Did you stop studying in high school but have the desire to start tertiary education? Our Foundation Program has been developed to bridge the gap between high school and tertiary studies. While completing the Foundation Program, you will study units and practice skills required for academic success in the SIBT Diploma Program (equivalent to one year of University studies). Some of the Foundation units you select will depend on the Diploma you wish to study.
Diploma of Engineering
The Diploma of Engineering is your first step toward specialisations in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical engineering programs. With the skills you develop during your diploma studies at SIBT, you will be able to think logically, analyse problems and explore creative solutions to real world challenges. Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering will be qualified to gain entry level engineering technician positions using the practical and communication skills which they have acquired whilst studying at SIBT. Graduates are also able to articulate into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering.
Diploma of Business Administration
Studying a Diploma of Business Administration provides you with an understanding of business skills including management, marketing, human resources and economics. You will be equipped to progress to an entry level business position or choose to transition to second year of studies at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus.
Diploma of Information Technology
If you wish to pursue a career in IT, then the Diploma of Information Technology is ideal for you. It provides a broad introduction to computer science, so you can pursue further studies in specialisations such as software design, information systems and web design. You will progress to the second year of the bachelor’s degree program, and can tailor this towards your career ambitions. The Diploma of Information Technology may also lead to entry level positions in the IT industry, such as help desk roles.
Diploma of Arts
A Diploma of Arts helps prepare you for a broad range of further study in arts, communication or social science, by exploring a broad range of disciplines including linguistics, cultures, criminality and creativity. By completing a Diploma of Arts, you will be qualified to gain entry level positions in a range of fields using the practical teamwork and communication skills which you acquired whilst studying at SIBT. Our students who successfully complete the diploma will be eligible to enter second year of a bachelor’s degree at university.