Admissions requirements

There are some entry requirements that students need to meet in order to be accepted into SIBT. Requirements are different for international students and Australian or New Zealand students. Click below to see the admissions requirements in detail.
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Alternate entry

Alternate entry students (18 years of age and over) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications (e.g. STAT result) can be demonstrated. When applying please attach a recent resume and a brief statement (Statement of Purpose) addressing why you would like to study at SIBT. If you have any enquires regarding your qualifications, please contact our Admissions office on:


Students may apply for credit transfer for prior learning (exemptions) if they have undertaken formal study in recognised tertiary institutions in Australia.

These can include universities, colleges, TAFE, and other post-secondary educational institutions.

Overseas institutions will be recognised to the extent to which they are considered to be the equivalent of particular Australian institutions. Under certain conditions, consideration may extend to programs provided by recognised professional bodies, employers and other authorities where appropriate certification is available, and where students are able to demonstrate the relevant expertise and experience.

Students applying for exemptions must complete the exemptions application form. Applications should be submitted to SIBT prior to enrolment. Applications can be sent by post, email or fax.

Please note: the originals or certified copies of the originals must also be posted if the application form is sent by email or fax.

Download the exemption application form here.

Transferring to University

Over 90 per cent of SIBT students successfully graduate and go on to continue the second year of their undergraduate degree at University.

However, there are some conditions that you need to meet.

  • The minimum requirement is a pass in 8 diploma units.
  • Some degree programs require a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents require a minimum GPA of 1.5 for transfer into all courses.

What is a GPA

Each SIBT student who completes an SIBT diploma will receive a Grade Point Average (GPA). This is a score between 0 and 4.0 that reflects the student's average academic achievement during the course. GPA calculations are relevant only where there is a minimum GPA requirement to proceed to the related degree program at University. For example, the Bachelor of Business Administration has a GPA entry requirement of 2.0.

GPA examples:

  • A student who achieves a passing grade in 8 units with no fails has a GPA of 2.0.
  • A student who attempts 8 units and achieves 4 passes and 4 credits will have a GPA of 2.5.