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"After arriving in Perth, I attended an English school for several months, but my first true experience of studying in Australia came when I became a student at Sterling Business College.
In my home country of Italy, I completed all levels of school from College to the Master's degree but never would have believed it possible for me to take courses in another language!
It was therefore such a pleasant surprise to find myself feeling immediately at ease with this new experience, in an environment so different from what I had experienced before. The entire staff of Sterling Business College, whether in administration or the faculty, welcomed me so cordially and from day one presented the program and course content with great clarity and precision.
The Certificate IV, followed by the Diploma in Marketing, was a very appropriate choice for me. Attending all the classes and studying the materials with great attention enabled me to assimilate and process quickly all the important fundamentals of the various subjects, giving me a solid foundation that has been crucial for my current work.
Coming from a country that is culturally so very different, I especially enjoyed the straightforward structure and content of the lessons. My relationship with the teachers was also very positive, not only because of their professionalism, but also due to their ability to quickly establish a very friendly rapport with their students, attending to individual personal needs with great willingness and patience, clarifying the more complicated difficult concepts and the specific vocabulary of the material, which is often quite difficult for foreign students like me.
Not not only did I gain a diploma, my experience at Sterling gave me more confidence to deal with the world of work in this wonderful country.
Today, I am pleased that I have obtained the Permanent Resident visa, which will allow me to apply for Australian citizenship in a few years! So I wish to thank all the people who have helped me to achieve this goal and, in particular, the entire staff of Sterling Business College."
Federico Paci from Italy
Certificate IV and Diploma of Marketing
"I'm from Australia, and I studied Business.
The staff at the Sterling Business College are all very helpful and kind, it made the day and mornings more enjoyable going in to a smile and a pleasant greeting (also the cupcakes).
The different nationalities I found mostly enjoyable, I learnt a lot about the different countries and heard some very interesting stories.
I LOVED the coffee machine in the common room, it made those very few cold days more manageable and the coffees taste decent.
I gained a job and I believe the course I studied was what got me the job. If I hadn't got this job I felt at ease that I could get one through the College as they sent through a number of jobs for us to apply for.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at the Sterling Business College, they made my experience there very pleasant and I will be telling people about my time there. My lecturers were all great and their enthusiasm is what made all the information stick in my mind."
Annaleise Roche from Australia
Certificate III in Business
"Studying as a mature aged student at Sterling Business College was for me a great experience.
The college has a balance of both International and local students, knowledgeable and friendly staff, plus the classes are kept to a minimum, making it more personal and a welcoming learning environment and not to mention the new friends I have made.
Thank you SBC I’m on my way to an exciting career in the Travel industry."
Suzee Woods from Australia
Certificate IV in Tourism
"Hey my name is Marcin I am from Poland. For past four years I been studying and living in Australia. I would like to bring your attention to the options that Australia offering to international students.
I would like to recommend Sterling Business College as a perfect place to study if you decide to come an do your study here to Perth in Western Australia, the reason why is simple, this place absolutely breaking the stereotype that study always have to be boring and hard. But not in Sterling Businesses College.
In few words college have great administration staff they always ready to help if you need it,they have really experience and friendly lecturers they make sure every single topic that your study in Sterling Businesses College is delivered in most professional way.Lecturers are very experienced and they always more than happy to help if something is not really clear for us,they share their knowledge and experience with students.
College offering fantastic facilities to study,computer labs are very good equipped, student have access to big computer lab during a break time,classrooms are air conditioned that making really easy studying during hot Australian summer, students are priority for them and that make them college number ONE. Plus is multicultural so you can meet people from all over the world and make new friends.
Czesc na imie mam Marcin jestem z Polski,przez ostatnei cztery lata ucze sie i mieszkam w Australii.
Chcialbym zwroci wasza uwagena mozliwosci jaki Australia oferuje dla studentow z zagranicy.
