Mateship and Bayanihan: 75 years of Australia and Philippines diplomatic relations

Australia is celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines in 2021, and education remains a mutual priority between the two countries. Through the years, Australia Awards has contributed to the strong people-to-people and education links between Australia and the Philippines.

Filipino alumni of Australian universities and registered training organisations are leaders and influencers in key fields and industries. They play a key role in supporting the strong and dynamic Philippines-Australia relations.

Read 75 stories of mateship and bayanihan including inspiring stories of Australia Global Alumni:

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.

Applications for the 2022 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships is now closed. Applicants who successfully finalised their forms will be contacted through email regarding their submission.

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.

Applications for the 2022 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships is now closed. Applicants who successfully finalised their forms will be contacted through email regarding their submission.

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.

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News and Updates

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO, together with Embassy officials, recently welcomed the returning scholars to the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines. The scholars shared their amazing experiences in Australia, their life during the pandemic, and their plans to help create a positive impact in their communities and organisations using their Australian education and experience.

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO, together with Embassy officials, recently welcomed the returning scholars to the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines. The scholars shared their amazing experiences in Australia, their life during the pandemic, and their plans to help create a positive impact in their communities and organisations using their Australian education and experience.

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Fresh from finishing their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities, the latest batch of Filipino scholars recently discussed opportunities to give back to the Philippines and make a difference in their organisations and communities. The Re-integration and Re-Entry Action Plan (REAP) Finalisation Workshop provided a platform for the returning scholars to discuss and finalise their REAPs and discuss reintegration concerns in the Philippines.

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Fresh from finishing their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities, the latest batch of Filipino scholars recently discussed opportunities to give back to the Philippines and make a difference in their organisations and communities. The Re-integration and Re-Entry Action Plan (REAP) Finalisation Workshop provided a platform for the returning scholars to discuss and finalise their REAPs and discuss reintegration concerns in the Philippines.

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Over 400 alumni from 18 countries across the Indo-Pacific Region recently gathered virtually at the 2021 Regional Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Leadership Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for 3 half-days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among the alumni, particularly in addressing key GEDSI issues that were highlighted by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme Breaking Barriers: Working Together Towards Inclusive Recovery, the Summit focused on a socially inclusive recovery from COVID-19.

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Over 400 alumni from 18 countries across the Indo-Pacific Region recently gathered virtually at the 2021 Regional Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Leadership Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for 3 half-days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among the alumni, particularly in addressing key GEDSI issues that were highlighted by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme Breaking Barriers: Working Together Towards Inclusive Recovery, the Summit focused on a socially inclusive recovery from COVID-19.

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson AO and Secretary Karl Chua of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently led the virtual conference on Data Driven Leadership in the Digital Era. The virtual event marked the conclusion of the Australia Awards Short Courses on Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (batch 3) and Policy Research and Development (batch 2). Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-Australia) delivered both courses online to over 60 officials from 15 partner government agencies in the Philippines.

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson AO and Secretary Karl Chua of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently led the virtual conference on Data Driven Leadership in the Digital Era. The virtual event marked the conclusion of the Australia Awards Short Courses on Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (batch 3) and Policy Research and Development (batch 2). Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-Australia) delivered both courses online to over 60 officials from 15 partner government agencies in the Philippines.


Make a difference with Australia Awards

Meet Kritzia Santos

Australia Awards was able to make me dream bigger, to make our organisation dream bigger.

Kritzia established 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation - a volunteer organisation that assists underprivileged Filipino youth through education. After finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Melbourne, Kritzia scaled the foundation’s reach and partnerships to provide more scholarship opportunities and access to education to underprivileged Filipino learners.

 

Watch her story.

Meet Kritzia Santos

Australia Awards was able to make me dream bigger, to make our organisation dream bigger.

Kritzia established 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation - a volunteer organisation that assists underprivileged Filipino youth through education. After finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Melbourne, Kritzia scaled the foundation’s reach and partnerships to provide more scholarship opportunities and access to education to underprivileged Filipino learners.

 

Watch her story.


Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

Meet Leo Jamorin

Leo Jamorin believes that achieving success requires hard work, perseverance, and commitment. This personal belief led Leo to start an Australia Awards journey and allowed him to achieve even greater things when he came back to the Philippines.

Upon completing his Master of Human Resource Management at Griffith University, Leo implemented his re-entry action plan (REAP), which established a cloud-based monitoring and reporting system for tracking the accomplishments of CSC Regional Office VI, serving as a benchmark for other field offices.

Leo is currently Director II at the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Aklan Field Office.

Leo Jamorin

Meet Leo Jamorin

Leo Jamorin Leo Jamorin

Leo Jamorin believes that achieving success requires hard work, perseverance, and commitment. This personal belief led Leo to start an Australia Awards journey and allowed him to achieve even greater things when he came back to the Philippines.

Upon completing his Master of Human Resource Management at Griffith University, Leo implemented his re-entry action plan (REAP), which established a cloud-based monitoring and reporting system for tracking the accomplishments of CSC Regional Office VI, serving as a benchmark for other field offices.

Leo is currently Director II at the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Aklan Field Office.


Story Bites

Awardees

Alumni

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

Story Bites Awardees

The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan—grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself.”

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

Story Bites Awardees

The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan—grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself.”

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.

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Australia Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh) announces new board of convenors for 2021-2022

Story Bites Alumni

Borne out of their passion and commitment to use their Australian education for Philippine development, members of the Australia Global Alumni organised communities of practice to bring together Filipino alumni with shared interests and in the same field of practice. Dubbed Australia Alumni Communities of Practice – Philippines (AACPh), the network envisions itself as a catalyst of positive impact, enduring collaboration, and transformational leadership driven by communities of practice of Australia-educated Filipinos committed to national development.



AACPh recently announced its new board of convenors for 2021-2022. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph to learn more about AACPh and its initiatives.

https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh) announces new board of convenors for 2021-2022

Story Bites Alumni

Borne out of their passion and commitment to use their Australian education for Philippine development, members of the Australia Global Alumni organised communities of practice to bring together Filipino alumni with shared interests and in the same field of practice. Dubbed Australia Alumni Communities of Practice – Philippines (AACPh), the network envisions itself as a catalyst of positive impact, enduring collaboration, and transformational leadership driven by communities of practice of Australia-educated Filipinos committed to national development.



AACPh recently announced its new board of convenors for 2021-2022. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph to learn more about AACPh and its initiatives.