Success Stories

Alumni have been making a difference to the lives of hundreds of Timorese men and women across Timor-Leste. From teaching electronics to young people, advising the G7+, improving infrastructure, tackling COVID 19 and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities alumni are committed to using their knowledge and experience to give back to their country.  

Alumni have been making a difference to the lives of hundreds of Timorese men and women across Timor-Leste. From teaching electronics to young people in Baucau to  and y alumni are committed to using their knowledge and experience to give back to their country.  

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TIMOR – LESTE (WDPTL)

After eight years, what has changed from Australia’s 22-million-dollar investment in the development of Timor-Leste’s workforce? Quite a lot it turns out. Australia Awards alumni are punching above their weight in national influence, Australian labour mobility jobs have increased elevenfold and the Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) system for hospitality has been transformed. Australia’s investment has delivered for Timorese, but there is still a long way to go and hard-won lessons to pass on to the three Australian programs and others who will continue this work. This report for what is now called the Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste…

Director of National laboratory – Endang Soares da Silva

The Timor-Leste Australia Awards Alumni of the Year Award was introduced in 2019 with the objectives to Promote alumni networking and engagement, Promote the achievements of Australia Awards Alumni more generally to the public and people interested in applying for an AAS. Two awards have been presented to two of over 339 Australia Award alumni who are using the skills and knowledge gained from their Australia Award scholarship to further Timor-Leste’s development