Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT)


Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) was established in 1994 in association with Edith Cowan University (ECU). PIBT is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider with the knowledge and resources of staff from more than 50 different colleges and campuses worldwide.

PIBT has built its enviable reputation by delivering high-quality certificate and diploma programs that will guide students to a successful transition to a university degree with confidence.

PIBT is a modern and dynamic institution, located on the ECU Mount Lawley campus, and prepares students for a university degree at ECU. PIBT is housed in a brand new, purpose-built building with spacious modern classrooms equipped with multi media-facilities.

PIBT is located on the ECU Mt Lawley campus, only 5km from the Perth CBD. The campus is easily accessible by public transport. Some classes are also offered at the ECU Joondalup campus, which is located approximately 23km from the city centre.

PIBT’s official partner, Edith Cowan University, boasts a wide range of internationally recognised courses. PIBT’s students study on campus and have full access to all the universities facilities.

The School of Engineering at ECU is the fastest growing engineering school in Australia with an annual growth of more than 20% in the last few years. The School enjoys some of the best equipped hardware laboratories in the nation, with regular multi-million dollar investments into expanding and maintaining its world-class infrastructure.

Why Choose PIBT?

All Diploma programs consist mainly of ECU first year degree courses and are delivered and moderated by qualified university lecturers. Upon successful completion of the PIBT Diploma program, students will be able to gain direct entry to the 2nd year of the related ECU degree program. *

  • PIBT students study at a university campus (either at the ECU Mt Lawley or Joondalup campuses) and have access to all university facilities and amenities
  • PIBT students study a university-designed program which is based on the 1st year of the equivalent ECU Bachelor degree. Diploma courses are moderated by ECU so students can be confident that their course is of the highest quality with standards equivalent to the University
  • Complete your Diploma in a minimum of 2 semesters (8 months)
  • A small class environment consisting of lectures and small group tutorials/workshops ensure that students receive the best of attention and the best teaching and learning support
  • PIBT conducts its classes in 4-hour sessions. The extra academic contact allows students to fully develop their knowledge and understanding in an environment supported by qualified academic staff

*Entry for Australian and permanent residents is determined by the availability of Commonwealth supported places on a competitive basis

JIGME DORJI, testimonial (Bhutan nationality)

Certificate IV and Diploma of Business

I am good with numbers and Perth is well known for having world class opportunities to study business. So I chose to take Business as my career. PIBT provides a good foundation to study at university level. It has prepared me for the challenge that I am going to face at university. The multi-cultural society, friendly environment and facilities are the things I really like about PIBT.



EMMA MCDOWELL testimonial (Australian student)

Diploma of Business

 I chose the Business Diploma as I was interested in pursuing a career in marketing and management. It was a good introduction to the bachelor degree. I was a little hesitant going back to study after working full-time, however the smaller classes appealed to me, and the flexible structure of PIBT made the transition a lot easier.


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