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March 17, 2014



March 22-23, 2014 Time

10am-6pm Venue

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Supported by

Organised by

In collaboration with SARAWAK STATE GOVERNMENT


Monday, March 17, 2014

The Borneo Post SEEDS –

Giving the youth a voice As we hold our 5th Borneo Post International Education Fair this weekend, we are also proud to be officially launching our new online news website The Borneo Post SEEDS (


HE BORNEO POST SEEDS offers a combination of inspirational features, lifestyle articles and up-to-date news about events and people that matter to the youth of Borneo. Geared for the youth between ages 15-35 years of age, TBP SEEDS has been at least a year in the making. What started off initially as an idea for a weekly print-publication soon became a full-on website delivering news and features on a daily basis. Currently the site has five main landing pages: Focus, CampUSlife, YourSay, Lifestyles and Pixels.

BPIEF Launching Programme March 22, 2014 Saturday



• Arrival of Patron, Yang Berhormat Datuk Fatimah Abdullah Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development, BPIEF Patron


BPIEF launching ceremony begins • Chairman’s welcome speech • Mr Dorge Rajah, Head of Borneo Post Online, BPIEF Chairman • Advisor’s speech • Ms Phyllis Wong, General Operations Manager, Borneo Post & Utusan Borneo, BPIEF Advisor • Hon Dr Pita Sharples’ address • Associate Minister for Education and Corrections and Minister for Maori Affairs • Patron’s opening address • Award presentation of Best Booth Design 2013 - 3rd place - Education New Zealand - 2nd place - ACCA - 1st place - Yayasan Sarawak • Presentation of memento to Patron • Presentation of souvenir to Hon Dr Pita Sharples • Group photo • Launching of Borneo Post SEEDS by Ms Margaret Apau, Editor of The Borneo Post SEEDS



We resurrected this name from a section in The Borneo Post’s discontinued weekly publication PostMag, since the title seems to incorporate everything from most-talked topics to current issues, personalities and events.

CampUSlife A section specifically about life on campus from both students and lecturers, where readers can get the news about school programmes, clubs and associations, ongoing research findings and projects, events and school highlights.

YourSay Growing up can be fun, it can be awkward, and sometimes it can be pretty lonely. YourSay doubles as an advice column as well as a sounding board where you can post your personal problems anonymously and readers are also invited to post helpful advice.

Lifestyle For the weekend warrior in all of us, where people can read up on healthy lifestyles and activities, food and beverage and read up on what’s hot at the cinema, what to read or what to listen to in our reviews section.

Pixels Never has photography been more prevalent than it is now since the advent of the smartphone. Send your photos in to us with your name and a caption for your photo and see it featured on this page. Over time we will incorporate themes for the week, along with ‘like’ features that will enable the readers to vote for their favourite photo. Top-liked photos will be featured as ‘Photo of the Week’, ‘Photo of the Month’ and by the end of the year there will be a special exhibition where we award ‘Photo of the Year’. To keep track of what’s going on, like our Facebook page (, or add us: Twitter @borneopostseeds, For information or enquiries about The Borneo Post SEEDS or how you can contribute, email us at Look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, March 17, 2014




DUCATION is the beacon that lights the path ahead. It’s what every boy and every girl deserves to have in order to learn life lessons and values that will make them valuable and contributing members of society. Quality education makes you think, rationalise and act differently. You will be more independent and have the tools to create a better life for yourself. Without education, Sarawak would not be where it is today. Together with the various development partners, we want to see every child have fair and early access to education. The government has invested heavily in schools, teachers, and skills and vocational training programmes that will cultivate resiliency, adaptability and innovativeness within our community so that we as a state can progress together. Borneo Post, a private institution and a corporation, has undertaken as their CSR activity to organise the Borneo Post International Education Fair that has brought together the various institutions from both public and private and from overseas, notably New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom and Taiwan under one roof to display their myriad of courses and programmes available. BPIEF provides opportunities for school-leavers, parents and teachers to

DATU ABDILLAH ADAM Director, Sarawak State Education Department


DUCATION inspires students to dream, instilling confidence and it opens up a world of possibilities for them. The reality is that education is a series of moments, each one helping to build greater understanding, self-esteem and character as students learn to become open to new concepts, ideas and possibilities. Success in education is often measured based on our ability to prepare students for the rigours and challenges of the real world.


PHYLLIS WONG Borneo Post & Utusan Borneo General Operations Manager, BPIEF Advisor

Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development BPIEF Patron

learn about where to study and what to study including where discover your options in financial assistance. As the patron for BPIEF, I encourage students, parents and teachers to take time to visit this fair and meet up with as many exhibitors, ask as many questions and get as much information. I wish you all the best as you map out your future. Thank you.

With our world changing rapidly due to technological advances, migration and residential patterns, and global economic, environmental, political and social conditions, we need to continually assess our programmes, policies and related strategies in order to meet the needs, interests, expectations and aspirations of individuals and communities alike as well as the needs of the country. In this respect the Sarawak Education Department is very committed to ensuring students are educated with the right skills and mindsets that will help them meet challenges as the country progresses, making sure that no one will be left behind. As thousands of students pass through the halls of the education system every year, they will need accurate information on choices of further education or training programmes. This is where the Borneo Post International Education Fair comes in. The effort of Borneo Post in organising this event to bring education institutions under one roof right to our doorstep as a CSR activity is highly commendable and worthy of support. I strongly urge students and parents to visit Borneo Post International Education Fair for the exposure and to look at the very wide range of choices and options available for their tertiary education and skills training. ‘Menjulang Pendidikan Sarawak’


HE Borneo Post has been around for 36 years and many people grew up reading the newspaper. We are Borneo’s most widely circulated English daily – thanks to staunch support from our readers over the years. As such, we feel it is our corporate social responsibility to give back to the society that has largely been responsible for our present standing within the orbit of the print media in the state. What better way to do this than to act as the bridge between the government that aspires to provide the people with quality education as well as information on choices of education and training programmes,

and the institutions of higher learning that strive to tap the socio-academic potential students to the fullest under one roof. Hence, the Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) which is being organised with full cognizance of the fact that the ability to know what to expect in an increasingly competitive world is a vital quality a student should be imbued with. What decisions should they make? Where should they go? And whatever decisions they make will invariably shape their future. This is where the Borneo Post International Education Fair comes in. Through our fifth installment of BPIEF, representatives of various universities, colleges institutions and training centres come together to advise students and their parents on courses that pertain to the chosen career paths, accommodation, fees and other related information. We are thankful to the government of Sarawak, YB Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development and BPIEF patron, the State Education Department and various quarters for their efforts, assistance and advice in ensuring the success of the event year after year. The Borneo Post would also like to extend its warmest welcome to all the exhibitors and visitors and to record with sincere thanks their support for yet another BPIEF endeavour that aspires to champion the cause of education state and nationwide. Thank you.


E are proud to present the 5th edition of Borneo Post International Education Fair

(BPIEF). BPIEF is blessed with many institutions that have been with us since the beginning and the scores of visitors who specially made their way to BPIEF to meet up with the exhibitors. As we plant this milestone, we express our thanks and gratitude for the support and continuous guidance of the Sarawak Government, our Patron the Honourable Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, the State Education Department, teachers, students, exhibitors, parents as well as the various organisations who have over the years given feedback and suggestions that have allowed us to improve and establish BPIEF as Borneo’s premier education fair. We, at BPIEF, welcome new and returning exhibitors from public and private institutions both local and overseas as well as showcase the New Zealand Pavilion which returns even bigger than last year with more institutions. We also welcome the foresighted traders from the related industries who bring variety to this fair. Our heartfelt thanks go out to:


· To the institutions which hold or organise contests, activities, talks · The volunteers who have returned over the years to help with the BPIEF event · The corporations who have sponsored prizes for the lucky draws as well as goodies and door gifts for visitors · To all who have stepped up to assist us in various ways Terima Kasih.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Talk Slot for

BPIEF 2014 Saturday, 22 March 9.00am

Sunday, 23 March

“Education opens doors for me” Panel of speakers

BPIEF 2014

MSL Consultancy Pte Ltd 10.30am


Activities Programme

Establishing Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers with a Multisensory Approach by Ms Kimberly Loong at Concourse B Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak

UCSI University, Sarawak campus

“Swinburne Foundation Studies: Off to a Galloping Start!” by Ms Christina Yin,Senior Lecturer (Associate Dean, Preparatory Studies), Faculty of Language and Communication

“Careers in Health & Applied Sciences” by Mdm Mukvinder Sandhu, Programme Coordinator of the Centre for Pre-U Studies

Saturday, 22 March 7.15am

Registration for BPIEF 2014 Bicycle Race & Fancy Bike Level 1, Bus drop off area

Establishing Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers with a Multisensory Approach by Ms Kimberly Loong at Concourse B


BPIEF 2014 Bicycle Race & Fancy Bike Level 1, Bus drop off area


Blood Donation Drive Foyer 2


Blood Donation Drive Foyer 2


Next Big Chef Superstar competition Concourse B


Education Talk Sideline talk hall


Education Talk Sideline talk hall


Launching ceremony Concourse B

Every hour

BPIEF Lucky Draw

Every hour

BPIEF Lucky Draw

MSL Consultancy Pte Ltd 10.30am






Yayasan Sarawak

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak

“Peranan Yayasan Sarawak” by Mr Mohd Fikri Mohamad, Assistant Director (Public Relations)

“Kickstart your Swinburne education with a scholarship” by Mr James Ho, Director, Business Development & Communications

MACEE EducationUSA Advising Center

Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia

“Your Five Steps to Study in the USA” by Ms Doreen John, Coordinator

“Engineer your Future in Curtin Sarawak” by Dr. Vincent Lee, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia

Sarawak Nursing Professional Association

“A Moment with Curtin School of Business” by Dr. Pauline Ho, Acting Dean of School of Business

“Nursing Career: Doorway to Your Future” by Chin Siew Kiaw, Deputy Director of Academic, Allied Health Science College

IDP Education Kuching

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMED)

“IELTS and Study Abroad” by Alvina Lau, Manager for Kuching branch

“So, You Want To Be A Doctor” by Prof Reg Jordan, CEO / Provost of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMED)

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Friends Of Sarawak Museum

“Designing your future with Limkokwing” by Mr Salleh Mohidin, Manager Operations Development (Business) Industry

“Role of Friends of Sarawak Museum & Appreciation of Sarawak Heritage Through Its Museums” by Ms Anita Guha MacGillivry

Sunday, 23 March


Monday, March 17, 2014

Yayasan Sarawak

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus


AYASAN SARAWAK was established under the Sarawak Foundation Ordinance as a Statutory Body on 27 May 1971. The foundation is a government agency vital to the efforts of developing education in this country. In particular, it provides education programmes and government sponsored schemes for local students. Human Resource development is a priority in both the state of Sarawak and the country as a whole. Their objectives as in the Ordinance are: • To grant scholarships or to provide financial assistance of any form to any person born in Sarawak, in particular, and to any Malaysian citizen, in general, to pursue their education in schools, colleges, universities or institutions of higher learning within Malaysia or abroad on such terms and conditions as the Board deems fit or proper; • Actively to promote improvement of opportunities for education for the peoples of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general, both locally and in any institution of higher learning throughout the world, but especially the Universities in Malaysia; • To grant, and arrange for the award by other bodies of, scholarships or other educational assistance for the peoples of Sarawak or any Malaysian

Head of State Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (second right) flipping through Yayasan Sarawak’s 40th Anniversary book while Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem (right), Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu (third left), Tan Sri Datuk James Masing (third right), Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (second left) and director of Yayasan Sarawak Datu Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki (left) look on at the foundation’s 40th anniversary in 2011. citizen whenever it deems fit to do so; • To give assistance and provide relief, to any person whose circumstances are, in the opinion of the Board, considered to be deserving of such assistance or relief; • To provide assistance, by way of

Minimum English Proficiency Minimum grade of 80 per cent in Level III GAC English modules, or IELTS with overall band score of 6.0 with no band under 6.0 (or equivalent).


WINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SARAWAK CAMPUS was established in Kuching, Sarawak in 2000. Originally known as Swinburne Sarawak Institute of Technology, it was awarded university status as a foreign branch campus university by the Malaysian Government in 2004 and became Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. The university therefore has dualnationality, being both a branch of the Australian university as well as a Malaysian university. Degrees awarded are Australian and testamurs are indistinguishable from those awarded in Australia. Swinburne Sarawak is jointly owned by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and the Sarawak State Government. Degree programmes Undergraduate degrees offered at Swinburne Sarawak include Engineering, Science, Business, Computing and Design including double degrees. The university also offers one-year founda-

loans, grants or otherwise, to organizations or institutions which are organised and governed for scientific, medical, educational, welfare, social or charitable purposes; • To make contribution and provide assistance towards the relief of national emergencies or calamities.

tion courses as well as postgraduate research programs at PhD and Masters levels in these disciplines. The Faculty of Language and Foundation offers a wide range of preparatory and English language enhancement programs. Teaching periods Swinburne Sarawak’s academic calendar consists of two long semesters of 12 contact weeks each and a short term of six contact weeks. Students may choose to commence study at any of the semester which is in February and September. GAC GPA required The overall GAC GPA required is the average of 2.3 – 2.5

Credits & Scholarships Students may be eligible for transfer of credit** if the courses they have studied are similar to undergraduate courses offered in Swinburne Sarawak. The University also has a system that awards scholarships and financial aid to deserving students. A student who is enrolled in the University and has good results may apply for scholarship*. **Subject to terms and conditions

How to Apply Download and print the Application for Admission form: htm For international students, the Application for Admission form and all relevant documents must reach Swinburne Sarawak at least eight weeks before the commencement of the course.


Monday, March 17, 2014


Education New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology Auckland, NZ

AUT is a contemporary university, with a distinctive approach to teaching and learning, focused on providing student-centred, innovative and responsive learning experiences. It is now New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university. We reflect the changing world, and emerging environments and industries. Established relationships with employers and professionals

make our teaching and research relevant to current and future industry, which shows in our 95 per cent graduate employment rate.

AUT prides itself on its high lecturer-to student ration, student support services and modern oncampus facilities. We are accredited by the New Zealand Government, internationally recognised and globally competitive. QS World University rankings list us in the top 500 univesities globally with an overall 4-star rating. Our School of Business is ranked in the top 4 per cent of business schools worldwide by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business.

Kolej Yayasan Saad Group Kys Business School (Kysb) New Zealand Chartered Accountancy Pathway (Nzcap)

The KYS New Zealand Chartered Accountancy Pathway (NZCAP) programme allows students to fast-track their studies to Chartered Accountancy while saving time and money. The study program will allow them to take their first step with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting, after which they will proceed to undertake the Professional Chartered Accountancy qualification. Our mission is to produce qualified Chartered Accountants to meet the growing needs of the nation. It is an accelerated degree pathway programme which offers students the opportunity to achieve

Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualifications by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA). In this pathway, students would first enroll into a two-year programme consisting of an Advanced Foundation year and a Year 1 New Zealand university degree at KYS International College, Melaka. This first two-year program in Malaysia will be an intensive program as a preparation for the following two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at one of the collaborative leading New Zealand universities – Victoria University of Wellington, The University of Auckland or The University of Canterbury at Christ Church.


Lincoln University was established as the Southern Hemisphere’s first dedicated agricultural college in 1878. Based in Canterbury New Zealand, the institution, which became a university in 1990, has forged a strong connection with the land and the productive industries that flow from it – farming and agriculture, processing and distribution, support and technology, planning and property, tourism, sport and recreation. In October 2013, Lincoln University launched a new undergraduate programme designed to offer an innovative, coherent portfolio of qualifications built

around our three key domains: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environment and Society and Bachelor of Commerce. Lincoln University’s new undergraduate degrees enable students to integrate what they learn across all three domains, to prepare them for successful study and work in the 21st Century. As part of the established tradition of the University, all degrees incorporate practical work, to allow students to gain experience in applying their knowledge to the demands of their chosen field. The University also offers preparation programmes, designed to accelerate students into degree-level study. The Diploma in University Studies is a new

Study options at CPIT include: · Applied Sciences and Allied Health · Architectural Studies · Art and Design · Business · Campus Connect · Computing · Engineering · English · Food and Hospitality · Humanities · New Zealand Broadcasting School · Nursing and Human Services · Performing Arts · Sustainability and Outdoor Education · Te Puna Wanaka · Trades

The CPIT experience is all about learning, respect, innovation, connection and success. For over 100 years we’ve focused on real-world learning and sustainable career outcomes. We have some of the most talented teachers and staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners around. All are passionate about the role they play in our students’ success. We have two main campuses in Christchurch - Madras Street and the Trades Innovation Institute. At CPIT, we offer nationally recognised and highly regarded certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications. Short courses are available in a wide range of areas for your professional and personal development.


Students with this degree will automatically receive a Provisional Membership of NZICA that will enable graduates to attain full membership by completing four Technical Modules, one Capstone Module and three years of practical work experience in companies approved by NZICA. KYS International College will provide necessary support for post accounting degree, including conducting the Capstone Module here in Malaysia, and help graduates secure placements in local companies for practical work experience.

Lincoln University Christchurch, NZ Christchurch, NZ

pathway to take a student from pre-degree through to entry into the second year of a Lincoln bachelor’s degree. Lincoln University’s postgraduate programme has been developed to reflect the unique environment we live and work in today. In particular, we are benefiting from a truly international perspective, with around 50% of our PhD students coming from overseas. By researching and studying in New Zealand, these students are adding to this country’s intellectual capital. This year sees the introduction of a number of new one year Master’s programmes.

Lifeway College North Auckland, NZ

Lifeway College is a specialist tertiary college located in Snells Beach, north of Auckland with a city campus in the heart of Auckland. We operate 3 schools within the college; Digital Media, Business and Ministry. - Digital Media Lifeway’s Digital Media School is the place to be in 2014. We are focused on innovation and creativity that gives our students the cutting edge. Come and be part of a specialised Digital Media School with high lab and tutor hours. We have the winning formula that will see you achieve highly. - Business Lifeway College offers three Business diplomas: Diploma in Business Administration – Level 5 (120

credits) Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 5 (120 credits) Diploma in Business Administration – Level 6 (120 credits) - Ministry Lifeway College’s Internship qualifications open up exciting opportunities to combine ministry foundational subjects with real life experience of working in an area of Church, Community, Business and Kingdom. Students spend time in a range of ministry areas of preference and will develop the skills and character needed from a team of experienced people and staff. After graduation, students will be confident to return to their home church, business, community group or organisation to assist in ministry and evangelism programmes.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Invercargill, NZ

SIT is a government institute of technology offering tertiary education programmes throughout New Zealand. SIT is located in Invercargill, New Zealand, with smaller campuses in Queenstown, Christchurch and Gore. We have one of the largest distance learning faculties in the country. All programmes offered by the institute are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. SIT offers over 180 programmes ranging from certificate level right up to postgraduate studies. SIT has a proud history of vocational education and training. For over 40 years SIT has been providing students with quality education across a range of subject areas including Health, Sports, Computing, Business, Creative Arts, New Media, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Beauty Therapy, Animal Care, Engineering, Construction and a multitude of course in Trades and Technology. Many of our programmes link to higher level qualifications at SIT and other institutions in New Zealand and throughout the world. In addition to typical classroom settings, SIT also offers blended delivery methods with students being able to access their study materials through SIT’s interactive web based virtual classroom, Blackboard® supported by workshops, practical assessments and internships. As an Institute of Technology our programmes are vocational based and are strongly supported by our communities. SIT is proud to have industry representatives on our advisory committees that project

Education New Zealand

Taylors College Auckland, NZ

knowledge of industry needs to the curriculum we offer. Students are ensured to gain qualifications that fit industry needs, thereby allowing them to become highly employable. SIT has around 13,000 full and part-time students. It is big enough to offer variety yet small enough to retain a friendly atmosphere. However, our real draw card is our southern hospitality and unique outdoors, full of adventure and recreational opportunities through to extreme sports challenges. SIT has established a number of unique strategies to attract students from Malaysia. One of the initiatives was introducing 24 weeks ZeeroFees English scholarships to all the students from Malaysia who require to improve their level of English before moving on to a main stream course. Understanding the financial burden international students undertake when deciding to study abroad, SIT recently introduced a 16-week accommodation scholarship to students directly starting Postgraduate studies with us in 2014. The accommodation scholarship allows students to stay at newly completed SIT apartments at no cost to the student. The scholarship is valued at approximately NZ$4,000.00. There will be some country specific scholarships soon to be introduced for Malaysian students considering to study at SIT.

The Auckland Foundation Year (AFY) at Taylors College prepares international students to enter one of three New Zealand universities, AUT University, Massey University and The University of Auckland, where students can complete the undergraduate degree of their choice to embark on a fulfilling career. By successfully completing the Taylors College AFY, students are guaranteed a place at AUT University, Massey University or The University of Auckland, as well as other universities in New Zealand, top universities in Australia and other universities around the world. Outstanding 2013 AFY results.

· 94% of students received a final offer from a tertiary institute · 89% of students received offers from Australian universities and New Zealand universities including three partner universities · 86% of students received offers from The University of Auckland, AUT University or Massey University · Students also received degree offers from Australian and European institutions including University of Melbourne, ANU, Monash University, University of Plymouth, Adelaide University and the Swiss Hospitality Management School in Switzerland.

The Business degree is the most popular choice but there is also a strong interest in Engineering, Technology and Information Science degrees. New Zealand, a new world leader for education New Zealand is becoming a new world leader for education thanks to its quality education options, unbeatable lifestyle and career opportunities. Taylors College AFY is located in Auckland, ranked third best city in the world to live by the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Nestled around a gorgeous harbour, Auckland is a cosmopolitan city with a small town warmth and friendliness that international students enjoy. The living costs in New Zealand are very affordable compared to many other cities.