Chcialbym rowniez polecic Sterling Bussines College jako miejsce gdzie warto podjac nauke jesli zdecydujecie sie przyjecha i uczyc sie do Perth WA,powod jest prosty ta szkola lamie wszelkie sterotypy ze nauka musi byc nudna i ciezka.Ale nie w Sterling Buissnes College.Wilku slowach college ma wspaniala administrcje gdzie pracownicy gotowi sa zawsze na pomoc jezeli jej ptrzebujesz,wspaniale grono nauczycielskie ktore zawsze upewnia sie ze przedmiot jaki studjujesz jest wyladany na najwyzszym profesjonalnym poziomie.Wykladowcy sabardzo doswiadczeni i zawsze gotowi pomuc jezeli cos jest dla nas nie jasne , chetnie dziela sie wiedza i doswiadczeniem.College oferuje fantstyczne warunki do nauki ,labolatoria komputerowe sa wyposazone na wysokim poziomie,studenci maja dostep do computerow podczas przerw,sale wykladowe sa klimatyzowane to pomaga uczyc sie kiedy w Australii jest gorace lato.Studenci sa dla nich najwazniejsi dla tego to czyni ich collegem numer JEDEN.I do tego studjuja tam ludzie z calego swiata ,mozecie tu spotkac ciekawych ludzi spotkac nowych znajomych z kazdego zakatka swiata."
Marcin Urbanski from Poland
Certificate III in Tourism
"I'm living in Perth (Western Australia) 3 years now. When I came here I didn't think I'll stay so long, but Perth is growing in you. With its warm weather, beautiful beaches and outdoor life and good economy is a great place to live.
I have studied Management in Sterling College and I'm really happy with my choice. School is located in the centre of the city with easy access to it. They have there great lecturers and receptionist who knows each student and great them in the door. She will help you to resolve any problems you can have. School isn't very big and is very well organised - its owner is always there what helps quickly resolve any issues. I do really recommend Sterling College if you think about studying in Australia.
Mieszkam w Perth (Zachodnia Australia) juz trzy lata. Kiedy tu przyjechalam nie przypuszczalam, ze zostane tak dlugo. Perth jest inne niz jakiekolwiek miasto, w ktorym do tej pory mieszkalam. Sloneczna pogoda, piekne plaze, niefrasobliwi Australijczycy i dobra sytuacja ekonomiczna sprawiaja, ze jest to swietne miejsce do zycia.
Od pazdziernika studiuje Menadzerstwo w Sterling College i jestem ze swojego wyboru bardzo zadowolona. Szkola polozona jest w centrum miasta, co zapewnia latwy dostep do niej. Jest tu wiele dobrych lektorow i recepcjonistka, ktora zna osobiscie kazdego studenta. Ona pomoze ci rozwiazac kazdy problem. Szkola jest nieduza i bardzo dobrze zorganizowana - wlascicielka szkoly jest zawsze obecna, co pomaga w szybkim zalatwianiu jakichkolwiek szkolnych spraw. Jesli myslisz o studiowaniu w Australii, absolutnie polecam Sterling College!"
Anna Stasiak from Poland
Diploma of Management, Advanced Diploma of Management
"I have been studying Certificate IV Graphic design at Sterling Business College. This course covers quite a wide area, which you need to work in this industry.
I enjoyed the drawing class which I went out of the college. With my lecturer acting as the client, I designed and created a logo, label, wine stand and wine bottle tag. In the classroom using a computer, I learned the basics of Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator.
I learned about the history of graphic design and also gained knowledge about copyright in the theory class. All assessments are totally creative, using skills which I learned in each class.
Currently I am doing work experience at a graphic design studio in Subiaco. The briefings with my lecturer (who is the owner) include designing a wedding invitation, company logos and brochures, etc. I get feedback from my lecturer and am gaining further skills while having fun.
Megumi Morihiro from Japan
Certicate IV in Design
“Studying overseas and experiencing exotic culture has always been a dream of mine, that’s why I chose to come to Perth in Western Australia and study in Sterling Business College. I was looking for a school which can offer me some professional knowledge related to the studies I did back home in Poland and some kind of freedom for exploring this beautiful country. And I found it all in Sterling Business College and even more.
Studying there was an amazing experience for me. All teaching staff and administrative staff were always friendly, well-prepared and helpful. During studies I gained professional business knowledge and work experience. The mix of students from different parts of the world helped me to improve my English skills. The best thing was that this was not a huge campus, but small, friendly and locally owned, which was quite good because it allowed us to study in small groups where everyone were involved.
The studies were really flexible and it allowed me to work and study during my stay in Perth. Never had any problems and I was enjoying anytime I spent there. It was a pleasure for me to be a part of Sterling Business College and I would recommend it to anyone”.
