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                                                           Welcome to Macquarie University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

                                                           Australia’s leading pathway provider. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

                                                           Welcome to Sydney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

                                                           Macquarie University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

                                                           The Macquarie community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

                                                           The SIBT pathway to Macquarie University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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\dVah#6hVldgaYaZVYZg^cZYjXVi^dc!CVk^iVhXVc        Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
]ZaegZVa^hZndjgYgZVbhWnd[[Zg^c\VgVc\Zd[           Higher Education Diploma Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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ldgaYl^YZadXVi^dch#                                      Advanced Diploma Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

                                                           Important Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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                                                           Associate Degree in Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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                                                           SIBT Intercampus Timetable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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                                                           Macquarie University Graduate Certificate Courses . . . . . . . . 24

                                                           Study in the City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

                                                           English language preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

                                                           English requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

                                                           Academic requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

                                                           Learning environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

                                                           Student support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

                                                           Accommodation at Macquarie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

                                                           Your investment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

                                                           Navitas bursary and scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

                                                           Student visas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

                                                           How to apply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

                                                           SIBT success stories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

                                                           Application form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

                                                           Navitas – Your World, Faster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
Welcome to Macquarie University
                                              University Welcome
                                              Macquarie University has been                   display imagination, intellectual
                                              working in partnership with the Sydney          discipline and adaptability. These aims
                                              Institute of Business and Technology            are consistent with those of SIBT.
                                              (SIBT) since 1996. The association is           SIBT is located at Macquarie University
                                              designed to offer eligible students an          and Macquarie City Campus and offers
                                              alternative and supportive pathway to           world class facilities. I challenge you
                                              university studies. Already, over 12,000        as a SIBT student to maximise your
                                              SIBT graduates have entered second              Australian learning experience and
                                              year Macquarie Bachelor degrees.                utilise the excellent Macquarie campus
                                              Throughout its history Macquarie’s              facilities and services. As a SIBT student
                                              undergraduate education has been                you are a member of the University
                                              characterised by academic integrity,            community and upon successful
                                              excellence in teaching and research as          completion of your SIBT qualification I
Steven Schwartz                               well as internationalisation and flexibility.   welcome you as a Macquarie student.
Vice-Chancellor                               Macquarie graduates are expected to
Macquarie University

                                              SIBT Welcome
                                              A quality education will assist you to          SIBT students become independent
                                              achieve your career objectives and              learners who have the skills and
                                              personal goals. SIBT is proud of its many       knowledge to succeed at Macquarie.
                                              graduates who have completed Macquarie          At SIBT you will develop personally,
                                              degrees and achieved successful careers         have the opportunity to gain lifetime
                                              in premier companies across the globe.          friendships and establish career
                                              Some graduates have also chosen to              networks with fellow students from
                                              pursue postgraduate qualifications.             Australia and around the world.
                                              The SIBT courses and approach to                Macquarie University offers students
                                              teaching are unique. As a student,              a world-class education. Together, we
                                              you will be on a university campus,             look forward to assisting you to achieve
                                              studying university units. You will             your academic and career objectives.
                                              also have the added benefits of
Sonia Jeffares                                personalised teaching, small classes
College Director and Principal                and additional support from our team.
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
Australia’s leading pathway provider
                  Since 1996, SIBT and Macquarie University have worked together
                  to provide the leading pathway program in Australia. With over
                  3,600 students across two campuses, SIBT has become a
                  distinguished option for both Australian and international students
                  who seek alternative entry to university studies and a supportive
                  learning environment.

                  Direct entry to                                Choice and flexibility
                  Macquarie University                           SIBT has three student intakes per year.
                  Upon successful completion of a SIBT           Courses at SIBT commence in February,
                  Diploma/Advanced Diploma, students             June and October. Standard Track and
                  will proceed directly to the second            Fast Track study options allow students
                  year of a Bachelor degree. University          to choose a program of study that suits
                  Transfer Rules are detailed on page 15.        their individual needs. A Mixed English
                                                                 Option is available for Certificate IV in
                                                                 University Foundation Studies students
                  Campus location                                who require additional English support.
                  SIBT offers courses in two campus
                  locations, at Macquarie University             Fast track to success
                  and Macquarie City Campus*.
                  Students have access to university             Some pathway programs add an
                  facilities, including one of the best          extra year to your tertiary studies.
                  undergraduate libraries in Australia,          In most cases SIBT students can
                  sporting amenities, student associations       complete a Diploma and a Bachelor
                  and on-campus accommodation.                   degree within three years.

                  Study university units                         Quality education
                  The SIBT Diploma and Advanced Diploma          • S
                                                                    IBT Diploma, Advanced Diploma
                  courses consist of first/second year             and Associate Degree lecturers are
                  units of Macquarie University Bachelor           approved by Macquarie University
                  degrees. Upon completion students                and many teach the same unit
                  receive full credit for their studies.           in the university program.
                                                                 • SIBT is a registered Higher
                  One timetable                                    Education Provider offering
                                                                   Macquarie University units.
                  SIBT allows diploma students to study
                  units at the two campus locations              • S
                                                                    IBT courses provide a recognised
                  in the same semester. This gives                 qualification for employment purposes.
                  students the opportunity to experience           Upon graduation students receive
                  two different study lifestyles.                  a nationally accredited award.

                                                        * Select Diploma courses are offered at Macquarie City Campus.

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Supportive learning                         Graduate from
environment                                 Macquarie University
SIBT delivers university units in           Graduate with an internationally
a personalised and supportive               recognised Bachelor degree from
environment. Students enjoy increased       one of Australia’s most progressive
lecturer contact due to a maximum           and innovative universities.
lecture size of 50 students.
                                            Live and study in Sydney
Additional support                          Live and study in one of the world’s
SIBT offers a variety of academic           most exciting cities. Experience
and welfare support programs                the relaxed and friendly lifestyle
designed to provide additional              that Sydney offers while gaining an
assistance where required.                  internationally recognised education.

First class education facilities            One visa for all your studies
SIBT is located in modern purpose-built     SIBT provides you with one visa for the
facilities. Classrooms and computer         entire duration of your studies. This
laboratories contain the latest audio       can include English language tuition,
and visual teaching equipment.              your SIBT course and a Macquarie
                                            University Bachelor degree.

  A few facts about SIBT
  • Over 90% of SIBT graduates commence a Bachelor degree
    at Macquarie University.
  • Over 12,000 SIBT graduates have continued their studies
    at Macquarie University.
  • SIBT has been working in partnership with Macquarie University
    for over 13 years.

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
Welcome to Sydney
    One of the world’s most exciting cities
    Sydney is a vibrant, internationally recognised city. With a population of over four million people from
    over 180 countries and speaking over 140 languages, it is truly multicultural.

