A national initiative aimed at encouraging the study of languages at university can also help reinvigorate the Indonesian language in Australia, according to those who have long been fighting for change.

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  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
    • Interested? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group here.
  • 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:
    • ACT: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Marie Reay Building, ANU. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • 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 AIIA and Austrade have entered into a partnership to host the Global Tech Webinar – Indonesia Webinar on 4 Oct at 3pm. Get your tickets here.
  • AIYA NTT is hosting an Annual General Meeting on 8 Oct 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 Oct. Register here.
  • AASYP is hosting ‘Study Abroad: Tasmania, Australia’ on 13 Oct at 6pm AEDT. The event will showcase three exceptional leaders from Southeast Asia who have excelled in their chosen careers and made an impact in their community. Register 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.
  • 7th ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival, hosted by Australia-Indonesia Centre, will be held on 22 Oct at 6pm in Cinemas, Level 2 ACMI Fed Square. Get your free tickets here.
  • ACICIS will be hosting the 2022 Bahasa Sesh Challenge to celebrate Indonesia’s ‘The Youth Pledge Day’ on 28 Oct. More information here.
  • AIBC is hosting the AIBC Conference for 2022 in Darwin in 2-4 Nov. Register here.


  • Do you know a standout Indonesian language teacher, researcher or leader in Indonesian cultural outreach in Australia? Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) Indonesian Studies Awards, which recognise the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals in our community. There are three award categories: AII Language Teaching Award, AII Studies and Cultural Leadership Award, AII Distinguished Service Award. For more information including how to nominate, click here. Entries close on 4 October 2022 (AEST).
  • Asia Society is hiring a Program and Research Officer to be based in Melbourne. It is a position for an early career professional with a passion for delivering dynamic programs and projects relating to Asia, geopolitics, and international affairs. Apply here by 3 October.
  • The Australian National University (ANU) ICEDS, in collaboration with DFAT is offering free course on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (South and Southeast Asia). Register your online application here by 3 October.
  • TAFE Queensland is seeking a Senior Global Business Partner to lead a regional sales and business development team. Apply here by 10 October.
  • DT Global (IA-CEPA ECP Katalis) is looking for Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTOs) for various activities: developing customised course content for Indonesian Digital Platforms and developing a digital literacy training program for the tourism sector. Register your interest by 4 October to [email protected] submit your proposal by 19 October.
  • The University of New England (UNE) is looking for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (Indonesian Focus) who will take part in renewing and delivering the curriculum in Indonesian Studies to students both on campus and online. Apply here by 5 October.
  • Prospera is seeking an Economist (Trade and Investment) to provide the analytical framework and the quantitative analysis to support the regulatory reform and policy development in trade and investment to improve the competitiveness of the Indonesian economy. Apply here by 12 October.
  • The University of Western Australia is seeking a Lecturer (Indonesian Studies). The responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate units in Indonesian studies and language as well as undertake research to support the School’s research program in either Asian Studies or International Relations. Apply here by 23 October.
  • Join ACICIS 2022 Bahasa Sesh Challenge! Celebrating ‘The Youth Pledge Day’ (‘Hari Sumpah Pemuda’) on 28 October, ACICIS is challenging all Australian citizens over 18 years of age to share what their favourite word in Bahasa Indonesia is and why through the Bahasa Sesh Challenge. Find out more on how to participate here, video submissions close on 26 October. Win one free ACICIS Indonesian Language Short Course session in Central Java, valued at over $3,000 AUD! 
  • The Australian Government is now accepting expressions of interest from individuals to be considered for the Ambassador for First Nations People. More info here. Apply by 4 November.
  • Applications for Westpac’s Asian Exchange Scholarship are now open and close on 30 November. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
  • DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more here. KIAT works with its government partners across Indonesia to deliver a range of large and small projects to improve access to infrastructure for all Indonesians.
  • Bukalapak is looking for a Software Engineer in Melbourne to apply best practice agile software development within a product-focused team. Apply here.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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