and
information on nancial assistance
and scholarships, can be found at
grifth.edu.au/international/
outgoing-exchange or by emailing
outgoingexchange@grifth.edu.au
You can spend one or two semesters
studying at one of our partner universities
or participate in a short-term or study
abroad program.
Why study overseas?
Youll earn credit towards your degree, while
immersing yourself in a different culture
and enjoying a memorable life experience.
An international study experience will give
you the opportunity to:
add something unique to your
Grifth degree and differentiate
yourself from other graduates
study something different with
your electives
improve your second language skills
and learn about other cultures
explore other parts of the world
challenge yourself
meet new people and make
international contacts.
William Vuk Despotovic certainly made the most of travel
opportunities while completing his Bachelor of Business,
with a three-month international internship he worked in
South Korea and Germany.
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STUDENT
SERVICES
AND
SUPPORT
COMPUTING SKILLS
Whether youre an advanced user or a
complete beginner, our IT specialists will help
you upskill in computing, including computer
basics and a range of software applications.
LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS
Get a head start nding your way around
the library with our specially designed
research skills workshops. Youll learn how
to nd items on your reading list, use the
library catalogue and electronic databases,
and research effectively for assignments.
STUDY SMART
Study Smart is an online interactive
tutorial designed to assist students,
particularly in their rst year, to develop
good study skills in researching, writing,
referencing, group work and exams. Visit
http://app.grifth.edu.au/study-smart/
to get a head start with these
important skills.
Learning support services
Whether youve just nished school or
nished a while ago, university can seem
daunting. We offer a wide range of learning
support services to help you feel condent
and succeed at university.
At each campus library, you can attend a
range of free workshops, access self-help
resources and book individual consultations
to develop your academic, computing
and library research skills.
For more information visit
grifth.edu.au/library/workshops-training
ACADEMIC SKILLS
Our learning advisors can help you
understand the expectations of university
study to develop:
effective reading and study skills
time management and organisational
skills
critical thinking, academic writing
and oral presentation skills.
STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISORS
As a Grifth student you will be assigned a
Student Success Advisor who can support
you with your studies and keep you on track
to complete your degree and realise your
dream career. Your advisor will track your
progress, and reach out to you if it looks like
you might need a little extra help or advice.
FIRST YEAR COORDINATORS
As an undergraduate student, youll have
an appointed First Year Coordinator who
will help you settle into life at university.
They will direct you to all kinds of support
services and help you to develop problem-
solving strategies. As well as First Year
Coordinators, youll have access to our
Program Service Ofcers, who run
orientation sessions for new students
and provide ongoing support to help
you select your courses.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If youre from non-English-speaking
background, you can study English at the
Grifth English Language Institute (GELI).
A wide range of English language courses
are available to help you improve your
English for work, travel, study or everyday
purposes. Visit grifth.edu.au/geli for
more information.
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Professional development
Grifth Business School offers a range of
professional development activities, which
include opportunities to make important
industry contacts that could help you in
your career.
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a feature
of many Grifth Business School degrees
and provides you with the opportunity
develop the professional skills needed
in the workplace.
PROFESSIONAL STUDENT
DEVELOPMENT
Grifth Business School professional
development seminars can help you develop
your skills in business etiquette, professional
networking, job seeking and writing your
CV and job applications. We also host visits
from professional rms and work with
organisations such as AGL Energy Ltd and
Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC),
to give you opportunities to meet industry
representatives and learn more about the
work of each organisation.
NETWORKING EVENTS
Grifth Business School hosts a variety of
professional, social and educational events
for current students and alumni including
breakfasts, seminars, award presentations,
and corporate lunches. These events provide
excellent networking opportunities, and can
help you build relationships with teaching
staff, peers andmost importantly
industry professionals.
Personal support services
Our personal support services will help you
manage your life while youre at university.
Our on-campus services include:
a chaplaincy, where you can discuss
lifes challenges, explore spirituality, faith
and social justice issues and meet other
people interested in religious matters
counselling, to help you when you
need support with issues such as the
transition from school, study, motivation,
relationships, self-esteem, grief and loss,
anxiety and stress
health services, such as bulk-billed
medical consultations, specialist
appointments, free nursing consultations
and health information
assistance for students from
educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
and specialised support for students
with disabilities
careers and employment advice
welfare support and help with issues
such as appeals and grievances, student
loans, Centrelink payments, budgeting
and tenancy.
Go to grifth.edu.au/student-services
to nd out more.
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT
ISLANDER STUDENTS
We offer dedicated support for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander students through
the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.
