Prestigious Australia Awards scholarships on offer for high-achieving Filipinos

Manila, 1 February 2019 - The Australian Embassy announces the opening of applications for the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships aimed at future Filipino leaders in the fields of government service, business, and civil society.

Returning Australian scholars continue legacy of the First70Years, set to push development agenda in the country

Twenty-nine Filipinos, all recent graduates of Australian universities, were welcomed by the Australian Embassy during a 3-day conference held on 9 to 11 February 2016 in Davao City.

31 more Filipinos awarded prestigious Australia Awards scholarships

Thirty-one new scholars from the Philippines are heading to Australia in January 2019 to commence postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities. They are part of the more than 100 scholars supported by the Australian Government each year.

Australian Embassy Welcomes Fifty Balikbayan Scholars

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely welcomed over 50 Filipino recipients of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships on their return from postgraduate studies at Australia’s top universities.

Returning Filipino scholars join Australia Global Alumni Network in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines recently hosted a reception to welcome the newest group of Australia Global Alumni. The 50 returning Australia Awards scholars are now a part of a global network of Australian-educated Filipinos who stay connected with their Australian network through the Australia Global Alumni community.

35 Filipinos earn Australian degrees at De La Salle University

Thirty-five Filipino professionals earned dual degrees from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and De La Salle University (Philippines)’s innovative study and exchange program supported by the Australian Embassy.

Australia supports training for Philippine Government Leaders

Top officials from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) completed a leadership and management skills training course with support from the Australian Government.

Australian Government supports development of Davao City’s Transport Plan

The Australian Government recently assisted Davao City’s efforts to improve its Comprehensive Transport and Traffic Management Plan (CTTMP) for 2018-2022 with a benchmarking mission to to Brisbane and Gold Coast. Six (6) key officials from Davao City went to the two bustling Australian cities to meet their counterparts and learn how they are meeting the transport and traffic challenges of their communities.

Australia Inks Deal with DBM, Asia Pacific College on Government and Academe Scholarships

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Philippine Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Asia Pacific College (APC) for postgraduate study opportunities of government and academe professionals at the university.

Australia hands over HR and OD learning materials to PHL Government

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Amanda Gorely, recently led the ceremonial handover of human resource and organisational development (HR/OD) knowledge products to the Philippine Government, which also marked the culmination of the Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF).

67 Australia Awards Scholars set to study in Australia

67 emerging leaders from the Philippines are set to take up postgraduate studies at world-renowned universities in Australia, through the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships.

Thirty Filipinos Graduate from Joint Australia-Philippine University Program

Thirty high-achieving Filipinos are the first graduates of a joint industrial relations and human resource management course offered by De La Salle University (DLSU) and Australia’s University of Newcastle (UoN).

DLSU-UoN Graduation Speech - by Lady Hanifah Mindalano

To the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely; University of Newcastle Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Advancement Mrs. Winnie Eley; DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido; College of Business Dean Dr. Brian Gozun; Faculty of Business and Law Assistant Dean Dr. Tony Drew; DLSU Commerical Law Department Chair Atty. Antonio Ligon; CHED Chairperson Hon. Patricia Licuanan; DLSU Alumni Association Dr. Derrick Yu; administrators, university fellows, faculty and graduates, friends and family, good afternoon.

Filipino Australia alumni shine in international confabs

We proudly commend two Australia Awards scholars who were invited to present their studies in the Philippine Update Conference 2016 held at the Australian National University in Canberra last 02-03 September 2016 with the theme Sustaining the Momentum for Change Beyond 2016.

First graduate of Australia’s in-country scholarship program hopes to promote peace in Mindanao

May 14, 2013 - Tu Alfonso, the first of the 100 awardees of Australia's in-country scholarship program (ICSP) to graduate, received his Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute for Management (AIM) in Makati City. Tu (center) is joined by his women colleague

Australian Government scholars collaborate to improve programs for Philippine development

December 13, 2012 –Fifteen Filipino recipients of the 2013 Australia Awards Scholarships aim to make a difference and use their Australian education to help address, find solutions and new approaches to development challenges in the Philippines, particularly in the areas of disaster risk reduction management, human resource and organisational development, governance and basic education.

University in South Cotabato reaps benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships

December 19, 2012 – The Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU) in South Cotabato, Mindanao is now enjoying the benefits of having faculty members who completed their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities. From 2010 to 2012, NDMU’s College of Education, one of the leading teacher education institutions in Mindanao, has produced topnotchers in the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Filipino scholars to drive development initiatives in government agencies

Filipino recipients of Australian postgraduate scholarships have successfully completed their studies and are returning to drive and re-energize development initiatives in their home government agencies, including the Departments of Education, Interior and Local Government, and the Civil Service Commission.

