Australia Awards Scholarship Awardees Commence Pre-Departure Training in Bali 

IALF Bali welcomes all  Australia Awards Scholarships Awardees 2023 intake with an Opening Ceremony held on Monday, 26 September 2022.


The ceremony was marked with a welcome speech from Caroline Bentley, IALF Bali Manager, and Wahyu Kusumaningtias, the Deputy Program Director of Inclusion and Outcomes, Australia Awards Indonesia, who officially opened the program. Awardees were also introduced to the Director of Studies for the Academic English Language Programs, Vlad Pejovic, and their new teachers.

For the next 5 and 9 weeks, a total of 90 awardees will complete a full-time Pre-Departure Training (PDT) program at IALF Bali, where they will study English for Academic Purposes in preparation to continue their studies in Australia. In addition, their PDT includes workshops on Thesis Options, Personal Development Planning, Networking Tools and Strategies, a University Information Day, and course counselling.

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The PDT focuses on developing appropriate language, academic and study skills. This course gives all awardees a good understanding of the principles and key themes of postgraduate study in Australia. It also aims to enhance study skills and the independent learning strategies appropriate for studying in a western academic environment, as well as to equip them with cross-cultural communication skills for living and learning in Australia.

In addition, the pre-departure training program supports the awardees to develop the skills they need to achieve their target IELTS scores to continue their postgraduate studies at their chosen university in Australia.

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Australia Awards is a long-standing aid project funded by the Australian government. The project aims to give selected Indonesians (both from the public and private sectors) the opportunity to study at postgraduate level in Australia. They are then expected to return to Indonesia and make a suitable contribution to national development here.

The Australia Awards Scholarship program has been running for more than 40 years and during that time many thousands of Indonesians have had the opportunity to study in Australia, thereby improving mutual understanding between the two countries.

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IALF has and continues to work with Australia Awards and DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Australia to provide a wide range of English language training programs in Indonesia and beyond. IALF’s work throughout the years in Indonesia includes Kang Guru Indonesia (1989-2016), ELTIS (English Language Training for Islamic Schools) from 2007 to 2010 and ELTA (English Language Training & Assistance) from 2011 to the present.

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About the IALF

With over 30 years of experience, the IALF has worked with national and international institutions including Australia Awards Scholarships, NZAID, USAID, and various Ministries in Indonesia and Timor-Lester. The foundation has equipped more than 30,000 students with the language and academic skills needed to continue their studies either abroad or in an international program in Indonesia.

The IALF has a track record of managing complex educational projects in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region, combining training in language, teaching, resources, management, and administration. Our client base covers various sectors from education, government, health, hospitality, finance, and manufacturing, to international agencies.

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