Malaysian student pathway into Australian universities

Carine, who is from Malaysia, was pleased with Canning College's support services for international students.

Enjoy a successful pathway into australian universities

Canning College’s high-quality education programs have helped thousands of international students to enter Australia’s best universities.

And you could be next.

Join us on campus in beautiful Perth, Australia, and receive exceptional care, support and teaching on your pathway to an exciting degree program.

We have strong relationships with Western Australia’s excellent universities and make it easier for students to transition into tertiary studies.

With a 96% success rate in 2021, our international students are better prepared to succeed at university because of their Canning College experience.

Join us in February or April and be ready to enter an Australian university in 2024.

Achieve success with our programs

Canning College’s programs help students as they take their first steps in international education with us in Australia.

Whatever your academic goal, we can help you get there through one of our academic programs.

Western Australian Universities’ Program (WAUFP)completed in 8 or 10 months, the Foundation Program starts in January, April and August and leads to entry into many degree courses across Australia.

Diploma of Commerceequal to first year university studies, this one-year program leads into year two Bachelor programs at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Certificate IV in University Access Program – this six-month program leads directly into a range of degree programs at Curtin University and Murdoch University

Western Australian Certificate of Education – this year-long program is the recognised WA school program that provides entry into degree courses across Australia.

Year 11 – students improve their English skills and academic capabilities before progressing into WAUFP or WACE.

Year 10 – integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics to prepare students for Year 11 studies

Click here to find out about the minimum entry requirements for our programs.

Students who require academic improvement can complete Canning College Bridging Programs.

Applications and scholarships 

High-performing students may be eligible for Canning College scholarships, including up to 40% off tuition fees.

We make it easier to study with us by allowing students to use their latest academic results, including preliminary or forecast results, to apply for a place in the WA Universities’ Foundation Program.

Carine, who is from Malaysia, was pleased with Canning College's support services for international students.

Hear from Carine about her experience

“Canning College's support made my life so much easier as an international student who knew nothing about living in Australia.” – Carine Siew, from Malaysia.

Prepare for success 

Our goal is to give students a great education by providing care and support at every stage of their journey. Our approach makes it easier for students to focus on their studies and achieve their academic and career goals.

Thousands of students have completed the WA Universities’ Foundation Program on their way to top universities, including education institutions in Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight.

The Foundation Program gives students excellent academic preparation for university studies, while our staff make sure students feel positive about the transition into universities.

Choose your university

When international students successfully complete a Canning College program, it opens up a world of university opportunities. While some students choose to continue their studies elsewhere in Australia or even overseas, many stay in Western Australia.

We have long-standing partnerships with Western Australia’s five universities – The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame. Many of our students also choose to enrol in other Australian universities such as the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

Learn from the best

Canning College has been educating international students for 40 years and our staff understand the unique needs of students from many different backgrounds.

After students enrol in Canning College programs, our staff help them prepare for life on campus and in our great city.

Before students leave home to start their international education adventure, they are provided with all the information they need to make life easy in Perth.

They learn about the subjects in each program, and our support services, which include additional English language assistance and wellbeing services. They also receive advice regarding accommodation.

Students under the age of 18 stay with a registered member of the Australian Homestay Network, where they receive additional care and support.

The support students need

On arrival in Perth, students are offered a free airport pick-up service that takes them to their accommodation. Our spacious campus, set in a natural setting next to Curtin University, has modern classrooms and fully equipped science laboratories where subjects are taught by teachers who understand the needs of international students.

A team of Student Advisors are available throughout the year to provide advice and assistance with queries regarding studies, personal wellbeing and university destinations.

Our priority is to give every student a happy and supported experience, not just in the classroom but in every aspect of their life in Perth.

Take the next step now

Our admissions team can process applications quickly so that students do not have an anxious wait to know if they have been successful.

Contact us here and start on your pathway to university in Australia.

You can also visit our international education agent page to find a representative in your local area to help you with your application.

Student fun on big day out

Students explored new – and some not so new – activities during our Student Experience Day in September.

Thanks to the support of StudyPerth, more than 100 students took part in four separate activities.

Students chose to attend Perth Zoo, Bounce activity centre, tenpin bowling or mini-golf.

It was a lot of fun, as you can see from the video. 

Cooking sessions have fun finish

Winners grinning after a fun end to cooking sessions

We wrapped up our term three cooking sessions with a fantastic MasterChef-style mystery box challenge with the assistance of Curtin University this week.  

Third-year Nutrition and Food Science students Aaron and Kim acted as the judges with more than 30 Canning College students attending the session.  

