Weekly Article – Doing Master’s Degree in Australia

Are you planning to study in Australia? If so, you are currently in the right place. Australia offers a high-quality education for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree in various fields of study. By the end of this article, you will get useful tips for preparing your study in Australia, particularly from graduate student’s perspective.

Let’s start with understanding the type of degree itself. After finishing an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree), we can continue our study to pursue a postgraduate degree, such as Graduate Diploma and Master. However, there is a different type of master’s degree in Australia and Indonesia. There are two types of master’s degree in Australia: master by coursework and master by research. By doing postgraduate coursework, you will have a set of course program like an undergraduate degree but with a deeper understanding and critical thinking. The duration of study can be one year, 1.5 years, or 2 years, and will be started on February (summer intake), July (winter intake), or both. Meanwhile, you will have no lecture in postgraduate research (you can have some required classes, in some cases) because you will do your proposed research within a specific timeframe. Instead of studying for three or four semesters like postgraduate coursework, a student enrolling in master by research will have a different working schedule as approved by the supervisor. In addition, some coursework programs also offer project or thesis for those who want to do the combination of coursework and research studies.

After understanding the difference between postgraduate coursework and research, have you considered your choice? Along with the explanation about the types and duration of postgraduate degree, here are some great tips for you to consider before and during your master study in Australia:

  1. Read the university’s website thoroughly, especially about your program, course lists, duration of study, fees and scholarships, as well as entry requirements.
  2. For those who want to do master by research, start finding a research topic, write your proposal, and contact the potential supervisor. For those who want to do the combined master program, it is also beneficial to identify the topic and supervisor in advance.
  3. Once you arrive in Australia, take workshops to help you adjusting with learning system in Australia. Some sessions such as getting started at ‘uni life’, library tour, and learning tips from student advisors are recommended to do in your first week here.
  4. Almost all academic stuff can be accessed online, including learning materials, learning resources, and lecture recordings, so computer literacy skills are vital for your academic life in Australia.
  5. Attend and participate actively during lectures and tutorials, as well as finishing the reading list before the class will be helpful to get more benefits from your study.
  6. Plan and revise your schedule. Once you enrol for your semester, you can access the complete class schedule and the list of your assessment as well. You can start planning your learning schedule based on them.
  7. Balance your life. Allocate your time to be away from your learning materials and assignments, then choose activities as your interest. In Australia, you have plenty of chance to do volunteering, travelling, networking, even getting a part-time job (please refer to your student visa for the working hour limit). Don’t forget to include these activities in your schedule.

It is widely known that doing a master study is demanding, but trust me, it is manageable.
Make a study plan, get involved in leisure activities, and enjoy studying in Australia!

Writer : Hesti Retno Budi Arini

Treating Stress as a Friend

Have you ever felt anxious one day before your exam or got stressed when you have to submit many assignments in a week? But do you know what is ‘stress’ and how can they occur? In biological terms, stress refers to the effects that a person feels after failing to respond to an event properly. The after effects can be physical, emotional, or combination of two. Furthermore, a report from the Government of South Australia (the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, Multicultural SA, and the Department for Health and Ageing) described some issues related to international students’ the determinants of stress. They mentioned problems in financial, accommodation, and employment can cause health issues in international students. Academic issues, language difficulties, and discrimination also significantly affect students’ well-being.

Stress is not a spontaneous thing, but it is developed through three stages: the initial alarm (producing more adrenaline), the resistance stage (trying to cope the stressful event), and the exhaustion stage (the first occurrence of stress’ symptoms). Loss of concentration, headaches, and elevated heart rate are the common symptoms of stress. Some people also have a short temper and loss of appetite when they get stressed. Moreover, the untreated stress is a potential factor of long-term diseases because the unbalanced hormone levels may induce depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems. So, how can we deal with stress? Let’s try these three sections!

