About Us

The Lan-Grove Office Training Centre Pty Ltd trading as The Sydney Business and Travel Academy, SBTA Culinary Institute (SBTA), SBTA Community Care and The Sydney English Language Academy (SELA) is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority, RTO ID 90412 and a CRICOS Provider, CRICOS Code: 00181A delivering nationally recognised courses in Australia. Since opening our doors in 1985 we have evolved into one of Sydney’s largest, most successful training providers, welcoming thousands of international students every year.

The Academy is committed to quality assurance and continuous improvement as an ongoing process.

SBTA offers a diverse range of nationally recognised courses in Business, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Accounting, Project Management, Marketing and Communication faculties, all designed to equip students with the skills required to succeed in today’s dynamic global workplace. Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses also provide a pathway to a range of popular Australian universities.

If you have a passion for cooking and would like a career for life, then look no further than SBTA Culinary Institute. You will learn from professional chefs who will ensure that you are job ready for a global career as a chef.  Our quality is demonstrated by our students who are now working at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hotels in Sydney.  SBTA Culinary Institute also has a partnership with International Management Institute (IMI) Switzerland which is a leading hospitality school in the heart of Switzerland. 

If you have a passion for making a difference in peoples lives and helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community, then join our courses in CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. You will not only gain a employment in the aged care sector but you will find the career choice as rewarding and meaningful.

As one of the longest established colleges, SELA has been endorsed by the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework as a quality provider of General English, IELTS Test Preparation, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Exam Preparation (CAE) and Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam Preparation (FCE). We also offer a range of innovative general English electives, and specially tailored courses for a variety of occupations. Students get to take part in fun social activities every term.

Located at 401 Sussex Street in Sydney, our premises are close to all major attractions and facilities including: Darling Harbour, World Square, Market City, Town Hall and Central Stations. 

Our Surfers Paradise campus is located at 3059 Surfers Paradise Blvd, in the heart of Surfers Paradise, approximately 200 metres from the famous Surfers Paradise Beach.

Our Brisbane campus is located at 333 Adelaide Street, its convenient location allows easy access to public transport, popular shops, cafes, and parks.

Our commitment is to deliver practical, job-focused training in a fun and flexible learning environment.

Whether your aim is to achieve employment success in your chosen field, continue to university or simply learn whilst enjoying Sydney’s fantastic lifestyle, we look forward to welcoming you to SBTA and SELA and working with you to achieve your goals.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our SBTA & SELA family.

Mission

To provide an exceptional learning experience in a fun, diverse and welcoming environment.

Our Values

Vision

Be the centre of excellence in Vocational and English language education

Our Facilities

  • Spacious classrooms, energy-efficient classrooms, all equipped with short-throw projectors
  • IT labs equipped with the latest Thin-Client workstations and programs
  • Industry-standard bar and café training equipment for hospitality students
  • An open access internet café with the latest applications
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi access provided free of charge to all our students
  • Food and beverage-making facilities and a large adjoining indoor/outdoor breakout area
  • A food court, medical centre, retail outlets and business services located in the same building
  • Student balcony on level 6 for students to relax
  • Photocopying and printing facilities
  • Student kitchen with microwave ovens and fridge
  • Two fully equipped commercial kitchen located at 81A Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Main Campus

Cookery Campus

Be Part of the dream be part of us

As an SBTA and SELA student, you will be trained by leading industry professionals and enjoy access to some of the best training resources and learning technology available. Our commitment is to deliver practical, job-focused training in a fun and flexible learning environment.

