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MR120315 - Discover a ‘Future Unlimited’ Through an Australian Certificate or Diploma

Discover a ‘Future Unlimited’ Through an Australian Certificate or Diploma

Filipinos interested to study certificate and diploma courses in Australia will be able to meet with education counsellors from some of Australia’s best educational institutions at the “Future Unlimited – Australian Certificate and Diploma Showcase 2012” to be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City (17 March) and at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City (18 March).

According to Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell, “This event is for Filipinos who are thinking of investing in their future careers. Australia is a premium education destination and it is home to some of the world’s best learning institutions. Australian universities and training institutions are consistently ranked among top educational institutions in the world.”

Organised by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the event will showcase 11 Australian institutes: Box Hill Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Canberra Institute of Technology, Evolution Hospitality Institute, Education Centre Australia, Imagine Education Australia, Imperial College of Technology and Management, International Institute of Business and Information Technology, Southbank Institute of Technology, Sunshine Coast TAFE, TAFE New South Wales and TAFE South Australia.

Australia is an increasingly attractive education destination for Filipinos. In 2010 to 2011, Australia welcomed 3,390 new students from the Philippines, an increase of 14.8% from the previous year. Nearly half studied certificate and diploma courses, which are classified as vocational education and training (VET). Popular fields of study include information and communication technology, business administration and management, nursing, and hospitality and culinary arts. Other study areas of high interest are automotive, accounting, design, engineering and fashion.

“Australia is home to around 250,000 Filipinos and a close neighbour to the Philippines – Darwin is only a little over three hours from Manila by Jetstar. So Filipinos who choose to study in Australia are never too far from home,” said Ambassador Tweddell.

With around 400,000 new international students every year going to Australia, Filipinos who enrol in Australian institutions not only gain an internationally recognised certificate and diploma, they also build an international professional network.

Australian VET programmes are developed and delivered based on stringent industry standards. An Australian VET qualification aims to make students work-ready upon completion of their courses. Australia also has in place legislation to protect international students while studying in Australia, the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act, which is the first of its kind in the world.

To register for “Future Unlimited–Australian Certificate and Diploma Showcase 2012” send an email to [email protected] Participation is free but seats are limited.