A : ACBT – Australian College of Business and Technology has been in partnership with Edith Cowan University since 1998. During the same period, ACBT was in partnership with Edith Cowan College (formerly Perth Institute of Business and Technology) the founding college of Navitas. ACBT is a popular choice for both Sri Lankan and International students and provides quality pathway Programmes to many Australian or UK Universities.
A : ACBT offers:
University Foundation Programmes: Business, Information Technology, Science and Engineering.
Undergraduate Programmes: Diploma in Business, Diploma in Science (Computing/IT), Diploma in Science (Engineering studies) Advanced Diploma in Business (Major International Business, Management, Marketing, and Tourism & Hospitality Management), Advanced Diploma in Science (Computing/IT) (Double Major – Software Engineering and Computer Science) Graduate Certificate of Business
Post Graduate Programmes: MBA (International)
Other Programmes: IELTS Preparation Courses (ACBT is one of the official IELTS test centres in Sri Lanka) and General English Courses.
A : ACBT courses are conducted in Colombo, Sri Lanka with a branch campuses in Kandy and Galle. ACBT Colombo Campus enables students to access and enjoy all facilities and services, creating a smoother transition to their degree at ACBT. ACBT Kandy campus offers a charming, picturesque and cooler studying environment with state-of-the-art-facilities on par with the Colombo College.
A : It depends on which course you want to do and the environment you would prefer. ACBT Colombo offers all the courses offered at ACBT from the University Foundation Programmes to the MBA, and ACBT Kandy offers Programmes upto Diploma level.
A : Yes. The HNC Diploma courses are the same level as those for the relevant first year undergraduate Programmes offered by the University.
A : Yes. The HND Diploma courses are the same level as those for the relevant second year undergraduate Programmes offered by the University.
A : The advantages for students are many. Classes are much smaller than the usual university lecture size. ACBT students have more class time per unit than university which allows more time to understand the course. You also have the choice of studying over two or three semesters in one calendar year. For a fraction of a cost which is 1/5th of the cost studying in Australia.
A : No. Whilst it is possible to complete either Programme in two semesters (eight months), some students opt to study over three semesters, to allow more time to concentrate on each individual unit.
A : Yes. Many Australian universities recognize the ACBT Diploma Programmes since its one of the members of Navitas. Advanced standing is given on an individual case basis.
A : Students at ACBT come from all parts of the island of Sri Lanka and from countries around the world. Most come from Maldives, China, India and Pakistan.
A : Sri Lankan/Permanent residents can study part-time. International students must study full-time to meet visa conditions.
A : There are many avenues of help and support throughout your trimesters with ACBT. If you find yourself having difficulty in a unit, you can contact your lecturer and organise a time to meet for consultation. A Student Counselor is also available to advise you with many areas of your studies and your life at ACBT.
A : All classes are four hours duration. There is some variation in this structure according to the nature of the individual units and specific requirements.
A : Classes run from 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5.30pm. Limited units may be offered week nights from 6.00pm-9.30pm and Saturday from 9.30am-1.30pm as well as on Sundays.
A : Due to visa conditions international students must study a minimum of 3 units each trimester unless it is the students last trimester. There is no minimum for Sri Lankan students.
A : No. Because of the flexible nature of the Programme it is possible to progress to new units whilst retaking those which have been failed. As three trimesters of study can be completed in one calendar year, students who fail one or more units can get back 'on track' without loss of time.
A : It is easy, click here and follow the instructions.
A : It will only take 24 – 48 hours to receive an offer from ACBT from the time ACBT receives your payment.
A : Yes. ACBT accepts both Sri Lankan/Permanent residents and International students.
A : Yes, you can apply for exemptions for prior learning, which includes formal study undertaken in recognised tertiary institutions in Sri Lanka, including universities, colleges and other post-secondary education institutions.
A : it is easy, click on the following link and follow the instructions.
A : The number of exemptions will vary depending on the subject and the course you have completed. This can be clarified by talking to one of the counselors at ACBT.
A : Entry requirements are course specific and country specific. Click on the following link to find out more.
A : Yes. ACBT accepts students who are aged 21 or over and have relevant experience or other appropriate qualifications.
A : You can pay your fees by cash Telegraphic Transfer/Direct Deposit, Bank Draft/Bank Cheque, Credit Card. click here for detailed information.
A : All international students must have OSHC. The Department of Immigration and Emigration Sri Lanka (DIESL) changed the student visa requirements. Under the conditional requirements, international students will have to obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the proposed duration of their student visa. For students who will be undertaking a packaged course, there cannot be a gap in the OSHC coverage.
A : OSHC helps pay for medical and hospital care should you become ill during your stay in Sri Lanka. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and hospitalization. OSHC will not cover any illness or disability that you had prior to arriving in Sri Lanka. It will also not cover ancillary services (for example, dental or optical services). If you require ancillary services you can take out extra OSHC, provided by an approved OSHC provider. Make sure you bring any optical or medical prescriptions with you to Sri Lanka.
A : $ 250.
A : If you already have OSHC please provide proof of coverage to ACBT before you accept your offer.
A : Yes, you definitely need to attend Orientation as this is the day you will enroll in your units. You will also meet key staff at ACBT and be informed about the many services available to you as an ACBT student. It is also a great opportunity to meet future friends.
A : Bring your ACBT offer letter, pen, and passport (international students only), proof of fee payment.
A : Please notify ACBT immediately if you cannot attend and you will be instructed about a late enrolment session.
A : Students who wish to change their course must complete the Change of Course Application form and submit to the Student Records department.
A : Students who wish to withdraw from a course must go to their respective counsellor and complete the Withdrawal form. Withdrawals will not be processed unless a form has been completed. Students are bound by the ACBT Refund Policy, applicable from the date of their original application to withdraw. International students who withdraw from a course will be reported to the VISA controller within one week of the withdrawal being approved.
A : Yes, ACBT organises a graduation ceremony for students who have successfully completed their study. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.
A : ACBT students have access to the student portal – you should access this portal regularly as it contains important information about your study at ACBT. If you have specific questions please feel free to talk to the counselors at ACBT.
A : There are specific academic guidelines that students must meet to in order transfer to Australia. This could be done by coordinating with the University that they wish to transfer.
A : Simply go to the relevant university website.