                                        Situated on one of the world’s most                       Cost of living
                                        beautiful and natural harbours, Sydney
                                        provides a unique outdoor lifestyle, offering             Living in Australia is cost effective when
                                        a variety of alfresco dining venues, parks                compared to other western countries.
                                        and an exhaustive choice of outdoor leisure               Sydney caters for all socio-economic
                                        activities. ‘Sydneysiders’ also have access to            groups. Your budget will depend on the
                                        more than 70 beaches spread along                         type of lifestyle you choose and the
                                        the city’s coastline.                                     location of your accommodation. We
                                                                                                  anticipate that an international student
                                        Sydney’s natural beauty is enhanced by                    will require approximately AU$18,000 –
                                        the rich and vibrant arts and entertainment               AU$20,000 for living expenses each year
                                        scene with new concerts, opera, jazz,                     (not including tuition fees).
                                        theatre and cinema regularly available. The
                                        many lively shopping and dining precincts
                                                                                                  Climate
                                        (including its very own Chinatown) offer
                                        variety and ensure you’ll never be bored.                 Sydney has a temperate climate.
                                                                                                  The warmest months are January and
                                        Above all, Sydney is home to a relaxed
                                                                                                  February, with temperatures ranging between
                                        and friendly community who live, work
                                                                                                  18 and 36 degrees Celcius. The coldest
                                        and play together in this unique city.
                                                                                                  months are June and July however, daytime
                                                                                                  temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees
                                                                                                  Celcius. The average rainfall is 1,200mm
                                                                                                  per year and average humidity is 62%.
                                                                                                  For the latest Sydney weather, please visit:
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                                   Macquarie University is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney, only 18km from Sydney’s
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                                   Central Business District (CBD) and approximately 30 minutes by car, 40 minutes by bus,
                                   or 35 minutes by train. Macquarie City Campus is located in the Sydney CBD.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To learn more about Sydney, please visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • www.sydney.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • www.discoversydney.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • www.visitnsw.com.au

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
Macquarie University
    Throughout the 46 years of its history, Macquarie University has been consistently recognised
    for the delivery of innovative programs, outstanding academic achievements, its leadership,
    internationalisation and collaboration with industry.

    With one of the most culturally                  students to major in more areas, such                      It is anticipated that exciting units of
    diverse student populations in                   as – accounting, applied econometrics,                     ‘Participation’ will be implemented for
    Australia, Macquarie University has              business demographics, commercial                          students who enrol from 2012 onwards.
    established its global reputation                law, economics, finance, human                             In addition to outstanding academic
    through partnerships with over 300               resources, international business and                      achievements and teaching facilities,
    international universities, collaborative        marketing. SIBT students can also now                      Macquarie University is rich in social,
    research, delivery of offshore programs          choose to do a double major when they                      sporting and cultural amenities, all
    and international student exchange.              progress to Macquarie University.                          designed to enhance student experience.
    Macquarie’s reputation for education             The new curriculum will provide flexibility                Macquarie University opened Macquarie
    excellence continues to be reinforced by         and breadth, enhancing students’                           City Campus in 2007. This location
    the quality of its staff, students, teaching     learning experience and allowing them                      gives students the opportunity to
    methods and world-class research.                to study subjects of interest both                         study select Macquarie University
    In an ongoing effort to strive for               inside and outside of their academic                       programs in the Sydney CBD.
    excellence Macquarie University has              department, – including units which
                                                     are termed ‘People’ and ‘Planet’.                          SIBT students have access to
    recently completed a renewal of its                                                                         Macquarie University and Macquarie
    undergraduate curriculum and now has             ‘People’ units of study focus on the                       City Campus services and facilities.
    a new four faculty structure. These four         development of what it means to be
    faculties are: Faculty of Business and           engaged, ethical, local and global citizens.               For further information, please visit:
    Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of                                                                      www.international.mq.edu.au
                                                     ‘Planet’ units of study help students                      www.city.mq.edu.au
    Human Sciences and Faculty of Science.           to understand the nature of science
    In the new curriculum, some degree               and the challenges and issues
    names have been streamlined into                 facing the world at present.
    generalist titles such as ‘Bachelor of
    Commerce’ with the opportunity for SIBT

     Get the facts...
     • 32,000 students, including
       9,800 international students
       from over 100 countries.
     • Offers over 200 undergraduate
       and postgraduate courses
       for international students.
     • Located within Australia’s
       premier high-technology
       precinct, surrounded by
       the local headquarters of
       multinational corporations.
     • Modern Sydney campus, on                    The new Macquarie University library, scheduled to open in 2010, will include Australia’s first automated document
       126 hectares of parkland.                   storage and retrieval system and is designed for environmental sustainability. PHOTO: FMJT

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
The Macquarie University Hospital will establish a new era in health care when it opens its doors in 2010. As the first private teaching hospital to be located on a university campus in
 Australia, it will combine excellence in clinical care, medical education and research. PHOTO: www.basecreative.com.au

 Recent Macquarie University achievements:
  • For more than a decade Macquarie                          and the first degree outside the
    graduates have received starting                          United Kingdom to be recognised
    salaries ranked amongst the                               by the UK Institute of Actuaries,
    highest in Australia (The Good                            granting Macquarie graduates
    Universities Guide, 1998-2009).                           exemptions from the UK exams.
  • Ranked in the top 40 universities                      • Recognised by the Organisation
    in the Asia-Pacific region                               for Economic Cooperation
    and ninth in Australia by the                            and Development (OECD)
    international Shanghai Jiao Tong                         for Best Practice in the
    University rankings, 2008.                               internationalisation of curriculum.
  • Macquarie Graduate School of                           • Macquarie teachers have been
    Management is ranked as the                              recognised nationally through
    third best MBA Business School in                        the Australian Learning and
    Australia (AFR Boss, 2009), and is                       Teaching Council Awards. In 2008,
    ranked in the top 60 in the world                        Macquarie staff were awarded
    (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2008).                     seven citations for Outstanding
  • Master of Applied Finance program                        Contribution to Student Learning.
    – described as “exemplary” by                          • M
                                                              acquarie has the first
    the Asian Development Bank –                             privately-funded Research
    remains the largest program of                           and Development Park on an
    its type in the world (in terms of                       Australian university campus.
    both student and staff numbers).                       • Opened Macquarie City
  • Macquarie University offered the                         Campus in 2007 offering select
    first Actuarial Studies program                          programs in the Sydney CBD.
                                                                                                                           The Macquarie University train station allows SIBT students to
                                                                                                                           travel easily between the two SIBT campuses.
                                                                                                                           PHOTO: PAUL WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
For more achievements, please visit: www.international.mq.edu.au/macquarie/rankings

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Macquarie University Your direct pathway to
The Macquarie community
                SIBT students are encouraged to balance academic
                learning with personal development. Macquarie University
                campus provides an environment that is active, supportive,
                safe and friendly with a real sense of community.

