1 Pathways at GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE
2 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Your future starts here Upon the successful completion of a Diploma, QIBT students are eligible for entry into second year of the equivalent bachelor degree at Griffith University, in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. A supportive learning environment, including small class sizes and extra tuition time, ensures students receive individual attention from their teachers (see page 8). Over 13,500 QIBT graduates have continued their studies at Griffith University, with an average pass rate of 90 percent. Starting salaries for Griffith University graduates are among the best in Australia (see program pages 16 22). Read on to find out more about studying in Queensland, Australia.
3 1 YOUR PATHWAY TO A DEGREE FROM GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW Queensland Institute of Business and Technology (QIBT) provides you with the closest alternative to direct entry to a degree at Griffith University. For almost 20 years we have successfully bridged the academic and English gap for over 13,500 students, providing high quality courses equivalent to university-level study, based on the university campus. We support you in achieving your goal of becoming a successful Griffith University graduate. YOUR BACHELOR DEGREE Undergraduate Associate Degree = Diploma = Year 3 (Bachelor Degree*) Year 2 Year 1 Pre-University Year 12 or equivalent Year 11 or equivalent Secondary School Certificate IV (Foundation Year) QIBT Griffith University *Some bachelor degree programs are more than three years duration. In most programs, QIBT students will successfully complete 80CP and enter second year of the related Griffith bachelor degree. Exceptions apply for a small number of programs.
4 2 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Welcome Message from the College Director of QIBT We are delighted to see that you are looking for information about QIBT and its highly respected partner, Griffith University. QIBT has worked in partnership with Griffith University since 1997, offering a range of university-level programs which prepare our students for a smooth transition into further degree studies at the university. The location of the College on the Griffith University campus, and the strong partnership between the two institutions, ensures our students are welcomed as part of the university community from the outset. The university-designed programs are often taught by university lecturers and prepare our students for the demands of higher education in Australia. QIBT specialises in delivering the learning process within a supportive environment, with small class sizes and additional contact hours to those typically offered within a university. This teaching model has resulted in high success rates for our students. We are proud of the rich cultural mix within our student population, with more than 60 different nationalities represented at the College. Student mentors and caring staff help students settle into QIBT and life in Australia. In choosing a QIBT program, you will be following thousands of other students who have graduated from the College with their QIBT award and gone on to achieve further success at Griffith University. I look forward to welcoming you to the College community and encourage you to make QIBT the first step to achieving your goals. Leigh Pointon College Director and Principal QIBT Scan the code and watch a video message from Leigh Pointon Message from the Vice-Chancellor of Griffith University Since we opened our doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of the leading and most influential universities of Australia and the Asia Pacific region. We offer a distinctive learning experience that fosters a global perspective for our students: from curricula that address international issues to study exchanges abroad and research collaborations with partner universities around the world. I wish you well with your studies at QIBT and look forward to welcoming you as a Griffith University student. Ian O Connor Vice-Chancellor and President Griffith University
5 3 I love QIBT! QIBT gave me a chance to come to Australia and study the Diploma of IT. My teachers have always been really helpful and the fact that I m guaranteed entry to Griffith University is really great. OVERVIEW My QIBT: Liam Khang Nguy, Vietnam Information Technology
6 4 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Launch your global career at Griffith University Griffith University gives you more than just a degree. Griffith s innovative and practical approach to learning ensures you will graduate job ready with the skills and contacts you need to succeed in your field. With campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith allows you to combine your studies with an amazing cultural and lifestyle experience. Since its beginnings in the 1970s, Griffith has had a strong focus on internationalisation and is privileged to host students from over 130 countries. With over 300 degrees across 10 study areas you are sure to find your ideal degree at Griffith. Griffith s strengths include an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science; Health and Knowledge precinct at the Gold Coast campus; a Business School accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International; Queensland s number one ranked Law School; and a highly respected conservatorium of music, film school and college of art, all located in Brisbane s art and cultural precinct. Why choose Griffith? Ranked in the top five percent worldwide At Griffith, you will study at a university ranked in the world s top 400 by the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Griffith also features in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Institutions under the age of 50. Feel confident knowing you are graduating with a first-class degree from one of the world s top universities. Support services to help you succeed You will have access to free support services including our international student advisors, Griffith Mates student mentors, careers and employment advice, and computer and academic workshops. Australia s fastest growing university precinct You will study in an exciting learning environment at Griffith. With significant investments in our campuses and learning areas, you will benefit from the new state-of-the-art facilities and unique collaboration spaces that Griffith has to offer. Leaders in global student mobility As a full degree student, you can spend one or two semesters at a partner university, or participate in a shortterm program and add an international experience to your resume. Gain work experience while you study You can enrol in a community internship through our Work-integrated Learning options or sign up for our Industry Mentoring Program to create networks and gain insights into your industry.
