What are the impacts of studying in Australia?

A team at Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS) under the leadership of an Australia Awards alumnus Dr Muhammad Anshar developed a dental care tool reducing aerosol viral load that is now in use at the Dental and Oral Hospital of UNHAS.

Australia Awards alumni from Indonesia advance in their careers to become trusted and influential leaders in their workplaces and organisations. Learn more about our alumni success stories here.

The Australia Awards 2020 annual survey of Long Term Award recipients* found 94 per cent found their studies in Australia to be highly relevant to their current job and 85 per cent used their new skills and knowledge frequently.

Among employed respondents (94 per cent):

  • 61 per cent obtained a higher managerial position
  • 54 per cent obtained a higher salary
  • 80 per cent introduced improvements to their organisation
  • Men and women were equally likely to introduce improvements to their organisations.

*129 alumni who returned to Indonesia in 2014 and 2017 were surveyed.

The Australia Awards 2020 annual survey of Short Term Award recipients* found more than 95 per cent found the course content highly relevant to their career and 98 per cent gained new skills and knowledge.

Among employed respondents (98 per cent):

  • 14 per cent owned their own business
  • 60 per cent held an executive or managerial position
  • 52 per cent reported more influence over decision-making
  • 58 per cent were trusted to handle more work.

*173 alumni who participated in Short Term Awards from November 2018 to August 2019 were surveyed.

In addition to benefits for their careers, Australia Awards alumni from Indonesia also reported strong positive impacts to the partnership between Australia and Indonesia.

Following their studies in Australia, 87 per cent of Short Term Award alumni and 60 per cent of Long Term Award alumni surveyed said they maintained contact with the Australians they met through Australia Awards.

Almost all alumni viewed Indonesia as having a strong and positive relationship with Australia (100 per cent for Short Term Award alumni, and 97 per cent for Long Term Award alumni).


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