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Foundation Program - Commerce and Business Sydney Institute of Business and Technology



Course info


The Foundation Program has been developed to bridge the gap between high school and tertiary studies. While completing the Foundation Program, you will study units and practice skills required for academic success in the SIBT Diploma Program (equivalent to 1st year University). Some of the Foundation units you select will depend on the Diploma you wish to study.

Extended program

Students studying the Foundation Extended Program will study four Extended core units, four Standard core units and four elective units from a selected stream.

Core units

  • FNDS010 Introduction to Academic Communication
  • FNDS011 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing
  • FNDS012 Computing Skills
  • FNDH023 Essential Mathematics OR FNDA023 Mass Communication

Standard program

Students studying the Foundation Standard Program will study four Standard core units and four electives units from a selected stream.

Core units

  • FNDS013 Advanced Academic Communication Skills
  • FNDS014 Intercultural Studies
  • FNDS015 Information Technology
  • FNDS016 Advanced Academic Writing and Research

Commerce and Business elective units

  • FNDE020 Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • FNDB021 Economics
  • FNDH023 Essential Mathematics
  • FNDE021 Mathematics 1
  • FNDE023 Mathematics 2
  • FNDB020 Accounting
  • FNDB022 Management
  • FNDB023 Marketing

Entry to a SIBT diploma

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

Fast track to diploma

Students who pass their first 4 units of the Foundation Program (Standard) and achieve an overall average of 70% or above, may be eligible to transfer into an SIBT Diploma.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Foundation Program - Commerce and Business.

Full Time (Standard program - 8 months; Extended program - 12 months)

Tuition fees

Standard fee - AUD $23,000; Extended fee - AUD $31,275


11 Mar, 08 Jul, 04 Nov


Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)

Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Students who achieve an IELTS of 5.5, with 5 in each band, and have completed the equivalent to year 11 in Australia, are eligible to study the Foundation Standard Program which takes two semesters to complete.

Students who achieve an IELTS of 5.0, and have completed the equivalent to year 11 in Australia, are eligible to study the Foundation Extended Program which takes three semesters to complete.

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology*

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* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at Sydney Institute of Business and Technology.

Navitas Family Bursaries

Value of scholarship

The bursary is equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee for up to 8 units of study within one program only with a Navitas member institution.

Application details:

A completed application must be submitted to the Navitas institution together with supporting documents, such as birth certificate, or family card. Application form can be obtained from the Navitas institution where the student has enrolled.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Family Bursary applies where two or more students from the same family study at a Navitas institution.
  • The first family member can be studying at a Navitas institution at the same time as the other family members or may have studied at any Navitas institution previously.
  • The family bursary is granted to the second and subsequent family members who study at a Navitas institution.
  • Not have previously received a Navitas scholarship or bursary, or had a scholarship or bursary from Navitas withdrawn.


For the purpose of this bursary, a family member is defined as a husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father, son, daughter or stepchild.


Successful recipients will not receive any money from the Navitas member institution. The value of the bursary will be recorded on the student's account each semester of study.
The bursary does not apply to additional units or repeat units that may also be undertaken.
Navitas bursary is not applicable to English language program or any component of any English language program offered by Navitas member institutions.

Who can apply:

All international

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