Multicultural Australia

Recognising different cultures, traditions, and religions—but shared values—is all part of Australia’s multicultural policy. Anyone living in Australia has the right to practise and share their cultural traditions and languages legally, free from discrimination.

Almost 25% of us here were born overseas, and 4 million Australians speak a language other than English: so if you do, welcome.




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Australian culture is quite diverse… multicultural and multiracial, particularly in the cities. This is reflected in the rich variety of cuisines, languages, lifestyles, and cultural practices.

With people from so many ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds, you will find a church, mosque, synagogue or community space for you…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have inhabited Australia for tens of thousands of years. Yet most Australians are either immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who arrived over the last two centuries from more than 200 countries.

In recent times, threats to social harmony and security have emerged. A 2017 terrorist attack that stirred the hearts of Sydneysiders was met with an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity rather than simply fear.  The Australian Government responds to these challenges by encouraging continuing dialogue with a wide range of community groups.



Chris Sze, SSBT Training Manager


“Choosing from a full range of high quality courses, using the latest technology and up-to-date materials are always the things we aim for. I am SSBT’s Training Manager, equipped with around 5 years VET training experience. Prior to my training and education role, I had over 25 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting field at management level in corporations. I am inspired to pass on my knowledge and experience to others. Looking forward to working together with anyone who wants to learn and grow.”

– Chris Sze, SSBT Training Manager