Australia has a well-developed education system with participation rates and secondary school completion rates among the highest in the world. The high quality of the education system and the stability and security of Australian life have attracted students from many different countries to study in Australia. The presence of this diverse group of international students has in turn enriched the educational experience for all Australian students.
Australia’s universities have strong international linkages across the entire range of their activities, from individual research collaborations through to joint ventures with universities in other countries. In particular, Australia works to develop strong education relationships with its neighbors in the Asia Pacific Region.
Each year, Australia welcomes an increasing number of international students to its universities, institutes, colleges and schools. Australia ranks third in the English-speaking world behind the United States and Britain as an international student destination.
International students are attracted by the excellence of Australian education and training, the world’s best practice quality and financial assurances, the national qualifications framework and the welcoming environment of a technologically advanced, safe, multicultural society.
In the Philippines, the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) promotes Australian education through initiatives such as the “Study in Australia” campaign. Austrade regularly organizes and supports exhibitions and activities participated in by Australian colleges, universities and institutions.
Study In Australia web site
The official government web site for further information about studying in Australia is www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. As well as providing comprehensive information on studying in Australia, the site has a search facility covering all the courses and institutions available to international students seeking a student visa for Australian study. The site links to versions in major languages and provides contact details in your region. The Australian Government maintains Australian Education Centres in selected regions – a full listing with contact details is available on the web site.
Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc (PA3i)
The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc is a non-political, non-profit corporation organised for the purpose of fostering camaraderie among its members and through its activities promoting mutual understanding between Australia and the Philippines. The association provides a framework that supports business networking and socialising among alumni of Australian education and training institutes.
Membership is open to all Philippine-based individuals, regardless of citizenship, who have participated in either short or long term courses at an Australian education institution. Any Filipino citizen who has earned a certificate or diploma from an Australian training or educational institution is qualified to be a member.
For further information about the Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc and their activities, please call the Secretariat at 638-9686 loc 128 or visit their website at www.pa3i.org.ph