Filipino scholars of prestigious Australia Awards return to contribute positive change

Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Dr David Dutton welcomed 34 Filipino scholars of the prestigious Australia Awards program on their return to the Philippines after having completed post-graduate studies at Australia's top universities.

24 scholars set to leave for Australia

Twenty-four future leaders and change agents from the Philippines were awarded the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships, the international development scholarship program of the Australian Government. The Filipino awardees are set to leave for Australia in June 2013 to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia’s premier universities.

Australian government scholars monitor progress of their development programs

10-11 April 2013, Davao City – Fifty-four Filipino awardees, who completed postgraduate studies in Australia, together with their mentors, recently met for a workshop to discuss the progress of their re-entry action plans (REAPs); these are the development programs that they had committed to implement upon their return to the Philippines. The REAP progress workshop, which was held from 10-11 April 2013 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, had been a venue for the awardees to fine tune the implementation of their REAPs and customise it based on their organisation’s current situation.

98 Filipino scholars all set to study in Australia

Almost a hundred of the best and brightest young Filipino minds will be given an opportunity to pursue graduate studies at Australia’s top universities. The Australia Awards Scholarships program of the Australian Government for which they have been selected is a prestigious international program offered to individuals who have the greatest potential to drive development in their country and become leaders in their chosen fields.

The Australian Embassy welcomed 52 Filipino graduates of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships program at a homecoming event in Davao City

Fifty-two Filipino graduates of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships program recently returned to the Philippines after completing postgraduate degrees at highly regarded Australian academic institutions.

BDA gears up for transition, implementation of the Bangsamoro Development Plan

The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) is preparing for its role as the hub for development and as the donor coordinator during the transition process for conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. As part of the BDA’s capacity development initiatives, twenty (20) officers, including project managers and members of the board, attended a five-day intensive training workshop on Project Development and Management (PDM) on 22-26 June 2015 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. The Australian Government, through the Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), is supporting BDA’s capacity development process in line with its commitment to support the peace and development agenda in Mindanao.

Australia Awards alumni spearhead forum on the impact of ASEAN integration to Filipino entrepreneurs

The Australian alumni community in the Philippines, in partnership with the Australian Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo, launched the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Forum last 24 June 2015 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.

Civil Service Commission's IiP Accreditation

The Philippine Civil Service Commission’s Regional Offices of Cordillera Administrative Region, No. I, No. II, No. IV, No. V, No. VIII, No. IX, No. X, No. XII, and Caraga Region have achieved Investors in People Accreditation in the awarding ceremony held during the 4thIiP Concourse held at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas on June 16, 2015.

CSC cited for Communication Management Practice

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) went head to head with some of the nation's biggest corporations and advertising agencies for the highest honors at the 13th Philippines Quill Awards and was recognized for its entry in Communication Strategies for Customer Relations under the Communication Management category. The Commission's entry was submitted by Public Assistance and Information Office (PAIO) in October 2014.

Top Australian university QUT strengthens transformative partnership with Philippine universities

One of Australia’s leading universities, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has signed partnership agreements with nine Philippine universities to formalise an already transformative collaboration on the field of education, particularly in teacher training, educational leadership, curriculum and research capacity development.

BLMI officers and staff undergo strategic planning in Davao City

Consistent with its commitment to the GPH-MILF Peace Process and the development of people in the proposed Bangsamoro new region, the Australian Government through the Philippines Australia Human Resource Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF) organized and facilitated a Strategic Planning Workshop for officers and staff of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) at Microtel Inn, Davao City from April 14 to 16, 2015.

Filipino public servants receive prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships

Twenty-two emerging leaders from the Philippine public sector have been awarded prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships.

Alumni Grant Scheme

THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IS LOOKING FOR AUSTRALIAN ALUMNI WHO ARE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY'S CHANGE-MAKERS. Through formal training, you have become a valuable resource of Australia's educational links to the Philippines. Now we challenge you to show us what you can do!

DILG cluster leaders trained nationwide, called to develop action plans to support Byaheng Pinoy

Some 169 Cluster Leaders of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) from provinces and cities in the Philippines have undergone 6-day leadership training workshops in Davao City, Cebu City, Tagaytay City and Baguio City, respectively, with the assistance of AusAID.

Australia launches local scholarships for Filipino high achievers

The Australian Government is expanding its support to strengthen Filipinos’ professional excellence with the launch of local post-graduate scholarships to be taken in top Philippine universities.

Philippine-Australian Alumni Association gives underprivileged kids a chance at education

Feb 11, 2013 - The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i), an organisation of scholars and graduates from Australia’s premier academic institutions, recently donated over Php500,000 to World Vision Philippines.

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