7 5 Kick start your global career OVERVIEW Griffith s Careers and Employment Service assists both students and graduates to find career direction, prepare for their job search, find job vacancies and work experience, and launch their global career. Students can make one-on-one appointments with a careers advisor; attend free seminars on resume writing, job-search strategies or interview techniques; attend the yearly careers fairs at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses; and search for job vacancies on the Griffith Careerboard. Griffith University also provides an Industry Mentoring Program, designed to help students transition into the workplace by matching postgraduate students from a range of disciplines with professionals in the same career field. Participants have the opportunity to take part in professional development activities, share research and expertise and engage in social activities.
8 6 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Launch your global career at Griffith University (continued) Griffith University campuses QIBT students attend classes at Griffith s Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses and are welcomed as part of the Griffith University community. Mount Gravatt Adjacent to Nathan campus with panoramic views of Brisbane, the Mt Gravatt campus is the social sciences and humanities hub. The campus hosts 5,000 students and is the base for research into critical social issues, including education and suicide prevention. The campus boasts an extensive range of sporting facilities, including the Griffith Aquatic and Fitness Centre, and the Griffith University Tennis Centre. Additional oncampus facilities include basketball and netball courts, campus bookshop, cafés and food outlets, plus a general store. The Mt Gravatt campus is conveniently located on the South East Busway and is also connected to the Nathan campus by a free inter-campus bus service. The Mt Gravatt Residential College offers catered on-campus accommodation for students, with three meals per day provided in the college dining rooms. Gold Coast Griffith s Gold Coast campus is one hour s drive south of Brisbane and just a 10 minute drive from the region s world famous beaches. This campus is in the final stages of a major building program which has already seen the completion of tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts, an extension to the campus library, and the new Griffith Health Centre. The recently completed Business Building includes a fully operational mock trading room. The Griffith Health Centre and Gold Coast University Hospital form the core of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. This world-class health, medical research and teaching facility brings all of Griffith s health programs - including medicine, psychology, dentistry and nutrition - under one roof, offering students enhanced opportunities for multidisciplinary education. The Gold Coast campus is regularly serviced by public transport including bus and a new light rail network which connects the campus with the city s retail and restaurant hubs, and beaches. Privately owned and operated on-campus accommodation is available at the Griffith University Village, offering one-bedroom studios to fivebedroom apartments. On-campus services and facilities On-campus facilities at Griffith s campuses include campus libraries and bookshops, 24 hour computer labs, post office, hairdresser, pharmacy, prayer rooms, ATMs, banking facilities, medical services and numerous cafeterias and cafés. Car parking is available on campus but you may want to purchase a Griffith parking permit if you intend to drive to campus regularly. For more information about Griffith University, please visit griffith.edu.au.
