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.

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

 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.

Make a difference with Australia Awards

Empowered by their Australian education, our Australia Awards alumni, who are members of Indigenous People's (IP) communities, are contributing meaningfully to their chosen fields.

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Atty. Raymond Baguilat's proposed tourism code for his hometown in Ifugao includes
the principles of sustainable development and respect for indigenous people
rights while expanding employment for locals in the area.

Read his story here

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Ana Maria "Marie" Rafael has a considerable list of accomplishments under her belt.  
She is a lawyer, a former mayor of the municipality of Natonin, Mountain Province, and currently the assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

Find out more about her story in this video documentary about our Australia Awards alumni

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Meet Ross Ann

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Swinburne University of Technology

Ross Ann Capalit successfully launched her book the "Basics of Entrepreneurship: A Guide to Building a Startup for Deaf Individuals" last July. The handbook, which is part of her re-entry action plan, provides a guide to the deaf on how they can kick-off their journey as entrepreneurs. The handbook also featured stories of thriving deafpreneurs to give inspiration to other deaf individuals who would like to start their own business as well as information on how and where to access support.

Story Bites


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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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 On World Teacher's Day, we honour our Australia Awards alumni who are selflessly sharing their lives to the next generation as teachers and educators.

On World Teacher's Day, we honour our Australia Awards alumni who are selflessly sharing their lives to the next generation as teachers and educators.

This is Teacher Archie's story. Australia Awards alumnus Prof. Abelardo Apollo David Jr. was awarded a Special Citation in the 2019 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards for his work in promoting a more inclusive society. He built the Independent Living and Learning Centre (ILLC) – the biggest special education (SPED) school in the Philippines – and founded the REACH Foundation, which sets up community-based rehabilitation programs for children in poor and remote communities.