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South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

The alternative pathway into University of South Australia undergraduate degree programs. South Australian Institute of Business and Technology Diploma courses are equivalent to the University of South Australia's first year bachelor degrees.

Master's Programmes


For students from countries other than Australia, SAIBT is an excellent pathway into 2nd year of a UniSA Bachelor degree in almost any discipline. If you're thinking about doing a university degree in Australia, but are worried about how you'll cope in an Australian university, or if you don't quite have the entry grades to get you directly into the University, or if your English isn't quite good enough, then SAIBT is the perfect solution for you. At SAIBT you will be studying on the UniSA campus, using UniSA facilities, and be taught by UniSA teachers, but you'll be in much smaller classes and will get more help than you would go directly into the university. Over 90% of international students who complete their program at SAIBT go directly into 2nd year at UniSA. They also find Adelaide a comfortable, safe and COST effective city to live in.For Australian students, SAIBT is your opportunity to get into UniSA's BUSINESS, Engineering, Health Science, IT or Arts program, even if you didn't achieve the right ATAR to get you directly into the first year of the degree.By taking the diploma with SAIBT, you will experience an excellent transition between school and university, or if you haven't studied for a while, a more supportive experience to ease you into university, with small classes and extra support to get you up to the right level within 12 months to go into 2nd year. You could even achieve this in 8 months if you are able to complete the diploma in two semesters.Apart from your academic achievement, at SAIBT we also care about your personal and social welfare and provide access to personal counselling and a varied social, sporting and cultural program, as well as providing help in JOB SEARCHING in the Australian context.

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Student services

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology staff present information sessions both online, or in a town or city near you. You can discuss your study options, receive guidance on your application or just chat to us about what it's like to study at SAIBT or University of South Australia.

Housing services

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology in partnership with Homeaway, now has a purpose built student residences available to students who are under 18 years of age and studying at SAIBT.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated in the vibrant heart of Adelaide, just a hop, skip and a jump from the Rundle Mall shopping district and some of the city’s best cafés, restaurants and bars; City East campus offers an abundance of hands-on learning opportunities, services, and social and leisure activities to complement your academic pursuits.


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