9 Messines Ridge Road Campus maps M06. Education (E5) M07. Technology (F6) M08. Community (E6) M09. Arts & Music (F6) M10. Social Sciences (F5) M11. Old Yarranlea State School (F4) M12. Mt. Gravatt Recreation Hall (G4) M13. Information Services Centre (E6) M14. International Building (F5) M15. Science Education (F5) M16. Social Sciences Annexe (F6) M17. Facilities Workshop (F4) M19. Facilities Store (F5) M22. Oval (H5) M23. Auditorium (E6) M24. Psychology (E4) M25. Tennis Court Shelter (G3) M27. Trade Store (G4) M28. Cafe M-28 (E5) M29. Griffith University Tennis Centre (H4) M30. Aquatic and Fitness Centre (G4) Bus Stop Residential TO PACIFIC MOTORWAY Road Lake S Round Car Park Car Park M03 House Road M04 Car Park M05 Car Park M02 N TOOHEY RD ORANGE GROVE RD Location plan MARSHALL ROAD BRISBANE CITY SHIRE RD BAPAUME RD GAZA TOOHEY FOREST PARK NATHAN MT GRAV. CAMPUS CEMETERY QSAC TROUGHTON KESSELS RD MESSINES NURSERY MAINS ROAD ROAD RIDGE RD LOGAN ROAD 7 MT GRAVATT CAMPUS BRISBANE INNOVATION PARK KLUMPP RD PACIFIC MOTORWAY QEII LOGAN HOSPITAL GOLD COAST ROAD CREEK RD A B C OVERVIEW D Mount Gravatt Campus Building Key SECURITY OFFICE Circular Drive M06. Education M07. Technology M08. Community M09. Arts and Music M10. Social Sciences M12. Recreation Hall M13. Library Information Services Centre M14. International Building (QIBT) M15. Science Education M23. Auditorium M24. Psychology M28. Cafe M28 M29. Tennis Centre M30 Aquatic and Fitness Centre Path To Nathan Campus PACIFIC MOTORWAY Area Grassed M25 West Car Park Up p e South Car Park r Ca Sports Road Car Park r Pa r k B Car Park A M01 Sports Road M27 Upper M30 M12 M24 Psychology Lane M11 M17 M19 Social Sciences M28 M15 Road M06 Circular Drive Aquatic M10 M14 The Circle Lane M16 i M13 M07 M23 Park Road M08 M09 Lower Car Park E F G M29 Oval M22 H Gold Coast Campus Building Key G01. Academic 1 G02. Clinical Sciences 1 G03. Lecture Theatres 1 & 2 G04. Services G05. Health Sciences G06. Academic 2 G07. The Link (Student Guild) G09. Engineering G10. Library G12. Science 2 G13. Multi Storey Carpark 1 G14. Visual Arts G16. Clinical Sciences 2 G17. Lecture Theatres 3 & 4 G23. Multimedia G24. Science 1 G25. Glycomics 2 G26. Glycomics 1 G27. Business 2 G30. Arts and Education 1 G31. Arts and Education 2 G32. The Pavilion G33. Student Centre G34. The Chancellery G36. Law G39. Science, Engineering & Architecture G40. Griffith Health Centre G42. Griffith Business School G51. Smart Water Research Centre G52. International Building (QIBT & GELI) 0 50m 100m W N S E G GCCC G28 G G07 F Athletics Track G03 i G27 O L S E N A V E N U E G02 G55. Multi-storey Car Park 2 GT2. Coastal Management GQA. Queensland Academy for Health Sciences Crestwood Drive To Pacific Motorway Griffith Way E GCCC Carpark Clinical Lane Church of Christ GT1 G40 G16 Griffith University G37 Health Drive B G29 G33 G11 G34 University Drive D Future Chancellery A G26 GCRT Tracks G10 Rd. G32 Science Rd G25 G24 G20 Everest Drive Gold Coast University Hospital Link GCRT STATION G12 Lane G07 Frog Lane G01 SECURITY OFFICE G52 G05 S M I T H H P A R K L A N D S G38 T heat r es PACIFIC G08 Helensvale Lane Alumni G31 GQA B Queensland Academy for Health Sciences F Pl. GT2 G14 Science Rd Griffith University Bridge G53 Village Road Location plan 2 ARUNDEL EXIT 66 PARKWOOD G36 G06 D A OLSEN AV. E C G30 G21 Multimedia Lane G19 G51 4 GOLD COAST CAMPUS LABRADOR MUSGRAVE AV. G04 GOLD COAST G23 G09 RICE G42 G S T R E E T Bridge Lane Griffith University Village I EDMUND DRIVE THE SPIT G09 MAIN BEACH Parklands Showground D R I V E G39 Engineering Drive To Southport Nerang Rd. N G13 Building Legend G01. Business 1 G02. Clinical Sciences 1 July 2013 A Under Construction 7 Bus Stop To Southport (C4) (D2) G03. Lecture Theatres 1 & 2 (C4) G04. Services (D6) G05. Health Sciences (C4) G06. Business 3 (C5) G07. The Link (Student Guild) (B4) G08. Flammable Liquid Store (D5) G09. Engineering (D6) G10. Graham Jones Centre (C3) G11. Learning Commons (C3) G12. Science 2 (D4) G13. Multi Storey Carpark (D7) G14. Visual Arts (D5) G16. Clinical Sciences 2 (D3) G17. Lecture Theatres 3 & 4 (B5) G19. Facilities Management (E6) G20. Chiller House 1 (West) (C4) G21. Chiller House 2 (East) (D6) G22. Chiller House 3 (North) (B5) G23. Multimedia (C6) G24. Science 1 (D4) G25. Glycomics 2 (D4) G26. Glycomics 1 (D3) G27. Business 2 (C5) G28. Kiosk (B4) G29. Chiller House 4 (D3) G30. Arts and Education 1 (D5) G31. Arts and Education 2 (D5) G32. The Pavilion (B3) G33. Student Centre (B3) G34. The Chancellery (A3) G36. Law (C6) G37. Chiller House 5 (B3) G38. Chiller House 6 (B4) G39. Science, Engineering & Architecture (C6) B Foot Path 13map_gen_mtg.dwg C D E F G J K L I J M MOTO
