The Institute of Intellect Blending (IIB) is a Sydney-based college. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which means the college is regulated by a government department in Australia. IIB is not a large college and so has the ability to focus its efforts on looking after the smaller student cohorts that we enrol. Our programs have been selected to allow us to serve students and to enable learning to occur in a more relaxed, close-knit environment. The college offers two types of courses: Business courses and English courses. We want your learning journey to be as useful as possible and so have included information under the Student Services tab on this website. At IIB, international students studying with us will be undertaking 20 hours of study a week. Normally, each hour of study will generate 1-3 hours of additional required academic work, assessment writing and reflection time, so deciding to study a qualification is not a small commitment. In addition to the financial cost, undertaking any of our courses will mean that you will need to attend class, complete in-class exercises and a range of different assessments. Some of them will be written, others are presentations in nature, while other assessments will include doing research. The full details of assessments can be found in the student services tab for each course. Our trainers, assessors and teachers will help you understand and attempt assessments and exercises. We also expect that the work you submit will be genuine; that it is yours. We want to create as realistic an environment for you as possible in terms of expectations. For example, in business one’s own work is what others expect, not a copy or someone else’s work. We hope you will agree with us, so we can travel this journey of learning together, hopefully leading to a better career outcome for you. The college offers the following courses: 1. Business 2. English language Deciding to study business should not be taken lightly. We encourage you to think about whether business is the career direction that you really wish to head in. some people think that studying business is a ticket to financial success and a guarantee of finding a high-paying job. Far from it, studying business requires dedication, hard work and several specific skills’ sets that not everybody has. Working in business is competitive and only few applicants for jobs are recruited from many hundreds. This is one of the reasons why we are candid and up-front about study expectations, because learners who accept the challenge of real study, real commitment to attendance and an interest in comprehensively completing assessments are more likely to be attractive for future potential employers. Studying at IIB does not guarantee you work, nor does it mean that you will be able to necessarily settle in Sydney or achieve all your goals. Studying is merely a first step that tests your resolution, ability and interest in completing this journey. At the end of the journey a combination of factors will determine your chances in work and in the selection of where you can live. Before making a decision to study with us, please read all the information in the student services section of this website. If you do apply to study either directly or through an agent, we will repeat this information and add more to it in our Student Agreement, Letter of Offer and other documents we provide. We want to be sure you get the full picture before you decide to join our family. Remember that at any time during the process or before it, you can contact us to ask questions on 1300 378 839 or email to email@example.com. We will be glad to elaborate these in detail and hear more about your situation and career goals.
Our trainers, assessors and teachers are qualified in their respective disciplines and are required by us to maintain regular professional development activities. We also provide students ample opportunity to assess the training, assessment and teaching of our academic staff to make sure that we can adapt to student learning styles and the characteristics of different classes and cohorts of learners. This is good for students, good for trainers and teachers, and good for the college. The academic training, assessing or teaching you will highlight the expectations of each unit that you study and the assessment timeline and submission methods. They will support you in your learning. Our academic staff enjoy teaching and love dealing with international students; they are passionate and happy. We hope you will find your experience with them positive and useful.
The college courses are considered generic business courses that cover a variety of topics. The English language courses are selected to allow students to assess and enhance their level of English, which may assist them in future study. We are not associated with any industry body or group, do not have work placements or access to job opportunities. While we will be glad to provide students with academic support and to review CV’s or resumes, we do not have any unique or special position in the market in terms of work. The college will contact industry practioners from time to time and seek industry consultation about its courses, which may help inform some of the learning and assessment materials we use.
Student Centric Teaching
Student Centric Teaching (SCT) is a style of teaching, training and assessment that the college believes in and attempts to practice in its courses. Using this method of teaching, we try to focus on the learning needs of students, their learning styles and the teaching environment available in the college to evaluate what students do, not just what the trainer or the teacher does. This style of teaching can improve how students learn. It can often make students feel more comfortable in class and in interactive with on another, and with the trainer or the teacher. At IIB, we try out best to apply this pedagogical principle to how our staff teach. This is done by understanding student backgrounds, language skills, learning styles, career aspirations and preferences and embedding them in classroom teaching process. We hope that an opportunity for you to experience our student centric teaching will arise.
The learning environment in our college is down to earth, homely and friendly. Given the relatively small size of IIB, the opportunity to know everybody by first name, to get things done and to feel comfortable is enhanced. We do not have any specific software, tools or hardware that is over and above the standard classroom. We focus on equipping our classrooms with everything that is necessary and nothing that is not, so we reflect the reality of what it is like in business environments. In a business environment, companies only buy what they need. Our classrooms are fully equipped, are comfortable, well-lit and friendly in layout. We do not have laboratories or unique technologies, but rely on good, time-proven teaching, training and assessment to hopefully produce successful and well-rounded graduates from our courses. We like to keep things real and down to earth.
Meet our outstanding staff working hard every day to ensure the highest customer happiness.
David Kannane ELICOS coordinator, Australia
David comes from Sydney and grew up in Manly and now lives in Five Dock. He taught with the Education Department from 1993 to 2005, and has been teaching ELICOS since then. He has also taught in Thailand and the UK. David studied at Sydney University and really loves teaching. He enjoys learning about different cultures and countries.
Wei He Principal, China
Wei has been working in the education industry for the past 3 years in both Higher and Vocational sectors. She feels it is more than just a job for her because she gets to help many international students, the same as when she was helped when she was a student studying in Australia.
Dr Eugene Lim Campus Manager, Malaysia
He brings to IIB more than 20 years of education experience giving him a good insight into the special pedagogic requirements of students from international backgrounds. Dr. Lim is observed as being a passionate educator who thrives in seeing students progress well in their learning excellence and pragmatic outcomes.
Winnie Zheng Admission officer, China
Winnie is the admissions officer at IIB, and with an overseas background, who has studied and worked in Sydney for a few years, can resonate and empathise with the needs and feelings of international students. She will always ensure that our students receive the best care. She enjoys working at IIB, as we are a big family.
Tak Koh Chow Student Engagement Officer, Fiji
As a former international student, he feels that he can be more understanding towards the problems that an international student goes through, this understanding allows him to be able to advocate for them in an equitable manner and help find solutions to their problems.