SSBT taking the past and moving it into the future!

In its pursuit to expand its scope and help more students reach their career goals, SSBT has opened a second campus at 600 George Street in the CBD opposite Event Cinemas and just a minute’s walk from Town Hall Station. The new campus has been found in time for the New Year and we will be operating two popular courses there initially. The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management and the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management will start 2018 off with a bang!
Formally named the Plaza Theatre, the listed building was built in 1930 as a premier cinema and showed movies until 1977. The foyer was converted to a McDonald’s and the auditorium was converted to a skating rink, concert venue and restaurant. In 1995 the auditorium became Planet Hollywood for a time and now The Star Bar.
It was built in the classic Spanish Mission style and is particularly notable for its external Baroque detailing. The majority of the interior detailing has been lost since the building’s demise as a cinema although fine remnants remain in the McDonald’s restaurant that is now in sections of the original foyer.

It now has five floors and a basement, and SSBT will be situated on the second floor in a modern environment purposely designed for education. It is only minutes’ walk from Town Hall station and close to Chinatown and many amenities.
SSBT is one of Australia’s longest registered CRICOS training organization, entering its 18th year of operation. SSBT has enabled thousands of international students to, not only secure their residency in Australia by way of providing educational pathways with nationally recognized qualifications, but also opened real opportunities to allow students to become contributors to our economy through full time employment.

If you are wanting to secure your place for 2018, call us direct on 9249 7800 alternatively ask your agent to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

See you in the New Year!

Study Online – Anywhere, anytime, at your own pace!

Australian students are choosing to study online and the trend increases year by year across all areas in each state. This trend is yielding significant benefits not only to vocational students but also to professionals who either aim to seek professional development or shift to a new career.

Online learning has skyrocketed market share in the education industry. High school and college degree graduates, working professionals, business owners, and parents at home comprise of a large number of online learning students.

The convenience of studying anywhere at any time, at your own pace is an advantage. For most students, they enjoy the advantage of being able to check their lessons, do their assessments, research, and interact with others in their class at their own pace and time. There is no need for any major adjustments whether they are working, taking care of their children, or running a business as they can definitely combine these with studying. Online learning according to them is easier to balance and convenient, which is why most are also able to complete their courses on time or even earlier; in other words it’s so flexible.

They can now pick from Advanced Diplomas or Diplomas courses to Certificate or short courses in several area including: Accounting, Business, Management, Hospitality and Early Childhood Education & Care

SSBT offers student support service where a dedicated team of support staff provide assistance to online students. Services may range from giving advice to students about their studies, course progress, administrative matters, work placement, and more. Assistance may come in the form of phone calls, sms, emails, and chat. The aim of that support is for students to get extra help for them to stay on track to be able to successfully complete their course.

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See what our graduates say about SSBT!

Over the past I studied 2 years at SSBT. I gained knowledge and a high quality of educational.

This was a great experience and I learned new things with the training in the class room; I enjoyed the discussion groups, and interactive presentations. I had many friends from other countries. I felt my English developed very well.

I would like to say thank you to all trainers and the SSBT Team who took good care of all students.  I am very proud to have graduated, It will help me with my future career.

I have great memories, thank you!

Best vision, Great future and education, choose to study at SSBT.

Best Regards,
Mr. Soranarn  Thanakornroongrueng , Thailand
Advanced Diploma of Hospitalit

Tips to success in studying accounting

As the financial year has just finished, we have entered the annual tax reporting peak season and the demand for accountants seems to be higher than ever. According to joboutlook.gov.au, accountant job growth is expected to be strong in the future, new jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create more than 50,000 job openings over next 5 years. Accountant’s have been on the list of eligible skilled occupations for residency visas in Australia.

If you have chosen an accounting major as your path to a career in business, put aside the fear of long hours of study and boring number crunching, always think about the many job opportunities out there and the bright future. Here are some tips for successfully studying in accounting.

Understand “Why” and “What”

Accounting is in truth, a social science subject, it is full of man-made rules that are not always self-evident, they must be learned by knowing why and how we make them work. If you look for logic or reason, you will lose focus. Always take the initiative to review study material and ask your teacher for clarification.

Master “How”

After “why” and “what”, you must be able to apply concepts and theories that you learn to resolve problems, compare any complications that are known with the reading material. Revisit previous chapters and notes to refresh your memory, revisit aspects that were difficult for you. Try to incorporate anomalies that match the assigned homework. In other words, practice, practice, practice!

Make best use of class time

Remember, class time is critical!

  • It is easier to KEEP UP than to CATCH UP
  • Classes are never interesting unless you TAKE PART, do not be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS.
  • Always be PREPARED before you go to class
  • Students who FAIL do so due to poor attendance, failing to pay attention during class, failing to do homework, and failing to ask for help when needed.

Stay focused and enjoy studying. Strive now to get a better future.

Chris Sze
Training Manager

Complaining politely in English!

If you translate a complaint from your language into English it will sound very rude to English speakers. This is because we complain very politely! We avoid making the complaint personal.

We do not say ‘I want this or that, you must do this for us‘ We use modal verbs such as would or could or the past tense as in ‘I was hoping that’ or ‘I would appreciate if you would look into my problem!’ ‘I was hoping you would be able to assist!’

Start by using the phrases below:

  1. “I’m sorry to bother you” or “Excuse me, I wonder if you can help me”
  2. “Can you help me with this?
  3. “There has been a misunderstanding.”
  4. “I understand it’s not your fault, but…….
  5. “I understood that the taxi ride to the airport was only 25 dollars.”

More ways to complain:

Getting Attention

  • Excuse me…
  • Pardon me…
  • I have a complaint…
  • Sorry to bother you but…
  • I’m sorry to say…

Expressing opinion

  • I’m afraid there’s a problem…
  • I’m really not happy…
  • There’s a slight problem with…

Making the complaint

I would like

  • to make a complaint                              
  • to report an issue                             
  • to give you some feedback                                 
  • to inform you

Finally a letter of complaint:

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is _______ and I am writing to inform you that there seems to be a problem/issue with ________ .

I am/was extremely disappointed/very upset/offended because _____________ .

I would really appreciate it if you could explain to me why this issue occurred and what you might do to rectify the situation.

I hate to make a fuss, but I feel it’s necessary to draw this to your attention.

I await your considered response.

Yours Sincerely,

Remember to always be polite when complaining in English as you will get a better outcome!

Andrew Waters
ASG Training Manager

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