IDP Philippines presscon at Dusit Thani Hotel

IDP Education Australia Limited (IDP) is a global organisation offering student recruiting and testing services in over 40 countries. Owned by 38 prestigious universities in Australia and representing all education sectors, IDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation.  IDP Philippines has been providing  in education services for over fifteen years.

Why Australia?  Australia offers world-class education which guarantees a clear path for career growth. It is known for its high quality of education.  Australia has 20% of the Top 200 universities in the world.  Australia keeps its college standards high to provide graduate with employable skills, which are highly-soughter after by Australian companies and international employers as well.

In a press conference held before the opening of a two-day exhibit  at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati  (May 19-20),    Mr. Andrew King (Country Director) and Mr. Jonathan Omagbon (Student Services Manager) of IDP Philippines gave an overview of the services offered by them. A representative from the Australian embassy, Mr. Anthony Weymouth, the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner of Austrade, was also there.

With Philippine-born counselors, who have studied in Australia themselves, they are able to provide first hand information to prospective students and with the widest possible representation of Australian universities, TAFE's, Schools, Vocational Colleges and English Language Centres, IDP Philippines is able to offer quality service. With access to IELTS Testing and Visa assistance as well as help with accommodation, airline ticketing and other pre-departure requirements.

IDP also administers the IELTS, a global English proficiency exam required for education, work and migration to English-speaking countries. Presently, with around 600 client institutions, IDP recruits 30% of students into Australia. This year alone, around 700 Filipino students will be studying in Australia, through the help of IDP Philippines.  Business, Accounting, IT, Nursing and Engineering courses are currently in demand in Australia.  Anyone under their program would surely have a high success rate in getting into the Australian workforce in their chosen fields of study.

The IELTS score requirement differs per educational level desired.  Here are the passing scores per level:
Vocational           5.5 score
Undergraduate     6.5 score
Nursing students   7.0 score

Philippine high schools graduate who are placed in Australian universities have to undergo  a two-year bridge program to take foundation courses before they formally start university studies.

The new K-12 education program to be implemented in Philippine schools is viewed by IDP and Australian officials as a positive development, as this program will hopefully better prepare students for international studies. English proficiency will get you ahead anywhere in the world according to IDP.

The level of English proficiency of Filipinos is observed to be declining, and steps should be undertaken immediately to remedy this situation.

IDP Philippines is your one stop shop if you want to study in Australia. IDP Education, through its subsidiary IELTS Australia, manages a network of IELTS test centres in more than 30 countries. IDP Philippines conducts IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests up to four times per month.

Please go see their offices at the following locations:

MANILA 2/F Pioneer House Makati 108 Paseo de Roxas Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229 Philippines Tel No: (63 2) 816 0755 Fax No:(63 2) 815 9875

CEBU 2nd Flr Manros Plaza 66 General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City Telephone: (032)2541790 Fax: (032)2537282 Contact person is Ms Agnes Rosello

GENERAL SANTOS Australian Pacific Settlement and Marketing Services Unit B #387 Nuñez St., Purok Malakas General Santos City Telephone: (083) 302 2867

DAVAO Canadian Immigration Consultancy Unit K-12 Goldwin Building Quirino Avenue, Davao City Telephone: (082) 222 5183 to 84; 305 1661; 305 1714

ZAMBOANGA EA Communications & Language Center c/o St Louis Review Center 3/F CTC Bldg., Mayor Jaldon Street Canelar, Zamboanga City Telephone: 0920 908 6392/ 0921 445 3442 

BACOLOD 4 Bagong Lipunan Street Bacolod City Telephone: (034) 433 6835 Mobile : 0918 508 2990 Follow @IDPPhilippines on twitter and on facebook to get the latest event updates.


  1. it is difficult to predict about success without knowing more about language performance in the individual sections and English level generally. A lot also depends on how much time student have to study and improve your English and which methods are using to do this.

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  2. A high score represents a high level of proficiency; a low score shows a lower level.IELTS is an exam designed for people of any level to take. It gives a result which does not show a pass/fail according to a certain standard, but rather shows your current level in different areas

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