Admissions requirements

Admissions requirements

English requirements

The following table is a general guide to English admission requirements. If your English results are below the levels listed, you will require full-time English study at Navitas English before beginning your academic program at SIBT.

SIBT accepts the following English language results:

  • Academic IELTS

  • TOEFL

  • Relevant high school English language results (in some countries only - see table below for details)

  • Completion of an accredited Academic English program recognised by SIBT (email admissions@sibt.nsw.edu.au for details)

  Results required for:
English Qualification Foundation Program (Extended) Foundation Program (Standard) Provisional Entry  Diploma

IELTS (Academic)

5.0 (min 5.0 in all bands)

5.5 (min 5.0 in all bands)

5.5 (min 5.0 in writing; no band score lower than 4.5)

6.0 (min 5.5 in all bands)

TOEFL iBT

61-70

 71-78

71-78

79 and above

SPM English

Grade D7

 Grade C6

Grade C6

Grade B4

Pearsons Test of English
Academic (PTE)

35

 42

42

50

Cambridge English Scale

   162

162 (minimum of 154 in writing; no skill less than 147)

169 (no skill less than 162)

Provisional Entry 

An IELTS of 6.0 is the requirement for entry into an SIBT Diploma. For students who meet all the other academic entry requirements specific to their program, but have an IELTS of 5.5, SIBT provides an enabling English language support unit. In these cases, all students are undertaking an accredited Diploma. The additional English language classes enable the students to be successful in their chosen Diploma and are taken in their first trimester, alongside a reduced number of Diploma units. The additional English language support does not add any additional time to the overall duration of study – students can still complete their Diplomas in 12 months.

 

A student’s ongoing enrolment in the Diploma is dependent upon successful completion of the English support unit. Through this, SIBT ensures that students have achieved the required English language proficiency to successfully complete their chosen Diploma.

 

Provisional Entry Enrolment

Students undertaking the Provisional Entry Module (PEM) will be required to enroll into the Academic Communication for English Success 100 (ACES100) unit in their first session at SIBT.

 

Students will also register into one additional Diploma unit as specified by SIBT.  These are:

 

Diploma of Study

Session 1 Unit

Diploma of Engineering

MATH099

Foundation of Mathematics

Diploma of IT

ITEC102

Introduction to Programming

Diploma of Business Administration

ACTG102

Accounting for Business Management

Diploma of Commerce

ACTG103

Financial Theory and Techniques Management

Diploma of Arts

ARTS101

Writing and Research for Arts and Communication

Diploma of Media and Communication

COMM104

Understanding International Communication

 

The concurrent Diploma units have been selected because they have been identified as less English language-intensive, and will allow students to progress in their Diploma program while undertaking the additional English support in ACES100.

 

Should a student be unsuccessful in ACES100 in their first attempt, they will be allowed to repeat the unit one additional time at the full cost of the unit (please refer to Other Fees at: https://www.sibt.nsw.edu.au/fees)

 

Students will also enroll in a Diploma unit specified by SIBT. If the student failed their first Diploma unit, they will need to re-enrol in the same unit or if they passed the Diploma unit, the next specified unit is:

 

Diploma of Study

Session 2 Unit

Diploma of Engineering

ITEC102

Introduction to Programming

Diploma of IT

ITEC101

Principles of Business Information Systems

Diploma of Business Administration

ITEC101

Principles of Business Information Systems

Diploma of Commerce

ACTG100

Accounting A

Diploma of Arts

COMM104

Understanding International Communication

Diploma of Media and Communication

COMM105

Cross Cultural Communication

 

If a student is unsuccessful after two attempts of ACES100, their enrolment will be terminated by SIBT.

 

Full entry into the Diploma program is contingent upon achieving a minimum mark of 50% and a grade of Satisfactory in ACES100.

Academic requirements

Qualification Foundation Program Diploma

Australia

Standard: Successful completion of Year 11 with 3 passes

 

Extended: Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Year 12 with HSC

Afghanistan

Completion of Afghanistan Baccalauria

Afghanistan Baccalauria grade average 60% in final year results

Argentina

Completion of Argentinean Higher Secondary Schooling (Bachiller or Bachillerato) with an average of 55%

Successful completion of Bachiller/Bachillero/ Bachillerato with an average grade of 70% or higher in the final year

Bahrain

Successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjahiya or Shehadet althanawiya).

Successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjahiya or Shehadet al-thanawiya) with an overall achievement of 70%

Bangladesh

Intermediate Certificate (Year 11) with a GPA of 3.0 or above

Higher School Certificate (Year 12) with a GPA of 3.0 of above

Bhutan

Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) with a grade average of 65% in the best four subjects (excluding languages) OR Year 11 from CBSE or ICSE Boards with a mark of 60% or better.

Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) with a grade average of 70% in the best four subjects (excluding languages) OR All India Senior School Certificate or the Indian School Certificate with an overall grade point average of 50%.

