Associate Degree in Commerce and Business

Griffith College

This program leads to the third year of the relevant Griffith University Bachelor degree. It is primarily to assist current Griffith College students from the Diploma of Commerce and the Diploma of Hotel Management with a GPA of less than 4.0, by providing a further year of study, delivered in a supportive environment. This allows students to further strengthen their academic skills and successfully complete the Bachelor degree at Griffith University.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: Private College
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Mount Gravatt
Gold Coast
Institution CRICOS: 01737F


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Hotel management
  • Human resource management
  • International tourism and hotel management
  • Management

Griffith College students are so close to Griffith, they are already there. Griffith College is situated on campus at Griffith University's Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses. Students have full access to university facilities and become part of the Griffith community from day one.
Griffith College students benefit from:

  • guaranteed entry to Griffith University*
  • a flexible tri-semester calendar with courses beginning in February, June and October every year
  • small class sizes
  • full access to Griffith University services and facilities
  • two campus options - study amongst the scenic bushland setting of the Toohey Forest at Mt Gravatt (Brisbane), or alongside 70 kilometres of world-famous beachfront on the Gold Coast.

Your pathway to Griffith University
Upon successful completion of a Griffith College diploma, students will gain entry to the second year of the equivalent degree program at Griffith University*. Students are able to fast-track their studies and enter second-year university after just eight months (two semesters) at Griffith College.

Ranked in the top five per cent of universities worldwide, Griffith University prepares graduates to play their part in the world. With a focus on industry connections and hands-on experience, Griffith students are networked and connected before they graduate.

Study areas 

Griffith College offers undergraduate diploma programs in:

  • business and commerce
  • biosciences
  • criminology and criminal justice
  • design
  • engineering
  • health care
  • health sciences
  • hotel management
  • information technology
  • media and communication.

Students study on campus and are taught by university lecturers, providing more teaching hours per subject to help students stay ahead.

Griffith College also offers bridging subjects to help students meet prerequisite study requirements in their degree choice, a Foundation Program and an Associate Degree in Commerce and Business.

*Upon successful completion of a Griffith College diploma program and meeting Griffith GPA (grade-point average) entry requirements.

Students are offered a range of support services and programs to ensure they achieve their academic potential while developing personally and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
Students are welcomed as part of the Griffith University community and enjoy full access to all university facilities and services, including:

  • a well-equipped library
  • 24-hour computer laboratories
  • modern classrooms
  • a bookshop
  • cafes, clubs and restaurants
  • Uni Bar
  • sporting facilities, including an Olympic-standard athletics track, an aquatic centre, a gym, basketball courts and tennis courts.

On-campus accommodation is available at the University Residence on the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses, and at the Griffith University Village on the Gold Coast campus. For more information, visit

Academic and welfare guidance
Academic and Welfare Advisers are available to assist students who require additional academic or welfare support during their program at Griffith College. The college also provides a free and confidential welfare and counselling service.
Additional services include:

  • disability support
  • learning and language support
  • the Peer Mentor program
  • orientation and enrolment activities
  • career counselling
  • a prayer room.

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