Worried about your ATAR?


SAIBT offers the fastest pathway to the University of South Australia (UniSA). For Australian citizens and permanent residents who come through the SAIBT pathway, they will be helped and guided into their second year at the UniSA.

SAIBT is for domestic students who:

  • Did not meet ATAR entrance requirements to get directly into UniSA

  • Completed Year 12 but did not attain an ATAR

  • Did not complete enough SACE subjects at high school

  • Successfully completed Year 11, or;

  • Are a mature-aged student that did not meet mature-age university entry requirements (assessed case-by-case)

Do I need to apply through SATAC?

No, you do not need to apply through SATAC. Australian students can apply directly to SAIBT to commence any of our Diplomas across three intakes a year: February, July and October.

Didn’t get the ATAR you wanted?

SAIBT is UniSA’s on-campus pathway provider, so you can apply directly to SAIBT without an ATAR, or with a low ATAR. SAIBT will assess your ATAR and portfolio for entry. SAIBT students are required to pass all 8 diploma units to be eligible to transfer into the second year of the respective UniSA degree. Majority of degrees are offered but the popular courses are Bachelor of Business and Marketing, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of IT (Information Technology).

How can I apply?

Applications can be made at any time online or in person at the SAIBT office. The easiest way is to apply online at

We advise you to complete your application in time for Orientation.

Successful applicants will be issued a Letter of Offer by SAIBT within 48 hours of receiving a completed application.

How do I apply online?
  • 1. Complete the online Application form

  • 2. Attach certified copies of:

    • Your highest academic qualifications including high school transcripts, SACE Certificate, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) if obtained, or other relevant certificates of work or study

    • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency (passport or birth certificate)

  • 3. You must have your original copies certified by:

    • An authorized SAIBT representative at the SAIBT Office (UniSA City East campus)
    • The official records department of the institute that originally issued the documents
    • A Justice of the Peace
    • A post office
    • A police station
  • 4. Submit your application. Successful applicants will be sent a Letter of Offer within 48 hours if all documentation is attached. There may be delays where credit, exemption or recognition for prior learning is sought for previous study. Proof of financial support is required, or a signed FEE-HELP form.

Accepting your Letter of Offer

To accept your offer and to find out about commencing classes, please go to:


Students (Australian Citizens and Permanent humanitarian visa holders) may be eligible for FEE-HELP, a government loan scheme. More information on FEE-HELP, please visit:

Need more information?

To speak to someone at SAIBT with any further questions you may have, please call us on +61 (8) 8302 2021 or email us at You can also follow us or message us on Facebook any time!