                U@MQ                                          badminton courts and a martial
                                                              arts area – so there’s something for
                U@MQ is Macquarie University’s student        everyone. Memberships are available
                services organisation which focuses on        for SIBT students at discounted rates.
                providing ‘more than just an academic
                experience’ for your time at Macquarie.       SIBT students also have the opportunity to
                                                              participate in various recreation activities,
                U@MQ offers a range of                        such as snow skiing, surfing, skydiving
                non-academic services including:              and scuba diving just to name a few. On
                • student groups                              top of this, the short course program
                • childcare                                   gives you the chance to try new activities
                                                              including fencing, golf, salsa and tennis.
                • food and retail outlets
                                                              For further information, please visit:
                • events and entertainment                    www.uatmq.com.au
                • clubs and societies.                        Enriched with an outstanding balance
                U@MQ also provides an exciting range          of academic knowledge, practical skills
                of sporting and recreation activities to      and cultural experience, graduates
                make your time at university active and       from Macquarie University have the
                enjoyable. The Macquarie University           confidence and skills required to
                Sport and Aquatic Centre features a           maximise employment prospects.
                heated 50-metre outdoor swimming pool,        SIBT Diploma students studying at
                a heated 25-metre indoor swimming             Macquarie City Campus are able
                pool, gymnasium as well as group              to use the services and facilities
                fitness, cycling and yoga studios.            at Macquarie University.
                The centre also includes squash
                courts, a basketball hall, sports hall,

                  Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program
                  Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program (GLP) offers eligible SIBT students the
                  opportunity to gain a competitive edge by developing cross-cultural awareness
                  and leadership skills, as well as obtaining practical international experience.
                  Participants attend seminars with prominent lecturers and business leaders,
                  networking functions and participate in overseas student exchanges or internships.
                  Best of all, the program is recognised on your Macquarie academic transcript.
                  For further details, please visit: www.international.mq.edu.au/GLP.

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         Macquarie University lake                                                        University library                                      SIBT building and Macquarie International                                                          On-campus accommodation

1. Building E3A: SIBT (Level 2),                                5. Building E3B:CME office (Level 3) and                                          9. On-campus services: pharmacy,                                                           17. Macquarie University Hospital
    Macquarie International Office and                               Independent Learning Centre (Level                                                 dentist, post office, bar, game                                                              and Advanced School of
    Accommodation Service (Level 1).                                 4) for English language students.                                                  centre, National Australia Bank,                                                             Medicine (opening 2010).
2. Macquarie University Sport and                              6. M
                                                                     acquarie Graduate School of                                                       ATMs, news agency, two travel                                                           18. Cochlear construction site.
   Aquatic Centre: gymnasium, squash,                               Management (MGSM): ranked                                                           agencies, Co-op bookshop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. New state-of-the-art library
   martial arts hall, cycling and yoga,                             as one of the top business                                                      10. U@MQ facilities, food
   badminton, basketball, fitness classes,                          schools in Australia.                                                                outlets and restaurants.                                                                    (opening 2010).
   indoor and outdoor swimming pools.                            7. Macquarie Research Park: promotes                                              11. Lincoln Building: University Health                                                                 Car parks: student car parking
3. ‘Silicon Corridor’: Australia’s leading                          synergies between leading Australian                                                Centre and Careers Counselling.                                                         P           available for approximately
    region for high technology companies                             and international companies and                                                12. Building C1A: Security office.                                                                      AU$190 per year.
    including Motorola, Rockwell, Sony,                              the university. Resident companies
    Sanyo, Microsoft, Honeywell, Philips                             include Goodman Fielder, OPSM,                                                 13. Observatory.
    Electronics, Acer, Oracle, Fujitsu,                              Siemens, Dow Corning, EMC                                                                                                                                                               Student accommodation
                                                                                                                                                    14. Seven hectares of sporting fields
    Hewlett Packard, Optus and Canon.                                Corporation and Nortel Networks.                                                    including cricket, soccer and hockey.
4. Macquarie Shopping Centre –                                  8. Macquarie University library:                                                  15. Travelodge Hotel.                                                                                   Bus Stop
    250 retail stores, supermarket,                                  one of the best undergraduate                                                  16. Lighthouse drama theatre.
    international restaurants,                                       libraries in Australia.
    cinemas and ice-skating rink.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Macquarie University train station

       Macquarie Shopping Centre                                       Sport and Aquatic centre                                                                        Tennis courts                                                                              Gymnasium

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The SIBT pathway to Macquarie University
     SIBT provides an alternative pathway to Macquarie University and Macquarie City Campus for
     Australian and international students who may not qualify for direct entry and seek a supportive study
     environment. SIBT offers Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies, Higher Education Diplomas
     and Advanced Diplomas, an Associate Degree and Macquarie University Graduate Certificates.

     Direct entry to Macquarie                                                Standard or Fast Track                           Communication and Study Skills unit. This
                                                                                                                               unit focuses on academic literacy and study
     University                                                               The Certificate and Diploma courses              skills and upon successful completion
     Upon successful completion of a                                          consist of 8 units. Students who are eligible    students may move to full Diploma status.
     SIBT Diploma/Advanced Diploma,                                           to Fast Track their studies will study 4         Students will complete the remaining
     students will proceed directly to the                                    units per semester and can graduate in 2         6 academic units over 2 semesters.
     second year of a Bachelor degree.                                        semesters (8 months). For the Standard
                                                                              Track study option students complete 8
                                                                              units over 3 semesters (12 months). SIBT         Mixed English Option
     Flexible study options                                                   will advise the most suitable option based       This option allows students to combine
     SIBT has three semesters per year.                                       on student’s previous academic and English       English language studies with their academic
     Courses offered at SIBT commence                                         examination results. Students eligible for       course and is suitable for students with an
     in February, June and October.                                           Diploma Fast Track may choose to study           IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent). The Mixed
     SIBT provides a range of study options to suit                           Standard Track should they prefer.               English Option is only available for Certificate
     individual student requirements, including                                                                                IV in University Foundation studies students.
     Fast Track, Standard Track, Provisional                                  Provisional Entry Program
     Entry Program and Mixed English Option.                                  For students with an IELTS of 5.5 (plus the      Advanced Diploma
                                                                              required academic score), it is possible         The Advanced Diploma consists of 4 units
                                                                              to begin at SIBT on a Provisional Entry          following completion of the SIBT Diploma
                                                                              Program. In the first semester at SIBT           and is equivalent to the first semester
                                                                              students will take 2 academic Diploma            of second year Macquarie University.
                                                                              units in addition to studying a required

                                            Macquarie City Campus                                                                           Macquarie University
                                    (City location offering select degree programs)                                                           (North Ryde location)

                                                       Year 3                                                                                       Year 3

                                                                                                          SIBT

                                                                                                    Associate Degree
                                                       Year 2                                                                                       Year 2
                                                     Trimester 2                                                                                   Semester 2
                                                       Year 2                                                                                       Year 2
                                                                                                   Advanced Diploma
             University level

                                                     Trimester 1                                                                                   Semester 1

                                                       Year 1                                           Diploma                                     Year 1
             Pre-university level

                                                      Year 12                                        Certificate IV in
                                                    or equivalent                                  Foundation Studies

                                                      Year 11
                                                    or equivalent                                                             Pathways to a university degree
     Academic transfer requirements are outlined on page 15.