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) www.queenstownresortcollege. com Queenstown, NZ

At QRC you can combine world-class education with an international resort holiday experience. We invite you to discover edu-tourism in paradise. Choose from hospitality management, adventure tourism management, short courses, our unique executive education series or a range of customised programmes. Tourism and Hospitality Management Courses · Diploma of Hospitality Management Queenstown Resort College delivers the Diploma of

Hospitality Management. This is an international hotel management qualification, which provides international pathways to higher study and exciting careers throughout the world. The diploma focuses on both hospitality and hotel management training which upon completion, will help you find employment in hotels, resorts and day spas around the world. · Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management One of New Zealand’s notable successes in the tourism sector has been the development of the Adventure Tourism Industry. Blending business management and leadership skills with practical work experience and

adventure education, the QRC Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management has been developed in consultation with the pioneers and leaders of Queenstown’s thriving hospitality and adventure tourism industry and is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. QRC Diploma programmes are fully accredited by the New Zealand Government via the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Otago Polytechnic Dunedin, NZ

Otago Polytechnic’s programmes are grouped into career pathways. This is to make it easier for students to figure out how to turn their interest in a particular industry into the practical skills and knowledge they’ll need to secure a job. Many of our students are in-

terested in more than one career pathway – that’s great too. We offer programmes that combine elements of business with sport, for example, or engineering with design. Among some of the courses available are: Health and Community · Nursing · Midwifery

· Occupational Therapy · Social Services. Creative · Art · Design. Hospitality · Cookery or Culinary Arts · Food and Beverage Service · Hospitality Management. Business, Tourism and IT · Business · Tourism

· Computing and IT. Trades and Technical · Trade · Technical programme. Sport and Adventure · Sport · Adventure. Life Sciences · Horticulture · Veterinary Nursing · Sports Turf Management. Sustainable Practice


Monday, March 17, 2014

Education New Zealand

The University of Waikato Hamilton, NZ

The University of Waikato had its origins in 1956, when a small group of visionary individuals began working towards the founding of a university for the people of the South Auckland region. In 1959 a College was established in Hamilton, as a branch of the University of Auckland, and in 1964 the new University of Waikato enrolled its first students. The official opening ceremony for the University took place in 1965, in the presence of the Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson (later Lord Ballantrae). Today Waikato University campus covers 65 hectares, employs approximately 1,500 staff and is home to 13,500 students. Christchurch, NZ

Their faculties and schools include: • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences • Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences • Faculty of Education Te Piringa - Faculty of Law • School of Mâori and Pacific Development • Faculty of Science and Engineering • Waikato Management School

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) Auckland, NZ

The International Travel College is the premium supplier of training courses for the airline, airport, travel and tourism industries. The College is registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA/UFTAA), CODECO, CabinCrew Direct, Cruiseship Diploma Direct and Microsoft. All courses are approved for student loans and allowances with the Ministry of Education, and recognised and approved for student visas with the New Zealand Immigration Service. Job placement guarantee ITC includes a full work experience programme within our courses, this helps our students get some great industry experience, as well as chance to see what different jobs have to offer! All our graduating students are provided with career placement support, job referrals and introductions with airlines, cruise ships, travel and tourism employers.

UC International College (UCIC)

Highest standard guaranteed quality When you are choosing where to study in New Zealand check out the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website which provides information to students on Colleges and their ‘audit cycles.’ This tells you about the quality of the College and how often they are being audited. Three years is the best audit cycle, and the International Travel College are pleased to confirm that they have achieved this result for the past twelve years. Students can be assured of the very best in training and education, as the International Travel College also holds International Standards Organisation Accreditation, Certified under ISO 9001:2000. The worlds’ leading quality standard. Careers in the travel and tourism industries are full of excitement, challenge and fun! These are the same qualities we build into training courses at the International Travel College of New Zealand.

UC International College (UCIC) was established following a collaborative agreement between Navitas Limited and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. UCIC assists international students to achieve their educational goals through personalized support and the opportunity to study at one of New Zealand’s premier universities. UCIC students enjoy full access to University of Canterbury facilities and services and feel like a

University of Canterbury student from the moment they arrive on campus. UCIC offers 3 semesters a year. Students can commence the university transfer programmes for Commerce and Science in March, June and October each year and the university transfer programme for Engineering in March and October* each

year (*subject to enrolments). UCIC College Director and Principal Professor Peter Cottrell, who was a former head of the University of Canterbury’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Dean of Science, said the pathway programme is the first of its kind in New Zealand. He said that “pathway programmes help international students to better adapt to the challenges of living and studying in a new country in a different language via smaller classes, more support and an extended academic year.”

The University of Otago Dunedin, NZ

The University of Otago, founded in 1869 by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council, is New Zealand’s oldest university. While the University’s main campus is in Dunedin, it also has Health Sciences campuses in Christchurch (University of Otago, Christchurch) and Wellington (University of Otago, Wellington) (established in 1972 and 1977 respectively), and an information and teaching centre in central Auckland

(1996). The Dunedin College of Education merged with the University on 1 January 2007, and this added a further campus in Invercargill. Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Otago are divided into four academic divisions: • School of Business Departments • Division of Health Sciences Departments • Division of Humanities Departments • Division of Sciences Departments

University of Canterbury (UC) Christchurch, NZ

The University of Canterbury is like a miniature city designed especially for students, with everything you need all on one site in Ilam, Christchurch. Located in 87 hectares of park-like surroundings, the University of Canterbury offers students a spacious, relaxed setting within which to work and play. Faculties and programmes UC has seven faculties: Commerce; Creative Arts; Education;Engineering and Forestry; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law and Science

We offer over 100 programmes, from Foundation Studies to doctoral studies, and over 150 disciplines, from Accounting to Zoology. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) supports a massive range of clubs

– there are more than 120 covering all manner of interests from aerospace to volunteering, breakdancing to science fantasy, entrepreneurship to politics, beer brewing to rowing. Every year, over 4000 students graduate ready to make their mark on the world, joining over 118,000 alumni living and working in countries all over the globe. Nearly 2,000 students live on campus in a fun, supportive environment within six halls of residence. From 2014 onwards we also have a new, fully catered hall of residence – Wâitakiri Village.


Monday, March 17, 2014

University of Reading Malaysia port and encourage the highest quality teaching and learning experience for our students.

University of Reading is an institution in the top 1 per cent of the world’s universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012. Our reputation for delivering world class higher education is the reason the University of Reading was invited by the Malaysian government to open its first overseas branch campus in Malaysia. We look forward to beginning some undergraduate delivery at our temporary campus in September 2014 and will offer a broad range of programmes once our main campus in Iskandar is open in September 2015. The University of Reading Malaysia is developing both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in: Business

and Law; the Built Environment; as well as in Sciences, including Pharmacy. In 2015, the University of Reading Malaysia will open its brand-new, purpose-built campus within the Iskandar Malaysia EduCity. Our campus is 40 minutes away from Singapore International Airport and just 20 minutes from Johor International Airport. Central Singapore is a 25minute drive away via the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link. This state-of-the-art building has been designed to sup-

Johor Teaching Centre The University of Reading Malaysia has already opened its doors in Malaysia with 9,000 sq ft of facilities at Menara Kotaraya in downtown Johor Bahru. The centre features five teaching suites, equipped with audio-visual and smartboard technology; a learning resource centre; a 24-station PC lab which serves as both a financial dealing room and language laboratory; resource library; and reception and administration offices The facilities are also equipped with the latest internet and telephone services with wifi throughout and touchdown spaces for recharging laptops.


ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with an unrivalled global network of 89 offices in 173 countries, providing information and support to over 428,000 students and 162,000 members. We offer business-relevant, highly respected qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Certified Accounting Technician The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification gives a solid foundation in finance and accountancy. It provides all the technical skills

and knowledge needed for an accounting-support role. Students must have 5 SPM credits or equivalent (including English and Maths) to register for the CAT qualification. 

or equivalent; or • 2 Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) subjects with grade A, PLUS 3 other subjects with grades A-C, including English and Maths; or • a Bachelor’s degree - exemptions may be gained from some papers depending on the degree; or • a completed CAT Qualification After completing the exams, a Professional Ethics module and three years practical experience, you can apply for membership and start using the letters ACCA after your name.

ACCA Qualification • Two principal passes at STPM (grade C or above), plus 3 credits at SPM (grade C or above, in 5 separate subjects, including English and Maths)

ACCA at a glance Types of qualifications: • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification

developing a global learning environment across 124 countries and territories. AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-forprofit organisation run by students and recent gradu-

ates of institutions of higher education. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national, ethnic or social origin.


AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships and volunteer experiences for over 65 years,

Alvin Leong Academy of Photography

Alvin Leong Academy of Photography in collaboration with Open University Malaysia, School Of Lifelong Learning is an outstanding institution of higher learning that offers quality education in the art, science and technology of photography. The curriculum highlights on practical knowledge which offers a wide ranging variety of multi-disciplinary courses in Photography. Programmes Our programmes are conducted by practicing photographers from the industry to guide you regardless of whether you aim to become a pro or simply to enhance your photography skills and styles. The programmes offered by the Academy and OUM-SOLL are as follows:

• Career Certificate in Photography (CCP) • Executive Diploma in Photography (EDP) – Single Major • Professional Diploma in Photography (PDP) – Advance Diploma Our Instructors Our instructors are practicing professionals who will impart skills and knowledge from their past to their current working experiences in the industry delivering a high quality, fun, intimate and professional learning environment in every class. To emphasise on practical knowledge, our instructors get to the level in par with the students to give more understanding and quality teaching on the art, science and technology of photography. All our certificates and Diplomas are certified and awarded by OUM-SOLL.

AUG Student Services

AUG Student Services has been actively advising students for more than 18 years. From humble beginnings, it has since grown to eight branches in Malaysia. AUG is renowned as a reputable, trustworthy, caring and professional education placement centre. The company acts as a liaison between students and their preferred education providers to ease the entire process of studying overseas. Staff members are always abreast of changes in the international education industry which means students get the most accurate advice from our team. AUG stresses on the importance for students to align their career goals with the right course and institution by understanding the processes and procedures of getting an institution placement. AUG is known as a one stop student service centre. From the first consultation, they will guide you until you arrive to the destination of your dreams: from the suitability the institutions, assessment of your academic credentials and advice, flight bookings, accommodation arrangements, assistance

with student visa application, assistance with AEAS / IELTS / PTE examination registration and many more. All that comes with no additional charge. AUG can further offer advice about migration, whereby a professional Migration Agent registered under the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) can update you on the latest Australian Migration Policies. Their property partners are also readily available to advise on the Australian property market and offerings. lies and other business partners through the provision of outstanding customer service. The company is staffed by a team of dedicated, friendly, multilingual, caring and responsible staff members with comprehensive knowledge about studying in Australia, the UK, Switzerland, USA, Malaysia and Singapore.