10 8 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY QIBT is your pathway to Griffith University QIBT provides a well-designed degree pathway leading to a selection of progressive and professionally recognised degrees at Griffith University. So with a slight change in pathway, students can still achieve their study and career goals. As a QIBT student, you are so close to Griffith you are already there. QIBT is based on campus at Griffith University s Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, where students have full access to university facilities and study the same advanced subject matter as first year students who attain direct entry. Upon completion of the QIBT Diploma graduates not only have a tertiary-level qualification recognised worldwide, but will have completed the equivalent of the first year of the Griffith University degree. Students are well-equipped to seamlessly transition to second year* in the mainstream university environment armed with confidence plus the extra skills and knowledge needed for successful completion of a Griffith Bachelor degree. As a QIBT student, you will also benefit from: the expertise of QIBT teachers, many of whom have either a master s degree or PhD in their discipline area, and also lecture at Griffith University great value for money QIBT tuition fees are competitively priced full access to all Griffith University services and facilities on the Mount Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses, including libraries, computer labs, sporting facilities, on-campus accommodation and employment services small class sizes, typically with a maximum of 50 students in each lecture and 25 students in each tutorial or workshop, to ensure you receive individual attention from your teachers a single visa for the duration of your studies, covering your QIBT program, your Griffith degree program and your English language program (if applicable). * To be eligible to enter second year of a Griffith University degree you must successfully complete the diploma program and achieve all grade-point average (GPA) entry requirements. The first year of study may not be equivalent to the first year of the relevant Griffith University Bachelor degree for all programs. QIBT is a registered higher education provider and is approved by the Australian Government. The college delivers programs in compliance with the: Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011; Higher Education Support Act 2003.
11 9 "I've loved studying at QIBT. The class sizes are small, so I can ask lots of questions and my teachers have a lot of time for me. The academic support is great; the staff have helped me to improve my academic skills and they've provided a lot of support to ensure I'm ready for my transition into Griffith University." OVERVIEW My QIBT: Miki Nishino, Japan Hotel Management
12 10 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY QIBT is your pathway to Griffith University (continued) QIBT offers diploma programs in the following study areas: Biosciences Commerce Criminology and Criminal Justice Engineering Graphic Design Health Care Health Sciences Hotel Management Information Technology Media and Communication QIBT also offers a Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program. An Associate Degree in Commerce and Business; a two-year program leading to the third year of a Griffith University Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business degree is also available. Program schedule QIBT operates three semesters each year, with intakes in February, June and October. The Certificate IV program consists of eight academic courses, and takes two semesters to complete full-time, with part-time study options also available. The diploma programs consist of eight courses studied over two or three semesters with part-time study options also available. Each course in the diploma is worth 10 credit points. By successfully completing a diploma program you will earn 80 credit points (equivalent to one year s full-time study) towards a relevant Griffith University bachelor s degree. Mode of study QIBT students study on-campus, and will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, group work and other practical activities, depending on the field of study. On-campus learning means students are required to attend the contact hours specified for each course, which is generally four hours per course per week. QIBT s face-to-face study mode provides a very visual, interactive and social university experience. Scan the code to find out more about QIBT Credit eligibility may vary depending on program of study and degree pathway.