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Why Choose us

Our Location

  • Our Sydney and Brisbane campuses are located in the heart of Central Business District close to all major attractions and facilities including major railway stations. 
  • Our Surfers Paradise campus is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, approximately 200 metres from the famous Surfers Paradise Beach.
  • Easy access to shops, restaurants and general services

Our Facilities

  • Spacious, energy-efficient classrooms, all equipped with short-throw projectors
  • IT labs equipped with the latest Thin-Client workstations and programs
  • Industry-standard bar and café training equipment for hospitality students
  • An open access internet café with the latest applications
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi access provided free of charge to all our students
  • Food and beverage-making facilities and a large adjoining indoor/outdoor breakout area
  • A food court, medical centre, retail outlets and business services located in the same building

Our services

  • An airport pick-up service for students arriving from interstate and overseas
  • Quality homestays and home shares to suit all budgets
  • Pre-arrival support and an orientation program on your first day
  • A multi-lingual student services team providing academic support and general assistance
  • A sophisticated eLearning platform containing course material, study guides and more
  • Convenient updates and reminders straight to your mobile
  • University pathway assistance for SBTA graduates

Nine reasons to study at SBTA

  1. One of Sydney’s leading training providers, a trusted brand since 1985
  2. Catering for all your educational needs from English language preparation to vocational education and training to University pathways
  3. Practice job-focused training delivered by leading industry trainers
  4. An exciting and innovative approach to training
  5. A central city location in the heart of the student action
  6. A large, modern campus featuring top-of-the range facilities both inside and outside the classroom
  7. An extensive range of support services designed around your busy lifestyle
  8. Affordable, flexible payment options
  9. More start dates, more timetable options, more choices.

Be Part of the dream be part of us

As an SBTA student, you will be trained by leading industry professionals and enjoy access to some of the best training resources and learning technology available. Our commitment is to deliver practical, job-focused training in a fun and flexible learning environment.

Intersted?

To apply online just click the button below
Apply Now

What do our students think?


We love hearing from our students. This helps us to improve our services and know what we are doing right. See below what some of our happy students have to say.

“My personal opinion about what I like about SBTA is that you can find support, flexibility and understanding about the life we have as students. And that you can always count with the teachers, they are always going to help you go through your assessments and understand the purpose of every activity.”

Katerina Schlack
Chile

“I liked how SBTA allowed us to work on our own small business projects. Majoring in Business back in the Philippines, I wanted to get a good background in Marketing. I was happy to be able to apply all the tools I've learned to case studies and my own hypothetical business. The pace set was just right and teachers were extra helpful and friendly!”

Victoria Tecson
Philippines

“What I love about my marketing course at SBTA is that you can make the assessments and projects your own. You can bring in own ideas and incorporate own interests in your project plans, which makes them fun and gives them a real dimension. I’ve just started a job in marketing and the projects and assessments at school help me get ideas for my own marketing campaigns and strategies. It’s great how SBTA helps me incorporate what I learn straight into my real job.

Larissa Fischinger
Germany

“I like Cambridge course because I want to improve my level and learn more grammar. In the future I need to take the exam to get a good job in my country. I feel good, the topics are so interesting for me. I’ve been learning so much, the teacher is very good she does a lot of activities and we can learn easier. I like SELA, I feel great here because everything is amazing.

Santiago Acosta
Colombia

I'm Anna from Spain, I have been studying at SELA since last September. I started off by studying General English at the intermediate level, but now I'm studying in the Cambridge class so I can really improve my English! Cambridge has been a really good intensive alternative to my General English course. At the same time I'm enjoying the Australian experience.”

Anna
Spain

“Hi students, my name is Natthakritta Thoppae or you can call me Boat. I first studied General English, and then I changed to the PET course which is a Cambridge course. In this course you can learn and improve your English skills such as, speaking, grammar, listening, writing and reading. Moreover, the course might be interesting for some students whose are also interested in IELTS because the process in this program will help you to understand the Exam system and how the exams are going to be.”

Natthakritta Thoppae
thailand

I was happy to come to school at SELA because I have learnt a lot and the class is very friendly and happy. I am Japanese, so for me it was good to be in a class with other nationalities different from my own. I had a great experience studying English here and it has inspired me to want to become a Japanese Teacher in the future.

Tomoko
Japan

My name is Sebastian and I am from Ecuador. I have been studying English at Sela for over two months now. My English has improved a lot since I have started studying here. The teachers are excellent and have some great teaching methods, this is one of the main reasons for my progression in English. We have a lot of fun learning English at SELA because there are many events that allow us to practice English and the best thing is that we get to learn about cultures from all over the world through our classmates who become our friends!

Sebastian
Ecuador

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