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HIS year marks the fifth edition of The Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF), an event that showcases all education-related activities and exhibits from institutions of higher learning and skills training, both local and from overseas, all under one roof. BPIEF is Borneo’s premier education fair and is evolving to become a class of its own, drawing visitors from throughout the state and from the region. From early childhood education activities to formal tertiary education and skills training, the doors to a brighter future await students and working adults, so take the next step towards life and career fulfillment. About the organiser The Borneo Post is the largest and most read English daily in Borneo. Established over 30 years ago in 1978, and together with its Sunday edition — thesundaypost — which has a total circulation that reaches a total readership of about half a million in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei Darussalam. The Borneo Post and thesunday-

post are two of the four newspapers, currently in circulation under See Hua Group of newspapers, owned by KTS Holdings Berhad. The other two are Bahasa Malaysia daily, Utusan Borneo (UB); and Chinese daily, See Hua Daily News (SHDN). The Borneo Post Online set up in 2007 ( reaches a global audience and to date has some 40,000 daily page views and growing. See Hua Online (www.seehua. com) a relatively new site is gathering a steady flow of traffic. On March 22, we officially launch our new youth-oriented news website The Borneo Post SEEDS ( All in all, The Borneo Post and its sister papers — thesundaypost, Utusan Borneo and See Hua Daily News— have a total readership of some 1.2 million, a powerful synergy in reaching out to the masses, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. BPIEF is part of The Borneo Post’s corporate social responsibility, a project that strives to give something back to our society and the readers that have supported us throughout the years.


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Curtin University Sarawak

Curin University Sarawak is an offshore campus of Curtin University, a university based in Perth, Western Australia. Curtin Sarawak was the first foreign university campus to be established in East Malaysia in 1999 and is currently among the top-rated universities in Malaysia under the Malaysian SETARA and D-SETARA rating systems. Our campus in Mir has often been described as a piece of Australia transplanted in Sarawak. With the opening of the impressive 300-acre campus in the suburb of Senadin to the north of the city in 2002, Curtin established a firm foothold in Malaysia. Curtin Sarawak offers a wide

range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, science, commerce and arts, in addition to courses at pre-university level that feed directly into their undergraduate programmes. The university has always fostered successful partnerships with industry, business and government to enhance the quality of their scholarship, teaching and research. Every aspect of the academic programmes including course materials and examinations delivered at the Sarawak Campus are identical to the Curtin programmes offered in Perth enabling students to transfer between campuses without disruption to their studies.

City Public Link Bus Service Sdn Bhd No 4, 1st Floor Jalan P.Ramlee 93400 Kuching Sarawak Malaysia. Tel: 6 082 428278/426278 Fax: 6 082 429278 Email: City Public Link Bus Service Sdn Bhd (CPL) is a public bus company operating in Kuching, Sarawak. Establish in 2005, it started its full operation on 4th September 2009 and currently with a fleet of more than 70 buses, is the leading public bus provider in Kuching if not in Sarawak. With its mission of achieving excellence for our customers, employees, shareholders and community and committed to delivering a safe, comfortable and reliable services at affordable prices, CPL provide a complete bus service plying all available routes in Kuching and all the way up to Serian, Lundu and Sri Aman . CPL is also the

pioneer in providing a full air conditioned buses to its passengers. Among other service provided by CPL is the chartering service for short and long term contract and currently CPL is on a long term chartering contract with various companies in Kuching and Bintulu Sarawak. As an innovative public bus company, CPL has also ventured into the advertisement industry as clients can use CPL buses as an avenue to promote and advertise their products and services. CPL has also over the years build a strong partnership with various organisation such as Sarawak Tourism Board for its RWMF and SSPCA in promoting and creating awareness for its campaigns. Driven by our customer’s needs, CPL will continue to strive to achieve excellence in everything that we do.

Cosmopoint College of Technology Kuching

Cosmopoint College was established in 1991 to provide higher education and professional training. Since its establishment, the institution has continued to grow and expand throughout the country to foster academic knowledge in various industries. Today, Cosmopoint has 11 campuses nationwide including Sabah and Sarawak to serve the educational needs of the community. As an educational institution, we believe in life-long learning whereby knowledge is

gained through experience. Over the years, the institution has produced more than over 100,000 graduates throughout the country. The institution provides quality education based on real world experience to guide local as well as international students in their pursuit of academic excellence. Cosmopoint’s main focus has always been to provide relevant, affordable and quality education to the public. This institution emphasised on ensuring gradu-

ates are trained based on practical learning approach. Students learn through experience from industrial practises and coaching that would allow them to excel in their workplace. To ensure that Cosmopoint students are marketable, the institution’s programme curriculum incorporates practical learning, personal development and workplace professionalism. Currently Cosmopoint offers industry-related programme courses that include IT, Business Management, Culinary Arts, Broadcasting, Multimedia as well as other marketable industry courses.

Pathway to further Education Students will be able to continue to further their studies upon completion of their Diploma courses at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) to pursue a Degree. KLMUC was established by the Cosmopoint Group of Companies in 2006 after the approval from the Ministry of Higher Education. KLMUC offers various industry programme courses and the opportunity to study abroad at any of KLMUC’s educational partners in the UK, Europe and Australia.

ABC Australian Business Centre (ABC) is a professional consultant firm with its core business on strategic planning consultancy and Australian education counselling and placement. ABC is an official representative of highly regarded Australian institutions/organisations including some of the esteemed Group of Eight universities such as Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, etc. With this 100 per cent Australian focus, ABC can provide better and more focus specialised advice and counseling on Australian institutions The Centre provides professional advice/ counselling and full support to students and parents in every aspect of study in Australia from choice of courses, enrolment applications, and accommodation to assistance with obtaining a student visa. ABC counselors provide professional and friendly education services, counseling and useful information on Australian universities and institutions. Quality Australian education institutions are in high demand for Sarawak students who recognise the excellence and value of quality education and living experience in Australia. Australia can provide the student an international-recognised qualification, an unforgettable overseas living experience, international exposures, relaxed lifestyle, and a safe, healthy and conducive learning environment. ABC assists students with applications to Australian universities and student visa.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia’s eighth university was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. A university that is contemporary in character and forward-looking in outlook, it is committed in providing the nation with leaders, managers, scientists and technical specialists as well

as thoughtful citizens who are capable of handling the complex challenges of our common future - confidently, competently, and creatively. UNIMAS is an ISO-certified university. It was granted the prestigious MS ISO 9001:2000 certification for excellence in its core management processes – from the intake of new students to certification of its graduates. Our undergraduate pro-

grammes have been designed to suit the needs of society and industry. Our strong emphasis on technology has awarded us with the prestigious Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Status on 17 November 2003. The award was granted for our role and ability in developing manpower for MSC and related needs, through our strategic learning and training programmes.

Faculties UNIMAS has 8 faculties offering courses from various disciplines, from Social Science to Engineering. Our academic programmes are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and some are accredited from renowned professional bodies such as Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Malaysian Optical Council, Malaysia Nursing Board and many more.



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bpief 2014

Launch Ceremony

Organiser’s Room

Blood Donation Drive

No. Institution Listing 1 ACCA 2 AIESEC 3 Akademi Binaan Malaysia 4 Alvin Leong Photography Academy 5 AUG Student Services 6 Australian Business Centre Sdn Bhd 7 AUT University 8 Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd 9 Cosmopoint College of Technology Kuching 10 CPIT 11 City Public Link Bus Services Sdn Bhd 12 Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia 13 Data Print Centre 14 Easy By RHB 15 Educity Academy Sdn. Bhd. 16 Executive College 17 FAME International College 18 IDP Education 19 Imperia Educational Group 20 Institut Kemahiran MARA, Kuching 21 Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Batu Lintang, Kuching 22 Interface Global Education (IGE) 23 Islamic Information Centre 24 Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sarawak 25 Jimisar Autotrade Sdn Bhd (Mitsubishi) 26 Jimisar Corporation Sdn Bhd (Honda) 27 JM Education Counseling Centre 28 Kolej Komuniti Kuching 29 Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading 30 Kolej Sunway Kuching 31 Kolej Yayasan Saad Group 32 Kolej Yayasan UEM 33 LASALLE College of Arts 34 Lifeway College 35 Limkokwing University of Creative Technology 36 Lincoln University 37 MAHSA University 38 Maison Monica Hair & Beauty Academy 39 Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) 40 Masterskill Global College Kuching 41 Melaka-Manipal Medical College 42 MMS Education Placement Group 43 MSL Consultancy Pte Ltd 44 Multimedia College (Sarawak) 45 MyCenThe 46 Nestle (M) 47 NIIT College 48 Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia 49 New Zealand Immigration 50 Otago Polytechnic 51 Politeknik Kuching Sarawak 52 PTPTN Sarawak 53 Public Mutual Berhad 54 Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak 55 Pustaka Negeri Sarawak 56 Queenstown Resort College 57 Quest International University Perak (QIUP) 58 Sarawak Nursing Professional Association (SNPA) 59 Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association 60 SATT College 61 See Hua Marketing Sdn Bhd (Circulation Department) 62 SEGi College Sarawak 63 Singapore Institute of Management 64 Southern Institute of Technology 65 Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus 66 Taylors College 67 Technology College Sarawak 68 The International Travel College of New Zealand 69 The Borneo Post SEEDS 70 Travel Desk – Asia Tourism Alliance, Borneo Tours &Oz Borneo 71 UC International College 72 UCSI University, Sarawak Campus 73 UNITAR International University 74 Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UNIKL) 75 Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) 76 Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kota Samarahan (UiTM) 77 Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) 78 University College of Technology Sarawak 79 Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) 80 University of Canterbury 81 University of Otago 82 University of Reading Malaysia 83 University of Southampton 84 University of Waikato 85 Wawasan Open University 86 Yayasan Sarawak

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FAME International College (Formerly known as FTMS International College)

FAME International College Malaysia (formerly known as FTMS International College) has been firmly established in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, since 1998. FAME International College is a School of Business and Accounting with a focus on equipping students with the best set of skills and knowledge to excel in the competitive market today. FAME is an acronym for Financial, Accountancy, Management and Entrepreneurship, four disciples that represent the core of FAME International College. FAME Sarawak Is an ACCA approved learning partner with a Gold Status since 2007. The college has produced World and Malaysia winners in both

CAT and ACCA qualifications. All the courses have been Fully Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, with the

Diploma of Entrepreneurship with a Provisional Accreditation due to its novelty. This means FAME graduates are recognised by the Malaysia Public Service Department and allows them to work for the government sector. FAME is approved and recognised by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

IDP Education

IDP Education is the global leader in student placement services over four decades. IDP Education is the world’s largest international student placement firm linking to institutions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Through our network of over 80 offices in 25 countries we offer advice and counselling to students, using our decades of experience and the strength of our knowledge platform to help students find the courses and institutions which best fit their needs and prepare them for the career they want. IDP was one of the groups which founded the IELTS*English language test in 1989 and played a major role in building IELTS to its position today as the world’s largest high-stakes English proficiency test. IDP owns

IELTS alongside the British Council and the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment. * IELTS – International English Language Testing System.

