Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarship
Australia Awards Timor-Leste (AATL) has moved to Timor Plaza since 1st of July 2022, please visit our office on 2nd floor of CBD 5 at Timor Plaza to find out more information about Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) and Timor-Leste Australia Alumni Association (TL3A).
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Timor-Leste.
Australia Awards Alumni
The Timor-Leste Australia Alumni Association (TL3A) was established in August 2017 with formal ratification in October 2019. The TL3A Board is supported by Alumni Secretariat Co-ordinator.
Current board members include Caetano Efandy Gomes Pinto (Chair), Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro (Vice-Chair), Joraida Antonia Guterres Pereira, Luisa Gusmão de Gonzaga and Veneza Maria da Costa Luz Fereirra.
You can find out more about the TL3A and how to get involved via the links below.
English Language Training
Australia Awards Scholarships require candidates to have a high level of proficiency in Academic English and many jobs in Timor-Leste increasingly require English language skills. Our English language training short course provides public servants and people with disabilities with the opportunity to develop their English language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Courses are delivered face to face and online and are held Monday to Friday during working hours. Typically a three hour a day commitment is required for the duration of the course which is held over a 3-4 month period. A total of 53 people with disabilities and…
Alumni Showcase Alumni Events Our showcase featured research from mana Casmira do Rosario Maia that conducted as part of her master’s course work while undertaking an Australia Awards scholarship in Disability Policy and Practice at https://www.flinders.edu.au/. Her research was presented on 29 August 2022, at Centru João Paulo II. Mana Casmira Maia’s small scale research outlines how Microenterprise offers an alternative that can be satisfying, meaningful, enjoyable, and cost significantly less to implement. Microenterprise also provides a viable job opportunity for people with disabilities in developing countries including Timor-Leste because it prioritises individual qualities, talents, and interests. Alumni showcases are…
Alumni Showcase Alumni Events Our showcase featured research from maun Guteriano Nicolau Soares Neves who studied his master in public policy specializing in development policy at https://www.anu.edu.au/ Australia National University in Canberra. His research was presented on 10 August 2022, at Timor Plaza. Mr. Guteriano Neves’ showcase provides economic context that underpinned development challenges that Timor-Leste is facing. This contextual understanding is useful for people who are working in various development sectors. This includes, Civil Society Organizations, Policy Advocates, development agencies, researchers, and Government’s officials. It aims to provide a framework of thinking based on Timor-Leste’s experiences, and using that…
Alumni Showcase Alumni Events Our showcase featured masters' research from maun Ricardo Manuel Chao Barreto Martins who studied his master of Engineering Science in Civil Structures at https://www.swinburne.edu.au/ Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. His research was presented on 26 April 2022, at Timor Plaza. Mr. Ricardo Martins’ research study aims to assess the seismic performance of a typical building and compare with various state-of-the-art methods to determine the adequacy of commonly adopted seismic design methods in Timor-Leste. Alumni showcases are designed to inform the development of Timor-Leste through the presentation and discussion of research completed whilst studying in Australia.…
Our showcase featured masters' research from mana Elsa J. Araujo Pinto who studied her master of International Community Development at https://www.vu.edu.au/ Victoria University in Melbourne. Her research was presented on 19 November 2021, at Novo Turismo. There are currently more than 210 cooperatives in Timor-Leste. With over 47,000 members, cooperatives provide jobs and income for thousands of families across the country. To find out about some of the products cooperatives produce in Timor-Leste visit https://mdf.exposure.co/made-in-timorleste Alumni showcases are designed to inform the development of Timor-Leste through the presentation and discussion of research completed whilst studying in Australia. The research is presented…