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Three semester system
                          First                          Second         Third          First      Second     Third          Time at        Time at
                          semester                       semester       semester       semester semester semester           SIBT           Macquarie
                                                                                       (2nd Year) (2nd Year) (2nd year)
 Certificate IV
 Mixed English            2 units + 15 hours English     3 units        3 units        n/a        n/a           n/a         12 months      Progress to
 Option                   tuition per week                                                                                                 Diploma
 Standard Track           3 units                        3 units        2 units        n/a        n/a           n/a         12 months      Progress to
                                                                                                                                           Diploma
 Fast Trackˇ              4 units                        4 units        n/a            n/a        n/a           n/a         8 months       Progress to
                                                                                                                                           Diploma
 Diploma
 Provisional Entry        2 units + Communication        3 units        3 units        n/a        n/a           n/a         12 months      2 years
 Program                  and Study Skills unit
 Standard Track           3 units                        3 units        2 units        n/a        n/a           n/a         12 months      2 years
 Fast Trackˇ              4 units                        4 units        n/a            n/a        n/a           n/a         8 months       2 years
 Advanced Diploma
 Standard Track           3 units                        3 unit         3 units        3 units    n/a           n/a         16 months      1.5 years

 Associate Degree
 Standard Track           3 units                        3 units        2 units        3 units    3 units       2 units     24 months      n/a

ˇSufficient academic and English results must be demonstrated to undertake Fast Track studies.
Each semester is 14 weeks duration.

Commencement Dates
SIBT at Macquarie University and Macquarie City Campus

 Year                  Semester              Orientation                      Start Dates        Mid Semester Break                    End of Semester
 2010                  February              17 – 19 Feb 2010                 22 Feb 2010        2 – 8 April 2010                      9 Jun 2010
                       June                  23 – 25 Jun 2010                 28 Jun 2010        n/a                                   6 Oct 2010
                       October               20 – 22 Oct 2010                 25 Oct 2010        25 Dec 2010 – 1 Jan 2011              09 Feb 2011
 2011                  February              23 – 25 Feb 2011                 28 Feb 2011        22 – 25 April 2011                    08 Jun 2011

                                                          Thanh Nguyet Phan, Vietnam
                                                          Diploma of Commerce, SIBT
                                                          Bachelor of Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting, Macquarie University
                                                          SIBT Macquarie Scholarship winner

                                                          SIBT provided me with the opportunity to better myself and
                                                          become independent. The great staff, modern environment,
                                                          and multicultural surroundings provide for excellent study
                                                          conditions. The SIBT Macquarie scholarship has helped to kick-
                                                          start my way to getting a degree and a fantastic future.

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Certificate IV in University
     Foundation Studies
                    This course prepares students to enter a SIBT Diploma. It is offered
                    at SIBT, Macquarie University only.

                    Who should apply?                             Assessment methods
                    Students who have completed the               The method of assessment may
                    equivalent of Australian high school,         vary depending on the course and
                    Year 11 or who require additional study       units selected. A combination of
                    prior to commencing a SIBT Diploma            assignments, essays, oral presentations,
                    should apply. A minimum IELTS score           tutorial participation and formal
                    of 5.5 (or equivalent) is required            examinations may be used.
                    for direct entry. Academic entry
                    requirements for particular countries         Course accreditation
                    are outlined on pages 28 and 29.
                                                                  Certificate IV in University Foundation
                                                                  Studies is accredited by the NSW
                    Course structure                              Vocational Education & Training
                    Streams are offered in Commerce/              Accreditation Board, a division of the
                    Business Administration, Information          NSW Department of Education.
                    Technology and Mass Communication.
                    Students must complete 8 academic             Further studies
                    units, either over 8 months (Fast Track)      Upon successful completion of this course
                    or 12 months (Standard Track).                (pass in 8 units) students are guaranteed
                                                                  entry into a SIBT Diploma course.
                    Teaching methods
                    SIBT students attend 4 hours of
                    classroom-based lectures and tutorials
                    per unit per week. It is expected that
                    approximately 6-8 hours per week per unit
                    will also be required for additional study.

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Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies
CRICOS codes: 064864M, 064865K NTIS Code: 51879

 Stream                Core Units                                 Elective Units                          Next Level of Study

 Commerce/             7 units                                    Select 1 unit                           • Diploma of Commerce
 Business
                       • BUS100       Accounting                  • BUS105        Statistics              • Diploma of Business Administration
 Administration
 8 units               • COM200       Communication Skills I      • BUS109        Marketing               • Diploma of Arts
                       • COM202       Communication Skills III    • COM104        Mass Communication I
                       • BUS103       Economics                   • COM105        Mass Communication II
                       • BUS104       Mathematics                 • COM100        Information Design
                       • BUS107       Introduction to Computing   • COM101        Programming
                       • BUS108       Management                  • COM102        Introduction to
                                                                                  Systems Analysis

 Information           6 units                                    Select 2 units                          • Diploma of Computing
 Technology
                       • COM200       Communication Skills I      • BUS105        Statistics              • Diploma of Arts
 8 units
                       • COM202       Communication Skills III    • BUS108        Management              • Diploma of Electronic Engineering
                       • BUS104       Mathematics                 • COM102        Introduction to
                                                                                  Systems Analysis
                       • BUS107       Introduction to Computing
                       • COM100       Information Design
                       • COM101       Programming

 Mass                  7 units                                    Select 1 unit                           • Diploma of Communication
 Communication
                       • COM200       Communication Skills I      • BUS100        Accounting              • Diploma of Arts
 8 units
                       • COM202       Communication Skills III    • BUS103        Economics
                       • BUS107       Introduction to Computing   • BUS104        Mathematics
                       • BUS109       Marketing                   • BUS105        Statistics
                       • COM104       Mass Communication I        • BUS108        Management
                       • COM105       Mass Communication II       • COM101        Programming
                       • COM100       Information Design          • COM102        Introduction to
                                                                                  Systems Analysis

For course information, unit descriptions and frequently asked questions, please visit: www.sibt.nsw.edu.au
 or further enrolment information, orientation details and textbook lists, please visit the SIBT
F
student portal at: https://portal.sibt.nsw.edu.au and click ‘Noticeboard’.

