The Australian government said on Saturday, August 26, it will close effective immediately a loophole in its visa rules that allowed international students to enrol for cheaper vocational courses as soon as they arrive in the country. (TEMPO.CO)
In the News
- The Australian national basketball team is now also competing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 which is hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. (NBA/FIBA)
- Berdasarkan data teranyar UNESCO Institute for Statistics, terdapat 55.961 pelajar Indonesia yang melakukan studi di luar negeri pada 2020. Jumlah itu meningkat 3,83% (year-on-year/yoy) dari 2019 yang sebanyak 53.894 orang. Australia merupakan negara yang paling banyak menjadi tujuan pelajar Indonesia untuk mengenyam pendidikan dengan angka setara 22,96% dari total pelajar Indonesia yang belajar di luar negeri pada 2020. (DataBoks dari Kata Data)
- Aside from Southeast Asia-wide cooperation, deepening trilateral engagement between Indonesia, Australia and France would have benefits. As the only Indo-Pacific states with territory in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the three countries have a special stake in the region. (ASPI Strategist)
- Australian and Indonesian businesses and workers will have even greater opportunities to boost their skills and expertise, with the signing of an expanded Memorandum of Understanding on the Indonesia-Australia Skills Development Exchange Pilot. (Minister for Trade and Tourism Special Minister of State)
- Making friends is one of the biggest challenges people can face in a new country. We naturally form support networks with people from similar cultural backgrounds – but imagine taking a leap and expanding your friendship circle. Cross-cultural friendships will improve your outlook and heighten your sense of belonging, but how? Find out more on Make friends in Australia: the importance of cross-cultural friendships podcast episode (SBS)
- AIYA National’s Cultural Diversity Committee! The “Kumpul” Committee, meaning “gathering” in Indonesian, was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of Australia following NAIDOC week 2021. It has now broadened its scope to encapsulate the cultural diversity of both Australia and Indonesia.
- 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 can join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English! It is held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. 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:
- NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info or find the schedule here.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- YOGYAKARTA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- AIYA ACT is hosting Javanese Gamelan classes every Monday from 6-8pm at the ANU School of Music, Room 68. No registration is required, just come and have fun!
- International Internships is offering meaningful programs with real impact for in-country and online internships. Kick start your career with a global experience and join the General Information Session to have all your questions answered about undertaking an internship overseas in your field. Applications are now open.
- AIYA National, IndoAustay (@indoaustay) Expression of Interests are open until 30 September for this 2 week program in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia running in January 2024. The program is open to applicants over the age of 18 in Australia and all language ability levels are accepted.
- Monash University is receiving applications for Indonesia Inspire Doctoral Scholarship Program (IIDSP). This program offers an incredible opportunity for talented students to pursue their PhD studies with Monash University, Indonesia. Apply by 28 August here.
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Indonesia is recruiting for a Trade & Investment Associate Director to be based in Jakarta. Find more information here and grab the opportunity by 3 September @11.30 PM (Western Indonesia Time).
- Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth in collaboration with the Department of Education of Western Australia and supported by the Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia in WA are seeking participants in the 2024 Indonesian Language Assistant Program in Western Australia. Applications will close on 15 September. Apply NOW!
- International Internships has announced that the RMIT Fashion Intensive 2024 applications are now open. Join their info session on 19 September @ 5:30pm AEST. More info here
- AIYEP, Be a host family for participants In 2023! AIYEP are seeking families in Canberra to share their home life with an AIYEP participant from Indonesia on a short term placement from 11 November to 3 December. Find out more here and apply through this link by 30 September!
- AIYEP is looking for organisations and businesses across Canberra to intern 21 Indonesian delegates. Here for more information on hosting for AIYEP visit. Submit your organisation’s expression of interest here by 30 September.
- The Australian National University is hiring for Lecturers for their Indonesian language and studies program. Apply here by 2nd October.
- International Internships has opened applications for their Environmental Internships 2024. Interact with key stakeholders, undertake professional visits and more during this 4-week internship. Apply by 7th November here.
- 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.
- International Internships has announced RMIT Science and Computing Technology Capstone Projects. Work in a small team of RMIT students to complete a real-world project for an Indonesian host organisation. Eligible students can receive generous New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants. For more information visit which has the project details and NCP eligibility requirements 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inside Indonesia is looking for a reliable volunteer to help with uploading a few articles to the website every couple of weeks. Please send your interest to [email protected]
- The 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.
- 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.
- The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to anyone, beginners are most welcome. The club organises games throughout the year, mostly in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Training is mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, training sessions are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex. To keep up to date with the training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.