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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.

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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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We’re taking our Alumni Knowledge Sharing Series online!

Alumni Knowledge Sharing Series goes digital

We are taking our Alumni Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) online!

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown the grit and skills of women leaders from around the world who have effectively responded to the ongoing crisis. What does it takes to win the battle for a woman leader and what can we learn from their leadership styles and approach?

Women Leadership in the New Normal, an Australia Global Alumni initiative and the first of the KSS series for 2020, aims to start the conversation by featuring leaders from different industries to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights. Save the date and be a part of this meaningful exchange!

 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.

 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.


Nominations for 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are now open

Do you know of Australia-educated Filipinos who are leaders, innovators or young achievers in their field? Nominate them for the 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.

In 2019, Joji Ilagan-Bian was honoured with the Alumni of the Year award for her significant contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector of Mindanao. She established foundations and schools in Davao City, including the first international school in Mindanao, that allows students to earn globally-recognised certifications. Her initiatives helped create a favourable business and investment climate in Davao City since 1988.

Make a difference with Australia Awards

We are proud of our Australia Awards Filipino alumni who are making a difference regardless of their disabilities.

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Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Meet Virgie

Virginia Rabino completed her Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle under Australia Awards Scholarships (2016-2017). 

She has been working at the National Council on Disability Affairs since 2012 starting as administrative Aide IV and now she is currently working as Administrative Aide VI at NCDA’s Technical Cooperation Division. Before working for NCDA, Virgie worked for other organisations that cater to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) including Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, and Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes for the Disabled.

Read her story here.

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

Australia Awards scholar delivers graduation speech online

"There is so much work to do as there is so much hope we place into our beloved country, Pilipinas."
Australia Awards Scholar Kate Diane Ortega is one of the Filipino scholars who completed her postgraduate studies during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. She was chosen to deliver a graduation speech during the Carnegie Mellon University’s online graduation rites. In her speech, Kate shared her Australia Awards journey in CMU and underscored her commitment to contribute to reforms in the Philippine Government as a returning scholar, through her organisation, the Department of Budget and Management. 


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Providing humanitarian assistance to Lumad schoolchildren

Apple Davalos leads a group of fellow Australia Awards alumni in providing immediate humanitarian assistance to the Lumad school children and teachers who are currently residing at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus. Apple met these children in 2019 when they sought refuge at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) where she is working. These children fled to Manila from Mindanao due to the widespread human rights violations in their community, primarily the series of forced closures of their Salugpungan schools (Lumad schools) in Davao Region. During the COVID-19 crisis, Apple found out that the children were left to fend for themselves during the Metro Manila community quarantine. She immediately contacted the volunteer Lumad schoolteacher to find out how they can help, and one phone call led to a massive donation drive called da'gap. This Manobo term means "to hurry somewhere to help because of an urgent crisis".