Botswana

Completion of COSC with 3 passes or more (8 or higher) OR GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects.

Additional year of study after high school OR GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects

Brunei

Successful completion of Form5/GCE O level with passes in 3 academic subjects (E or better)

GCE A Level 2 passes (E or better)

Cambodia

Successful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with 50% or higher

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average

Cameroon

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Canada

Successful completion of Grade 11

Grade 12 with a minimum average C grade OR OAC (Ontario Academic Courses - equivalent to A Level - 5 passes)

Chile

Successful completion of Licencia de Educación Media (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Successful completion of Licencia de Educación Media (Certificate of Secondary Education) with grade 5.5 or above

China

Successful completion of Senior Middle 2

Senior Middle 3 with a 60% average in 4 academic subjects or Year 12 equivalent

Colombia

Bachillerato or Bachillerato Tecnico with an average 66% or below

Bachillerato or Bachillerato Tecnico with an average 67% or above.

Denmark

Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Year 11 standards, with above average grades

Successful completion of either Studentereksamen, Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Hojere Handelsekamen (HHX) with an average of 02 (adequate)

Ecuador

Successful completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato with an average score 11 for academic subjects

Successful completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato with an average score 15 for academic subjects

Egypt

Certificate of General Secondary Education < 50% / Certificate of Technical Secondary Education

Completion of Certificate of General Secondary Education >= 50% average in 4 academic subjects OR Completion of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education

El Salvador

Successful completion of Salvadorean Bachillerato

Salvadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 5.6 in the final years result

Fiji

Form 6 average of 50% in best 3 subjects

Form 7 average of 50% in best 3 subjects

France

Successful completion of the French Baccleaureat

French Baccalaureate with a grade average of 10 or above

Germany

Successful completion of the Senior High School (Abitur) or equivalent

Completion of the Abitur or Fachhochschulreife with a grade average of 6.0

Ghana

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Greece

Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Year 11 standards, with above average grades

Completion of the Apolytirio (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certiļ¬cate) with a pass mark of ‘13’ in four subjects

Hong Kong, SAR

Successful completion of Senior Secondary 2 (Form 5)

HKDSE total score of 8 in the best 4 subjects from core units in Category A and Category C, i.e. 2 level 2s

Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (State Boards)

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 11) with an average of 60% or above in 4 subjects

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) with an average 55% or above in 4 subjects

All India School Certificate (CBSE)

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 11) with an average of 60% or above in 4 subjects

Successful completion of AISCE (CBSE) with an overall GPA of 50% in best 4 subjects

Indian School Certificate (ISC) Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 11) with an average of 60% or above in 4 subjects Successful completion of ISCE with an overall GPA of 50% in best 4 subjects

Indonesia

SMA 2 (formerly SMU 2) with an average grade of 6.5 or above in best 4 academic subjects

SMA 3 (formerly SMU 3) with an average grade of 6.5 or above in best 4 academic subjects

Iran

3-year high school diploma

4-year high school diploma (Diplom-e-Motevassette) overall GPA 14

Israel

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Bagrut: (Matriculation Certificate) 9

Japan

Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 2

Kotogakko 3 or Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination with Grade average of 2.5 in final year results.

Jordan

Tawjihi with a 50% average or above in academic subjects

Tawjihi or General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate with 70% or above in academic subjects

Kazakhstan

Completion of Kazakhstan Secondary Education

Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education average grade of 3.0 in final year results OR Diploma of Vocation Technical Education

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with mean grade D

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with mean grade C-

South Korea

High school Certificate Year 2 (Year 11) Average above 60% OR CSAT 232

Senior High School Certificate Year 3 (year 12) with a C-grade average (Mi or 6) OR CSAT 244

Kuwait

Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate, OR completion American High School Diploma

Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate OR completion American High School Diploma with average above 70%

Latvia

Certificate of Attestat Zrelosti (General Secondary Education) with average D (academic subjects only)

Certificate of Attestat Zrelosti (General Secondary Education) with average C (6) (academic subjects only)

Laos

Upper Secondary School (Baccalauréat) mark below 6

Upper Secondary School (Baccalauréat) mark >= 6 in 4 Academic subjects

Lebanon

Brevet d'Etudes with 4 passes OR Completion of Technical secondary school or Professional Secondary school

Successful completion of the Baccalauret Libanais with a minimum overall grade of 9.5

Libya

Successful completion of the Libyan General Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Libyan General Secondary School Leaving Certificate Overall grade of 70% in final year results OR Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate overall grade of 70% in final year results

Macau, SAR

Successful Completion of Senior Middle 2

Senior Middle 3 with an average of 65% or above in 4 subjects

Malawi

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Malaysia

Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM) or equivalent OR successful completion of Senior Middle 2

STPM with a pass in 2 academic subjects, or UEC with a pass in 2 academic subjects

