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Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 intake are now open

Application are now open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue master’s program. Click the button below for more information about this prestigious scholarship program.

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2023 intake are now open Image

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 intake are now open

Application are now open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue master’s program. Click the button below for more information about this prestigious scholarship program.

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.

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

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

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Australia recognises contributions of Bangsamoro scholars

Davao City, Philippines -- Thirty-two scholars of the Australian Government’s In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) were recently honoured for completing their postgraduate studies under the program and for implementing their respective re-entry action plans (REAPs). Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Asnin Pendatun led the recognition of ICSP scholars.

Australia recognises contributions of Bangsamoro scholars Image

Australia recognises contributions of Bangsamoro scholars

Davao City, Philippines -- Thirty-two scholars of the Australian Government’s In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) were recently honoured for completing their postgraduate studies under the program and for implementing their respective re-entry action plans (REAPs). Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Asnin Pendatun led the recognition of ICSP scholars.

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A new batch of Filipino scholars off to Australia

Manila, Philippines – Thirty-four Filipino scholars have been awarded prestigious Australian Government scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia starting January 2023. Thirty scholars will pursue master’s programs under the Australia Awards Scholarships, while four will pursue doctoral degrees as John Dillon Fellows under the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

A new batch of Filipino scholars off to Australia Image

A new batch of Filipino scholars off to Australia

Manila, Philippines – Thirty-four Filipino scholars have been awarded prestigious Australian Government scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia starting January 2023. Thirty scholars will pursue master’s programs under the Australia Awards Scholarships, while four will pursue doctoral degrees as John Dillon Fellows under the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.”

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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

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Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM

The Australia Global Alumni community in Davao recently welcomed Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM to Mindanao. In addition to meeting Australia Global Alumni based in the region, Ambassador Yu also visited alumni-led businesses in Davao including the Malagos Garden Resort and Belviz Farms as well as an alumni-led development project at the Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Daghang salamat to our alumni community in Davao for the warm welcome and hospitality!

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM Image

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM

The Australia Global Alumni community in Davao recently welcomed Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM to Mindanao. In addition to meeting Australia Global Alumni based in the region, Ambassador Yu also visited alumni-led businesses in Davao including the Malagos Garden Resort and Belviz Farms as well as an alumni-led development project at the Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Daghang salamat to our alumni community in Davao for the warm welcome and hospitality!

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

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM Image

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM

The Australia Global Alumni community in Davao recently welcomed Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM to Mindanao. In addition to meeting Australia Global Alumni based in the region, Ambassador Yu also visited alumni-led businesses in Davao including the Malagos Garden Resort and Belviz Farms as well as an alumni-led development project at the Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Daghang salamat to our alumni community in Davao for the warm welcome and hospitality!

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM Image

Alumni Community in Davao Welcomed Ambassador HK Yu PSM

The Australia Global Alumni community in Davao recently welcomed Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HK Yu PSM to Mindanao. In addition to meeting Australia Global Alumni based in the region, Ambassador Yu also visited alumni-led businesses in Davao including the Malagos Garden Resort and Belviz Farms as well as an alumni-led development project at the Philippine Eagle Foundation.

Daghang salamat to our alumni community in Davao for the warm welcome and hospitality!