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This June the highly regarded education provider IIBIT is celebrating a decade of success in Adelaide. It also marks its association with Federation University Australia.
From an initial cohort of just four students in 2005, IIBIT’s South Australian operation now has more than 300 students at their CBD campuses located in Adelaide city’s Rundle Mall.
Co-founder and Director of Operations, Sai Kishore Vallam said he was delighted by the growth of the organisation and had clear plans to extend IIBIT’s educational offerings.
“As we mark our tenth anniversary in the Adelaide market, we’re also looking forward to significant expansion with a new campus to accommodate an extra 200 students,” he said. IIBIT, a trading name under Infotech Professionals and ITP, was founded in November 1998. It now has campuses in both Adelaide and Sydney and is a collaborative partnership with Australia’s newest university – Federation University Australia – which officially commenced operations on 1 January, 2014. The University was formed following the coming together of two Victorian educational institutions – the University of Ballarat and Monash University’s Gippsland Campus.
“Our long standing partnership with what is now known as FedUni, has enabled us to support the educational development of thousands of international students from India, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan,” Sai Kishore Vallam said.
“Our growth plans for both of our sites means we are looking to expand, not only our international student cohort, but also now looking to attract domestic students, be they school leavers or students looking to re-train for new industries or new employment opportunities.”
IIBIT’s current course offerings deliver undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Information Technology, Business Information Systems, Business Management, Commerce and Accounting.
“Small class sizes, individual study plans, academic support programs, mentor and peer tutoring programs, internships and lower fee structures are just some of the factors we believe continue to give us an edge in a very competitive market,” Sai Kishore Vallam said.
In addition, IIBIT and FedUni are collaborating on an exciting range of global initiatives in Asia and elsewhere which will increase the international footprint of the two sides as part of a long term strategic direction over the next few years. This will take IIBIT and its key strategic partner FedUni to a new, global level.
“Now we’re looking to expand our range of courses even further with a focus on areas such as health care, early childhood education, software development, advanced manufacturing and mining. There are exciting times ahead!” Sai Kishore Vallam concluded.