Staffed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islanders, GUMURRII provides cultural,
academic and personal support for students
to achieve success. Services include a direct
entry program, help with enrolment, the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tutorial
assistance scheme orientation and the
Hands Up! Tertiary Preparation Program.
GUMURRII also provides a social meeting
place for students, staff and community.
Find out more at grifth.edu.au/
gumurrii-student-support-unit
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
We provide disability services on all
campuses. These services, coordinated
through our Student Services ofce, enable
students with disabilities to access and
participate in our learning environment.
STUDENT SERVICES
AND SUPPORT CONT.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
are supported through a range of services
offered by the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.
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Support includes:
information on application and enrolment
procedures
adjustments to the physical environment
access to specialist support services,
such as sign language
interpreter services, note-taking services
and participation assistants
negotiation of reasonable adjustments
relating to assessment tasks, including
alternative examination arrangements
access to assistive technology and
other specialised equipment such as
hearing loops
arrangement for required readings to
be converted to accessible formats.
Future students should contact the
Disabilities Service:
Telephone: +61 (0)7 3382 1267
Email: disability@grifth.edu.au
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can
contact the Disabilities Service Ofcer
directly on:
Mobile: 0419 713 271
Email: deafstudentsupportprogram
@grifth.edu.au
CAREERS AND
EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
The Careers and Employment Service will
help you develop your career from rst
year, so you build the skills and condence
to be work-ready. We can assist you in
nding part-time or casual employment,
as well as work experience, voluntary work
and graduate jobs. We also provide career
development and pre-employment seminars
and online resources, an industry mentoring
program and information about recruitment
and careers fairs.
Email careers-employment@grifth.edu.au
for more information.
CHILDCARE
Grifth is a family-friendly university
committed to supporting its students,
with the Nathan campus providing two
childcare centres, after-school care, and
vacation care. For more information,
visit grifth.edu.au/childcare or email
childcare@grifth.edu.au.
Childcare facilities are also available close
to the Logan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, and
South Bank campuses. These centres can
be found on the mychild.gov.au website.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Safety and security are very important to
everyone in our community. Information on
personal security, security patrols, security
shuttle bus services, emergency telephones,
security night escort services and other
safety and security-related activities is
available at grifth.edu.au/security
PARKING AND TRANSPORT
Our campuses are regulated trafc areas.
You need a parking permit to park a vehicle
(other than a motorcycle or bicycle) on
campus between 8 am and 7 pm Monday
to Friday. Visit grifth.edu.au/parking for
information on where to park and permits.
You can also use public transport to get
to our campuses. Visit translink.com.au
for information.
On-campus careers fairs provide
opportunities for students to meet
potential employers and to seek advice
from professional associations.
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STUDENT LIFE
GRIFFITH BUSINESS STUDENTS
ASSOCIATION
The Grifth Business Students Association
(GBSA) offers a range of social activities
to help you make friends, have fun, and
learn new skills. GBSA is coordinated by
a student-run executive committee.
STUDENT LEADERS
Grifth Business School student leaders
participate in a range of activities such
as student mentoring and orientation.
To learn about becoming a student leader
and opportunities to get involved, visit
grifth.edu.au/gbs-engage
Clubs and societies
Getting involved in a club offers you the
opportunity to pursue a special interest
or hobby, develop new skills, meet people,
make new friends and have lots of fun.
There are more than 120 clubs across all
our campuses ranging from educational
and professional, political, recreational, and
cultural to religious and sporting. And if
you cant nd a club to suit your particular
interest, you can start a new club as
support is readily available.
Visit grifth.edu.au/clubs to nd out more.
Grifth Business School supports a
number of business and commerce-related
clubs, including the Grifth University
Employment Relations and Human Resource
Management Society and the Grifth
University Student Accounting Association.
Theres a lot to experience at university. As well as gaining more knowledge from your degree and preparing
for your future career, its a chance to meet new people, make lifelong friends and take part in social,
sporting and cultural activities.
Orientation
Getting your head around university
life can seem overwhelming at rst.
Thats why we hold Orientation Week,
the week before each semester starts,
to help you succeed at university.
Youll nd out more about your chosen
degree, meet other students, get
familiar with our campuses, have
the chance to sign up for clubs and
societies and nd out what Grifth
has to offer.
As well as practical tours and
information sessions, Orientation
Week includes fun activities and
social events, plus live music, food
stalls and giveaways.
As well as helping you get organised for the
year ahead, Orientation gives you a chance
to have fun and get to know fellow students.
