Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field.

Are you an applicant, awardee, partner organisation or mentor? Check out the link below for useful information on the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field.

Are you an applicant, awardee, partner organisation or mentor? Check out the link below for useful information on the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni’s activities in the Philippines.

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Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni’s activities in the Philippines.

Sign up to get the latest updates on the Australia Global Alumni.


News and Updates

New batch of Filipino scholars set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia Image

New batch of Filipino scholars set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia

Another batch of 25 Filipinos are set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia by June 2022 as Australia Awards scholars. Filipino scholars will pursue programs aligned to priority areas such as public health and social protection, trade and economics, digital economy and cyber security, infrastructure and smart cities, and peace and development.

At the conclusion of their studies, the Australia Awards scholars will join the dynamic Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines.

New batch of Filipino scholars set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia Image

New batch of Filipino scholars set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia

Another batch of 25 Filipinos are set to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia by June 2022 as Australia Awards scholars. Filipino scholars will pursue programs aligned to priority areas such as public health and social protection, trade and economics, digital economy and cyber security, infrastructure and smart cities, and peace and development.

At the conclusion of their studies, the Australia Awards scholars will join the dynamic Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines.

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Celebrating the achievements and contributions of Australia-educated Filipinos

Manila, Philippines - The Australian Embassy in the Philippines recognised the achievements of six outstanding Australia-educated Filipinos during the 2022 Australia Alumni Excellence Awards.

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of Australia-educated Filipinos Image

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of Australia-educated Filipinos

Manila, Philippines - The Australian Embassy in the Philippines recognised the achievements of six outstanding Australia-educated Filipinos during the 2022 Australia Alumni Excellence Awards.

Digital Transformation of Philippine Government Agencies supported by the Australian Government through Australia Awards Image

Digital Transformation of Philippine Government Agencies supported by the Australian Government through Australia Awards

For the first time in two years, the Australian Government through the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program Philippines (AAAEP-P), delivered short courses for its partner Philippine agencies in-person. In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and Asia Pacific College, AAAEP-P recently conducted two short courses on digital transformation to help its partner Philippine government agencies address current needs and challenges as the Philippines shifts towards a more digital approach in public service.

Digital Transformation of Philippine Government Agencies supported by the Australian Government through Australia Awards Image

Digital Transformation of Philippine Government Agencies supported by the Australian Government through Australia Awards

For the first time in two years, the Australian Government through the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program Philippines (AAAEP-P), delivered short courses for its partner Philippine agencies in-person. In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and Asia Pacific College, AAAEP-P recently conducted two short courses on digital transformation to help its partner Philippine government agencies address current needs and challenges as the Philippines shifts towards a more digital approach in public service.

Australia honours achievements and contributions of Australia Awards scholars in the Philippines

Australia honours achievements and contributions of Australia Awards scholars in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines - Over 200 Filipino alumni of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships gathered for a special recognition ceremony led by Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J Robinson AO, key Philippine government officials, and representatives from Australian universities.

Australia honours achievements and contributions of Australia Awards scholars in the Philippines

Australia honours achievements and contributions of Australia Awards scholars in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines - Over 200 Filipino alumni of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships gathered for a special recognition ceremony led by Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J Robinson AO, key Philippine government officials, and representatives from Australian universities.


Make a difference with Australia Awards

Meet Dr Ma Soledad Antonio, 2022 Alumnus of the Year

This is my most fulfilling moment that I could serve using what I’ve learned from my four years in Australia and implementing this now during the pandemic, here in the Philippines.

As Director of the Bureau of International Health Cooperation at the Department of Health, Dr Antonio has been instrumental in mobilising resources from international partners to guarantee access to vaccines and medical supplies. She was recently awarded the Alumnus of the Year in the recently held 2022 Australia Alumni Excellence Award. Dr Antonio completed her PhD in International Trade at Griffith University in 2018.

Meet Dr Ma Soledad Antonio, 2022 Alumnus of the Year

This is my most fulfilling moment that I could serve using what I’ve learned from my four years in Australia and implementing this now during the pandemic, here in the Philippines.

As Director of the Bureau of International Health Cooperation at the Department of Health, Dr Antonio has been instrumental in mobilising resources from international partners to guarantee access to vaccines and medical supplies. She was recently awarded the Alumnus of the Year in the recently held 2022 Australia Alumni Excellence Award. Dr Antonio completed her PhD in International Trade at Griffith University in 2018.


Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

Meet Cornelia Rillera

As the chairperson of the performance management team of Civil Service Commission Cordillera Administrative Region (CSC CAR), Cornelia “Nel” Rillera and her team dealt with recurring HR problems such as the lack of standards on quality, efficiency, and timeliness in self-rating personnel; time-consuming review and calibration processes; and inconsistency in applying performance measurements.

Taking these challenges into consideration, Nel pursued the implementation of a Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) in CSC CAR and the development of policies to support it as her re-entry action plan (REAP) for Australia Awards.



Nel completed her Master in Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle, which equipped her to become a more strategic HR practitioner. “In Australia, I saw the value of strategic human resource management. There is a critical partnership between management and the HR unit compared to traditional HR practice. HR is not considered a side function only but a major key element.”

Meet Director Cornelia “Nel” Rillera Image

Meet Cornelia Rillera

Meet Director Cornelia “Nel” Rillera Image

As the chairperson of the performance management team of Civil Service Commission Cordillera Administrative Region (CSC CAR), Cornelia “Nel” Rillera and her team dealt with recurring HR problems such as the lack of standards on quality, efficiency, and timeliness in self-rating personnel; time-consuming review and calibration processes; and inconsistency in applying performance measurements.

Taking these challenges into consideration, Nel pursued the implementation of a Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) in CSC CAR and the development of policies to support it as her re-entry action plan (REAP) for Australia Awards.



Nel completed her Master in Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle, which equipped her to become a more strategic HR practitioner. “In Australia, I saw the value of strategic human resource management. There is a critical partnership between management and the HR unit compared to traditional HR practice. HR is not considered a side function only but a major key element.”

Story Bites

Awardees

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.

Alumni

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines to hold knowledge sharing session on good governance

Australia Alumni Community in the Philippines celebrates good governance

The Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines recently celebrated the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with knowledge-sharing sessions on best and innovative practices of good governance in and with the government. The two-day event dubbed GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance Champions was held in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities Philippines - Governance Community of Practice. Over 100 alumni attended the event and engaged in meaningful conversations with speakers and fellow alumni.

GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance is part of the series of professional development activities organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines for 2022, in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities - Philippines (AACPH). The next alumni knowledge sharing series is happening on 9 December 2022 in Davao City.

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines to hold knowledge sharing session on good governance

Australia Alumni Community in the Philippines celebrates good governance

The Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines recently celebrated the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with knowledge-sharing sessions on best and innovative practices of good governance in and with the government. The two-day event dubbed GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance Champions was held in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities Philippines - Governance Community of Practice. Over 100 alumni attended the event and engaged in meaningful conversations with speakers and fellow alumni.

GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance is part of the series of professional development activities organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines for 2022, in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities - Philippines (AACPH). The next alumni knowledge sharing series is happening on 9 December 2022 in Davao City.

Awardees

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.




Alumni

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines to hold knowledge sharing session on good governance

Australia Alumni Community in the Philippines celebrates good governance

The Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines recently celebrated the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with knowledge-sharing sessions on best and innovative practices of good governance in and with the government. The two-day event dubbed GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance Champions was held in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities Philippines - Governance Community of Practice. Over 100 alumni attended the event and engaged in meaningful conversations with speakers and fellow alumni.

GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance is part of the series of professional development activities organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines for 2022, in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities - Philippines (AACPH). The next alumni knowledge sharing series is happening on 9 December 2022 in Davao City.

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines to hold knowledge sharing session on good governance

Australia Alumni Community in the Philippines celebrates good governance

The Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines recently celebrated the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with knowledge-sharing sessions on best and innovative practices of good governance in and with the government. The two-day event dubbed GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance Champions was held in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities Philippines - Governance Community of Practice. Over 100 alumni attended the event and engaged in meaningful conversations with speakers and fellow alumni.

GOOD-byerno: Celebrating Good Governance is part of the series of professional development activities organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines for 2022, in collaboration with the Australia Alumni Communities - Philippines (AACPH). The next alumni knowledge sharing series is happening on 9 December 2022 in Davao City.