General Tips on Stress Management

Stress management can be done through a set of habits, as mentioned by the Health Service of the University of Michigan and the Stress Management Society:

  1. Do mind relaxation and treat yourself well

Allocating your time to do some hobbies and listening to your emotions are the basic things to start managing your stress. By listening to our emotions, we will be likely to calm our mind and identify what kind of action that we need to deal with stress. Having a proper rest (including sleep as well) and do some social interactions are also useful for helping our mind works properly. Mind relaxation can also be achieved by doing meditation and prayer.

  1. Be positive!

A negative way of thinking will be an obstacle in our normal thinking and decrease our self-esteem as well. So, instead of criticising yourself, look at your work and list some possible solutions, then start finishing them.

  1. Build some activity plans with realistic goals

The list of academic activities (and assessments, too!) is usually delivered at the beginning of the semester, which is helpful to set a weekly plan. This plan should be flexible and manageable, otherwise you will be trapped in a tedious life. Your plan should not include only academic stuff, but it’s better to also put ‘road trip’, ‘volunteering’, or ‘watching a movie’ in your plan. Don’t forget to consider your professional goal of life and your capability in setting your academic goals, since the realistic goals will help you to reduce stress.

  1. A healthy life is essential

Having a healthy eating pattern and doing some exercises are the basic healthy lifestyle to maintain body and mental health. Avoiding alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes are also recommended since they are likely to exacerbate your stress.

  1. Seeking help

Once you feel the stress’ signs and symptoms, get help from the appropriate care. Australian Medical Students’ Association has listed some mental health services available at universities, such as mental health monitoring program and mental health first aid.

Healthy Diet Plan

The Stress Management Society described several poor eating habits that commonly follow a stressful life, including skipping meals, fast food consumption, and excessive food picking. These habits can induce more stress and bring adverse health effects since they can disrupt hormonal balance, cause weight gain, elevate blood sugar, and lowering body immune as well. So, what kind of food that is helpful for avoiding (and managing) stress?

  1. The first principle: fulfil the necessary nutrients

Your body needs a range of nutrients to be healthy; however, no single food that contains all nutrients. Thus, you need to consume various foods that provide energy and macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well.

  1. What’s next: try to be balanced

A balanced diet is not merely completing all kind of nutrients, but also considering the food quantity. Nonetheless, it is usually uneasy for students to consume a nutritionally balanced diet. So, the first thing to do is managing your eating time become three times a day with two or three snacking times. This diet management will provide adequate nutrition and prevent you to consume extra foods when you get stressed. In terms of food type, complex carbohydrates (e.g., grain, pasta, vegetables) and proteins are the recommended energy sources, while fruits and yogurts can be the healthy snacks.

  1. Here are some nutrients that can reduce your stress
  • Vitamin B (a range of food types including meat and poultry, dairy products, soy, and vegetables)

All types of vitamin B are essential for the metabolism of your body and controlling your nervous system.

  • Proteins (both animal and vegetable proteins, e.g., meat, dairy products, and tofu)

Protein is important for body tissues, immune systems, and other metabolic functions.

  • Vitamin A, C, and E (a range of food types including dairy products, colorful fruits, and vegetables)

These vitamins are antioxidants that can minimize oxidative stress inside your body.

  • Magnesium (dairy products, meat, fish, and green leaved vegetables)

Magnesium is needed for muscle relaxation and regulating heartbeat, both in a normal situation and under stress.

  1. Start lowering your consumption of caffeine, trans fats, and sugar

A small amount of caffeine (e.g., coffee, carbonated beverages) may stimulate your brain; however, too much caffeine is associated with stress and anxiety. Moreover, consuming caffeine under stress will drain your B vitamins. Meanwhile, excessive consumption of fats and sugar is the determinant of obesity and noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

  1. Again, leave your cigarettes and alcoholic beverages

Some people argue that smoking can reduce stress; however, the disadvantages of tobacco products are related to numerous adverse health effects. Similarly, a small amount of alcohol is also believed as a heart protector. In fact, consuming alcohol under stress will trigger the release of adrenaline, causing nervousness, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Managing Your Study Life

It is not uncommon to face a lack of motivation and get stressed during your study. However, it is still manageable, and you can try these tricks provided by Oxford Royale Academy and Youth Central:

  1. Read with purpose

When finishing a stack of reading materials, set a couple of questions so you will have something to get from that reading. Writing a synthesis based on your reading will also help you to revise your reading.