13 11 OVERVIEW Semester study plans Program First semester 14 weeks Break 2 weeks Second semester 14 weeks Break 2 weeks Third semester 14 weeks Program duration 2 semester Certificate IV or diploma program 4 Certificate IV or diploma courses 4 Certificate IV or diploma courses 8 months 3 semester Certificate IV or diploma program 3 Certificate IV or diploma courses 3 Certificate IV or diploma courses 2 Certificate IV or diploma courses 12 months Certificate IV 70% transfer program* 4 Certificate IV courses 4 diploma courses 4 diploma courses 12 months Associate Degree in Commerce and Business (first year) 3 core, specialist or elective courses 3 core, specialist or elective courses 2 core, specialist or elective courses 12 months Associate Degree in Commerce and Business (first year) 2 semester duration 4 core, specialist or elective courses - 4 core, specialist or elective courses months Associate Degree in Commerce and Business (second year) 3 core, specialist or elective courses 3 core, specialist or elective courses 2 core, specialist or elective courses 12 months Associate Degree in Commerce and Business (second year) 2 semester duration 4 core, specialist or elective courses - 4 core, specialist or elective courses months * If you have completed year 12 at secondary school (or equivalent) you may transfer from Certificate IV to a diploma program after one semester if you achieve a 70 percent average across four courses. Students who have completed the Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Hotel Management receive credit for first-year of the Associate Degree and enter in second-year. The Associate Degree in Commerce and Business is aimed at students who complete a QIBT Diploma of Commerce or Hotel Management with a GPA of less than 4.0. You must complete a further eight courses and obtain a GPA of 4.0 for entry into the third year of the equivalent Griffith bachelor s degree. What is a GPA? Each student who completes a QIBT diploma will receive a grade-point average (GPA). This is a score between 0 and 7.0 that reflects average academic achievement during a program. GPA calculations are especially relevant where a GPA requirement is part of the entry criteria for a Griffith University bachelor degree program. GPA examples: A student who achieves a pass grade in eight courses with no failing grades would have a GPA of 4.0 A student who achieves four pass grades and four credit grades across eight courses would have a GPA of 4.5 Assessment methods Assessment is a central element of curriculum and integral to supporting student learning. Assessment is considered not just as an evaluation tool or process used by teachers to determine the level of individual performance; it is used to facilitate students learning. Formative and summative assessment opportunities support QIBT s diverse group of students in development of knowledge and understanding of discipline practices and systems. Assessment methods adopted at QIBT take a variety of forms appropriate to the learning outcomes. Assessments are criteria based which requires desired learning outcomes to be clearly specified and the assessment grade is a measure of the extent to which the learning outcomes have been achieved. Assessments may include individual or collaborative achievement or both. Assessment methods and desired criteria are clearly set out in the course documentation available to students at the commencement of each course. Methods take a variety of forms and include but are not exclusive to the following methods: Written exams Projects Portfolios Written assignments including essays, reports and case studies Presentations Debates Quizzes Tutorial activities Laboratory activities and reports Tutorial participation
14 12 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Your student life on campus QIBT will support you on your journey to becoming an independent learner. A range of support services and programs are available to ensure you achieve your academic potential while developing personally and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. These services are available to all students and are provided at no additional cost. Academic and welfare guidance Assistance is never far away! A free and confidential welfare and counseling service is available to all QIBT students. Our Student Counsellor and Welfare Advisor can meet with you to discuss any problems or concerns. If anything is preventing you from enjoying your academic, social or personal life, seeing the Student Counsellor and Welfare Advisor is often a very good way to start resolving these issues. Student Advisors are also available to assist with your academic progress. Airport reception A QIBT representative will be available to welcome you when you arrive at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. This service must be booked in advance. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au studentsinternational-students. Clubs and societies Griffith University Campus Life at Mt Gravatt campus and the Griffith University Student Guild on the Gold Coast campus organises various events and activities throughout the year, including social sport matches, free movie nights and lunchtime events such as table tennis competitions. For more information visit griffith.edu.auclubs or Gold Coast gugcstudentguild.com.au. Disability support QIBT is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities. We strongly advise you to provide full details in your application of any disabilities or special needs you may have. When you arrive at QIBT, you can meet with a student advisor to discuss how we can make your time here as positive and enjoyable as possible. Learning and language support We understand that the transition to university studies can be difficult, so we have a range of learning support services available. If you are finding things difficult, we encourage you to access these services as soon as possible. They include lecturer consultations; help with assignments; a free Language Development Program to improve your English skills; Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), where high-achieving students can provide academic and cultural support; and workshops on time management, researching, academic writing and exam preparation. Orientation and enrolment Your orientation program will provide all the information you need to settle in at QIBT as quickly as possible. Attendance at orientation is compulsory, and it s a great chance to select and enrol in courses, meet fellow students and QIBT staff, get your student ID card and textbooks and familiarise yourself with the campus. To view the current orientation program, visit qibt.qld.edu.austudentsorientation. Peer Mentor program During orientation, you will be introduced to your friendly student mentors who can help you adjust to university life. We encourage you to stay in contact with these mentors, as they can help with any questions or concerns you may have. Safety and security Security is provided on all Griffith University campuses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Located around the campus are telephones for contacting Campus Security, who can arrange an escort to take you to your vehicle or on-campus accommodation, particularly on weekends or after dark. Student experience Taking part in a range of extracurricular activities is an important part of student life. Each week of each semester at QIBT is packed full of great activities, events and academic enhancement sessions that are designed especially for you to get the most out of your time at QIBT. Almost all of these activities and sessions are free and they are easy to get involved with. Student Representative Group The Student Liaison Committee (SLC) gives staff and students an opportunity to meet and discuss issues that affect them. The committee consists of academic and administrative staff and students from each of the programs. Many SLC initiatives have already improved the quality of life for many students, and participation is greatly encouraged as a way for you to gain valuable meeting and public-speaking skills. Transition to Griffith University Each semester, QIBT organises information sessions for students progressing from their QIBT program to their degree program at Griffith University. These sessions are presented by university staff who provide information about admissions, programs and transition. Every semester, we also hold a graduation celebration for students who successfully complete their Tertiary Preparation, diploma and degree programs at QIBT.