Mauritius

GCE AS Level OR GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Mexico

Bachillerato with an average below 6.0 for academic subjects

Bachillerato with an average of 7.0 or above in academic subjects

Moldova

Completion of Grade 11 OR Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat examination

Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat grade average of6.0 or higher

Mongolia

Successful completion of the 2nd last year of the Senior Secondary Education with average 70%

Successful completion of Gerchilgee (Certificate of Senior Secondary Education) with average 70% in the final year

Myanmar

Completion of Basic Education Standard X Examination OR Matriculation Examination

Successful completion of Myanmar Two Years of Postsecondary Study of Intermediate Certificate with a minimum overall percentage of 50% or successful completion of a recognised foundation studies program

Nepal

Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) Second Division with an average of 60% or above

Higher Secondary Certificate with an average of 50% in 4 subjects (not including native language) / HSC 1st Division

New Zealand

NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement ) Level 2 with 140 points (including 14 credit points in Maths Level 1 or higher)

NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Level 3 with 182 points (including 42 points from level 3 all university approved subjects and 14 credit points in Maths Level 1 or higher)

Nigeria

Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 level

Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 level

Norway

Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations with an average of <3.0

Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations with an average >= 3.5 in 4 academic subjects

Oman

Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma

General Secondary Education Certificate or American High school Diploma grade average of 70% in the final year results

Pakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate with an average of 50%

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate with an average of 50% for 4 subjects

Papua New Guinea

Completion of year 11 with at least 4 passes in academic subjects. (Average C grade in academic subjects for Accelerated course)

National High School Certificate with average B grade for academic subjects

Paraguay

Completion of the Paraguayan Bachillerato

Paraguayan Bachillerato Grade average of 4.0 in final year results

Peru

Certificado de Educacion Secundaria with an average grade below 14

Certificado de Educacion Secundaria – average grade of 14 or above

Philippines

Standard: Successful completion of Year 11 with with an 60% average

 

Extended: Successful completion of Year 11 with with an 80% average

Year 12 with an 75% average

Poland

Successful completion of Egzamin Maturalny or Liceum

Successful completion of Egzamin Maturalny or Liceum with an average of 45% based on all compulsory subjects

Qatar

Al-Thanawaya - Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate : below 65%

Al-Thanawaya – Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate: 65% or above

Russian Federation

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Certificate of Completed Secondary General Education with GPA of 3.0

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 50% or above

General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 65% or above

Singapore

Successful completion of Form 5 OR GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Solomon Islands

Completion of Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6)

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6) Grade average of 5.0

South Africa

NSC (National Senior Certificate) less than 4

NSC (National Senior Certificate) 4 or above

Spain

Successful completion of Título de Bachillerato

Título de Bachillerato with average grade of 7.0 in final year results

Sri Lanka

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Sudan

Sudan School Certificate grade average 50% in final year results

Sudan School Certificate grade average 70% in final year results

Sweden

Successful completion of the Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola (Sweden Secondary School Certificate)

Successful completion of the Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola (Sweden Secondary School Certificate) with a grade of 1.6 or higher

Switzerland

Completion of Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate

Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.5 in final year results, or Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.6 on a 6-point scale), 5.2 (10-point scale) or 2.6 (5-point scale) in final year results

Taiwan

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 60% in 4 subjects

Senior Middle 3 with an average of 60% in 4 subjects

Tanzania

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects OR COHSC (Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate) with < 2 passes OR National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with < 2 passes

2 passes in GCE A-levels/COHSC (Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate) with 2 passes OR National Form VI Examination / Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with 2 passes

Thailand

Successful completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.2

Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Matayom 6) with a GPA of 2.0 or above

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Meslek Diplomasi

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (4 years) Grade 3

Uganda

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Ukraine

Ukraine Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with a GPA of 3.0

Ukraine Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with a GPA of 3.75 in final year results

United Arab Emirates

General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya aamah) with an overall achievement of 55%

Tawjihiyya 70% or above average

United Kingdom

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

United States of America

Successful completion of Year 11

USA Grade 12 with a GPA of 2.75 to 2.99; or SAT (2005) with a score of 1400 to 1499

Venezuela

Completion of the Venezuelan Bachillerato OR Completion of Technical/Vocational high school

Venezuelan Bachillerato Grade average of 12 or above in the final year results

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11

Year 12 with a grade average of 5.0 or above

Zambia

GCE O-Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A-Level with passes in 2 academic subjects

Zimbabwe

GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects

GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects OR ZIMESC A level

Other accepted qualifications:

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

GCE O level with passes in 3 academic subjects (E or better)

GCE A-levels with 2 passes (E or better)

Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)

Contact SIBT Admissions for entry requirements

Global Assessment Certificate GPA of 1.0 or an average of 60% or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Aggregate score of < 21

Aggregate score of 21 or above