Institut Kemahiran Mara, Kuching

Institut Kemahiran MARA Kuching is one of the oldest institutes of technical education in the state. The Institute was founded in 1983 and is located at Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching. The campus is built on an area of 18.81 hectares. The institute began operations in 1984 with a total intake of 51 students. Among the courses it initially offered were Pipeworking, Brick-

work and Plastering, Carpentry and Furniture-making courses. Other courses added to their curriculum include Gas and Arc Welding Course and Domestic Electrical and Industry. IKM Kuching added more courses including: Marine

Imperia Institute of Technology

IMPERIA was founded in 1995 by a group of professional estate agents offering training and human resource development courses to the general public. It was approved by the Selangor State Education Department for Certificate courses under the institution name of “Centre for Continuing Development and Further Education” in October 1996. On 20th April 1998, it

was further approved by the Department of Private Education, MOHE for Diploma courses under the institution name of “Institute for Continuing Development and Further Education” (ICDFE). Academic collaborations and links with foreign education institutions for twinning, franchise and credit transfer programmes have also been established. During the initial years, ICDFE operated from a

double-storey shop office in Petaling Jaya Old Town. ICDFE took its first batch of students in January 1997, when 31 students enrolled for the Diploma in Estate Agency.A two-year programme

examined and awarded by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and the Estate Agents, Malaysia. ICDFE was also involved in areas of human resource training and development, offering programmes such as competency-based training and seminars. In December 2001, the Institution (ICDFE) adopted several changes to reflect its enhanced capability and more serious commitment to quality education in Malaysia. The major changes were:• The change of the institution name from ICDFE to IMPERIA Institute of Technology.

Engineering Technology (1998), Industrial Electronics Engineering Technology (2001) and a Grade A1 machinery course (a partnership between IKM and the State Government) in mid-2003. For more information on its academic calendar, qualifications to apply, or the courses the institute offers contact them at Tel: 082-331149 Fax: 082-444135 or email at ikmkch@ikmkuching.

• The relocation to new premises at Kelana Brem Tower 2, Kelana Jaya Town Park from Petaling Jaya Old Town. • The increasing focus on offering Degrees and PostGraduate programmes in Malaysia. In March 2012, IMPERIA moved to the new city campus located at Menara Summit, UEP Subang Jaya for better environment and great convenience for our students. IMPERIA unique competitive advantages which give it the edge over the other institutions.


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Executive College

JM Education Counselling Centre

EXECUTIVE COLLEGE has been providing tertiary education for more than a decade and was awarded a four-star rating by the Ministry of Higher Education for the “Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQuest 2012/2013)”. We are one of the first five private educational institutions in the whole of Malaysia to achieve full Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) recognition status for its Quantity Surveying programme. Whereas, its Business Administration and Civil Engineering programmes are also the first few in the entire state of Sarawak to achieve full MQA recognition status. As part of the college’s

expansion plan, EC now offers students a complete academic pathway through its very own Pre-University programme and programmes from the highly prestigious Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL). These new degree programmes are Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management and Bachelor in Business Administration (majoring in Human Resource, International Business, Banking and Finance, and Marketing). IUKL is the only univer-

sity in Malaysia championing in the area of infrastructure; construction and technologies, communication, language skills, commerce and information technology. It is ranked among one of the top universities in Malaysia for achieving the Tier 5: Excellent rating under the SETARA rating system for Malaysia Higher Education Institution in the year 2011. With these new programmes, EC aims to empower learners with educational and training distinctions.

Islamic Information Centre (IIC) my

THE ISLAMIC INFORMATION CENTRE (IIC) in Kuching, Sarawak would be an ideal place to start learning more about Islam. The Centre was established in 2008 to promote and communicate the universality of Islam so as to create a better understanding and a greater appreciation of Islam among the multi-ethnic and multi-religious populace of Sarawak. Over the past few years, the IIC has become a landmark institution promoting interfaith

and cross cultural activities – from educational lectures and programs that emphasize the universal values that Islam espouses to providing a platform for intellectuals and professionals to discuss about and work on creative solution to social issues that challenge the local community. Apart from its role as an in-

stitution of learning, the Centre also caters to the needs of new Muslims providing a hospitable and open environment that eases integration into the larger Muslim community. One of the IIC’s objectives is to forge meaningful relations with other institutions, NGOs and particularly with communities of other faiths. This has been a major activity of the Centre over the past five years. The Centre aspires to play a major role towards enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of Islam as a blessing for all creation and as an ideal way of life.

Interface Global Education

INTERFACE GLOBAL EDUCATION (IGE) is an authorised education centre for Asia e University (AeU). We are offering Executive Diploma (12 months), Executive Degrees (15 months) and Executive Masters (15 months) Programme Features are shorten duration, more flexible open entry, modular base, accreditation by Senat of University & Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), highly suited for working adults, international

explorer (overseas module with no extra costs) and learning centres are closer to home. Asia e University (AeU) is a flexible-mode international university set in Asia, with its head-quarters based in Kuala

Lumpur, Malaysia. With Learning Centres in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia (and the list continuously growing), AeU is a university set in Asia, by Asians under the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). AeU programme and products focus on affordability, accessibility, and marketability and will be characterised by flexibility, quality, and relevance to global environment.

JM EDUCATION COUNSELLING CENTRE (JM) and Education UK are leading education counselling centres and agencies servicing the overseas study aspiration of students and their parents in the Asian region. Both JM and Education UK are members of JM Education Group. The group’s core business activities are education services which encompass overseas study marketing and recruitment, as well as the provision of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The latter TVET business is being undertaken by Miraj Academy in Ampang Selangor, Malaysia. We pride ourselves in providing excellent and professional customer service to students and parents as well as overseas client institutions. It’s JM and Education UK’s vision to be the preferred choice in the provision of overseas study placement and counselling advice. This was twenty years ago when education opportunities were limited and information centres did not have adequate resources to advise parents and students on further education opportunities for both highachieving and low-achieving students. JM Education Group was founded on this philosophy to provide a service for students and adults looking for continuing education pathways with an academic as well as for those with want a vocational direction. Today our service is extended to serving as a one-stop education advisory and placement centre, providing free, comprehensive educational counselling to parents and students seeking professional advice on further education ranging from pre-university to tertiary level. We have a team of experienced multilingual counsellors to guide students through the entire process of arranging their study overseas in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, USA, Canada as well as locally in Malaysia. Since our establishment in 1990, we have successfully sent more than 20,000 students to about 200 institutions in various countries. Our service is complete.

We begin with identifying the profile and needs of the student and guiding the student to select a right course of study and a college or university based on market trends, needs, prospects, financial budget and other relevant important aspects. This is followed up with assisting students in making applications to colleges/universities, advising them on acceptance of offer, visa submission, flight and accommodation arrangement and arriving at their study destination. We have offices across Malaysia, with our head office in Subang Jaya and branch offices in Petaling Jaya, Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong and Shenzhen all delivering objective advice and maintaining a professional level of service to students and parents. As part of JM Education Group’s corporate development, Education UK, became a member of the company in 2009. Education UK specialises in the placement of students to UK universities and colleges. The merger has significantly raised our profile and enabled us to provide even more comprehensive services to students and parents and to our client institutions. We are authorised IELTS Registration Agent for British Council, Pearson PTE Academic and registered UCAS centre. Our counsellors are Australia Qualified Education Agent Counsellors (QEAC), New Zealand Specialist Agents and passed British Council Agent Training Course. With our global and local network of institutions offering a wide range of disciplines, students are able to make the best possible decisions towards achieving their goals – achievements that their parents and family would be proud of. Hence, choose JM and Education UK as your navigator to your future.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Lasalle College of the Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, provides tertiary arts education within a dynamic environment that reflects the collaborative and interactive discipline inherent in artistic practice. Founded in 1984 by De La Salle educator, Brother Joseph McNally, LASALLE today offers a full range of diplomas

and degrees in design, fine arts, film, media arts, fashion, dance, music, theatre, art therapy, Asian art histories, and arts management.

LASALLE is a non-profit, private educational institution operating autonomously with financial support from the Singapore Ministry of Education. LASALLE’s progressive approach to education ensures that students have a balanced education in the practice and research of a discipline and aims to give our students a head start in building their future as creative leaders and entrepreneurs.

Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM)

Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) is owned by Yayasan UEM, and is part of the UEM Group. The college offers ALevel programmes via CIE, Cambridge International Examinations. KYUEM was ranked 3rd in South East Asia for top A Level schools after Raffles Institution and the National Junior College of Singapore. The majority of our students are top scorers in the country. Pupils on scholarship typically comprise more than fifty per cent of the total student population. They are sponsored by the Malaysian government, PETRONAS, UEM, Sime Darby, the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara), Maybank, Malaysian Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB), YPPB, the Ministry of Education (KPM), Yayasan

Tenaga Nasional , Yayasan Telekom, Majlis Agama

Islam Kelantan (MAIK) and individual state organisations such as Yayasan Terengganu. By July of this year, a significant accommodation building programme will ensure that we can comfortably house up to 520 students in modern, purpose built villas. Moreover, we are proud to have achieved a 5-star rating from MyQuest, valid until 2015.

Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading

Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading offer two programmes: Certificate in Applied Computer (ICT) and Certificate in Landscaping. The duration of study is 16 months or four semesters for ICT and 20 months or five semesters for Landscaping. Qualifications for these two certificate courses is Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and History for Applied Computer (ICT ) and for landscaping the candidate must have one distinction in any subject at SPM level besides pass in Bahasa Malaysia and History. Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading

is equipped with lecture rooms, computer labs, library, administration office, meeting room and gym. Besides full time programmes, Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading also conducts up- skilling and re-skilling programmes in the form of short courses in pastry, cooking, crafting, ferro cement, flower arrangement, knitting, beauty and skincare and many more mainly for the community.

