INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS STUDIES
Institute of Business Studies (IBS) was founded on the principle that all Papua New Guineans should have the opportunity to participate in Accounting and Business professions that were otherwise taken by expatriates.
In the early 1990s IBS realised that there was a large proportion of students who could not make it beyond grade 10 due to limited spaces. It developed a pathway in order for these students to continue their education at a tertiary level and eventually become degree holders.
The college provides educational options for students leaving school in Years 10, 11 or 12 who couldn’t make national selection, and enables them to further their studies, discover their talents, find their place in the workforce and become business professionals.
IBS is now a premier private education provider in the areas of Accounting, Business and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on providing quality education and training which leads to real career outcomes and pathways for further study.
Benefits of studying at IBS
IBS programs give students the dual benefit of qualifying for jobs or furthering their tertiary studies in the same area. That’s why we call it a qualification with a double edge.
Our curricula has been developed to be on par with Australian TAFE courses. College certificates enable students to develop professionally, while also having a positive impact on their overall attitude, self esteem and confidence.
Learning with IBS means that the qualification you earn is recognised by employers throughout the country. Being registered with the National Training Council (NTC), our certificate courses also meet the standards of the PNG National Qualification Framework.
Why is IBS College so effective?
Students are trained by facilitators who possess expert knowledge of industry requirements, and have a detailed understanding of the expectations of employers. Courses are structured to maximise practical skills, prioritising face-to-face teaching, delivered in lecture halls or labs and combined with sufficient practical sessions.
The college also provides a pathway for Year 10 leavers to pursue further studies and eventually enter local and Australian undergraduate degree programs.
Certificate 4 in Business
This NTC recognised qualification is designed to provide a solid foundation in the unique needs of business and corporate environments.
Diploma in Business Management
This course is a relevant and career-focused degree program, which prepares students to lead and add value to organisations in a global marketplace.
Certificate 4 in Accounting
This course builds a broader set of capabilities in accounting, enabling students to seek opportunities within the financial and banking sector.
Certificate 4 in Information Technology
This course teaches competence in general IT, including basic networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development support.
Certificate 3 in Business
This course provides the foundational capabilities for Customer Relations, Office Administration, Data Entry, Human Resources Management and Marketing.
Advanced Diploma in Business Management
This course offers a deep dive into advanced business strategy, research, information systems, industrial relations and consumer behaviour.
Certificate 4 in Marketing
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed marketing skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of marketing contexts.
Certificate 3 in Information Technology
This qualification provides the skills to achieve competency in general information technology (IT) functions and self-sufficiency as an advanced IT user.
Certificate 4 in Human Resources
This qualification reflects a range of support positions in human resources management, including remuneration, workforce planning or information systems.
Diploma in Accounting
This course covers standard accounting financial statements, analysis of operating results and utilisation of accounting information.
Diploma in Economics and Development Studies
This course explores the fundamentals of the human workforce, including personality development and principles of management.
Diploma in Information Technology
This course provides students with the skills to master web systems, networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.
Advanced Diploma in Information Technology
This course furthers IT knowledge regarding security management, object oriented programming, graphics and multimedia and IT infrastructure management.
Advanced Diploma in Accounting
This course offers a deep dive into advanced accounting practices. It covers taxation and auditing, cost accounting and management accounting.
Certificate 3 in Accounting
This course provides the foundational skills for processing financial data, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and bank account maintenance.