  1. A study group is beneficial

Studying with some friends will be a good place for discussion, sharing information, and social interactions as well.

  1. Learning is a process

It means that you need to do learning regularly as your habit in a well-planned schedule, instead of revising all learning materials only during the SWOT Vac. Also, managing your learning stuff (e.g., recordings, notes, lecture slides, and past exam papers) can help you to find it easily.

  1. Try a range of different learning methods

A certain way of learning may be suitable for your friend, but it could be ineffective for you. Instead, it is recommended to find your own method. You can try studying with the help of your favorite music or listening to the recording of your lecture while traveling around. Both tips no. 3 and 4 will be the best way to keep your study motivation since you can identify your best study time, the time limit of your focus, and your favorite way of learning.

  1. Knowing all about your exam

To reduce stress during the exam week, you have to read thoroughly the description of the exam itself. For example, the type of your exam, the covered topics, even the date and location of your exam.

  1. Asking questions

Once you get issues while studying or preparing your exam, see your lecturers to clarify your confusion or contact the learning advisors to assist you.

  1. Do the exam carefully

You have already revised all learning materials and brought all the required stuff, so the only thing you need to do is finishing your exam. All good exam preparation that you have done will help maintain your concentration and stay calm during the exam. Start your exam by reading the instruction and all questions carefully, answering the questions that you’re convinced first, and allocate some time to review your answers.

To conclude, stress is a common thing in study life, but it is also manageable. Stress does not occur spontaneously, so you can minimize it by managing your academic life and leisure time. Consuming a nutritionally balanced diet and maintaining mental health are also important. Lastly, a set of good study habits will help you to treat stress as a friend.

 

References:

  1. The Stress Management Society and Bodychef. Combating stress with a balanced nutrition diet. 2009. Available from: http://www.mhit.org/assets/combat-nutritional-stress.pdf
  2. Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, Multicultural SA, and the Department for Health and Ageing. International student health and wellbeing: a health lens project. The government of South Australia; 2013. Available from: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/c6a74e00408cbd439e18be222b2948cf/International+Students+Health+Lens+Project-Final+Report-PHCS-HiAP-20130730.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-c6a74e00408cbd439e18be222b2948cf-lSjWj2u
  3. AMSA Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee. Current university student mental health interventions: a global perspective. Australian Medical Students’ Association. 2013. Available from: http://www.amsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/AMSA-SMHW-Global-review-of-Student-Mental-Health-Interventions-Report.pdf
  4. University Health Service of the University of Michigan. Ten things you can do for your mental health. University of Michigan; n.d. Available from: https://uhs.umich.edu/tenthings
  5. Oxford Royale Academy. How to study when you’ve lost motivation: 8 sharp tips to get back on track. Oxford Royale Academy; 2017. Available from: https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/tips-studying-motivation.html
  6. Youth Central. Top 10 exam tips. Youth Central; 2018. Available from: https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/study-and-training/help-with-study/how-to-study-better/top-10-exam-tips

 

The Annual General Meeting of UQISA 2018

The University of Queensland Indonesian Student Association (UQISA) held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Sunday (16 September 2018) with two main agendas: the report from the former president and the election of the new UQISA president. According to Fajar Anandi, the head of the election committee, there were four candidates of UQISA President in this AGM: Ferry Apriadinata (Master of Environmental Management), M. Syaikh Rohman (Master of Economics), Rosalia (Master of Animal Science), and Arimbi Mardilla Ashany (Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL). The election began by means of a consensus decision-making and consultative discussion by the candidates. However, it was continued with voting by 72 participants of AGM as the candidates did not reach an agreement, which resulted in Arimbi Mardilla Ashany (a.k.a Bea) being elected as the new president of UQISA for 2018-2019 through voting.