Kolej Komuniti Kuching

Kolej Komuniti Kuching is the first community college in Sarawak. It also happens to be one of 10 community colleges to be formed by the Ministry of Education on June 1, 2001. Kolej Komuniti is one of the institutions of higher learning under the Ministry of Higher Education.Until the July 2006 session, there were 300 full-time students at Kolej Komuniti Kuching. Until now, as many as three courses are being offered: · Certificate in draughting · Certificate in fashion design · Certificate in tourism and adventure

Kolej Komuniti aims to provide practical skills to all levels of the community as well as education opportunities to all school-leavers to make them eligible in the job market or continuing tertiary education. As many as 12 Kolej Komuniti began operation in 2001.

examinations. We have successfully established internship and job placement programmes with a number of international audit and accounting services firms, including the ‘Big Four’ (Deloitte, Ernst and Young and KPMG) and medium-sized firms. Our curriculum incorporates applied learning, through activities like site visits, case study competitions, seminars and workshops. This makes our students more in tune with the real world and allows them to quickly find their feet in employment. Song Residence is located just three minutes away and is

immediately opposite the Kolej Sunway Kuching city Campus. It has a total of 66 rooms with two different layouts (single and twin sharing) and can accommodate 100 students. Students pursuing our Diploma in Accounting, Diploma in Computer Studies, CAT and ACCA programmes can apply for scholarships awarded by the following institutions: • Yayasan Sarawak and Teraju@Sarawak scholarship for Bumiputera students • Yayasan Teras scholarship for Dayak students • Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Foundation entrance scholarship

Kolej Sunway Kuching

Kolej Sunway Kuching is the first and only tuition provider in East Malaysia, and one of only seven tuition providers in the whole of Malaysia, to be awarded the Platinum Approved Learning Partner Status by the ACCA. Since achieving Platinum Status in 2010, we have successfully sustained it for the last eight consecutive examination sittings. Our college has produced the most number of ACCA and CAT graduates in East Malaysia. To date, we have nurtured a total of 308 ACCA affiliates and

609 CAT finalists. We offer you the opportunity to pursue and complete the entire ACCA programme locally at under RM40,000. Our Diploma in Accounting programme and our CAT programme will BOTH offer you pathways to enter ACCA. If you are an SPM school leaver, you can complete your studies at our college in 3 to 4 years and become an ACCA affiliate at the age of 21 or 22. Sunway Kuching is a subsidiary of Sunway TES Sdn Bhd, the financial courses division of Sunway University. Located in Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Sunway-TES has more than 5,000

students and is touted as the single largest CAT/ACCA tuition provider in the World. They are the only tuition provider in Malaysia to have sustained their Platinum Status 11 years in a row since 2003. Our programmes are structured to fully prepare students for their examinations and consist of lectures, tutorials and effective revision classes. Students are also required to sit for internal progress tests and mock examinations which are set distinctly like the actual


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Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Limkokwing University is an international University with a global presence across 3 continents, with over 30,000 students coming from more

than 160 countries, studying in its 12 campuses in Malaysia, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Yemen and the United Kingdom. The University has

(Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange) established worldwide recognition through its innovative brand of creative education merging the best of east and west education.

Masterskill Global College Kuching

MGC Kuching is currently housing four diploma programmes and one Foundation in Health Sciences. All these five programmes will lead to an Honours degree in the main campus, Asia Metropolitan University, Cheras. · Physiotherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare industry in Sarawak. Upon graduation, Diploma in Physiotherapy holders are attached in various private and public hospitals. · Diploma in Medical Lab technology offered by MGC Kuching will give the students sound knowledge in Sciences

and various disciplines in lab diagnoses. · Environmental Health (EH), focuses on the study of environment and how the changes in our surrounding environment can affect human’s health. · Diploma in Healthcare enables the students to be well-rounded healthcare personnel because it focuses on both basic sciences and management subjects. · Foundation in Health Sciences.

Attractive scholarships are given to students that are able to perform well in SPM. MGC Kuching is giving 100 per cent scholarships to students that obtain six As and above in SPM, 50 per cent scholarship to students that obtain five As and 70 per cent scholarship for students with four As and below in SPM. However, the scholarship is only available for students from the Science stream. Foundation in Health Sciences is a preliminary programme that gives students an insight into health sciences. This is a oneyear programme customised to prepare students for admission into MBBS, Pharmacy and allied health degrees.

Maison Monica Hair & Beauty Academy

Founded in November 1971, Maison Monica Salon De Beaute is probably the oldest and most established salon in Sarawak. The headquarters of the organisation is situated at Kenyalang Park Shopping Centre in Kuching, with a

branch at Jalan Tun Jugah, which was opened in May 2007. Apart from offering hair styling, bridal make up services, beautician consultancy, nail related services Maison Monica Salon is otherwise an integrated beautician organisation providing courses and training leading to both national certificates, such as

JPK (MLVK) and international certificates and diplomas, such as CIDESCO (Swizterland), ITEC (UK) and CIBTAC (UK). Other certificate training includes Pivot Point (USA) Hairstyling Diploma, City & Guilds (London) hairdressing and beauty therapy awards.

With more than 4,800 colleges and universities in the USA offering undergraduate courses and several hundred offering graduate (post-graduate) degrees, EducationUSAMACEE is the place to go to obtain information on studying in the USA. The wide range of programmes and types of institutions in the USA ensures that students can find a programme and institution that suits their needs. The excellent standard of education is based on committed and experienced faculty members who actively engage with students and mentor them, world-class facilities and a well-rounded system of education. A degree from the USA is a lifelong investment that will open many doors in the future. Undergraduate programmes for Bachelor’s degrees abound with opportunities including several types of institutions to choose from, study abroad options, the flexibility to start the degree while still undecided about a field of study or major, design one’s own major, do a double-major, change majors and transfer from one institution to another, etc. Graduate (post-graduate) students can design multidisciplinary programmes and will find several institutions of higher learning in the USA that offer the Master’s or PhD programme they plan to pursue. EducationUSA is a network of more than 450 Advising Centers worldwide supported by the US Department of State: www. EducationUSA represents all the accredited colleges and universities in the USA. EducationUSA Advisers provide assistance to students throughout the process of selecting universities, preparing university applications, preparing to go to the USA to study and accessing scholarship information. EducationUSA advising services are free-ofcharge to students. Malaysia’s EducationUSA Advising Centers are located in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) office and in Penang at state libraries in George Town and Seberang Jaya. EducationUSA advisers conduct weekly advising sessions, go out to schools, libraries, colleges and universities to give presentations and conduct special programmes.

MAHSA University

MAHSA was established in earnest in the year 2005 in Pusat Bandar Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur with the belief that higher education in the field of healthcare is a vital cog in the development of the nation. MAHSA is the brainchild of Professor Datuk Dr Mohamed Haniffa who is Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman. Professor Datuk Dr. Hj. Mohamed Haniffa is a clinical

practitioner of Medicine whose vision involved creating a centre of excellence in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences education in this region thereby developing qualified and compassionate healthcare professionals to serve the needs of our great nation. In order to generate a pool of skilled healthcare professionals, it was agreed upon form the start that MAHSA would gather the brightest minds in the country and abroad to help nurture the

minds of our students and hone their skills. Furthermore, in the field of healthcare, theoretical knowledge though important is nonetheless secondary to clinical exposure and thus it was decided that students of MAHSA must gain practical experience at the earliest stage during their tenure. From a modest start with the Pre – University Cambridge GCE A’ Levels and the three year Diploma in Nursing program in 2005, now MAHSA is proudly recognised as one

of the premier institution that focuses in the delivery of education in the field of healthcare offering programmes ranging from Certificate programmes to Diploma, Degree, Masters and Doctorate programmes. In 2009, MAHSA was upgraded from College to University College status. This

upgrade in class in a mere four years is a testament to the exemplary dedication of the academic and administrative staff coupled by the delivery superior programmes. With due diligence and ample support from students, staff and the public, MAHSA is proud to announce its latest achievement of receiving University status. MAHSA University has recently expanded their choice of programmes offered and now offers Business, Accounting, as well as Engineering courses.


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Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenthe) is a national initiative under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) launched in 2011 with the aim of providing Malaysia’s expanding tourism and hospitality industries with quality human capital. Vision To be a recognised global leader of scholastic excellence within tourism and hospitality, dedicated solely to creating accessible path-

ways for Malaysians from all walks of life to develop their own technical talent by becoming inventive professionals capable of flourishing in an increasingly competitive international market to ensure the highest and most dynamic quality of presentation, service and advancement within the industry. Mission To deliver high quality hospitality and management education programmes with a scholarly emphasis on research-based excellence within the discipline

by utilising real time training and work experience, thus, creating a climate of assured success within our prospective student body. To provide affordable and wholesomely accessible tourism and hospitality education programmes catered towards tomorrow’s industry through expert training and a refined instructional approach relevant to the demands of the increasingly attractive and emerging profession. To produce successful, highly employable and promising professionals with strong ethics and qualities of workmanship capable of yielding homegrown talent, domestically or internationally.

Multimedia College (MMC)

Multimedia College (MMC) is wholly owned by Malaysia’s leading communications company, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and a subsidiary of the uncontested world-class education specialist Multimedia University (MMU). With five regional colleges providing various programmes nationwide, MMC offers six diploma programmes throughout its regional colleges: Diploma in Technology (Telecommunication Engineering); Diploma in Management with Multimedia; Diploma

in Accounting; Diploma in Software Engineering and Diploma in Creative New Media. Multimedia College is also offering content development and multimediabased programmes under Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) that are recognised by both the Ministry of Human Resources and Department of Skills Development. Meanwhile, these

programmes are offered at Multimedia College Terengganu: Multimedia Artist Visual (level 2) and Multimedia Designer Artist Visual & Animation (Level 3). Sarawak’s MMC campus spans 10.38 hectares, facilities which include lecture rooms, computer labs, engineering lab, photography studio, drawing studio, library, hostels and Wi-Fi coverage. Recreational facilities such as a student centre, multipurpose hall and sport facilities (football, futsal, basketball, badminton and volleyball and sepak takraw) are also available.

MSL Consultancy Pte Ltd

MSL Centre, formerly known as Orton Gillingham Centre, we believe that every individual is different and deserves to be taught in the way in which he or she learns best. Using primarily the Orton-Gillingham Approach, their highly qualified academic therapists provide intervention and remediation for children and adults whose educational performance falls below clinical expectations. The MSL Centre is the first and only organisation in Asia to offer certified training for educators, parents and professionals who wish to work with individuals with learning difficulties. All training programmes are conducted by Fellows of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (USA).

The MSL Centre, believes that no child or adult need fail because of dyslexia. Success goes beyond the academic as the student gains confidence and acquires a lifelong passion for learning! At the MSL Centre, it is always about meeting the individual educational needs of the child. They believe that every individual is different and deserves to be taught in a way in which he or she learns best. They are committed to promoting public awareness of the needs of children and adults with dyslexia and of the Orton-Gillingham approach for the treatment of dyslexia in Singapore and Asia.

NIIT College Kuching

Institut Teknologi Maklumat Nusantara, also known as NIIT College Kuching, was founded in 1999. It first started as an IT training center, conducting mainly IT training courses within East Malaysia. Today, NIIT College Kuching offers more than 10 courses at the Certificates, Diploma, Degree and Master level. Currently NIIT offers various

diploma programmes in Information Technology, Accountancy, Business Management and Secretaryship. All these courses are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and are recognised by the public and private

sectors. Institut Teknologi Maklumat Nusantara or NIIT College Kuching is situated at Lot 2765, Block 10, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93150, Kuching, Sarawak.

Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC)

The Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) was begun in September 1997. The institute is a joint venture between JVMC Corporation Sdn. Bhd. and Manipal Education & Medical Group. MMMC is unique for its twinning programme according to which, the programme envisages a two and a half year preclinical training course in Manipal, followed by two and a half years of clinical training in Malaysia. In July 2003, the government of Malaysia and Malaysian Medical Council recognised the MBBS degree of Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), which is conferred by Manipal

University, Manipal, India. MMMC commenced with its academic programme with the first batch of students, in September 1997. MMMC’s twinning programme was mutually developed by the JVMC Corporation, in association with the Manipal University. According to an MOU dated 13th December, 1993 with Manipal University, JVMC takes the responsibility to provide the academic content and teaching, while Manipal University provides the academic programme and extends administrative support for the whole course,

including the clinical programme which is conducted in Malaysia. The programme envisages a two and a half year preclinical training course in Manipal, followed by two and a half years of clinical training in Malaysia. The teaching faculty is recruited locally from Melaka and from Manipal University, to ensure high standards. The clinical training is accomplished at the Melaka General Hospital and the Muar District Hospital. Both hospitals are specialist hospitals and have already been providing

training facilities for doctors up to the postgraduate level. Community health training is provided at various health centres in Melaka. The twinning programme and the establishment of the Melaka Manipal Medical College have been approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Education, and the MBBS degree is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council and Government of Malaysia. Today, Manipal University has trained more than 2000 Malaysian doctors, which is the largest private sector contribution to professional medical manpower in Malaysia, over a span of nearly 40 years. The Malaysian Accreditation team, Lembaga Accreditasi Negara (LAN) visited Melaka

and Manipal campuses of Melaka Manipal Medical College in January 2003. In July 2003, the government of Malaysia and Malaysian Medical Council recognised the MBBS degree of Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), which is conferred by Manipal University, Manipal, India. In February 2004, Melaka Manipal Medical College was included in the WHO list of recognised medical colleges and also in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The MBBS degree of Melaka Manipal Medical College is also recognised by the Sri Lanka Medical Council.


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Sarawak Nursing Professional Association (SNPA)

tered on that day.

SNPA is a Sarawak-based nursing association which can accept all categories of nurses working in Sarawak as members have been in “the making” for a long time. Sometime in 2011 a group of nurses sat down in earnest to plan for the formation of the yet-to-be named association. When all doubts were cleared and the name of the association was accepted by the whole

Objectives • To unite all groups of nurses in Sarawak • To promote the professional status of the nurses and the nursing profession locally, regionally and internationally • To advocate the socio-economic welfare of the membership • To advance the educational and professional welfare of all nurses.

group a Protem Committee was then formed to write the constitution. Finally on 19 January 2012 a new nurses association that can lay claim to being the only such association that represents all categories of nurses was born. Sarawak Nursing Professional Association (SNPA) was regis-

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Newcastle University UK, has established an international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia to provide its undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MB BS) and the Biomedical Sciences (BSc), and opportunities for postgraduate study. While NUMed Malaysia was only established in 2009, the history and heritage of the University in the UK dates back to 1834, when a School of Medicine and Surgery was first established in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle University Medical School is a world leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors and teaching professionals who have enjoyed a reputation for innova-

tion and excellence for both our research and teaching and our BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences is consistently one of the most highly regarded courses in the UK. The programmes of study are identical to those of Newcastle’s UK-based provision, and lead to the award of the same degrees, conferred by Newcastle University, UK. By choosing to study at NUMed Malaysia, students will obtain a reputable UK qualification, from an internationally recognised university, at a cost significantly less than

that of studying for the same degrees in the UK. The undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) degrees were launched in 2009 and the Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours was launched in 2013. It is planned that a Foundation programme in Medicine and Science and postgraduate provision will be offered in the future. Many of its programmes offer opportunities for periods of study in the UK. Over the years many Malaysians have graduated from Newcastle University, and today there is an active Malaysian Society at the Newcastle, UK campus. The Society provides a social cultural focus for Malaysian students.

Politeknik Kuching S’wak

Politeknik Kuching Sarawak (PKS) is the fifth polytechnic school to be established by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. PKS offers 13 diploma pro-

grammes. PKS was established in 1988 in accordance with the country’s objective to meet resource requirements of skilled manpower. Located about 23 kilometers from Kuching city center and its position proximity to Gu-

nung Serapi Kubah National Park provides an appropriate environment conducive to learning and teaching and the students’ character development.

• To advise relevant authorities on health and nursing policy in the state. • To represent nurses and serve as their spokesman with other professional bodies, the authorities and the community. • To disseminate information to members of the association and the public on matters of the profession. • To maintain relationships/affiliation with other nursing and related organisations.

• To be the custodian of funds, grants, and contributions for the advancement of nursing. • To initiate and encourage research in nursing and utilize findings for health policy and decision. The future They believe that their association will have an important role in career advancement of nursing professionals and in ensuring quality nursing practice in Sarawak.

Quest International University Perak (QIUP)

Quest International University Perak (QIUP) is a young and dynamic university with equity participation from the Perak State Government. Conceptualised to nurture Gen Y to become inquisitive, socially-aware and impactful individuals, this University has deployed the best intellectual minds. At the heart of it all, is a noble quest to provide the best education to all levels of society, one that does not burden parents. There are four Faculties at QIUP – Centre for Foundation Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Integrative Sciences & Technology and Faculty of Business Management & Social Sciences and offers programmes at Foundation, Diploma and Degree levels. At the Foundation level, programmes on offer are in Business and Science whilst at the Diploma level, Hotel Management, Business Management and Accountancy programmes are offered. A

wide range of programmes are offered at the Degree level which are the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) TESL, Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Bachelor of Finance (Hons), Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. At postgraduate level, QIUP offers the Master of Business Administration. QIUP’s interim campus is strategically located in Ipoh, away from the distractions of bustling city life and aptly providing a conducive learning environment and lower cost of living.

Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS)

Founded in June 1994, Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) saw the agreement between the state government and local industry experts to produce a well-trained, skilful and competent workforce by offering training programmes that are practical and skills-based in nature, with full technical competency in all professional area. PPKS offers various Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) and

Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) programmes that meet industry needs especially for Sarawak’s SCORE initiative. PPKS offers skills training for school leavers, graduates and the corporate sector. Among the SKM and DKM programmes offered at PPKS for school leavers are: mechatronic, computer system, information system, multimedia, industrial electronics, graphic design, nature guide, air-conditioning, electrical technician, planta-

tion, management, mechanical draughting, tailoring, welding (AWISAR) and automotive (AWISAR). For graduates, PPKS also offers industrial skills enhancement programmes (Insep), a reskilling scheme.

In 2005, PPKS was approved to conduct four programmes under the Industrial Skills Enhancement Programmes [INSEP]. Each programme is a nine- to ten-month course comprising six months of lectures and laboratory training followed by industrial training. Unemployed degree and diploma holders from both local or overseas universities who are interested in the following fields are encouraged to apply for the INSEP programme.

The objectives of the Centre are : • to establish a skills training Centre for the benefit of its members, the public sector and the industries to meet their immediate and future training related needs; • to work closely with the State Government, public and private sectors in the areas of human resource and technical development to assist in the economic development of the state of Sarawak.


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Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore. It was founded in 1964 as a not-for-profit management institute, a spin off of the Economic Development Board. SIM accomplishes its mission of education and lifelong learning through three distinct educational arms, each catering to a specific market segment of learners. SIM Membership SIM Membership, as the backbone of SIM, boasts over 44,000 individual and corporate members. SIM Membership provides an effective nexus for members to network through a wide range of programmes and activities. Members also have privileged access to SIM’s management library resources, research and other information materials. SIM has also established a presence in Asia

through a number of regional programmes, and its active participation in reputable regional bodies such as the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO). SIM University SIM University is Singapore’s only private university and its mission is to create excellence in lifelong education through a uniquely-designed learning experience that equips learners for a better future. Home to more than 14,000 students, SIM University adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SIM University’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee and study loans. SIM University is a not-forprofit university and the SIM University Education Fund has been a Singapore ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC) since September 2005.

Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association SIM Global Education Students can choose from a wide range of high-quality overseas degree programmes made available through SIM’s partnership with established international universities and institutions from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland. Most of the students are fulltime students, but SIM Global Education also offers part-time programmes that cater to working adults. Offering over 50 academic programmes, its enrolment stands at 23,000, with about 2,500 foreign students. SIM Professional Development About 11,500 professionals benefit annually from the vast selection of short executive training programmes offered by SIM Professional Development. Its customised in-company training programmes help companies optimise effectiveness in various fields of management and human resource development.

Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association is a non-profitable organisation, founded in 1964, all graduates from universities of Taiwan can apply for membership. The main purpose of the establishment of the association is to assist local students in furthering their education in Taiwan, by providing information about studying in Taiwan; and also to contact and unites the members focusing on the welfare and friendship of the members. Career Guidance A) Application Dateline 1. Applicants with UEC: 15 Nov to 31 Dec each year, admission notice to be announced at the beginning of April on the following year; 2. Applicants with STPM, SPM, A Level, O Level or

UEC: 15 Feb to 25 Mar each year, admission notice to be announced in the middle of June; 3. Overseas Youth Vocational Training School: 15 July to 31 August each year. B) Application: Get ready the below documents and passed to STGA office - Application Form, Photos (3 copies), 3 copies of the below documents: SPM/ STPM/UEC Certificates; IC; School Leaving Certificates, Form 4 & 5 School Results. C) For more information, please visit the website of University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Student at www.overseas. D) Should you require any further clarification, contact STGA Office at 082-483891, or James Bong 013-8028768 or Benson Lim 012-8868809.

SATT College

Saujana Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Sdn Bhd, or also known as SATT College, was officially established in November 1997. As the pioneer institution specialising in Culinary, Tourism and Hospitality education and training in Sarawak, SATT College has been there to provide the industry with trained workforce for the past 16 years. SATT College offers Hotel Management, Culinary Arts

and Business Studies diploma programmes, approved by MQA and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) as well as certificate programmes recognised by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran, JPK. SATT College also offers Hotel Management and Tourism Management diploma programmes in collaboration with UiTM. SATT believes it is integral to work closely with industry partners in order to strengthen

the quality of its programmes and produce better graduates. The College believes that students need to be exposed to the hands-on training as their core fundamentals, coupled with industrial attachment and awareness of the development on new technology and techniques that comes along with their attachment. For that the College now has four (4) training kitchens with the capacity of having 20

trainees for each sessions, one full training restaurant that is opened to the public serving lunch menus and occasional dinner by request, front office check-in check-out counter and mock hotel room as part of the facilities for the students to be trained in and to obtain appropriate skill in the Hotel or Foodservice operations. Other facilities and software systems also accommodate other programs such as tourism, secretarial, business and retailing related courses.

accountancy, hospitality, law and IT. The newly opened Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health currently offers the Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and the Diploma in Environmental Health. The third campus is the Training Centre where the vocational and hands-on courses are conducted offering a range of certificates allowing students to seek careers in automotive maintenance, tourism, desktop publishing, hospi-

tality and customer service. SEGi College Sarawak comprises a team of dedicated and highly qualified managers and academicians coming together to deliver quality programmes that are recognised internationally while also being fine-tuned to the needs of Sarawak’s economic and social development objectives.