„Studia za granic? i do?wiadczanie egzotycznej kultury zawsze by?o moim marzeniem, dlatego wybra?em przyjazd do Perth w Zachodniej Australii oraz studia w Sterling Business College. Szuka?em szko?y, która mo?e zaoferowa? mi profesjonaln? wiedz? powi?zan? ze studiami, które zrobi?em w domu w Polsce oraz troch? wolno?ci do zwiedzania tego pi?knego kraju. Wszystko to znalaz?em w Sterling Business College, a nawet wi?cej. Studiowanie tam by?o dla mnie zdumiewaj?cym do?wiadczaniem. Wszyscy wyk?adowcy oraz pracownicy administracyjni zawsze byli przyja?nie nastawieni, dobrze przygotowani i pomocni. Podczas studiów zdoby?em profesjonaln? biznesow? wiedz? i do?wiadczenie zawodowe. Mieszanka studentów z ró?nych cz??ci ?wiata pomog?a mi polepszy? swój j?zyk angielski. Najlepsz? rzecz? by?o to, ?e to nie by?a ogromna szko?a, ale ma?a, przyjazna i lokalna co by?o ca?kiem dobre, poniewa? pozwoli?o to nam studiowa? w ma?ych grupach gdzie wszyscy byli zaanga?owani. Studia by?y bardzo elastyczne i to pozwoli?o mi pracowa? i studiowa? podczas mojego pobytu w Perth. Nigdy nie mia?em ?adnych problemów i dobrze bawi?em si? ka?da chwil? sp?dzon? tam. Bycie cz??ci? Sterling Business College by?o dla mnie przyjemno?ci? i poleci?bym to ka?demu”.
Radek Dunaj from Poland
Advanced Diploma of Management
“I lived in Perth for two years while I studied, it was an amazing experience. The safety within WA was awesome, the transport system was fantastic, not to mention the cleanliness and beautiful sceneries.
I believe the best thing about Sterling Business College is the teaching staff. They are very friendly and most of all very knowledgeable. I would rate their teaching style, professionalism and business ethics 10 out of 10.
The flexibility of the timetable allowed me to work and study simultaneously without having to neglect my studies. I am using much of what I learnt at Sterling in my current career, working for a global company within the Power and Energy sector. With my qualification from Sterling behind me, I am currently studying in South Africa towards my degree in the Business Management field.
I would recommend anyone, young or old, looking to further their studies to do so through SBC – for national or international students, it’s an awesome place.”
Lou-Ann Davenhill from South Africa
"Hello! Just thought I would send you an update on what has happened since I graduated from your course. I secured part-time employment with a company as an admin assistant shortly after graduating. I am happy to announce that I am now the office manager of the company, working on a full-time basis. My tasks include payroll (special thanks to my lecturer on this one !!), all the accounts work, relief dispatch, and other office duties.
I would like to thank all the staff at the College for their assistance during the course. Without it, the skills I learned, and the confidence I gained, I wouldn't be here today. In fact, I enjoyed studying so much, I'm looking at enrolling in an accountancy course soon. Thanks again to all concerned at SBC."
Dianne Blake from Australia
Certificate III in Business Administration
"I am really happy for having studied at Sterling Business College, it helped me get some credits at the Murdoch University and I am going to start my Bachelor in Marketing Management in August. I am looking forward to it. I have spoken about the College to other students, I had a great time time there. My lecturers will not be forgotten."
Karina Hoffman from Brazil
Diploma of Marketing
"The teaching staff are always on time and very much prepared with very good explanations when it comes to questions. When asked, moreover, I would simply say helpful! The timetable is well organised and very relaxing. It suits every student life I should think!! The different nationalities made me understand and learn a lot from sharing different culture backgrounds and made me feel welcome if I had to travel to other countries. I would recommend Sterling Business College because not only you have a relaxed timetable, you enjoy your experience with lecturers as well as prepare yourself for exemptions from universities if you want to further your studies. The Diploma I gained helped me gain exemptions in some units at Notre Dame. It's well recognised. I am currently enrolled in a degree program at Notre Dame in Accounting and Finance which is a Bachelor of Commerce.
The best things about living in Perth are the good weather and atmosphere, friendly environment with perfect transport network."
Bernard Chazanga Zulu from Zambia
Diploma of Business
"I am Akimitsu Takeda from Tottori in JAPAN and I completed my Advanced Diploma of Marketing at Sterling Business College. What I like best about living in Perth is the relaxing environment, the beautiful sky, ocean, rivers, parks and wine.
