The Management and staff of Bridge Business College extend a warm welcome to you.
Bridge Business College is committed to providing a high level of customer satisfaction in the provision of education and training. BBC will ensure that you receive every opportunity to fulfill your personal potential during your time with us.
The staff at BBC are always happy to respond to your individual needs. To us, you are more than a student - you are part of the Bridge family. We hope that you enjoy your study and life in Australia and remember the good times for many years to come.
The College, known to our students as 'BBC' or 'Bridge', is celebrating 21 years of operation this year. The name 'Bridge' was created because the view from our first campus in East Circular Quay was of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Bridge then moved to the basement level of The Imperial Arcade at Pitt st Mall where now stands the latest Westfield shopping centre. I remember the last days of the Imperial Arcade; sitting at my desk, I could feel the vibrations of the demolition crews working only a few floors above before we were all sent packing to our current location at 333 Kent St, a university campus site covering 5 floors. Bridge is a unique college with a history and many stories to tell. Over the years we have built a character and like all of us have gone through our growth spurts our terrible teens and now like a young adult, we stand ready for the new challenges that life brings. Bridge is now a well-established College with an abundance of resources and experience that guarantees your study time at Bridge will be a richly rewarding time of your life.
The College is a big, friendly, busy, helpful place. When you emerge from the elevators the first thing you’ll see is the long reception counter running about 7 metres long, there are always two or three reception staff waiting to greet you and happily help you with anything. The colour of the walls is a relaxing peach, splashes of colour from the balloons hanging from the ceiling give you the feeling you are walking into a party. There is often a theme running at the reception (or on our Facebook page) either an Australian national day or a foreign one. Everyone learns something about everyone else’s culture. Did you know that Thai New Year is called ‘Songkran’ and is celebrated on April 14th by throwing water around?
There is energy here you can feel and the energy comes from the people who work and study here. The floor is open plan style which gives you a feeling of space. Looking left, you can see past the fish aquarium across the entire floor towards the windows and through the windows the trees on the street are visible. Along side the windows is where you can see Student Services staff sitting. Student Services will help you with all your student requirements from printing simple documents to warning you about student responsibilities of the Australian study visa. Looking right there is a big TV and a lounge; around the lounge a jumble of childrens toys. Do you know some of our students have children. Life can be difficult on a student visa and the College tries hard to make this place your second home and I think we have succeeded.
Our students are from 60 nationalities and every one of them has a story to tell. If you read about International Education in the newspaper the discussion is rightly framed around economics, student numbers, the quality of education and migration. Rarely does the newspaper look behind the figures and see the tangle of humanity that is living here. We understand our students are also brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. The untold stories are as varied as the students; there are real stories of overcoming difficulties and stories of success that bring a deep sense of satisfaction to me personally that what we do here is a good thing. We are a great College but we are so much more than just a College - we are a place where students can live with understanding and be given a chance to receive some of the most important lessons of all the lessons of life.
Domestic students will have the opportunity to mix with a wide variety of cultures from around the world in one classroom. In an increasingly globalised world this interaction will provide an invaluable advantage for those students wishing to pursue business across borders. I firmly believe that Bridge's International environment is our great strength. Many an enduring friendship has been made between students from different backgrounds.
The courses we run are designed to be practical. As well as the Government approved training, there are a variety of short courses on offer. Our aim is to provide you with the practical skills that will get you a job and the knowledge that allows you to grow within the organisation you are working for.
At Bridge you will receive a quality education, our entire program has been designed and written by our team in the academic department and course materials are regularly checked to continually improve your learning experience. At Bridge we have your interests at heart.
We hope to become a part of your life journey. For our part, we are a committed trusted partner that you can rely on a long time after your course has finished....see you at the College..