                                                    Winnie So, Malaysia
                                                    Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies, SIBT
                                                    Diploma of Computing, SIBT
                                                    Bachelor of Science (Statistics), Macquarie University
                                                    2007 SIBT Macquarie Scholarship holder
                                                    Academically, the SIBT Certificate provided me with a firm foundation
                                                    for the subjects in my field of studies and gave me skills in critical
                                                    thinking, research and referencing. This increased my confidence.
                                                    The passionate, interactive and personal style of the
                                                    teaching at SIBT was the highlight of my studies.

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Higher Education Diploma Courses
                                         SIBT Diplomas prepare students for entry into second year of a
                                         relevant Macquarie University Bachelor degree and provide a
                                         recognised qualification for employment purposes.

                                         Diploma of Commerce                          Diploma of Communication
                                         Provides the basis for further study         Provides the foundation for further
                                         in areas such as accounting, finance,        studies in the areas of media, public
                                         actuarial studies, commercial law,           affairs, international relations, social
                                         international business, economics,           science and culture. Upon completion
     Who should apply?                   marketing and human resources. Career        of a degree, employment may be
     Students can apply for the          options are varied across private and        gained in government and industry
     Diploma if they have:               public sector organisations and can          administration, publishing and editing,
                                         include accountancy, stockbroking,           journalism, arts policy/administration,
     • Achieved the equivalent to        finance, economics, marketing,               public relations, advertising, media
       Australian high school, Year 12   human resource management and                production or audience research.
     • Completed a Certificate IV in     international business. Students
       University Foundation Studies     specialise in their preferred area when      Diploma of Arts
                                         they begin their second year studies.
     • Obtained other post-school                                                     Ideal for students seeking flexibility. Upon
       Certificates or Diplomas                                                       completion students enter the Macquarie
                                         Diploma of Business                          University Bachelor of Arts which offers
     Detailed academic requirements
     for various countries are           Administration                               a variety of study areas including ancient
     outlined on page 28 and 29.         Provides a comprehensive preparation         history, anthropology, cultural studies,
                                         for students wishing to pursue a career in   English, dance, languages, media, modern
                                         business management without undertaking      history, contemporary music, creative
                                         a full specialisation. Students will learn   arts, politics and international relations,
                                         broad business skills required for modern    philosophy, sociology and writing.
                                         management. Careers are often found          Employment opportunities are offered in
                                         in the areas of business administration,     a range of industries depending on the
                                         banking, management, consulting,             areas of study selected during the degree.
                                         computing, financial management,             Please note that in some cases the Diploma of Arts
                                         marketing, recruitment and                   pathway requires completion of extra units and
                                                                                      may take up to an additional 12 months of study at
                                         staff development.
                                                                                      university. Please contact a SIBT Academic Advisor if
                                                                                      you are interested in this study option.
                                         Diploma of Computing
                                         Ideal for students with an interest in       Diploma of Electronic
                                         computing. The course provides a broad       Engineering
                                         introduction and students progress
                                         to more specialised areas in their           This course provides a critical introduction
                                         second and third years. Career options       for students wishing to study a Bachelor
                                         include system analysis, programming,        of Engineering at Macquarie University.
                                         database administration, networking,         Upon completion of the Diploma
                                         artificial intelligence, language            students can specialise in five different
                                         technology, multimedia and internet          areas: computer, electronics, software,
                                         development, e-commerce and other            telecommunications or wireless
                                         areas in government and industry.            engineering, which in Australia is unique
                                                                                      to Macquarie University. The Engineering
                                                                                      Degree is a 4 year accredited professional
                                                                                      program that prepares students to
                                                                                      work as professional engineers.

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English requirements                           Course accreditation
A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)   SIBT is a Higher Education Provider
is required for direct entry into Diploma      offering courses accredited by the
and for the Fast Track option. An IELTS        New South Wales Department of
score of 5.5 is needed to gain provisional     Education and Training. Academic
entry to a SIBT Diploma. Students admitted     standards are assured by Macquarie
into the Provisional Entry Program must        University moderation procedures and
complete an additional Communication           university accredited examinations.
and Study Skills unit in the first semester
before full entry is granted into Diploma.     Further studies
For further details refer to page 27.
                                               Upon successful completion of a
                                               SIBT Diploma students enter the
Course structure                               appropriate Bachelor degree (Year 2,
Students must complete 8 academic              Semester 1) or continue at SIBT to
units, either over 8 months (Fast Track)       complete an Advanced Diploma.
or 12 months (Standard Track). Students
on a Provisional Diploma will complete         Requirements for transfer
their studies at SIBT over 12 months. Unit
content is identical to the respective first
                                               to Macquarie University
year units at Macquarie University.            In accordance with Macquarie University
                                               Progression and Transfer Rules, SIBT
Teaching methods                               students must meet the following
                                               conditions for transfer to Macquarie
SIBT students attend 4 hours of classroom-     University or Macquarie City Campus:
based lectures and tutorials per unit per
week. It is expected that approximately        • M
                                                  inimum requirement is a
6–8 hours per week per unit will also            pass in 8 Diploma units.
be required for additional study time.         • S
                                                  ome degree programs require
                                                 a minimum Grade Point Average
Assessment methods                               (GPA). Refer to pages 16–19.
The method of assessment may vary              • Australian citizens and permanent
depending on the course and units selected.      residents require a minimum GPA of 1.5.
A combination of university approved
assessments, including assignments, essays,
oral presentations, tutorial participation
and formal examinations may be used.

                                                Pallavi Chaudhary, India
                                                Diploma of Business, SIBT
                                                A major advantage of studying in SIBT is the size of the classroom: no lecture
                                                has more than 50 students so the lecturer can give each student individual
                                                attention. I also like SIBT’s location on the Macquarie University Campus
                                                because I enjoy the same benefits as Macquarie University students, like the
                                                library, the computer labs, student discounts in the on-campus cafés, etc.
                                                I have never regretted making the decision to study so far away from home.
                                                It is an enriching experience that has changed me for the better.

