SIBT recognises specific equity groups may have experienced disadvantage in education and employment in the past, including those from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Special consideration for admission to these applicants who have suffered educational disadvantage will be extended by SIBT.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who don’t meet the academic requirements may be admitted to a Foundation or Diploma program (depending on what level of high school they completed) and on the basis of demonstrable expertise and relevant work experience. Applicants are required to provide a Statement of Purpose, information on work experience and any studies undertaken since leaving high school.
All applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who do not meet the standard entry requirements are encouraged to discuss their personal circumstances with the SIBT admissions representative. SIBT recognises that a range of evidence including, but not limited to prior learning, work and life experience, community engagement, prior work history and family commitments may provide evidence as to a student’s suitability for entry into SIBT programs.