Beneficial counsel

FOR over 25 years, IDP Education Malaysia has offered comprehensive counselling services for students looking to study in Australia, as information from Australian Education International has stated that more Malaysian students are choosing to study in Australia than any other overseas location.

As the demand in Malaysia for overseas higher education maintains a strong foothold with the country's consistent economic growth being coupled with parents' desire for their children to pursue an education outside of the country.

However, the recent rise in affordable higher education programmes here in Malaysia has parents wondering whether there are opportunities that still provide the best return on investment when studying abroad.

This dilemma is filled by Australian universities, as they are widely known for excellent teaching skills and research facilities, whilst leading the world in innovation and quality in the country's approach to vocational education and training.

Graduates that have studied overseas often demonstrate the necessary creative, innovative and independent thinking attributes that are imperative for development and career path, as the exposure grooms students to work hard and be independent in order to be successful; these are just the sort of attributes employers look for in an employee.

At IDP Education Malaysia, trained and experienced counsellors work around the clock to assist students throughout their journey in exploring education opportunities present in Australia. This goes beyond a counsellor merely matching a prospective student's choice of study with a suitable institution.

Being at the forefront of the education industry, IDP has invested in technology to help Malaysian students find the very best of institutions to study in. With access to exclusive innovative software, students will obtain up-to-date information on the institution of their choice.

In October, IDP Education Malaysia will be hosting the IDP Australia Education Exhibition from Oct 10 to 18 in seven major cities; Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Penang, Ipoh, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

With over 20 prestigious universities and institutions participating in this exhibition, it will be a great opportunity for students and their parents to meet with IDP Malaysia's trained Australian counsellors and representatives to discuss the options best suited for their higher education.

Students can move through flexible study pathways to gain the right balance of practical skills and theoretical knowledge for their future careers. These education providers have worked together to create a well-established system that assists students in moving easily from one level to the next. These stringent quality standards are overseen by the Australian government, as they ensure that graduates return home to begin their careers more "job-ready" than their counterparts.

An opportunity not to be missed for students hoping to commence their Australian study aspirations for the February 2018 intake, students who want to apply on the spot are to bring along the required documents and certificates to the exhibition.

Attendance at the exhibition is free and to ensure attendees can see the institution of their choice, it is important to pre-register online to redeem interesting prizes during the event.

This year, there will be seminars held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang by prominent universities. These seminars will be equipped with interesting topics of discussions that will be useful for students to explore education opportunities in Australia. Speakers from these universities will cover topics from Medicine & Pharmacy, Architecture & Design, and Business to Engineering, just to name a few in these seminars.

For more information or to pre-register for the exhibition, visit