Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR032510 Exhibit highlights education opportunities in Australia

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRALIA

Filipino students will have an opportunity to learn more about study opportunities in Australia at an education exhibit, Study in Australia - Australian Certificate and Diploma Showcase 2010, at the New World Hotel, Makati (26 March) and EDSA Shangri-La Hotel (27 March).

“The exhibit provides an excellent opportunity for Filipino students who are thinking of expanding their horizons to learn more about Australia’s premier education system and discover why it is among the preferred destinations for overseas education,” Australian Ambassador Rod Smith said.

Organised by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the exhibit will feature 10 Australian colleges and education institutions that offer vocational education and training (VET) in fields such as business and management, hospitality and culinary, engineering, information technology, nursing and aged care, construction technology, and automotive.

Exhibitors will include the Australian International Training and Management Group, the Australian Trade and College North Brisbane Ltd, Careers Australia Institute of Training, Education Access Australia, Le Cordon Bleu, Silver Trowel Trade Training, TAFE New South Wales, William Angliss Institute, Southbank Institute of Technology, and Skillstech Australia.

“Australian universities and training institutions are consistently ranked among top educational institutions in the world,” Ambassador Smith said.

“They offer a range of programs and courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research as well as vocational courses that lead to highly-regarded, internationally-recognised qualifications.”

Enrolments by full-fee paying students from the Philippines in Australian universities and training institutions have continued to grow significantly since 2004. Enrolments in 2009 increased by 41.6 percent on 2008 enrolments to 3,963 Filipino students.

According to Australian Education International there were a total of 631,935 enrolments by full-fee paying international students in Australia in 2009, a 16.8 percent increase from the previous year. VET continued to be the fastest growing sector with enrolments increasing by 33.3 percent between 2008 and 2009. Popular fields of study included hospitality and culinary arts, business administration and management, and health and community services. Australian VET programmes are based on stringent industry standards. An Australian VET qualification aims to make students work-ready upon completion of their courses.

Study in Australia 2010 will also include seminars and individual consultations on Australian education offerings, application procedures and visa requirements. Participation is free but seats are limited. To register, visit www.studyinaustralia.org/Philippines. For further enquiries, contact (02) 757 8244 or email [email protected]