Bea, who proposed “Happy and Productive UQISA” as her vision, was voted by approximately 50% of the AGM’s participants. That meaningful vision was created to make UQISA become the place for all Indonesian students at the University of Queensland (UQ) to stay happy and keep being productive as well. In her presentation, Bea proposed some programs, including the “Aspiration Box” and the “Academic Assessments and Academic English Support”. The “Aspiration Box” will be conducted regularly either online or through face-to-face discussion, while the academic support will focus on sharing some valuable tips and tricks in doing assessments as well as to improve students’ Academic English.

In addition to Bea’s vision, there are some expectations from Fendi Widianto (the former president) for the next UQISA’s committee. His first wish is that the next president can maintain the essential programs, such as panel discussions and Indo Day (Independence Day), as well as to maintain engagement with potential stakeholders including Indonesian communities in Queensland. Particularly, Fendi also suggested the improvement of collaboration between UQISA and PPIA by holding online discussions or other related activities.

 

Writer : Hesti Retno Budi Arini

Springnation 2018 Award Night

Springnation 2018 has been successfully held by PPIA Deakin Uni at the Melbourne City Conference Centre on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Springantion is an annual sports competition held by PPIA Deakin. This year’s Springnation was different because it’s the first time for Springnation to have an award night.

This event started with the student performances and a speech by the representative of Indonesia Consulate General Mr. Prima, and continued with the speech of the president of PPIA Deakin University and the Project Manager of Springnation 2018.

There are several students performances, such as AAA, Ajoy, and Klaudspirits. Singing performance by Irene and dance performance by People’s Face, which made the event full of music.

Then, there are awarding session for the winner of Springnation’s sports competition, such as soccer, badminton (men’s and mixed doubles), esports (FIFA and Dota 2), and basketball.


After that, the most awaited performance of the guest star : Wira Setianegara and Dodit Mulyanto. Which each performed a stand-up comedy. During his session, Dodit Mulyanto did a stand-up comedy on his first time travel to Melbourne. He also asked one of the audience to do a duet with him, they sang Yura Yunita’s song Cinta dan Rahasia. The guest stars made the audience laughed during their performances.

After the guest star’s performance, then Klaudspirits took the stage again with their performances, and the audience had the chance to take a photo with the guest stars. Overall speaking, Springnation 2018 award night is an enjoy able night full of music and laughter. Can’t wait for Springnation 2019!

 

Writer : Levina Tabita

Indonesian Independence Day in Queensland

Last week, all Indonesians celebrated the Independence Day, and so did Indonesians in Queensland. Located in King George Square (in front of Brisbane City Hall), Independence Day was celebrated for three days with the big theme “The Ultimate Indonesian Weekend in Queensland”. This celebration was started with IndOz Festival, which is the biggest Indonesian cultural event in Queensland. After having IndOz Festival for two days, the Independence Day celebration was closed by Pesta Rakyat (Pesra) and Flag Raising Ceremony as well.

According to Lara, the MC of IndOz Festival, this cultural event is held annually and IndOz Festival in this year is the sixth event. It is organised by Synergy of Indonesia Australia (SIA), which is an organisation representing Indonesian and Australian diversity. This event successfully attracted many audiences as well as became the place to meet Indonesians from all around Queensland, not only Indonesians who live in Brisbane. Sponsored by Wonderful Indonesia, IndOz Festival 2018 introduced Indonesian cultural in Brisbane through presenting cultural performance, opening Indonesian food stalls, and providing information about tourism in Indonesia. Wayang Kulit Show by Mas Yogi, Punakawan and Soya-Soya Dance by KICA, and Dangdut Live Performance were some of the great performance of IndOz Festival.

