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Foundation Program, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
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While completing the Foundation Program at Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT), 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.

English support

In both the Foundation Standard and Extended Programs you will have the opportunity to work on improving your English language skills, and to practice the four key skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in various contexts. These programs give you the very best chance for academic success, and prepare you to study at university level and live with confidence in Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Academic Communication Skills
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Academic Writing and Research
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description
      • Extended program - 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: Standard 088486A

CRICOS Code: Extended 088487M

  • When you successfully complete your SIBT Foundation Program and obtain the required Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 (on a 10 point scale) for your preferred diploma, you will be guaranteed a place in this diploma. The Grade Point Average is an average score calculated across all of your units.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    20600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20600 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
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Extended Program: 

  • International Students: A$31,275 
  • Australian Students: A$26,475

Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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