Students have refined their cooking skills during voluntary sessions that have been held throughout the term, including two sessions that were hosted by a current student and former chef, Renato, who is from Peru and Minn who is from Myanmar. 

This week’s food finale challenged groups of students to create their own recipes from vegetarian ingredients that were presented in a mystery box.  

Kim was surprised by the fantastic response of the Canning College students.  

“I have been so impressed with the students at Canning College,” he said. “I was not expecting this level of enthusiasm and creativity from these students.”  

The cooking sessions were organised by Head of Science Tony Herbert and Head of English Linda Angelone as part of the College’s student experience initiative.

Mr Herbert said he had been expecting around 12 students to attend the mystery box session and was delighted with the response.  

“It was great to see so many students want to take part in the challenge,” he said. “We had four competing groups of five or six students who put their creativity to the test.  

“Many of those who weren’t directly involved in the cooking, stayed to support their friends and to see the final results. It says a great deal about the friendships these students have built and their qualities as individuals.”  

Mr Herbert said Canning College’s success in assisting students in their transition into university studies was more than simply applying high academic standards in the classroom.  

“Engaging students in the process of teaching and learning is so important in achieving positive outcomes,” Mr Herbert said. “We want all our students to achieve the results they need to progress into the university and degree course of their choice.

“That requires students to work hard in the classroom and to make sure they are revising and studying throughout the year. But it is also important that they understand the need to balance work with enjoyment and relaxation.  

“Exams are coming up and students are understandably focused on studies but it’s so important that they also have time to engage in other activities.

“These cooking sessions allowed students to switch off from their academic work for a couple of hours a week, to learn new skills and to have fun. The response has been exceptional.”  

The regular cooking sessions gave students opportunities to learn about food preparation and the value of teamwork. It also resulted in delicious meals for students to enjoy each week.  

Students improved their cooking skills and applied them in the mystery box session with wonderful results.  

Dr Katya Clarke from Curtin University was supportive of further involvement in the Canning College program, including making the mystery box activity a regular event.  

Winners grinning after a fun end to cooking sessions

Singapore to Australian universities

Achieve university entry with the assistance of Canning College's international operations team.

achieve ENTRY INTO Australian universitIES

Canning College can help you achieve entry into leading Australian universities and succeed when you get there.

Our academic programs are recognised by the very best universities across Australia, and our highly experienced teachers and support staff have assisted thousands of Singaporean students to gain entry.

Canning College in Singapore

Canning College’s Director of International Operations, Lisa De’Ceglie, will be in Singapore from Friday, September 9, until Sunday, September 11, to help prospective students understand how our programs lead to university entry.

Our Director of International Operations can tell you:

  • Which of our academic programs are best suited to your university goals
  • How your preliminary or forecast results can be used to enrol with us
  • How our support services make it easy to transition into university life
  • Why Perth Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to study, live and work
  • How the WA Universities’ Foundation Program can take you into the degree program of your choice
She is available to answer any other question you might have about your journey into leading Australian universities.

With flexible start times and programs that can be completed in just six to 12 months, Canning College is the perfect place to prepare for university. In recent years, Canning College students have earned places in a range of degree programs from physiotherapy and psychology, to business, engineering, law and much more.
 

As a State Government international education provider with more than 40 years’ experience, Canning College is your assured pathway into leading Australian universities.

 

Friday, September 9

4pm – 6.30pm

In conjunction with The University of Western Australia

Overseas Education

321, Orchard Road, #07-03, Singapore 238866 (Next to 313 Somerset | Somerset MRT Exit B).

Tel: 68179806

 

Saturday, September 10

11.30am – 6pm

The Global University Expo – JACK StudyAbroad

Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Level 3 Heliconia Ballroom

Tel: 67376734

 

Sunday, September 11

11am – 4pm

Overseas Academic Link Fair

National Library

100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064

Tel: 62244775

Email canning.col.info@education.wa.edu.au for more.

Malaysia to Australian universities

Achieve university entry with the assistance of Canning College's international operations team.

achieve ENTRY INTO Australian universitIES

Canning College can help you achieve entry into leading Australian universities and succeed when you get there.

Our academic programs are recognised by the very best universities across Australia, and our highly experienced teachers and support staff have assisted thousands of Malaysian students to gain entry.

Canning College in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

Canning College’s Director of International Operations, Lisa De’Ceglie, will be in KOTA KINABALU (September 12-13) and KUCHING (September 14-15) to show you how our programs can get you where you want to go.

Our Director of International Operations can tell you:

  • Which of our academic programs are best suited to your university goals
  • How your preliminary or forecast results can be used to enrol with us
  • How our support services make it easy to transition into university life
  • Why Perth Western Australia is one of the best places in the world to study, live and work
  • How the WA Universities’ Foundation Program can take you into the degree program of your choice
She is available to answer any other question you might have about your journey into leading Australian universities.