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Sport and fitness
Grifth has many sport and recreation
facilities and services across all campuses.
You can also represent Grifth in university
sporting competitions through events such
as the Australian University Games. Or join
one of our sporting teams and take part in
social sport competitions.
AQUATIC CENTRE
Our Aquatic & Fitness Centre at the
Mt Gravatt campus offers you a variety
of swimming and tness training options.
Find out more at grifth.edu.au/
aquatic-and-tness-centre
GOLD COAST FITNESS CENTRE
The tness centre at the Gold Coast
campus, run by the Student Guild, is open
to students, staff and the community.
The centre offers weights and cardio
equipment, a boxing facility, and a range
of group tness classes.
Visit gugcstudentguild.com.au to nd
out more.
NATHAN GYM
The Nathan Fitness Centre is open to
Grifth students and staff, as well as the
local community. The gym is fully equipped
with pin-loaded, free weights and electronic
cardio exercise machines.
Visit grifth.edu.au/nathan-tness to
nd out more.
TENNIS
Our world-class tennis centre at the Mt
Gravatt campus offers a vibrant and
welcoming environment that is supported
by professional and experienced staff.
Multi-purpose courts are also available
at the Gold Coast campus. Find out more
at grifth.edu.au/tennis
For an overview of all the sport and tness
options available to Grifth students,
visit grifth.edu.au/sport
Food
Youll enjoy a broad and culturally diverse
range of food and beverage options
(including halal), through coffee shops,
cafeterias, dining rooms, common rooms,
modern restaurants, clubs, a food co-op
and juice bars.
Visit grifth.edu.au/food to nd out about
the food available at each campus.
Retail
On each campus, there is a range of retail
shops, offering services and facilities to our
community. These include post ofces, travel
agencies, pharmacy, hairdressing and beauty
salons, general stores, bookshops, computer
stores and a credit union. In many ways,
each Grifth campus is like its own village.
Visit grifth.edu.au/shops to nd out
whats available at each campus.
Religion
People from diverse faith, religious and
spirituality traditions come together at
the Multi-Faith Centre on the Nathan
campus. The Centre promotes respect and
understanding through inter-faith dialogue,
education and action between people of
different religions, faiths and philosophies.
It also seeks to weave understanding,
education, research and advocacy in inter-
faith dialogue towards a culture of peace in
local, national and global contexts. Prayer
rooms are also available at all our campuses.
Find out more at grifth.edu.au/
community/multi-faith-centre
You can join a range of clubs for social
sport, or go on to represent Grifth in
serious competition.
Grifths campuses offer a variety
of tasty dining experiences.
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UNIVERSITY TERMS
EXPLAINED
C
Campus
The location where you undertake classes
for your studies. Grifth University has
ve campusesthe Gold Coast, Logan,
Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank.
Commonwealth supported student
A domestic student who is studying in
a Commonwealth supported place. The
student pays a contribution towards the
cost of their education with the balance
funded by the Australian Government.
Contact hours
The number of hours you are expected
to attend classes, for example, lectures,
tutorials and workshops.
Continuing education certicate programs
Consist of selected courses from degrees
that are suitable to upgrade your tertiary
entry rank or for personal or vocational
development.
Course
Formerly known as a subject, this is a unit
of study normally undertaken over one
semester, for which a grade is given.
Credit point
Unit of value that gives the weighting
of a course towards the requirements
of an academic program.
Credit for prior study
If youve partially or fully completed
studies at another institution, you may
be eligible to receive credit towards your
Grifth University degree and not have to
repeat subjects or courses that you have
successfully completed elsewhere.
Cut-off
The Rank, OP or ATAR at which entry
to an academic program cuts off in a
particular year.
A
Academic program
A program of study, over a period of time,
that leads to an award of the University.
Academic transcript
A students ofcial record of all programs
and all courses (subjects) attempted and the
grade obtained for each course.
AQF (Australian Qualications Framework)
The AQF is the national policy for regulated
qualications in Australian education and
training.
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)
A number from 99.95 to 0 with increments
of 0.05 that provides a measure of a
students overall academic achievement.
This measure is used by all Australian states,
except Queensland, which uses OP/Rank.
Austudy
Commonwealth Government income
support for full-time students aged
25 years or over, who meet Centrelink
eligibility requirements.
B
Bachelors degree
The rst level of study you undertake at
university as an undergraduate student;
for example, Bachelor of Science.
Bridging and preparatory courses
Courses that prepare you for university
study and/or allow you to pick up the
prerequisites you need to be admitted
to a degree program.
