Benchmark Training

Benchmark Training 

If you are an Australian business wishing to sponsor an overseas national for employment in your business in Australia, for example under a subclass 457 Business (Temporary) Long Stay visa, or under the Employer Nomination Scheme visas, you will be required to meet the ‘training benchmark’ both at time of application, and for the length of the visa.

As a business operator, you are required to show that you have been and continue to be providing employers who are Australian citizens and permanent residents with training that relates to the purpose of the business.

There are two ways you can meet the training benchmark requirements. Sydney school of Business and Technology provide Training Benchmark B – Employee Training to meet the requirements.

Training Benchmark B – Employee Training

You will need to be able to show that recent expenditure by the business on training Australian employees is equivalent to at least one percent of the business’s payroll. Sydney School of Business and Technology SSBT can assist in meeting Training Benchmark B requirements.

Contact Alberto Lavenuta for further details

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, 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

New courses at SSBT

SSBT has recently added a very interesting course “Project Management”. As the title states it is the art of managing a project which very few people are equipped to do. At SSBT we are here to build your knowledge and start your journey as project wizard.

In current days, project management is in demand due to the increasing numbers of contractual work available. Companies are choosing to outsource project implementations therefore learning to become an effective project manager has become an important management skill. Examples of projects may include pipeline infrastructure in the desert, research and development in the medical field, change management of an organisation or project, total quality management of food industries, installation of a new equipment at the local port, advertising campaigns for a new soft drink, building construction work, managing special events as concerts, audit and risk management of business venture, professional consulting for RTO and other short term projects

A year ago; a friend of mine who is a Mechanical engineer applied to work in Qatar; believe it or not he was asked if he had a project management qualification as he will be responsible of managing a project in the Qatari desert installing oil pipelines. That person is a fully qualified Engineer from Australia; still he had to do Project Management Diploma before flying to Qatar to earn $US 150K. This shows that the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management offered by SSBT can be used in any industry where there is a project to manage

The good thing is that at SSBT you can enrol almost any time to do that course; we can guarantee you that you can start every 3 weeks and that it will only take you a maximum of 1 year to finish the course even much faster if you are a local student.

Hurry and enrol at SSBT to undergo your BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management at SSBT as there are currently 17252 jobs available with 7963 Project Manager Vacancies available in Sydney alone on Indeed waiting for you!

Roy Bahri
Chief Executive Officer

Prospective Early Childhood Educators

Prospective Early Childhood Educators have been working hard throughout this term learning and gaining essential knowledge to become the next high-quality teachers in the industry, whilst others are out of college on their work placement developing new skills and displaying these new abilities to prospective employers.

In many cases, our students have been offered casual and part-time work opportunities, we are happy to announce that Wee Shii (Vinnie) has been offered a position at her centre, she has applied her skills and knowledge and has done exceptionally well, Congratulations to her.

We would like to welcome our Group 1 and Internship who have started their course and are well on their way to becoming high achievers.

We would also like to welcome Claire and Kamani who have joined our team to teach our wonderful students. Claire and Kamani have extensive knowledge in the industry and a passion to share their experiences. The year is flying and we are coming to the end of Term 3, let’s hit the end of term on a high note and enjoy a well-deserved break.

Course Coordinator
Patricia Stagnitta

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