Key Information

Start Dates





8-12 months



Assumed Knowledge


Campus Location



$28,520 ($3,565 per module)




  • Introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to successfully contribute to business activity. Covering the key range of disciplines to allow you to undertake a variety of business degrees offered at UniSA.
  • Study with confidence in small class sizes and personalised teaching methods
  • Dedicated academic and personal support services to assist with your success
  • Student leadership opportunities to grow your skills further 

Degree pathway options

SAIBT GPA requirement

Years at


Bachelor of Social Work #

4.0Bachelor of Interior Architecture*004Feb/Jul

Bachelor of Design (Product Design)*

4.0Bachelor of Design (Graphic and Communication Design)*003Feb/Jul

Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)*

4.5Bachelor of Architectural Studies*003Feb/Jul

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)^


Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)^


Bachelor of Social Sciences (Human Services)*

4.0Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability)*003Feb
4.0Bachelor of Psychology*003Feb/Jul

# Overall IELTS 6.5/6.5 in all bands required

^ Overall IELTS 6.5/6.0 in all bands required

* Overall IELTS 6.0, no band less than 5.5

ETP structure

All students are required to complete the tertiary preparation module Language for Study (LGS001) in their first trimester. Although this module does not count towards the study load or GPA, a non-graded pass is required for the program of study.

This module develops language skills for students to communicate confidently, express ideas effectively and gain a sound understanding of the level of language proficiency required to attend an Australian university. 


In this module you will be provided with an understanding and application of essential study skills, covering independent learning skills and styles, active listening, presentation, and group work skills. 

You will be introduced to the use of the Internet, social media and associated technologies in society and business. Through the module, you will utilise Microsoft Office along with online tools for effective communication and discuss the ethical and security issues related to the use of Information Communication Technologies. 

This module provides you with an introduction to the basic principles of design and their application to various publications. You will use the design process and different software applications to publish material for both print and electronic media and analyse the messages communicated through different design elements.

In this unit you are introduced to the basic principles of communication and its role in society and culture. You will investigate the effects of different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication and describe cultural influences on the communication process. 

This module will introduce you to the basic principles of critical thinking. It also assists you in developing skills needed for the tertiary study environment, including academic reading, listening, and notetaking, as well as written formats and referencing. 

This module analyses the use of media in society and its role in cultural life. You will investigate the different factors, which shape cultures today and discuss how the media affects popular culture, interpretations of the world and contributes to cultural identity.

Electives (choose two)

This unit provides you with an understanding and application of foundation concepts in the business disciplines of management and leadership, finance, marketing, and human resources. You will discuss current trends, opportunities, and issues that impact on contemporary business and learn to use appropriate communication for the business environment.

The module provides students with a professional guide to career planning to ensure success in their future working lives. The module includes understanding modern workplaces and practices, the responsibilities of different agents in the work environment, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to employment including interviews and applying for jobs. This course aims to bridge understandings and to prepare students for the professional and wider world.

This module introduces you to the mathematical concepts required for further studies, particularly in statistics. You will learn to use fundamental arithmetic and algebra to solve problems and apply statistical processes and concepts including sampling techniques and different forms of presentation.

This module will introduce you to the basic concepts of human biology as a foundation for further study in this area. You will develop an understanding of the main body systems and the associated biology, and an awareness and appreciation of the human body in a personal, social, and medical context.

This module introduces you to the basic principles of programming and their use in writing simple programs. You will use the systems development life cycle to write programs combining different data types and programming structures and learn techniques to test successful outcomes.

In this module you are introduced to the basic concepts of Physics, with a particular focus on motion and heat. You will learn appropriate equations and units for demonstrating different concepts and conduct experiments to analyse and test theories. 

Study Experience

“The stage 1 courses at SAIBT helped build my confidence and work ethic, preparing me better for the demands of my further studies. The campuses are beautiful and lively, with access to a number of useful facilities. The staff are super nice and approachable!”

Ruhi Yaganagi

Career Outcomes

Depending on your chosen UniSA specialisation, your career options can include:

·        Community and social services

·        Policy and research

·        Social justice and advocacy

·        Health, wellbeing and aged care

·        Communications

·        Entrepreneurship 

How to apply

Applying to study at SAIBT is easy. With applications open all year round, you can complete your applications in 3 simple steps.

Apply easily online or seek assistance through an Education Agent. 

To avoid delays with your application, be sure you collate and submit all the required documents:

• Certified* copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates

• English language test results (e.g. IELTS or PTE)

• A certified* copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.

*A certified copy is a copy of the original document that has been certified by an official such as a SAIBT Education Agent or staff member, justice of the peace, notary public, police officer or examining authority)

You may want or need an Education Agent to assist with your application. To find a SAIBT representative:

You will receive your Letter of Offer within a few days of applying. Read it thoroughly and provide all requested documents outlined in page 2. If your offer is ‘conditional’ it means that you need to submit further documents. Conditions and details of what you need to provide will be articulated on your Letter of Offer.

If your offer is ‘unconditional’ this means that you have provided all the information required to meet each of your conditions of enrolment. Complete and submit Section 2 and Section 4 of your Letter of Offer and include proof of payment via email to, or upload via Studylink.

Information for international students

  • Entry requires IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 (or equivalent) upon entry into Early Transition Program Arts.

  • Entry requires IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 (or equivalent) upon entry into Early Transition Program Arts.

  • Entry requires IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.5 (or equivalent) upon entry into Early Transition Program Arts.


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