Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program

QIBT's Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program is equivalent to year 12 and provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. We have designed this program to adequately prepare you for entry to university-level programs in the fields of Arts, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Health, Hotel Management, Information Technology (IT) and Science.

Your direct pathway to Griffith University


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Full-time: Two or three semesters


February, June and October



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 in the Certificate IV, relevant to the Griffith bachelor degree, to qualify for direct entry.

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.

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

Prerequisites: Portfolio and audition criteria as well as closing dates apply for the Certificate IV in some fields