Study and academic support

Student support services

At SIBT we know that learning is more than just a qualification – it’s about the balance between knowledge and experience that gets your career off to a great start, giving you the best chance for success in life.

Our team of Student Learning Advisors have a variety of specialised pathway skills and focus on welfare and language enhancement to help make your university dream a reality!

Read below to find out about SIBT’s support services. 

If you’re new to Australia or the learning environment, and are struggling to adjust, then this program could be for you. This program helps students adapt to their new learning environment and the Australian culture. Senior SIBT student are trained as mentors to share their experiences with new students, and to provide details about academic and student life. This ongoing support and guidance continues during the students first few weeks at SIBT.

A more personal learning environment allows us to monitor the academic performance of every student and offer additional assistance if required. If you’re not meeting the required academic standards, you can attend one of our additional one-on-one sessions and support programs to improve your results. You can then focus on your core development areas to ensure gaps are addressed immediately and have the best possible chance to turn your university dream into a reality.

We embed focused support programs into your units of study to help prepare you for university success. These cover subject matters such as literacy, time management skills, self-directed learning skills, assignment preparation and stress management…which all help to improve academic performance.

SIBT offers a Tertiary Orientation Preparation Program (TOPP) to all diploma students. The program is designed to equip you with the academic, technological and personal skills needed to succeed while completing your diploma studies. It is compulsory and will help you understand academic conventions, expectations around academic delivery and the requirements for developing an assessment, as well as give opportunities for engaging directly with lecturers and other students.

Our calendar of social events help you integrate with your fellow peers, make new friends, try new activities and visit places in Sydney. This includes fun and exciting activities such as rock climbing, pizza parties, social dinners and sightseeing tours.

The SIBT social media channels are also great platforms for sharing information and ideas, and to keep up to date with all that’s going on at SIBT and to connect with fellow students.

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You can play an important part in decision-making in the following ways:

  • Formally, through participating on our Academic Board or as part of our Student Representative Council. Students who would like to participate in the Student Representative Council or Academic Board should submit an Expression of Interest to the Student Services Team at studentservices@sibt.nsw.edu.au 
  • Through feedback in our student surveys
  • Informally, by making comments and suggestions to the SIBT team