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Higher Education Diploma Courses

        Diploma of Business                                       Diploma of Commerce                             Diploma of Electronic
        Administration                                                                                            Engineering
        CRICOS Codes: 051202A, 053149G                            CRICOS Codes: 051200C, 053276M                  CRICOS Codes: 068336C, 068335D
        • North Ryde • City                                       • North Ryde • City                             • North Ryde
        Select 8 units                                            Select 8 units                                  Select 8 units
        • ACBE100 	Academic Communication                        Core units                                      • ACS100 	Academic                           NEW!
                    in Business and                                                                                             Communication
                                                                  • ACBE100	Academic Communication
                    Economics^                                                                                                  in Science and
                                                                                 in Business and
        • ACCG106 	Accounting Information                                                                                      Engineering^
                                                                                 Economics^
                    for Decision Making                                                                           •   COMP115 	Introduction to
                                                                  • ACCG100 Accounting 1A
        • ACST101 	Techniques and                                                                                              Computer Science
                                                                  • ACST101 Techniques and
                    Elements of Finance                                                                           •   COMP125 	Fundamentals of
                                                                                 Elements of Finance
        • BBA102 	Principles of Management                                                                                     Computer Science
                                                                  • BBA102 	Principles of Management
        • ECON111 Microeconomic Principles                                                                        •   ELEC141 	Digital Fundamentals
                                                                  • ECON111 Microeconomic Principles
        • HRM107 	Introduction to                                                                                •   ELEC170 	Introduction to
                                                                  • MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals                             Electronic Systems
                    Human Resources
                                                                  Additional units                                •   MATH135 	Mathematics IA
        • MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals
                                                                  (where required for specific programs)
        • STAT170   Introductory Statistics                                                                       •   MATH136 	Mathematics IB
        Elective units                                            • ACCG101         Accounting IB                 •   PHYS140 	Physics 1A
                                                                  • BBA111          Organisational Behaviour     •   PHYS143 Physics 1B
        • BBA111            Organisational Behaviour
                                                                  • ECON110          Macroeconomic
        • ISYS104           Introduction to                                           Principles
                            Business Information
                                                                  • HRM107            Introduction to
                            Systems
                                                                                       Human Resources
        • PHL137            Critical Thinking
                                                                  • MATH135            Mathematics 1A             2nd Year Macquarie University
                                                                  • STAT170            Introductory Statistics   • Bachelor of Engineering
                                                                  Elective units                                    	(with specialisations in
                                                                                                                      Computer, Electronics,
                                                                  • ISYS104         Introduction to Business         Software, Telecommunications
        2nd Year Macquarie University                                                Information Systems              or Wireless Engineering)
        • Bachelor of Arts                                        • PHL137           Critical Thinking            Note: a Bachelor of Engineering is a 4 year
        • Bachelor of Commerce ‡                                  • MATH130          Mathematics 1E               degree (including the SIBT Diploma).
          	(with majors in Accounting,
            Applied Econometrics, Business
            Demographics#, Commercial
            Law, Economics, Finance,
            Human Resources, International                        2nd Year Macquarie University
            Business, Marketing)
                                                                  • Bachelor of Arts
        • Bachelor of Economics ‡
                                                                  • Bachelor of Commerce ‡
        • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional
                                                                    	(majors in Accounting, Applied
          Accounting GPA 1.5 ‡
                                                                      Econometrics, Business
        • Bachelor of Business                                        Demographics#, Commercial
          Administration GPA 2.0                                      Law, Economics, Finance,
                                                                      Human Resources, International
                                                                      Business, Marketing)
                                                                  • Bachelor of Economics ‡
                                                                  • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional
                                                                    Accounting GPA 1.5 ‡
                                                                  • Bachelor of Applied Finance
                                                                    GPA 2.25 ‡
                                                                  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies GPA 3.0
                                                                    plus MATH135 (high distinction)
                                                                    and ACST101 (credit) # ‡
                                                                  • Bachelor of Business
                                                                    Administration GPA 2.0

     Additional Notes: ^‡     #    Please see page19 for important information associated with these symbols.

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Diploma of Computing                                      Diploma of Communication                           Diploma of Arts

   CRICOS Codes: 051204K, 053277K                            CRICOS Codes: 051201B, 053278J                     CRICOS Codes: 051203M, 053148G
   • North Ryde                                              • North Ryde • City                                • North Ryde
   Select 8 units                                            Select 8 units                                     Select 8 units
   Core units                                                Core unit                                          Core units
   • ACS100 	Academic Communication                         • ACHS100      cademic Communication
                                                                           A                                    • ACHS100	Academic
                  in Science and                                           in Social Sciences                                       Communication in
                  Engineering^                                             and Humanities^                                          the Social Sciences
   • COMP115 	Introduction to                               Additional units                                                       and Humanities^
                  Computer Science                           (where required for specific programs)             Elective units
   • ISYS114 	Introduction to                               • CUL120       Living Culture                     • CUL120	Living Culture
                  Systems Design and                                                                            • CUL121	Seeing Culture:
                                                             • CUL121        eeing Culture: Vision,
                                                                            S
                  Data Management                                                                                              Vision, Visuality
                                                                            Visuality and the Senses
   Additional units                                                                                                            and The Senses
                                                             • ICOM101 Intercultural Relations
   (where required for specific programs)                                                                       • ICOM101	Intercultural Relations
                                                             • MAS104        Australian Media
   • ACCG106 	Introductory Financial                        • MAS105         Media Cultures
                                                                                                                • ISYS104	Introduction to Business
                       Accounting                                                                                              Information Systems
                                                             Elective units (select 4 units)
   • BBA111 	Organisational Behaviour                                                                          • LING109	Language, Culture
                                                             • ISYS104         Introduction to Business
   • COMP125 	Fundamentals of                                                                                                 and Communication
                                                                                Information Systems
                       Computer Science                                                                         • MAS104       Australian Media
                                                             • LING109 Language, Culture and
   • ISYS104 	Introduction to Business                                         Communication                   • MAS105       Media Cultures
                       Information Systems
                                                             • MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals                  • MKTG101	Marketing
   Elective units                                                                                                              Fundamentals
                                                             • MUS102 Passion, Rebellion and
   • ELEC170 	Introduction to                                                  Identity in Popular Music
                                                                                                                • MUS102	Passion, Rebellion
                                                                                                                               and Identity in
                       Electronic Systems                    • PHL137           Critical Thinking
                                                                                                                               Popular Music
   •   ELEC141         Digital Fundamentals                  • POL108            Introduction to
                                                                                                                • PHL137       Critical Thinking
   •   MATH130         Mathematics 1E                                             Global Politics
                                                                                                                • POL108	Introduction to
   •   MATH 135        Mathematics 1A                        • STAT170            Introductory Statistics
                                                                                                                               Global Politics
   •   MATH136         Mathematics 1B
                                                                                                                • STAT170	Introductory Statistics
   •   PHL137          Critical Thinking                                                                        Note: Other diploma units can also
   •   PHYS140         Physics 1A                                                                               be taken as part of this course.
   •   PHYS143         Physics 1B
   •   STAT170         Introductory Statistics               2nd Year Macquarie University
                                                             • Bachelor of Arts
                                                             • Bachelor of Arts (Media) GPA 3.0 ‡
                                                             • Bachelor of Arts (International                  2nd Year Macquarie University
                                                               Communication) ‡                                 • Bachelor of Arts
   2nd Year Macquarie University                             • Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies)‡
   • Bachelor of Arts
   • Bachelor of Information Technology
     (with majors in Software Technology,
     Information Systems) ‡                                  General Notes
   • Bachelor of eBusiness ‡                                Other prerequisites may apply from               Mathematics unit. This is a qualifying unit and
                                                            time-to-time. Where applicable, students         does not give credit towards the Diploma.
   • Bachelor of Science (with                              will be advised in their Letter of Offer.
                                                                                                             Students on the Provisional Entry Program will
     majors in Software Technology,
                                                            Some units may not be offered each semester.     need to take a Communication and Study Skills unit
     Information Systems) ‡                                                                                  (CBIT123) in addition to their 8 required Diploma
                                                            Diploma of Commerce students who have not
   • Bachelor of Engineering                                                                                 units. This is an academic support unit and does
                                                            satisfactorily completed a Year 12 program (or
                                                                                                             not give credit towards the Diploma. This unit
                                                            equivalent) in Mathematics will need to take a
                                                                                                             must be taken in the first semester of study.

