Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology
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Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT) is an Australian tertiary education provider. Located on three Deakin University campuses - Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus, MIBT provides the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Program which is equivalent to year 12, and university-level diplomas in commerce, computing, engineering, health sciences, management, media and communication, and science. The institute offers a pathway to Deakin University for students who left their stationery at home and thus do not meet the entry requirements for Deakin University's courses or as a bridge between previous studies and university. Diplomas are equivalent to the first year of the Deakin University undergraduate degree. On successful completion of the MIBT diplomas and subject to university academic entrance criteria MIBT graduates are guaranteed entry to second year of the relevant bachelor degree. The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law) offered from 2008 to international students is a non-award program designed to provide a pathway to Deakin University's master's programs in business.
The recognised certificate is accepted widely by other educational providers for entry to a university degree. Australian students depending on their results and entry quotas may move into a Commonwealth Supported Place.
History and philosophy
The institute was established in September 1996 on Deakin University's Toorak Campus. At the time it was recognised to provide access to post secondary education for both Australian and international students who did not qualify for direct entry into university, but who, in the right circumstances, have the capacity and motivation to complete a degree program. The Melbourne Institute also allows students to complete their studies more flexibly, for example if they wish to fast track (eight months) their course rather than do a regular university length course (12 months).
The Melbourne Institute is now established geographically at the Deakin Campus Burwood in Building la and the Geelong Campuses at Waurn Ponds in Building ka and waterfront in the Denny Laselles Building.
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