Coronavirus & Return of International Students to Adelaide - Updates

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

Worried about your ATAR?


SAIBT offers an accelerated pathway to the University of South Australia (UniSA). For Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students choosing the SAIBT pathway, they will graduate with their SAIBT Diploma and then have the option of continuing directly into the second year of over 50 Bachelor Degrees at UniSA.

SAIBT is for 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?

Yes. Australian citizens and permanent residents have to apply through SATAC. If you already have an existing application with SATAC, simply log in and include SAIBT in one of your six preferences. For more information, please see:

Didn’t achieve the ATAR you hoped for?

SAIBT is located on UniSA’s City East campus, SAIBT students have access to all UniSA’s services and facilities and study in a vibrant and diverse learning environment with small class sizes and personalised teaching. Core classes are capped at 24 students. This allows for one on one support, interaction and assistance between teaching staff and students and allows teachers to better assess individual student needs.

How can I apply?

You can apply online through SATAC, by listing SAIBT as one of your preferences. It is never too late to apply, but be quick as registration/selecting your timetable closes on the second Monday following Orientation.

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:

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