15 13 What I love most, is that it almost feels like a big family at QIBT! The tutorials and workshops are much more student-focused than in university. My lecturers and tutors seem to really care about my success in each of my subjects. OVERVIEW Scan the code and watch Valda s student story My QIBT: Vlada Vasilyeva, Russia Commerce and Business
16 14 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Your life Brisbane and the Gold Coast South East Queensland offers a lifestyle like no other. Whether you would rather ride the waves at Australia s famous Gold Coast or experience the cultural hub of Brisbane City, with our Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses only one hour s drive apart, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Brisbane Brisbane is Australia s third largest city and has a lively social, cultural and recreational scene. As well as being a culturally diverse and environmentally friendly city with an ideal climate, Brisbane is also rated as one of the world s most livable cities. Top things to do in Brisbane Visit the cultural precinct of South Bank Parklands, swim at the man-made beach and lagoon and ride the Wheel of Brisbane. Watch a live band in West End, then check out the nightlife in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy a cultural day in the city with a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art, followed by a short walk to the Museum and Queensland Art Gallery. Catch the free CityHopper ferry for a unique view of the city, make a stop at the Botanic Gardens, then enjoy the view of the city from the Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Climb the Story Bridge for a spectacular view of the river, then celebrate your feat with dinner and drinks at the iconic Story Bridge Hotel. Gold Coast The Gold Coast is Australia s premier tourist destination, attracting over 10 million overnight and day trip visitors each year. It is one of Australia s fastest growing cities and offers a relaxed, beach lifestyle. Top things to do on the Gold Coast Soak up the sun, go for a swim or learn to surf at one of the many beaches along 70 kilometers of coast line. Experience some of the world s most exhilarating theme parks, including QUEENSLAND CLIMATE The weather in Queensland is comfortable and sub-tropical. The Sunshine State enjoys brilliant, warm summers and clear, mild winters, making it idyllic all year round. Season Period Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet n Wild and Sea World. Take a hike to the Gold Coast Hinterland, home to rainforest reserves, national parks, vineyards, quaint villages and farmland. For a fantastic view of the city, visit the Q1 SkyPoint Observation Deck, then check out the nightlife and entertainment in Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise. Summer December to February 21 C to 29 C Autumn March to May 16 C to 26 C Winter June to August 10 C to 21 C Spring September to November 15 C to 25 C Average daily temperature QUEENSLAND FACTS Population* Brisbane: 2,145,000 Gold Coast: 590,000 Currency Australian dollar (A$) Time zone Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT UTC +10) Electricity V Language English * Regional Population Growth, Australia Australian Bureau of Statistics.