Additional Notes: ^‡      #   Please see page19 for important information associated with these symbols.

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Advanced Diploma Courses
        Diploma of Business                                     Diploma of Commerce                           Diploma of Computing
        Administration

        Advanced Diploma of                                     Advanced Diploma of                           Advanced Diploma of
        Business Administration                                 Commerce                                      Computing
        CRICOS Code: 051209E                                    CRICOS Code: 051207G                          CRICOS Code: 051208F
        • North Ryde                                            • North Ryde                                  • North Ryde
        Core units                                              Core units                                    Core units
        • ACCG200	Fundamentals                                 • ACCG200	Fundamentals                       • COMP249	Web Technology
                       of Management                                           of Management                  • ISYS224	Database Systems
                       Accounting                                              Accounting                     Elective units
        • BUSL250 Business Law                                  • BUSL250 Business Law                        • COMP125 	Fundamentals of
        Elective units (select 2 units)                         Elective units (select 2 units)                              Computer Science
        • BBA111 	Organisational                               • BBA 111      Organisational Behaviour       • PHL137       Critical Thinking
                       Behaviour                                • ECON110 	Macroeconomic                     • STAT170      Introductory Statistics
        • ECON110	Macroeconomic                                               Principles                     • ELEC170 	Introduction to
                       Principles                               • HRM107 	Introduction to                                   Electronic Systems
        • ISYS114 	Introduction to                                            Human Resources                • ELEC141      Digital Fundamentals
                       Systems Design and                       • ISYS114 	Introduction to                   • MATH130 Mathematics 1E
                       Data Management                                         Systems Design and
                                                                                                              • MATH135 Mathematics 1A
        • PHL 137      Critical Thinking                                       Data Management
                                                                                                              • MATH136 Mathematics 1B
                                                                • PHL137       Critical Thinking
                                                                                                              • PHYS140 Physics 1A
                                                                • STAT170      Introductory Statistics
                                                                                                              • PHYS143 Physics 1B

        2nd Year Macquarie University
        • Bachelor of Arts
        • Bachelor of Commerce ‡                                2nd Year Macquarie University
                                                                                                              2nd Year Macquarie University
        	(with majors in Accounting,                           • Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                              • Bachelor of Arts
            Applied Econometrics, Business                      • Bachelor of Commerce ‡
            Demographics #, Commercial                                                                        • Bachelor of Information Technology
                                                                	(majors in Accounting, Applied                (with majors in Software Technology,
            Law, Economics, Finance,                                 Econometrics, Business                     Information Systems) ‡
            Human Resources, International                           Demographics #, Commercial
            Business, Marketing)                                                                              • Bachelor of eBusiness ‡
                                                                     Law, Economics, Finance,
        • Bachelor of Economics ‡                                    Human Resources, International           • Bachelor of Science (with
                                                                     Business, Marketing)                       majors in Software Technology,
        • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional
                                                                • Bachelor of Economics ‡                       Information Systems)
          Accounting GPA 1.5 ‡
        • Bachelor of Business                                  • Bachelor of Commerce – Professional
          Administration GPA 2.0                                  Accounting GPA 1.5 ‡
                                                                • Bachelor of Applied Finance
                                                                  GPA 2.25 ‡
                                                                • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies GPA 3.0
                                                                  plus MATH 135 (high distinction)
                                                                  and ACST101 (credit) # ‡
                                                                • Bachelor of Business
                                                                  Administration GPA 2.0

     Additional Notes: ^‡    #   Please see page19 for important information associated with these symbols.

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Important Information
Advanced Diploma                             environment can also choose to continue   proceed to the related degree program
                                             studying the Advanced Diploma.            at Macquarie University. For example,
Students are awarded an Advanced                                                       Bachelor of Business Administration
Diploma upon successful completion           Upon graduation, students progress
                                             to the second semester of second          has a GPA entry requirement of 2.0.
of 12 units. This includes the SIBT
Diploma (8 units) plus an additional         year of the relevant Bachelor degree      GPA examples:
4 units. These additional units are          and will only need to complete a          • A student who achieves a grade of Pass
equivalent to the first semester of          further 1.5 years of study at Macquarie     in 8 units with no fails has a GPA of 2.0
second year Macquarie University.            University or Macquarie City Campus.
                                                                                       • A student who attempts 8 units
Students will be offered a place in the      What is a GPA?                              and achieves 4 passes and
Advanced Diploma if they commence                                                        4 credits will have a GPA of 2.5
                                             Each SIBT student who completes a
their studies in October or graduate
                                             SIBT Diploma/Advanced Diploma will        For further details and examples of
from the SIBT Diploma in October. This
                                             receive a Grade Point Average (GPA).      how the GPA is calculated please refer
is because Macquarie University does
                                             This is a score between 0 and 4.0         to www.sibt.nsw.edu.au/GPA.htm
not offer classes between October and
                                             that reflects the average academic
February and the Advanced Diploma is
                                             achievement during the course.
designed to allow students to continue
their studies at SIBT during this period.    GPA calculations are relevant only
Students who enjoy the SIBT learning         where there is a GPA requirement to

  Additional notes:
  ^ For students with IELTS scores of 6.0 (or equivalent) the discipline
    specific Academic Communication unit is a compulsory unit.
  ‡ Prescribed units – specific units must be studied for progression into these
    degrees. Please see a SIBT Academic Advisor for further information.
  # Additional 100 level units will be required to be completed at Macquarie
    University. Please see a SIBT Academic Advisor for further information.
     Students have the option to study these degree programs
     at Macquarie City Campus, located in Sydney CBD.
     Course length (SIBT + MQ) will be longer than 3 years.
     Students must see an Academic Advisor for details.

