Courses and Events

The Australia Awards program in Timor-Leste develops and delivers courses and events that advance alumni’s professional development and showcase their research results. Our short courses also build English language skills for targeted groups so they are ready to apply for Australia Awards scholarships.

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 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 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 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.…

Alumni Showcase

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…