17 15 OVERVIEW Accommodation Students can choose from a range of accommodation options when studying at QIBT. These include: Homestay: Brisbane or Gold Coast homestay families options available. Furnished bedroom with facilities, storage and study area. Meals supplied; bathroom and laundry facilities. Off-campus university accommodation: Privately managed, close to campus or city centre options. Facilities offered at most premises include three to six bedroom apartments with lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry facilities. All units are fully furnished with private bedroom and privateshared bathroom. On-campus university accommodation: Mt Gravatt Residential College or Gold Coast Griffith University Village. Single room, including electricity, three daily meals, free laundry facilities plus common room area. For more information visit qibt.qld.edu.auaccommodation Cost of living Living costs in Brisbane and the Gold Coast are considered lower than in Australia s other eastern capital cities, the United Kingdom and North America. In additional to your tuition fees, you will need between AUD$18,000-$25,000 per year to meet your living expenses. Expenses quoted in the table below are a guide only. They will vary depending on location, lifestyle, earning potential and personal choices. Weekly expenses Accommodation on campus $340 Cost (AUD) Accommodation off campus $100 $300 Homestay (includes meals and utilities) $260 Food and drink $70-$100 Utilities $20 Public transport $20-$40 Fuel $50 Mobile phone $15 Clothing personal $25-$50 Recreation (entertainment) $50 For more information, please visit qibt.qld.edu.auliving-costs
18 16 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Choose your course Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program QIBT s Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program is equivalent to year 12 (senior high school) and provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. This program has been designed to adequately prepare you for entry to universitylevel programs in the fields of Arts, Business, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Health, Hotel Management, Information Technology (IT) and Science. Locations Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast Intakes February, June and October Duration Full-time: Two or three semesters Program fee $18,900* This program will prepare you for entry to the first year of a Griffith University bachelor s degree. You will need to achieve a minimum GPA of 4.5 to qualify for entry to the relevant Griffith University bachelor degree*. After the Certificate IV program, you may prefer to enter a QIBT diploma program rather than progressing straight to your degree. By completing a diploma program you will earn up to 80 credit points** (equivalent to one year s full-time study) towards completion of a Griffith University bachelor s degree. For more information, visit qibt. qld.edu.auprogramsstudy-foundation. Sample program structure First semester Communication Skills 1 Introduction to Computing Elective course Elective course Second semester Communication Skills 2 Intercultural Studies Elective course Elective course Elective courses Select two electives for each semester (some fields of study require you to choose specific electives): Accounting Advanced Mathematics Biology Chemistry Economics Information Design Management Marketing Mathematics Physics Statistics Elective courses are subject to availability. Portfolio and audition criteria, as well as closing dates for course selection may also apply. CRICOS code: K See page 23 for additional information and entry requirements. Please refer to qibt.qld.edu.auprograms study-foundation for detailed progression rules and conditions of enrolment for this program. Campus legend: GC: Gold Coast Campus L: Logan Campus MG: Mount Gravatt Campus N: Nathan Campus SB: South Bank Campus
19 17 PROGRAMS Diploma of Biosciences Biosciences refer to the processes and systems that create, sustain or threaten life. By undertaking the Diploma of Biosciences you will develop foundational knowledge and skills in biological and clinical sciences, and understand their application to research and health care services. During the program you will also have the opportunity to engage in basic level practical laboratory experiences. Employment and career options Bioengineering, biology, cancer research, forensic science, health care, laboratory or pathology work, neuroscience, veterinary science. Average starting salaries According to 2013 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au), the average national graduate starting salary in Biological Sciences is $48,000. Location Mt Gravatt Intakes February and June Duration Full-time: Two or three semesters Program fee $27,200* Courses First semester Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology Biological Systems Chemistry 1A Human Biology: Human Organism; OR Mathematics 1A Second semester Chemistry 1B Functional Molecular Genetics Statistics Fundamentals of Biochemistry QIBT, through its association with Griffith University, provides a well-designed, flexible and coherent diploma program leading primarily to a selection of Griffith University bachelor degrees. The QIBT Diploma of Biosciences is well-matched to the university syllabus and clearly informed by industry and research. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.auprogramsdiploma-biosciences. Second-year entry to Griffith University Bachelor of Biomedical Science N 80CP Bachelor of Science Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Science, Microbiology N 80CP Bachelor of Science Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry GC 80CP Credit eligibility for other programs Bachelor of Science Majors: Aquatic Ecosystems, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Wildlife Biology N Up to 70CP Bachelor of Science Majors: Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology GC Up to 70CP Bachelor of Science Majors: Computational Science, Physics GC N Up to 60CP Bachelor of Marine Science GC Up to 60CP CRICOS code: G See page 23 for additional information and entry requirements. Please refer to qibt.qld.edu.auprograms diploma-biosciences for detailed progression rules and conditions of enrolment for this program. Diploma of Commerce The Diploma of Commerce provides a pathway into the Griffith Business School, acclaimed as one of the best places to study business in Australia. Griffith Business School students have access to a range of innovative programs in areas such as accounting, finance, international business, management and marketing. As a student, you will be equipped with business skills for the future and gain not only a qualification, but leadership skills and practical experience. Employment and career options Accounting, advertising, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, financial and management accounting, human resource management, industrial relations, international business, marketing, public relations, stock broking. Average starting salaries According to 2013 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au), the average national graduate starting salary in Accounting, Economics and Business is $50,000. Locations Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast Intakes February, June and October Duration Full-time: Two or three semesters Program fee $22,250* Courses First semester Academic and Professional Skills Development Accounting Principles Business Statistics Introduction to Marketing Second semester Business Informatics; OR Accounting Information Systems Economics for Managers Employment Relations Management Concepts Considered one of Australia s leading business educators, Griffith Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of only twelve Australian business schools to be recognised in this way. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.auprogramsdiploma-commerce. Second-year entry to Griffith University Bachelor of Commerce Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance GC N 80CP Bachelor of Business: -- Stream 1 Award Majors: Employment Relations, Human Resource Management, Management, Logistics and Supply Network Management, Marketing GC N 80CP -- Stream 1 Award Majors: International Management. Sustainable Enterprise N 80CP -- Stream 2 Award Majors: Event Management, Sport Management, Real Estate and Property Development GC N 80CP Credit eligibility for other programs Bachelor of Commerce Major: Financial Planning GC N 70CP Bachelor of International Business GC N 60CP Bachelor of Business Information Systems N GC 40CP CRICOS code: K See page 23 for additional information and entry requirements. Please refer to qibt.qld.edu.auprograms diploma-commerce for detailed progression rules and conditions of enrolment for this program.