After celebrating IndOz Festival on Friday and Saturday, the celebration was continued by Raising Flag Ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo (The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia) and Heru Hartanto Subolo (Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia). By the end of ceremony, Pesra was started with the traditional games for children and Angklung Collaboration by Ironside Kids and UQISA (University of Queensland Indonesian Student Association). A number of cultural performance from different islands was presented during Pesra, such as Saman Dance by Zamania, Indang Badindin Dance by Minang Maimbau, and Tari Papua by Seharum Nusantara.

Pesra is organised by PPIA Queensland and this program has been held for ten times. As a routine cultural agenda, Pesra is usually organised in accordance with Indonesian special day. For example, before merging with Raising Flag Ceremony in 2018, Pesra was organised on October, in accordance with the Youth Pledge Day. This year, Pesra chose Colours of Indonesia as the tagline. “So we aim to show that Indonesia has so many beautiful culture, not only Bali, but there are also Jakarta, Borneo, Papua, and so forth,” said Kana, Pesra’s Project Officer. By the end of IndOz Festival by SIA and Pesra by PPIA Queensland, both Lara and Kana hoped that they can repeat the success of this “Indonesian Day” next year with more cultural performance and other spectacular shows.

 

Writer : Hesti Retno Budi Arini

Temulawak 2018 by PPIA Victoria

Celebrating Independence Day of Indonesia, Indonesian Students Association in Victoria (PPIA Victoria) presents Temulawak, Teater Muda Langkah Awal Merdeka. It is held in Athenaum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne. Starting around 4 pm, Madame Spica A. Tutuhatunewa, the Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia in Victoria, gives an opening remark, followed by the project manager and the president of PPIA Victoria. After the speeches, Ajoy, a band by Indonesian students presented some songs to break the freezing Melbourne Weather.

 

This year, Temulawak has ‘Solara’ as its headline, which derived from the main character’s last name. Solara also means the sun. with that name, Alfa and Tara Solara’s parents wishes that they could bring glory to the nation. The story is about Tara Solara, she’s an athlete. She was trained by her father since she was a child to be a great badminton athlete. Her growth as an athlete also lead her to have a strong personality, be unafraid of failure, and an all-around fighter. However, her father’s ambition led to a disparity in their emotional bond.

Tara’s brother, Alfa Solara, is a determined student who studies hard with the intention to push Indonesia forward. Being an exemplary student who spends most of his time studying, led to Alfa being a social outcast, with only one close friend: Badra. Badra is a guitar player who often spent time with Alfa and Tara. With his relaxed mannerism and outgoing personality, Badra became good friends with the two siblings. With their own unique background, they seek to make Indonesia better in their own ways. The journey is not easy, and there’s some obstacles along the way, but they’re not giving up.

This drama has a positive message that sometimes there’s challenges and obstacles coming in our way, but with a great determination, we will still be able to achieve what we wanted for ourselves and for our country, even if the road is not as smooth as we expected.

This year, all the music is arranged by Jacklyn Marta and the amazing on-stage music crew. Temulawak 2018 is an art piece by Indonesian students in Melbourne, which have a positive message for Indonesia. it relates to the quote by Ir. Soekarno : “This country, the Republic of Indonesia does not belong to any group, nor to any religion, nor to any ethnic group with customs and traditions, but the property of  all of us from Sabang to Merauke.”

 

Writer : Levina Tabita

How To Register Yourself for 2019 Election

The next General Election will be held on April 2019 and it’s been eight more months to go. For all Indonesians in Australia, we would like to inform you with the following steps about how to register as a voter for the next General Election.