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Associate Degree in Business
                  The Associate Degree in Business           understanding of the fundamentals
                  provides graduates with the skills         of business, including: principles,
                  and knowledge necessary to work in         practices, models, organisation structure,
                  a business environment and can be          law and international business.
                  completed in less than two years.          Graduates will have developed skills
                  Students are awarded an Associate          currently in high demand in both large
                  Degree in Business after successful        and small businesses and be well
                  completion of 16 units.                    equipped to enter the business world.
                  Graduates from the Associate Degree
                  in Business will have gained a solid

                    Associate Degree in Business
                    CRICOS Codes: 068334E
                    • North Ryde
                                                                                       NEW!
                    Year one units
                    • ACBE100 Academic Communication in Business and Economics
                    • ACCG100 Accounting IA OR
                    • ACCG106 Accounting Information for Decision Making
                    • ACCG101 Accounting IB
                    • ACST101 Techniques and Elements of Finance
                    • BBA102      Principles of Management
                    • BBA111      Organisational Behaviour
                    • ECON110 Macroeconomic Principles
                    • ECON111 Microeconomic Principles
                    • HRM107      Introduction to Human Resources
                    • ISYS 104    Introduction to Business Information Systems
                    • MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals
                    • STAT170     Introductory Statistics
                    Year two units
                    • ACCG200 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
                    • ACCG253 Financial Management
                    • BUSL250 Business Law
                    • BBA216      Business Communication Principles and Practices
                    • BBA280      Business Models and Organisation Structure
                    • BUS201      Introduction to International Business
                    • HRM207 Human Resource Learning and Development
                    • MKTG203 Consumer Behaviours
                    • MKTG202 Marketing Research

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A day in the life of a SIBT student
Siti Nuramirah Mohamad Fazwi, Malaysia
Diploma of Commerce

             Activity

 8am         I wake up around 7am and take the fantastic new train to Macquarie University station. During my
             20-minute trip I revise my accounting lecture notes before class. Accounting is one of my best subjects
             and my goal is to be an Accountant (which is why I chose Macquarie – it is famous worldwide for
             Accounting!). I grab a coffee and a bagel from the SIBT ‘Globe Café’ before heading to class.

 11am        I have finished the first 3-hour block of an Accounting lecture of the day (we also have breaks in this time). The
             lecturer was very clear in her teaching, she explained the theory well and gave practical exercises so we could further
             understand what she was teaching. I am now heading to my tutorial for the same unit, which will go for about an hour.
             My tutor is super friendly and very knowledgeable – he’s currently doing CPA, and I can ask him anything I need to.

 12pm        Lunchtime! So much choice… I usually choose between the food court (U @ MQ) on campus or go
             across to Macquarie Centre, which has over 250 shops and restaurants. Today it’s U @ MQ and I am
             meeting my lovely SIBT friends in the central courtyard. There are five of us in the group – from Korea,
             Australia, China and India. There’s amazing diversity at SIBT and Macquarie, around 100 different
             nationalities, so I have made a lot of friends from all around the world. I have Thai vegetable rice for
             lunch and we talk about our upcoming tests and when we are going to meet next for study group.

 1pm         The next class is ISYS104 (Computing). Every week we have a quiz at the beginning of the class so
             the lecturer knows if we have understood last week’s lecture. It’s great revision for me! The lecturer
             always makes the class very interesting and lively. He also usually explains what we are going to
             learn in practical class so this makes it so much easier when we get into this next class. In this unit,
             I have learnt how to use Excel, Microsoft Word and even how to build a website from scratch!

 6pm         Class is over and I’m really excited because there is a Malaysian Club BBQ on at
             Macquarie University Village. I love meeting new people and the students who come
             along are actually from everywhere – not just Malaysia. It’s a good mix between typical
             Aussie BBQ food, sausages and steak, and Malaysian food, mee goreng and curry puffs.
             I meet Sally, an Australian girl who is studying a Diploma of Communication at SIBT.
             She is really friendly and we make plans to meet up for a coffee next week.

 9pm         I say goodbye to everyone and catch the train back to my apartment. I revise
             today’s lesson and quickly fall asleep! I want to get up early tomorrow to go to the
             gym at Macquarie University’s Sports and Aquatic Centre after all the delicious
             food I’ve eaten today!

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Same Class. New Experience.
     SIBT now has the same semester dates and one timetable across two campus locations. This means that
     students can design their timetable to study some units at SIBT in the City and some at the SIBT
     campus at North Ryde.

     For example, a Diploma of Commerce student might choose to do a Finance unit in the city on Tuesday, Marketing
     and Accounting at North Ryde on Wednesday and then head back to the City on Thursday for Computing.
     Students have the flexibility to experience both campus lifestyles while still graduating with the same high-quality SIBT Diploma.

     The benefits of choosing units at SIBT in the city
     1. It’s convenient                           2. E
                                                      xperience two study lifestyles           3. Increased opportunities for
     We understand it is often easier to          Students can combine the
                                                                                                part-time work
     get to the city, so studying some units      experiences of studying at Macquarie          Studying in the city provides the
     in the CBD could cut down travel             University, with studying in the              chance to gain part-time work close to
     time and make life a little easier.          heart of Sydney’s financial district          the campus and obtain valuable work
                                                  at Macquarie City Campus. Take                experience. At the same time, working
     Students can take advantage of
                                                  this opportunity to get more out of           close to Macquarie City Campus means
     the new railway line that operates
                                                  your tertiary learning experience.            you can more easily divide your time
     between Macquarie University and
                                                                                                between study and employment.
     Wynyard station. It’s never been             As the hub of Sydney’s business and
     easier or quicker to travel between          social activity, the CBD offers a variety     4. Same high quality education
     campuses by public transport.                of options to socialise with friends          It’s only the location that is different.
                                                  and classmates. Share lunch with              The unit content and exams are identical
                                                  friends in Hyde Park or the Rocks,            at each campus, so wherever students
                                                  or go to the movies after class – the         choose to study they will receive
                                                  new experiences are endless.                  the same high-quality education.

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