SEGi College Sarawak

SEGi College Sarawak is seen as the gateway for the Group to East Malaysia. Established with the prime objective of providing quality training to school leavers to prepare them for their future, SEGi College Sarawak today stands as one of the largest private colleges in East Malaysia. SEGi College Sarawak offers a wide range of programmes to meet the requirements of today’s employers. Following

their expansion into nursing and healthcare-related qualifications as well as the addition of the American Degree Programme (ADP), the college now has three campuses within close proximity to each other. The main campus is situated at the heart of the capital city of Kuching, providing students with access to local amenities nearby such as banks, restaurants, hotels and shopping centres. The Kuching Main Campus provides programmes in the fields of management,


Technology College Sarawak was established on 2nd May 2000 and welcomed its first batch of students in July 2000. Technology College Sarawak is committed in providing quality education at foundation, matriculation, diploma and bachelor degree levels in business and computing fields. Its programmes are offered in partnership with quality foreign and local universities, and the college’s strong linkages with industry and commerce ensures that the programmes offered meet the needs of tomorrow’s workplace. Mission • To be the leading private college in providing quality product for business and computing programmes at foundation, diploma and degree levels. • To be the leading feeder college for respectable universities in Malaysia and the region, whose business and computing schools are highly regarded by the industries.


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UCSI Uni- UNITAR International University versity

UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE) – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50 per cent of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community. Notably, UCSI aims to achieve this by revolutionising its diploma in tourism and hospitality programmes through the Work-based Learning (WBL) approach. Soon, UCSI University will launch its first hospitalityfocused degree programme based on the WBL model. Foundation Studies programme, offered by the Centre for Pre-U Studies, that leads to over 40 programmes at the University’s various campuses and partner universities abroad. It is worthy to note that the A-Level Academy has an established track record of high achievers over the years. UCSI University’s Sarawak Campus is committed to expose its learners to international experiences through Co-op placements at companies around the world. To date, our students have done their internships in countries like Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore, to name a few. The University continues to approach and engage Coop partners in more countries to elevate its international internship profile. UCSI’s Sarawak Campus provides a variety of financial assistance to students who need financial support, from scholarships to sports bursaries, under the UCSI University Trust, the University’s scholarship arm.

UNITAR International University (UNITAR) was established in 1997, and is one of the first private higher educational institutions in the country. In addition to its main campus located at Kelana Jaya, the university collaborates with numerous independent regional centres across the country with a population of more than 9,000 students in 60 academic programmes. The university prides itself in developing outstanding Foundation, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate programmes to meet the needs and aspirations of in its diverse and highly talented student body. Students may choose to register their Foundation, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate programmes at UNITAR’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Faculty of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, School of Foundation and General Studies or the Asia Graduate School of Business. UNITAR has nurtured numerous local and international scholars in academic discipline

ranging from Education, Business and Information Technology, Early Childhood Studies to Tourism and Hospitality. It has since transformed UNITAR while retaining the original objective of providing quality yet affordable education programmes for everyone. A unique feature of UNITAR is the existence of a number of regional centres in different locations throughout Malaysia. Currently, UNITAR has 10 regional centres and more are expected in the near future. Access to education is a primary goal of UNITAR and students can choose to study its courses through the 10 regional centres at: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Kuching, Sarawak Alor Setar, Kedah Kota Bharu, Kelantan Johor Baru, Johor Ipoh, Perak Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan Penang Malacca Jengka, Pahang


Beginning with only four programmes and an initial enrolment of 94 students, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sarawak in Kota Samarahan (UiTMKS) has indeed come a long way. It now offers 26 programmes ranging from certificate to PhD level, through various modes such as full-time, off-campus and e-PJJ (distance learning). The current enrolment is about 4,000 full-time (80 per cent residential) and 800 part-time students. Quality has always been the cornerstone of UiTMCS’s strategic thrust. To date, UiTM Sarawak has achieved several significant accomplishments, including the ISO 9001:2000 Certificate from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, the Vice Chancellor’s Award for overall quality in 2000 and the Academic Administration Quality Award in 2001

and Customer Service and Best Quality Unit in 2003. In 2003, the Campus once again won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for overall quality and since then, UiTM Sarawak has been holding this award consecutively for 3 years from 2003 until 2005. UiTM Sarawak works very closely with the State Government to ensure that the programmes offered meet the changing needs of the continuous development of the state. UiTM Sarawak also provides training and development, research and consultancy services to both the public and private sectors. Sited on a sprawling 350 acres of naturally green landscape in Bandar llmu Kota Samarahan, the campus provides a conducive environment for learning.

University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)

University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) is a leading university in engineering technology established on August 20, 2002. As part of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) group of companies, an agency under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, the university offers various foundation, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes throughout their 11 branch campuses. The nation expects more from a technical higher learning institution than mere academic excellence and marketable graduates. In keeping abreast with the current needs and demands of the industry for existing programmes, UniKL also appoints industrial advisors, who are experts in each of the specialisations or programmes offered. These advisors, and also

their alumni, assist in providing insights into industries’ and employers’ requirements. UniKL aims to contribute towards the development and advancement of Malaysia’s human capital in engineering technology field through the concept of ‘one institute, one specialisation’. Their contributions encompass not only tertiary education but research and development for commercialisation purposes as well. Their branch campuses and institutes which are located nationwide offer programmes

in the following areas of specialisation: electrical, electronics and communication; automation and industry maintenance; machine building and metal fabrication; aviation; product design and precision manufacturing technology; oil and gas; business, entrepreneurship and Islamic finance; computer networking, software engineering, multimedia and animation; information technology; medical and allied health sciences; quality engineering and industry logistics; food technology,

chemical and bioengineering; marine engineering technology and automotive.


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University of Southampton

University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), is the culmination of the State of Sarawak’s vision and commitment in establishing a world-class institution of higher learning to spearhead the development and production of technical human resource for the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). The groundbreaking ceremony for UCTS’ green campus was held September 16, 2012 and was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. UCTS campus will cover an area of more than 95 acres when fully developed. Phase 1 is now ready and comprises five academic blocks, one admin block,

The University of Southampton offers a unique opportunity for students to study a top engineering course in Malaysia. Study in Malaysia combined with up to two years at a leading research-centred UK university Gain a unique ‘Southampton’ education experience in Malaysia combined with up to two years at a leading research-centred UK university. Be part of a well-resourced, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment that encourages independent learning and enquiry. Get professional engineering accreditation in both the UK and Malaysia. Study specialist modules to broaden and deepen your educational experience. Benefit from academic links with internationally renowned institutions.

three lecture theatres, one block for deans and lecturers offices, a three-storey library and a student and recreation centre. UCTS currently offers four honours degree programmes namely Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Quantity Surveying, Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronics and Bachelor of Business Administration. In September 2014, UCTS plans to introduce additional degree programmes.


Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is the ninth Malaysian public university located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and was established on November 24, 1994. UMS prides itself in having a vibrant campus life and an environment that promotes cultural harmony, and love for knowledge and nature. Location of the University in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, known for its multicultural and cosmopolitan attributes in addition to the beauty of the coastal zone and the recreational avenues are ideal for those who wish to stay to pursue their careers. Faculties There are currently 13 schools in UMS: School of Social Sciences School of Science and Technology School of Psychology and Social Work

The quality of a UK education in Malaysia The University of Southampton is a research-led university with a global reputation for academic excellence. We have one of the largest engineering faculties in the UK and are regarded as one of the top three universities for engineering, alongside Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge. Excellent facilities Our campus in Malaysia has state-of-the-art facilities, designed for effective learning with full access to learning resources at the Southampton campus in the UK. When you continue your studies in the UK you will have access to our world-class research facilities. Career opportunities Our degrees are highly valued by employers and we will

equip you with the skills to operate globally. Our graduates are employed in high profile roles in world-leading organisations such as: BAE Systems, McLaren Racing, Mercedes Benz, Williams F1, BP, Dyson, Rolls-Royce and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as Intel, IBM, Motorola, Avago Technologies, Aeroflex, ARM, Sony, Imagination Technology, Apple, BBC, Bloomberg, HSBC, Schlumberger, Exxon Mobil, Jaguar Land Rover, Transport for London, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Frontier Silicon Cambridge and Cambridge Consultants. Some of our graduates are working at Malaysian companies including MIMOS Malaysia, Telecom Malaysia and Malaysia Microelectronic Solutions. Some have become entrepreneurs and set up their own companies, including Tangoshark Pte Ltd Singapore and Numero Engineering Malaysia.

Wawasan Open University

School of Engineering and Information Technology School of Food Science and Nutrition School of International Tropical Forestry School of Business and Economics School of Education and Social Development School of Art Studies School of Medicine School of Sustainable Agriculture Labuan School of International Business and Finance Labuan School of Informatic Sciences

Wawasan Open University (WOU) is one of Malaysia’s foremost, private institutions of higher learning dedicated to adult learners who seek to pursue tertiary qualifications for professional development and self-enrichment. The University is now reaching out to school-leavers with its introduction of full-time degree programmes, WOU On Campus, in September 2013. Established in 2006, WOU uses flexible approaches to make higher education accessible to all – anytime, anywhere – and to create a lifelong learning community for aspiring individuals regardless of their previous educational, ethnic or socio-eco-

nomic background. Through its unique open distance learning (ODL) model, self-paced learning and flexible study pathway, WOU enables working adults to pursue their educational dreams without much disruption to their professional and personal commitments. As a result, more than 12,000 working professionals in Malaysia have to date experienced the learning opportunities at WOU while they continue in their jobs. Under the ODL mode of learning, WOU offers 44 pro-

grammes ranging from the subdegree to postgraduate levels in the fields of business, technology, education and liberal studies, including four MBA programmes. WOU produced its first batch of MBA graduates in 2010, and its pioneer batch of Bachelor’s degree students in 2011. All WOU programmes are fully approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE). To date, 23 out of 44 programmes offered by WOU have received full accreditation status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); and out of the 23 accredited programmes, 16 have received recognition from the Public Service Department (JPA) following the graduation of its first batch of students.

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)

Since its inception, UNIRAZAK was among the first few private learning institutions in Malaysia to receive the SIRIM certification of ISO 9001:2000. UNIRAZAK has rapidly established itself as a premier centre for education in its efforts to produce competitive and capable graduates.

UNIRAZAK is highly accessible to the community. Its main City Campus is strategically located at CapSquare in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, between the Golden Trian-

gle and the Central Business District, and is located next to an ICT mall, movie theatre, vibrant shopping hub, and many eating establishments. The strategic location also ensures that our students have easy access to various public transportation systems to and from UNIRAZAK’s City Campus. As of 3 November 2012,

UNIRAZAK has graduated more than 17,000 alumni, and prides itself in developing relevant programmes to meet today’s needs. All its academic programmes, which were developed through close consultation with business and industry partners, the public sector and professionals, are approved by the

Malaysian Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) and are developed to meet the high standards required by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Presently under the auspices of the Tun Abdul Razak Educational Foundation (Yayasan PINTAR), UNIRAZAK is embarking on the next crucial phase of its growth.

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