Institution attended: James Cook University
came to Australia to study a master’s degree in marine biology: “one of the best
in the world for marine biology”. She finished her qualification six months ago
and is thrilled with the education she received.
“The programs are very
well-structured, and the lecturers are amongst the best in the world in a field
of research such as marine biology,” she said.
“An Australian education
is more recognised and has a higher level of education compared to the Pacific
Islands’ institutions, with regard to lecturers, programs and English language.”
Tebaua’s qualification impressed employers. She has already won a job
and suggests that other graduates start applying for jobs early.
also has advice for those who are thinking about moving to Australia for their
“Get the most out of it, as Australia has one of the
best experiences to offer in education. The staff are well trained and they have
a friendly approach towards teaching. Start networking in your field of study
while you’re there as you’ll be contacting those specialists in your field, in
the Pacific or home country.”