Selecting Course Preferences

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Selecting a course and institution

To search for courses that can be supported by the scholarship, applicants must visit the The Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and select the most appropriate course and institution for their study, career and development plans. Applicants are required to identify two preferred courses and institutions in their application.

For applicants based in Port Moresby, course and institution information packs are available at the AAPNG Resource Center, Ground Floor, Ground Floor, Stage 2, Westpac Building, Waigani Drive, Port Moresby.

Photo of Tania Areori at her graduation at Charles Sturt University


AAPNG recommends that applicants must visit the websites of their preferred courses and institutions, read on each course description and institutional specialisation, and find time to consider the following:

  • relevance of the course to their current work, employment sector, study and development plans
  • entry requirements for the course, including required English language proficiency (e.g does the applicant have the appropriate academic background for the course?)
  • Course content and any course specialisation that may respond to capacity gap in the applicant’s employment sector
  • reputation of the institution within the applicant’s sector. For example, if the applicant works in agriculture, consider if the university has a strong reputation in the agriculture sector.