The best things about the teaching staff at Sterling is that they have sound knowledge in business and their friendly and helpful attitude. As a international student, "English" is always a kind of barrier. Teachers at SBC have good interpersonal skills so that we can come out, or speak out without worrying much about English. The relatively relaxing timetable gives its student opportunities to work. Since we are studying about business, it is a good exercise to put ourselves in a working environment.
Having a cup of coffee and talking to friends in the student common room was one of my favourite things. It's a great thing because you can talk to people from all over the world! Different nationalities here at SBC helped me to understand lots of different cultures.
I am working in a family owned small winery in the Swan Valley as a Marketing Manager. I started working for a working experience when I was in TAFE. All I needed was 3 weeks, but I just kept going and going for now 4 and a half years later and I find myself being Marketing Manager. What I learnt in SBC is really helping in my job in every aspect. "Business College" sounds bit square, but Sterling organise some funky events such as Melbourne Cup Hat competition. I just loved this culture !"
Aki Takeda from Japan
Advanced Diploma of Marketing
"Hey all, I'm Vini and I'm from Brazil. I came to Perth in June 2007 and left June 2010. Three years experiencing new things and challenges. During my stay in Australia I did some traveling and studying.
From January 2008 until May 2010 I was at Sterling doing the Advanced Diploma in Marketing. The course was good, the teachers were amazing. One of the good things about the business course is that we can directly apply it to the work place, more hands-on and that's why I did it. The approach is more a management view which helped me to understand better the workplace as a whole environment.
One aspect of Sterling campus is that it seems to be small but in fact, is quite good because it allows us to meet more people in the common area and in the classroom as well. It is a good mix with foreign and Australian students.
Diversification is the key for Australia once this beautiful country attracts a lot of foreigners. Life in Australia is easy, people are friendly and helpful and it is a huge experience that no words could describe the feeling - it is worth a try. Hope this helps some of you to have a glimpse of what Australia looks like. Enjoy!!!"
Vini Arbach from Brazil
Advanced Diploma in Marketing
"Having successfully completed a certificate course I just have to say it was the most gratifying learning experience I have ever had (and I have had a few). The multi-cultural atmosphere, professional staff that gave me that little bit of extra care and support along with it's modern facilities, made my learning experience an enjoyable one. I can say that Sterling College is, really an institute with a difference, above the rest."
Kaye Trayfoot from Australia
Certificate IV in Small Business Management
"Study at Sterling School was a good choice, I had a great time studying here. My memories are great because my experience was wonderful, what l can say is thank you for all support that l received from all staff. I made such as a good friends, the teachers are friendly and outgoing. Perth is a beautiful city with wonderful parks and beaches. My time at Sterling School was unforgettable."
Dorcas Bitencourt from Brazil
Certificate III in Business
"In the past 18 months at Sterling Business College, I studied the Certificate IV in Tourism and recently completed the Diploma of Management. During my time here, I found it really interesting to meet so many nationalities in one class - it was a great chance to learn about other cultures.
The teaching staff is friendly, helpful and well experienced. Thanks to my Tourism lecturer, I found a job in a travel agency while I was studying.
With the timetable at College I still had time to enjoy my stay, meet friends, work and travel and enjoy the beautiful beaches, many dining choices and the quiet, clean Perth city."
Barbora Novakova from Czech Republic
Certificate IV in Tourism, Diploma of Management
"I recently completed my Certificate III in Children's Services at Sterling. The best things about studying in Perth and at Sterling are:
I love everything about Perth from the weather to the food, the different people you meet and the great quality of life.
There is plenty of work available in Perth and I enjoyed my part time job.
It's great at College because you get to meet loads of different people and experience all their cultures.
The layout of the timetable was very good because I had two days of practical work placement at a childcare centre and two days in the college every week so you never got bored - there was always something new.
The teaching staff are all so friendly and nice. Since I am dyslexic, I thought I would find the course very difficult but because the teaching staff were so helpful and patient, it made the whole experience much easier.
Also because of my lecturers I now have the confidence to pursue my ambition to one day own and run my own childcare business. I'd just like to thank all the staff at SBC for making my time there so enjoyable and pleasant."
Amy Kelleher from Ireland
Certificate III in Children's Services