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The South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the University of South Australia enjoy a strong partnership that spans more than 18 years and has produced more than 6,000 successful graduates.

SAIBT provides Diploma programs in the areas of Business, Arts, IT, Engineering and Health Sciences. SAIBT Diploma programs are equivalent to first year Bachelor programs at UniSA and are recognised by many other well-known universities throughout Australia.

Located on UniSA’s main City East campus, SAIBT students have access to University facilities and study in a vibrant and diverse learning environment with small classes and personalised teaching. Its programs provide a proven pathway to more than 90 degrees at the university.

Internships with Adelaide based organisations are also available for SAIBT Diploma students.


Students can commence at SAIBT after year 11 or year 12, with a low or no ATAR result. After the SAIBT Diploma, students can apply to their chosen UniSA Bachelor program via SATAC.

More information about course admission is available from SAIBT.


Deferments can be processed by contacting SAIBT directly.

Credit transfer

SAIBT’s diploma programs provide direct entry with credit into a wide range of UniSA degree programs and are an ideal alternative means of entry for students who are otherwise ineligible to enter university. SAIBT Diploma programs are equivalent to first year Bachelor programs at UniSA and are recognised by many other well-known universities throughout Australia. 

Academic year

At SAIBT, you can choose to start your academic program in one of three trimesters commencing in February, June and October each year. 

Orientation is compulsory, and late orientation dates are also offered in each intake. 

Student services and facilities

SAIBT ensures that students who elect to study in Adelaide take full advantage of the opportunities that the city has to offer. Our focus is to provide all students assistance with the transition into Adelaide and provider greater integration with all local and international students.

Our aim is to increase the number of opportunities for students to participate in community activities and events, and provide links for newly arriving students to meet with established students.

Student Counsellor

SAIBT recognises that a happy student is more likely to be a successful student and we encourage you to seek counselling advice if you are feeling worried, confused or just simply need someone to talk to. A Senior Counsellor for SAIBT & CELUSA is available for all types of counselling, support, therapy, referral or help for students. The Counsellor provides confidential counselling for any personal issues, no matter how sensitive, and also helps students with learning and study concerns.

Events and Activities

SAIBT arranges a broad range of activities for students both on and off campus. Our BBQ's and bushwalking activities are popular as they provide students with the opportunities to relax and meet others.

Sports and Clubs

Students can join in a range of UniSA sporting and social clubs, a great way to develop a network of friends and become involved in the community. Basketball Buddies, a variety of soccer clubs and other informal student groups have developed to suit students who don't wish to commit to a full sporting program. Students can join a local community or sporting club near to their home with the assistance of the Student Experience Coordinator.

Trips and Tours

Students can access a broad range of day tours and weekend trips as available throughout the year. Popular trips have included: Monarto Zoo Safari and Murray River Boat Cruise, Adelaide Hills Tour including Strawberry picking, chocolate Factory visit and Koala holding, Outback Tours, Sea Kayaking and Dolphin Tours.

The SAIBT Student Leadership Program and Forums

Those who join our Student Leadership Program benefit from our training modules by gaining the skills and confidence to facilitate student focus groups and forums. You also become a great point of reference for all international students. Our forums provide the opportunity for students to speak about their experiences and make suggestions on how to improve the transition in to Adelaide for new students. Many student friendships are formed through this program and students gain satisfaction and recognition from providing service to the SAIBT. A Student Leadership Program certificate is issued to participants who complete the full program.

Job Search Support and Volunteering

Job Search/Job Interview Skills Workshops are scheduled frequently to assist those seeking part-time employment. On completion of a workshop, the Student Experience Coordinator can assist students to complete their resume and provide guidance regarding job sources. In addition to our in-house volunteering opportunities, students can venture out into the broader community to enhance their real Adelaide experience by contributing to the community and a range of non-profit organizations through regularly scheduled activities or events volunteering in the breaks.

Additional benefits of volunteering include greater exposure to Australian workplace culture, local experiences and a chance to contribute and further discover and develop their interests and skills.

Student Assistance

Students can keep up to date with events and activities by joining the SAIBT Facebook site, viewing regular email information, checking the notice boards and meeting with the Student Experience Coordinator on campus. The Student Experience Coordinator can assist student with adapting to the local way of life by supporting students to find out local information such as places of worship or how to apply for a driver's licence.

Access and inclusion 

Our access and inclusion services are all about supporting and empowering students to achieve their academic goals and participate equitably in all aspects of life. We provide guidance in relation to access, adjustments and inclusive practices for students who have a disability, impairment or chronic health condition and those with significant caring responsibilities. Our services are free and confidential, open to all UniSA students and can be delivered via phone or in person from any campus.


Internships with Adelaide based organisations are also available for SAIBT Diploma students.

Further information

SAIBT produces a range of free brochures to help future students find the information they need. Download electronic copies at or to request printed copies at or on (08) 8302 2021.

Information sessions

Keep up to date with the latest information by attending events throughout the year.


Call, email or visit us at

SAIBT, The University of South Australia, City East Campus
Level 4, Brookman Building, North Terrace (corner of Frome St)
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: +61 8 8302 2021

CRICOS Provider No: 02193C

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