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SAIBT provides students uninterrupted progression to the University of South Australia (UniSA) by first studying a diploma which can then be used for admission into UniSA Bachelor programs with advanced credit. Credit in most instances is a full year of their degree.

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SAIBT is a valuable alternative for students completing Year 12 who have not met the entry requirements for direct entry into university. SAIBT provides students uninterrupted progression into the University of South Australia (UniSA) where students will first undertake a SAIBT Diploma which can then be used for admission into UniSA Bachelor programs with advanced credit. Credit in most instances is a full year of their degree.

All year 12 graduates are eligible to study at SAIBT, regardless of their results or ATAR. Our diplomas are delivered in a supportive environment, where small class sizes and nurtured learning are designed to set them up to succeed.

SAIBT is for students who:

  • Did not meet ATAR entrance requirements to get directly into UniSA
  • Completed Year 12 but did not attain an ATAR
  • Did not complete enough SACE subjects at high school
  • Successfully completed Year 11
  • Are a mature-aged student that did not meet mature-age university entry requirements (assessed case-by-case)

SAIBT is located on UniSA’s City East campus, SAIBT students have access to all UniSA’s services and facilities and study in a vibrant and diverse learning environment with small class sizes and personalised teaching. Core classes are capped at 25 students. This allows for one on one support, interaction and assistance between teaching staff and students and allows teachers to better assess individual student needs.

It may be possible to have the Diploma packaged with your UniSA Bachelor preference. Please refer to the SAIBT website for the most up-to-date information on packaged bachelor options and course credit.

Students can commence at SAIBT after Year 11 or Year 12, with a low or no ATAR result. After the SAIBT Diploma, you can apply to your preferred UniSA Bachelor program via SATAC, or if you were issued with a packaged offer you will simply transfer between SAIBT and UniSA. This process will be explained in detail to you during your last trimester with us.

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Exemption for the Diploma Stage 1 will be granted to students who complete Year 12 and achieve an ATAR of 45 or above.

If you have completed Year 12 but did not receive an ATAR of 45 or above, you will receive an offer for the Diploma and may still be eligible to receive advanced standing towards Stage 1 as assessed by the Academic Director on a case by case basis.

Admission to Diploma of Engineering/degree packages

Diploma Stage 1 modules will be offered to students who have not successfully completed Stage 2 Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, and Physics.

Admission to Diploma of Health Science

Additional Stage 1 modules will be offered to students who have not successfully completed SACE Stage 2 Biology.

Deferments can be processed by contacting SAIBT directly.

SAIBT Diploma programs provide direct entry with credit into a wide range of UniSA degree programs and are an ideal alternative means of entry for students who are otherwise ineligible to enter university.

At SAIBT, you can choose to start your academic program in one of three trimesters commencing in February, June and October each year.

Tertiary Skills Development

TSD is designed to help students develop the skills needed at university level and ensure their future academic success. Students can discuss current assignments, time management issues and other academic support options during this time.

Helpdesks and Workshops

SAIBT offers module helpdesks in Business, Engineering, Health Science and IT Diplomas and are run by current teaching staff in each discipline.

Student Counsellor

SAIBT recognises that a happy student is more likely to be a successful student and we encourage you to seek counselling advice if you are feeling worried, confused or just simply need someone to talk to.

A Senior Counsellor for SAIBT is available for all types of counselling, support, therapy, referral or help for students.

The Counsellor provides confidential counselling for any personal issues, no matter how sensitive, and also helps students with learning and study concerns.

The SAIBT Student Leadership Program

Those who join the Student Leadership Program benefit from our training modules by gaining the skills and confidence to facilitate student focus groups and forums.

Events and Activities

SAIBT arranges a broad range of activities for students both on and off campus.

As a SAIBT student, you are also able to access all UniSA services, facilities, clubs and sporting teams.

The SAIBT brochure is available online or a printed copy can be requested by emailing or calling (08) 8302 2021.

You can also download a copy from the SAIBT website

The University of South Australia
City East Campus
Level 4, Brookman Building North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8302 2021

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