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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 dedicated to bridging the gap between school and university, and opening access to study options for all students. For over twenty years SAIBT has been providing students with the opportunity to pursue their degree preferences and is a valuable alternative for Year 12’s who have not met the direct university entry requirements. SAIBT specialise in the foundation of degree studies, equipping students with a solid framework the rest of their degree will be built on. Through small-class sizes, personalised teaching methods and extensive support, students will have the opportunity to excel. All year 12 graduates are eligible to study at SAIBT, regardless of their results or ATAR.

SAIBT provides 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.

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 and do not wish to continue on to Year 12, or
  • 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. Core classes are capped at 25 students, allowing for one on one support, interaction and assistance between teaching staff and students and enabling teachers to better assess individual student needs.

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

SAIBT is also part of and supported by the Navitas Group. Navitas is a leading global education provider that has helped generations of learners transform their lives through education. Navitas create life-changing opportunities to learn by delivering an extensive range of educational services to over 60,000 aspirational students across SAIBT's global network each year.

Students can commence at SAIBT after Year 11 or Year 12. After the SAIBT Diploma, students can apply to their preferred UniSA Bachelor program via SATAC, or if issued with a packaged offer students will simply transfer between SAIBT and UniSA. 

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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.

Students who have completed Year 12 but did not receive an ATAR of 45 or above, 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.

SAIBT offer trimesters, 3 intakes a year, in February, June and October. This provides students the opportunity to complete their diploma in as little as 8 months, reduce their study load or complete additional pre-requisites if needed, all in time to commence their degree the following 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 encourages students to seek counselling advice if they 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 SAIBT's 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.

SAIBT students 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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