Institution attended: Flinders University
a great supporter of postgraduate study in Australia. She says the level of
education is high and enables students to expand their career opportunities or
do further academic study.
“Those who have gained their bachelor degrees
could think seriously about going a step further in their academic progress at
an Australian university,” she said.
“The country and its people are
great. I enjoyed studying there and I have the conviction that every other
student who goes there will be the same.”
Susila chose to study in
Australia because it was close to Malaysia and the universities offered
specialist courses with good resources.
“The curriculum and study guides
provided were excellent as they were focused and helped the student to be guided
in all aspects of study, from preparing and completing the assignments to
selection of books for referencing. One is able to glean the best information
for the course studied through books in the library,” she said.
has experienced some frustrations in her home country because special education
is not yet widely understood. It was difficult to find a job but employers were
impressed that she had studied in Australia.
“The employers and
professionals in my country do recognise my Australian qualification which is
‘way higher’ than what is being done here academically,” she said.
others considering a similar academic pathway, Susila says: “Australia is a
beautiful country with very little environmental pollution, a very good
transport system, a caring and tolerant government and a mixed