A : Students can commence their SIBT diploma program in February, June or October each year.
Along with your application form, you will need to submit your highest academic transcript and provide proof of English language proficiency. All documents need to be certified by a Justice of the Peace, an education agent or by an official in the Australian embassy. You can send in your documents by fax (+ 61 9850 6223) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A : It will take approximately 24 - 48 hours to receive an offer from SIBT.
A : Entry requirements are country specific, and proof of English proficiency is also required. For further details, see 'Admission Requirements' Page
A : Students can pay their SIBT tuition fees to the SIBT bank account, or they can send a bank cheque to SIBT, North Ryde. Please remember to include a copy of the bank deposit in an email to: email@example.com. Further payment details can be found on the 'Fees' page
A : Yes, you are able to pay by credit card if you come in person. If you cannot come in person, you can complete the relevant form and we can process the payment. Please note that paying by credit card incurs a 1.5% fee.
A : Yes, you definitely need to attend orientation as this is the day you will enrol in your units. You will also meet SIBT staff members and learn about the many free services available to you as an SIBT student. There will also be a BBQ and campus tour and the chance to meet future friends in your mentor guided groups.
A : Yes, you are able to choose diploma units in both Macquarie City Campus and Macquarie University's main campus in the same semester. The advantages of doing so include the possibility to experience different study environments, increased opportunity for part-time work and convenient travel to the city.
A : Yes, you will advance into the second year of your relevant undergraduate degree program at Macquarie University once you have completed your diploma. Please note that some Macquarie degrees require specific grade point averages for entry.
A :The advanced diploma is an additional 4 units of study once you have finished the diploma, and is equivalent to the first semester of second year at Macquarie University. Once you complete the advanced diploma, you will go directly into the second semester of second year at Macquarie University. Students who finish their diploma in October usually continue with the advanced diploma at SIBT, as the next Macquarie intake is not until February.
A : Absolutely. As an SIBT student you are able to use all services and facilities at Macquarie University including the library and the sports and aquatic centre. You are also able to join all clubs and societies (or form your own) as soon as you start at SIBT. You are also able to enter the Global Leadership Program in the second semester of diploma.
A : You do not need to transfer from one campus to another. It is just a matter of choosing units at your preferred campus during enrolment and attending class at your chosen campus. You can only do this when choosing your units and not once semester has substantially commenced.
A :Yes, the same flexible options apply for the SIBT diploma at Macquarie City Campus, provided you meet the academic and English entry requirements.
A : No. The advanced diploma with SIBT is only offered at SIBT, Macquarie University.
A :Yes, SIBT students at Macquarie City Campus have access to all services and facilities at the North Ryde campus.
A : Yes. Certificate IV graduates may choose to complete their diploma program at either SIBT campus location. You will just need to choose city campus units when enrolling in your diploma program if you prefer to study in the city.
A : There will be information sessions at SIBT before you finish your diploma where you will receive instructions on how to apply to Macquarie online. There is a period over a few weeks that you will be able to apply online.
A :Yes. The most popular Macquarie University degrees are available at Macquarie City Campus including the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting, and the Bachelor of Arts in Media, Culture and Communications.