For those in NSW, QLD, and SA :

  1. Visit the website https://dapil.pemilusydney.org.au/
  2. Click “Pendaftaran Pemilih” on the bottom of webpage.
  3. Fill out the data as your Citizenship Number (NIK) or Passport, then click “Registrasi”.
  4. Once you have clicked “Registrasi”, you will be able to manage your data by selecting menu “Pendaftaran Pemilih” on the right-hand side.
  5. Complete all required data based on your NIK or Passport, including your name, current address, and date of birth. You will also be asked to upload your scanned NIK or passport in the last section.
  6. Select and save your election method as your convenience
  7. Once you save your data, you will be directed to the final step. You can click “Selesai” once you are sure that your data is correct.
  8. A notification about the General Election will be sent to your email.

For those in VIC & TAS :

  1. Go to website daftar.ppln.melbourne, choose “cari data” and enter your name.
  2. if your name is not on the database, you can register by choosing “pendaftaran pemilih”
  3. Then fill in the form with your passport number and all the required data.

For those in WA, register yourself via the website dapil.ppln-wa.org, click “pendaftaran pemilih” and fill out the form.

For those in NT, you can register yourself by contacting the PPLN KRI Darwin via email at pplndarwin2019@gmail.com or by calling one of these numbers : 0423 901 634 / 0487 879 459 / 0413 228 780 and don’t forget to give a photo / scan of your passport along with the required data.

For those in ACT, you can register yourself by sending the”Masukan dan Tanggapan” form to panitia-act@ppln-oz.org or you can register yourself via the consular services in KBRI Canberra.

 

The President’s Message

Sejarah, Sinergi dan PPIA.

Bung Karno pernah mengatakan agar kita jangan sekali-sekali melupakan sejarah.

PPI Australia (PPIA) adalah organisasi Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di Luar Negeri (PPI) terbesar yang mewakili puluhan ribu mahasiswa dan pelajar Indonesia yang ada di Australia.

Secara historis, PPIA yang di dirikan di Canberra 8 Maret tahun 1981 kini telah genap berusia 37 tahun, sebuah usia yang cukup matang untuk suatu organisasi yang dibuktikan dengan terstrukturnya PPIA dari tingkatan Pusat, 8 cabang sebagai representatif 8 negara bagian di Australia dan 33 ranting sebagai representatif dari setiap universitas yang terdapat sedikitnya 10 orang mahasiswa asal Indonesia. Semua berawal dari sinergisme mahasiswa yang memiliki semangat yang sama untuk berkontribusi kepada Indonesia.

Banyak prestasi keorganisasian yang telah ditorehkan oleh kepengurusan PPIA, baik di bidang keilmuan (Konfrerensi Internasional Pelajar Indonesia/KIPI yang dinamakan Indonesian Global Scholars Forum pada tahun 2018), di bidang riset dengan diterbitkannya jurnal kerjasama PPIA dengan PPI Dunia/PPID (OISAA Journal of Indonesia Emas) yang juga merupakan program kerja pertama Kabinet Sinergi 2018-2019 dan juga pengabdian masyarakat/charity seperti PPIA Impact yang menjadi program kerja PPIA 2017-2018.

Hal ini mengindikasikan terpenuhinya konsep Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi yang dijunjung tinggi oleh mahasiswa dan civitas akademika di lingkungan universitas di Indonesia, yaitu pendidikan, penelitian dan pengabdian masyarakat. Sebuah tradisi pendidikan Indonesia yang dipelihara oleh PPIA.

Lebih jauh, PPIA melalui KIPI pada tahun 2007 yang merupakan inisiasi kepengurusan periode 2006-2008, berhasil memberikan embrio ide dan konsep yang kemudian melahirkan PPID. PPID adalah aliansi organisasi-organisasi PPI berbagai negara yang memiliki semangat juang kepemudaan yang luar biasa dan lantas bersinergi untuk membentuk sebuah wadah bersama dengan tujuan memberikan kontribusi yang nyata untuk Indonesia.

