There has never been a better or more affordable time for Australian students to pick up a language at university. Rich with possibility for self-discovery and career development, under the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package studying a language at university can now also significantly reduce the cost of your studies and the size of your HECS debt. So, go on. Find your best self in another language.
In the News
- The bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia has been a hot topic in the last few months. With the relationship moving from strength to strength, this article highlights some of the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. (State of Play)
- Indonesian food is underappreciated in much of the world. Precisely how many Indonesian restaurants exist in America is unclear, but there are probably fewer than 100. The explanation for the shortage offers valuable lessons in politics, economics and prejudice. (The Economist)
- Wisatawan mancanegara (wisman) asal Australia paling banyak mengunjungi Indonesia pada bulan Juli 2022 atau sebanyak 84.600 kunjungan. Secara kumulatif dari Januari hingga Juli 2022, wisman asal Australia, Singapura, dan Malaysia menurutnya mengalami pertumbuhan yang tinggi. (Kompas)
- Ngulmiya (Grant) Nundhirribala, salah satu pemimpin upacara ikonis dan pelantun lagu-lagu upacara bersama dengan anaknya, Nayurryurr Nundhirribala yang merupakan salah satu penyanyi, penari, dan pemain Ihambilgbig menjadi salah satu dari puluhan musisi dari 18 negara yang akan tampil di G20. Keduanya akan bergabung dan tampil bersama tim orkestra G20 dalam rangkaian G20 di Indonesia.(Liputan 6)
- There’s a change coming soon to cyberspace in Australia, with the introduction of a new .au (dot-A-U) domain to replace the existing .com (dot-com) and .com.au (dot-com-dot-A-U) addresses. (SBS Indonesia)
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
- Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
- JOIN AIYA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (IN-PERSON or ONLINE!) LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- NSW: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Online on Zoom. Follow @aiya.nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- The Indonesia Project by Australian National University is presenting the 39th Indonesia Update. Gender Equality and Diversity in Indonesia: Identifying Progress and Challenges. The conference will be held in Canberra and online on 16-17 Sept. More info here.
- AIYA NSW Annual General Meeting will be held on 26 Sept at 7pm AEST via Zoom. The meeting will appoint the new committee, with elected positions including President, Vice President, and Treasurer. Join the meeting here.
- AIYA VIC x Melbourne Community Gamelan is hosting a Gamelan Event at Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne, on 14 Oct at 6.30pm. The attendees will have tutorials on how to play gamelan instruments. Register here.
- AIYA NTT is hosting Annual General Meeting on 8 October at 3-5pm WITA. Join the meeting here.
- Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT), in conjunction with the ANU School of Culture, History & Language at the College of Asia and the Pacific and the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, will host this Indonesian Film Night (‘Malam Film Indonesia’) at ANU Kambri Cinema on 12 October. Register here.
- AIBC is hosting the AIBC Conference for 2022 in Darwin in 2-4 November. Register here.
- The 2022 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) competition has been extended until Wednesday 14 September 11.59PM AEST. Submissions can be entered here. Semoga sukses dan semangat!
- AIYA NSW is recruiting team members (Communications, Professional Programs, Social-Cultural and Education) who will be appointed by the new committee following the AGM. Register here by 26 Sept and see the position description here.
- The University of New England (UNE) is looking for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will take part in renewing and delivering the curriculum in Indonesian Studies to students both on campus and online. Apply here by 20 Sept.
- ACICIS is looking for campaign volunteers to be part of a national initiative aimed at shifting Australia’s monolingual mindset and promoting the study of languages among Australian university students. Apply here.
- Applications for the 2023 Language Assistant Program in Western Australian Public Schools are now open, facilitated by the Balai Bahasa Indonesia (BBI) Perth. Click here for more info.
- The University of Sydney is offering a postgraduate research scholarship in Opioid policy and use in Indonesia. Apply here.
- Piaget Education and Petra Christian University Surabaya are offering scholarships for international teachers of all subjects to join a uniquely designed Master Program of Education Leadership Management, inclusive of stipends and airfares, that will prepare graduates to become competent professionals at educational institutions. Send your CV to [email protected] to submit your interest.
- South Pole is looking for a Climate Projects Regional Director to own and grow the Climate Projects Business Line presence in South East Asia & Australia. Apply here.
- ReelOzInd! Short Film Competition and Festival is back in 2022 and can’t wait to share its festival of short films with audiences in Indonesia, Australia and beyond. This year our theme is ‘suara/voice’. Submit your entry here.
- Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
- Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
- Australian Government is receiving applications for the Working Holiday Maker program that allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. More info here.
- DFAT has established the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) which seeks to support development ideas across the Indo-Pacific region. If you have a bright development idea consider applying for support here.
- Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for the art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
- Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities here.
- The Australian National University is offering a course on introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment. This is a chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day intensive course. More info here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
- Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2022 (with most commencing in 2023). Find out more here.
- The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is looking for full-time Junior researchers who will be responsible in supporting the writing of CIPS research and also in conducting their own research in accordance with good writing standards in CIPS. Apply here.
- The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here.