20 18 QIBT Your pathway to GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY Choose your course (continued) Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice Criminology is the study of the complex issues of crime and criminal justice. Criminologists work in federal and state justice agencies such as research and statistics institutes, police departments and courts. Correctional authorities also employ criminologists as researchers, assessors and policy advisors, while others might work in private practice providing consulting services for law reform, justice, forensic psychology, behavioural science or crime statistics. Employment and career options Community conference convening, community corrections, criminal justice, customs, investigation, legal aid administration, security consulting, state or federal police, strategic crime assessment. Average starting salaries According to 2013 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au), the average national graduate starting salary in Social Sciences and Law ranges from $50,000-$55,000. Location Mt Gravatt Intake February, June and October Duration Full time: Two or three semesters Program fee $22,400* Courses First semester Academic and Professional Skills Development Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice Police, Courts and Criminal Law Understanding Social Problems Second semester Doing Criminology Homicide Introduction to Forensic Psychology Law, Government and Policy Griffith University was one of the pioneers of the criminology degree in Australia. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is recognised as Australia s leading criminology school. At Griffith, criminology is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon psychology, sociology, law, social work, criminology and criminal justice, history, and political science. For more information, visit qibt.qld.edu.au programsdiploma-criminology. Second-year entry to Griffith University Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice GC MG 80CP CRICOS code: G See page 23 for additional information and entry requirements. Please refer to qibt.qld.edu.auprograms diploma-criminology for detailed progression rules and conditions of enrolment for this program. Diploma of Engineering Engineering graduates are in high demand. Graduates of Griffith s engineering program possess a range of skills that make them highly employable. From the Diploma to your degree, you will learn from internationally recognised lecturers who maintain strong industry links. This ensures you receive foundational knowledge, combined with practical experiences and problem solving skills that employers are seeking. Employment and career options Civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electronic and biomedical engineering, electronic and energy engineering, electronic and computing engineering, environmental engineering, mechatronic engineering, mechanical engineering, microelectronic engineering, and software engineering. Average starting salaries According to 2013 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au), the average national graduate starting salary in Engineering is $64,000. Locations Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast Intakes February, June and October Duration Full-time: Two or three semesters Program fee $28,300* Courses First semester Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology Engineering Fundamentals Engineering Materials; OR Chemistry 1A; OR Programming I Mathematics 1A Second semester Computing and Programming with MATLAB Electronics for Engineers; OR Chemistry 1A Engineering Mechanics Mathematics 1B Griffith Engineering students learn in advanced facilities and also have the opportunity to participate in the Overseas Industrial Experience Program, which involves 12 weeks of overseas work experience. For more information, visit qibt. qld.edu.auprogramsdiploma-engineering. Second-year entry to Griffith University Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Biomedical Engineering GC 80CP Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering GC 80CP Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronic Engineering GC 80CP Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Environmental Engineering N 80CP Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering GC 80CP Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering GC 80CP Credit eligibility for other programs Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering N 6070CP*** Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Software Engineering N 5060CP*** Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Microelectronic Engineering N 7080CP*** Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering N 6070CP*** Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Energy Engineering N 6070CP*** CRICOS code: G See page 23 for additional information and entry requirements. Please refer to qibt.qld.edu.auprograms diploma-engineering for detailed progression rules and conditions of enrolment for this program.
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