Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 Intake is still currently in the process of screening, evaluation and panel deliberation. We hope to finalise the shortlisted applicants by 4th quarter of this year and will advise applicants of the results accordingly.

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Application for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 Intake is now closed

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. Become a leader for development and reach further with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

In Photo: Director Cornelia Rillera, a full-blooded native of Kalinga tribe in the Cordillera, completed her Master of Human Management from the University of Newcastle through Australia Awards Scholarships.  She is currently the assistant regional director of the Civil Service Commission, Cordillera Administrative Region (CSC-CAR). 

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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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 Data analytics course moves online

Data analytics course moves online

The Business Intelligence and Data Analytics short course is the first of its courses to move from the classroom to the laptop.  The Carnegie Mellon University Australia commenced delivering the first module of its course at Asia Pacific College’s Magallanes campus in February before the lockdown commenced in mid-March.

 Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Members of the Australia Global Alumni community have been rising above the crisis by making a difference in their fields in their own little ways. If you need an inspiring story to lift you up, read how the COVID-19 crisis affected our alumni’s life and work, and how they have been moved to make a change.

Read their stories here.

Do you have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Share your story.

Australian Government Supports 10 Philippine Government Agencies Enhance Service Delivery through Competency Development in Data Analytics

Customised data analytics solutions proposed for ten Philippine Government agencies were recently featured at the virtual forum Accelerating Government Effectiveness with Data Analytics, which culminated the second run of the Australia Awards Short Course in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) delivered by Carnegie Mellon University – Australia (CMU-A).

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Australia-supported alumni in PH celebrate women leadership in first virtual conference

Over 100 Australia-supported Filipino alumni recently gathered virtually to engage in meaningful conversations on women leadership during the pandemic. Inspired by the exemplary response of women leaders globally and locally to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event dubbed “Women Leadership in the New Normal” is the first online Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines’ (AAAEP-P). 

Make a difference with Australia Awards

We are proud of our outstanding Australia Awards alumni who using excellent science for environmental protection and conservation.

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Vivien Esquivel

Helping Farmers Face the Cold Front

The Amihan time is enjoyed by many Filipinos seeking a respite from the often brutal tropical heat, but it does bring with it complications, particularly for upland vegetable farmers whose produce can be damaged by frost. This is what prompted meteorologist Vivien Esquivel to study this particular weather pattern for her Australian Awards REAP, which she finished in 2017. Her guidelines on the onset of Amihan is now being used to predict the season’s weather patterns.  

Vivien Esquivel has been working with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). She  completed her Masters of Climate Change at the Australian National University.

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Australia Awards empowers Filipino teacher with global perspective on educating Filipino learners

Eden Torredes, Master Teacher II City Central School, Cagayan de Oro City, is currently taking up Master of Education at Queensland University of Technology

"My Australia Awards journey has opened doors of unlimited opportunities for me to grow professionally and personally. My university enables me to think beyond the box and upgrades my teaching competencies as an educator. It has also enabled me to have a global perspective on educating Filipino learners. Through Australia Awards, I am able to expand my network of people who share the same vision of making a positive impact in our respective countries. I am inspired to share success stories from diverse cultures around the world."

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The Australia Alumni Communities Philippines recently announced their inaugural board of convenors. The community convenor for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction is Australia Awards alumna Edna Mendoza. Find out more about this initiative through Facebook