Tidak sampai disitu, PPIA pada tingkatan Cabang dan Ranting juga rutin mengadakan acara-acara dengan kharakternya masing-masing baik itu yang bersifat sosial, pentas seni budaya dan drama musikal, kajian intelektual, kompetisi olahraga serta acara lainnya yang memperkuat tali silaturahim dan kebersamaan antar sesama pelajar Indonesia di Australia.

Kesemua program PPIA dari tingkat Pusat, Cabang hingga Ranting selalu terwujud melalui proses sinergi dengan pihak-pihak terkait baik itu KBRI, KJRI, lembaga government dan non-government, akademisi dan aktivis sosial serta pihak tarkait lainnya baik itu yang ada di Indonesia maupun Australia.

Catatan-catatan gemilang PPIA ini tentu tidak terlahir dalam waktu yang singkat, dibutuhkan proses panjang dan semangat luar biasa dari putra-putri bangsa Indonesia yang ada di Australia untuk mewujudkannya.

Berkaca pada sejarah masa lalu, Kabinet Sinergi PPIA 2018-2019 lahir dan melihat masa depan dengan mengutamakan sinergi antar elemen baik internal dan external PPIA. Penekanan terhadap asas kekeluargaan dan prinsip sinergi, inovasi, pendidikan, penelitian dan pengabdian masyarakat yang berkelanjutan akan menjadi fokus utama kepengurusan periode ini.

Layaknya sebuah pohon yang telah tumbuh besar, PPIA memiliki akar landasan yang kuat secara historis serta Cabang dan Ranting yang banyak dan sehat yang terus tumbuh seiring dengan semakin banyaknya pelajar Indonesia yang datang ke Australia.

Oleh karenanya saya percaya dengan dukungan individu-individu yang ada di dalam PPIA dan pihak terkait lainnya yang berada di luar PPIA, kita dapat bersinergi untuk memberikan kontribusi terbaik bagi Tanah-Air kita, Indonesia.

Mari bersama PPIA menjadi bagian dari generasi muda yang berkontribusi terhadap kemajuan bangsa Indonesia melalui tindakan nyata. Boleh jadi hari ini masa depan PPIA ditingkatan Pusat, Cabang atau Ranting ada ditangan anda, tapi mungkin suatu hari nanti anda lah yang akan menjadi pemimpin bangsa Indonesia. Dan pemimpin yang baik itu lahir melalui proses.

Mari menjadi pelaku sejarah, bersinergi dan berproses bersama untuk mempersiapkan diri kita menjadi pemimpin bangsa dikemudian hari. Karena usaha tidak pernah menghianati hasil dan PPIA adalah rumah untuk kita semua, pelajar Indonesia di Australia.

We are big and happy family!

 

Salam PPIA!

Wollongong, Juli 2018,

 

Hakam Junus

President PPI Australia 2018-2019

CALL FOR PAPER (Journal of Indonesia-Australia Studies Vol.1 No.1 December 2018)

Call for Papers

We hereby invite authors to submit scientific papers to be published in the Journal of Indonesia-Australia Studies. The submitted manuscript should follow Authors guidelines and be written either in Bahasa Indonesia or in English.

Accepted scopes include manuscript that promotes a deeper scientific and cross-disciplinary understanding of the Australian-Indonesian relations and scientific development:
* [POL] Policy issues (topics include but not limited to studies in politics, maritime policy, bilateral relationship, economic policy, and law)
* [CUL] Cultural studies (topics include but not limited to studies in languages, arts, ethnics, history, religion),
* [SCI] Science (topics include but not limited to studies in technology, engineering, informatics, medical (modern/traditional), health, and climate change)
* [EDU] Education (topics include but not limited to in behavioural studies, learning, curriculum development, and education management)

We accept a manuscript around the year!

The Journal is published two times a year (Summer and Winter).

Writing guideline: http://journal.ppi-australia.org/index.php/jias/pages/view/guideline

Journal of Indonesia-Australia Studies is published and managed by Indonesian Students Association of Australia (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di Australia)