D
Degree
An academic program undertaken at
university, such as a Bachelor of Business.
Disciplines
Term used for offerings within a study area
at Grifth. For example, Special Education is
a discipline within the Education study area,
and Nursing is a discipline under Health.
Double degrees
Studying two degrees at the same time.
This allows you to study more than one area
and be awarded two qualications in less
time than completing the degrees separately
one after the other.
E
Electives
Courses that you can elect to study from
either specic study areas or general areas
of interest, depending on your degree
requirements.
F
FEE-HELP
The Australian Government loan scheme to
enable eligible domestic fee-paying students
(undergraduate and postgraduate) to defer
payment of their tuition fees.
Folio
A collection of your personal artistic work
required to be submitted for assessment
to gain admission to some of the visual and
performing arts programs.
Full-time study
Enrolment in courses totalling at least 75
per cent of a standard full-time load in any
semester. In most academic programs, this
means 30 credit points (normally three
courses) or more.
Legend: Some abbreviations and symbols
used throughout this guide
G = Gold Coast L = Logan
M = Mt Gravatt N = Nathan
S = South Bank
F = Full-time study
P = Part-time study
3F/6P = 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
X = External available
GPA = Grade Point Average. All GPAs in this
publication are on a 7.0 scale.
CONT. = continued
N/A = Not applicable
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G
GPA (grade point average)
GPA is a numerical index used to summarise
a students academic performance in a
single teaching period, over a specied
period, or within a specic program and over
the duration of a students enrolment. GPAs
at Grifth are calculated on a 7.0 scale.
H
HECS-HELP
This is the Australian Government loan
scheme to enable eligible Commonwealth
supported students to defer payment of
their Student Contribution Charge.
HELP
Higher Education Loan Program.
M
Mature age student
A student who is 21 years or older.
Mid-year admission
Some degrees can be started in Semester 1
or Semester 2. If you are starting a degree
in Semester 2, this is referred to as mid-year
admission.
N
Non-Award
Miscellaneous individual course (subject)
that does not proceed towards a degree.
O
OS-HELP
Overseas Higher Education Loan Program.
This is the Australian Government loan,
which supports offshore study of eligible
domestic students.
OP (Overall position)
A number (1 to 25) that indicates a Year 12
students state-wide rank-order position,
based on overall achievement in Board
subjects.
P
Part-time study
Enrolment in courses totalling less than 75
per cent of a standard full-time load in any
semester. A course enrolment load of less
than 30 credit points constitutes part-time
attendance (normally two courses).
Postgraduate study
Further university study usually undertaken
after completion of an undergraduate
degree; for example, Master of Pharmacy.
Prerequisites
Requirements, apart from OP, Rank or ATAR,
that you must complete to gain admission
to a university program. These are usually
expressed as achievements in particular
Year 11 and Year 12 subjects; for example in
Queensland, English (4 Sound Achievement).
Program
A program is an approved course of study
leading to an award of the University.
A student is admitted to a program, and
on successful completion of all program
requirements is awarded the degree, diploma
or certicate to which the program relates.
Q
QTAC (Queensland Tertiary
Admissions Centre)
Admissions centre that receives and
processes all undergraduate degree
applications for universities in Queensland
and Northern New South Wales,
all Queensland TAFE institutes, the
Endeavour College of Natural Health,
the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania,
Christian Heritage College, QANTM,
and the Queensland Institute of Business
and Technology.
QTAC preferences
The university programs listed in order
of preference from 1 to 6 on your
QTAC application.
R
Rank
Tertiary entry rank assigned to students
without an OP. It is usually assigned based
on previous secondary school, tertiary,
bridging and preparatory studies, tertiary
admissions tests or work experience
and qualications.
S
Student contribution charge
A scheme of the Commonwealth
Government by which students contribute
to the cost of their education.
U
UAC (Universities Admissions Centre)
Admissions centre that receives and
processes undergraduate degree applications
for New South Wales and Australian Capital
Territory institutions, as well as Grifth
Universitys Gold Coast campus, due to its
proximity to the border. Gold Coast campus
degrees are offered through both UAC
and QTAC.
UAC code
Number assigned to a university academic
program by UAC to allow identication of
program preferences.
UAC preferences
The university programs listed in order
of preference from 1 to 9 on your
UAC application.
Undergraduate degree
Usually the rst program of study
undertaken at university.
Y
Youth allowance
Commonwealth Government income
support for youth, including full-time
students aged 1624 years, who meet
Centrelink eligibility requirements.
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