Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR2011- Study in Australia 2006: Building Pathways to an Australian Future


Filipinos tend to associate “international education” to those institutions in the West. Hollywood blockbusters such as “With Honors” and “A Beautiful Mind” provided picturesque visuals that shaped the Filipino’s perspective of what international education should be, though only a few get the opportunity to experience it. A fast rising alternative is going south-- Down Under, that is.

The Australian Trade Commission Manila is bringing back the Study in Australia Seminar series entitled “Australian Education: The Pathway to your Australian Future” on 23-26 November 2006 to provide prospective students a view of what Australia has to offer.

The seminar will cover topics such as the Australian education system and programs, application procedures and visa requirements. Representatives from prestigious schools and universities, including Australia Catholic University, Curtin University, Central Queensland University, Flinders University, International College of Hotel Management, Monash University, RMIT, Tafe NSW, University of Canberra, University of Newcastle and University of Wollongong, will be present to discuss their short-term bridging programs and conversion courses that provide students with the necessary educational qualification to enable them to work in Australia.

Filipino students are discovering why Australia - the third-largest English-speaking student destination – is increasingly the preferred and often lower-cost choice for thousands of international students. Australia offers world-class education in institutions that encourages students to be innovative, creative and to think independently. Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country and its people are energetic, friendly and confident. Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn.

At present, more than two thousand Filipinos have already graduated from Australian universities, and many have returned to the Philippines to make great contributions to their companies, industry and Government. Some of the renowned Filipino personalities who have studied in Australia include actress Joyce Jimenez, television host and model Amanda Griffin and catwalk superstars Georgina Wilson and Raya Mananquil, and Anne Curtis.

The Study in Australia Seminar Series will be held on two venues- Powerplant Mall Cinema 5 (23 & 26 November) and Ayala Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 (25 November). Admission is free but pre-registration is required due to the limited number of seats. Please call the Australian Trade Commission at 757 8144 or 757 8137 to register for the seminar.