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Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2022 intake are open from 1 February to 30 April 2021

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.

Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2022 intake are open from 1 February to 30 April 2021 (11:59pm Canberra time or 9:59pm Manila time). Applications for this intake are open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue a master’s program.

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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.

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Australia supports Australia Global Alumni initiatives that will help PHL recovery from COVID-19

Ambassador Steven Robinson AO recently met with Filipino alumni who received grants under the 2020 Australian Alumni COVID-19 Response Grants Scheme. These alumni are all set to implement development projects to help Filipino communities respond to the challenges of the pandemic, and to conduct research that would contribute to the limited body of knowledge on COVID-19.

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 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

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Australia Awards honours our PWD alumni who have used their life-changing opportunity in Australia to bring positive change in the lives of Filipinos.

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Empowered by his Australian education, Australia Awards alumnus Ramon Apilado makes makes a difference in the lives of his colleagues at the Tahanang Walang Hagdan, a non-government organisation that provides services to persons with disabilities. "Australia Awards opened my mind and made me realise that it doesn't matter if you have a disability, as long as you want to make a difference then just go for it," he said.

Ramon's story is part of the Australia Awards video on Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion. Watch it here.

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

Story Bites


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What is the one word that best describes your Australia Awards journey?

“Australia Awards gave me the much needed space and freedom to connect with people to share my journey with, and I learned a lot from them. In fact, the linkages did not end with my graduation from the University of Newcastle; I felt that the connections have become much more relevant when I returned home. I'm grateful for the network of Australia Awards alumni with whom I get to collaborate with until now on projects that are meaningful to us.”

Lorraine Luna Danipog recently completed her Master of Human Resource Management from the University of Newcastle. She works at the Public Assistance and Information Office of the Civil Service Commission.


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Bayanimates help typhoon victims

Bayanimates, a fundraising drive organised by the Australian Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh), generated a total P205,400 cash and in-kind donations from Australia-educated alumni here and abroad. The fund was recently turned over to 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation, which is led by Australia Awards alumna Kritzia Santos, to help Filipinos who have been hit hard by the recent typhoons. 
For more updates on AACPh, follow them on Facebook  https://web.facebook.com/ausalumcph