With flexible start times and programs that can be completed in just six to 12 months, Canning College is the perfect place to prepare for university. In recent years, Canning College students have earned places in a range of degree programs from physiotherapy and psychology, to business, engineering, law and much more.
 

As a State Government international education provider with more than 40 years’ experience, Canning College is your assured pathway into leading Australian universities.

Canning in Kota Kinabalu

Monday, September 12

4pm – 6pm

Xceleration Education

Lot 6, Ground Floor, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob-Hungab, Penampang, 89500, K.K, Sabah, Malaysia 
Tel: +60 88 533 336 

Tuesday, September 13

2pm – 3.30pm

Market Management Services

G04, Ground Floor, Wisma Milenia Mile 3.5 Jalan Tuaran, Likas 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: +6088 222799 / 222722 

4pm – 5:30pm

IDP Education

Lot 2-1, 1st Floor Lorong Lintas Plaza 1, Jln Lintas, Lintas Plaza, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: +6088 242336 / 242280

Canning in Kuching

Wednesday, September 14

3pm – 5pm

IDP Education

1st Floor, No 28 Brighton Square Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Tel: +60 82-577 645

Thursday, September 15

3pm – 5pm

Market Management Services

Block E No. 32-34 (1st Floor) Taman Sri Sarawak Mall, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Tel: +60 82-246 795

Email canning.col.info@education.wa.edu.au for more.

Graduation 2022

WELCOME TO THE 2022 Graduation

The Canning College graduation for 2022 will be held at Mineral Resources Park Function Centre (42 Bishopsgate St, Lathlain, SEE MAP BELOW) on Thursday, October 20.

This event is for students who completed the WA Universities’ Foundation Program in second semester this year, as well as Diploma of Commerce and Certificate IV in University Access Program students, who finished their studies either at the end of 2021 or mid-year 2022.

All students have received correspondence via email regarding this event. Those who have confirmed their attendance at Mineral Resources Park Function Centre are asked to arrive at 5.45pm for pre-event canapes and refreshments.

The event will be streamed live on YouTube at the link below. A recording will also be made available after the event.

If you experience technical difficulties, please return to this page, refresh and try the link below again.

2022 Graduation Livestream Schedule

All times are approximate and subject to change

6:35pm

  • Welcome: Mrs Lisa De’Ceglie, Director, International Operations

6:40pm

  • Student Performance: Xavier Tan

6:45pm

  • Principal’s address: Mr Adelfo Sabatini

6:50pm

  • Presentation of Certificate IV in University Access Program completion certificates (Mrs Michelle Rose)
  • Presentation of Certificate IV in UAP Academic Excellence Award
  • Presentation of Diploma of Commerce certificates

7:15pm

  • Presentation of Diploma Awards (Mrs Michelle Rose)
    • UWA Scholarships and awards – Dr Fang Liu, Director of Undergraduate Programs in the UWA Business School at the University of Western Australia
    • Curtin University Scholarships – Ms Nurul Huda Sanny Yap, Senior Student Experience Coordinator, Faculty of Business and Law at Curtin University
    • Ron Goddard Awards for outstanding academic achievement presented by Dr Bruce Mackintosh

7:25pm

  • Diploma Valedictorian: Fantasia Wong

7:30pm

  • Student Performance: Emily Teh & Tiffany Tan

7:40pm

  • Presentation of WA Universities’ Foundation Program certificates (Mrs Lisa De’Ceglie and Mr Adelfo Sabatini)

8:05pm

  • WA Universities’ Foundation Program Valedictorian: Demetra Tang

8:10pm

  • Appreciation Awards for student leaders, sponsored by BUPA (Mrs Maria Leslie, Deputy Principal, Planning)
  • Top Subject Awards (Mrs Lisa De’Ceglie and Mr Adelfo Sabatini)
  • Principal’s Commendation Awards (Mr Adelfo Sabatini)
  • Doug Russell Award (Mrs Bev Russell)

8:25pm

Student Performance: Shawn Lee

8:30pm

“The Charge” to Foundation, Certificate IV and Diploma students delivered by

Dr Bruce Mackintosh

8:35pm

Closing remarks: Mrs Lisa De’Ceglie

Recycling for charity

Students show how recycling raises money for charity.

What happens to the cans and bottles that are placed in Canning College recycling bins?

Our Student Ambassadors and Student Representative on the Board went to the local recycling centre with Deputy Principal Maria and Chemistry teacher Craig.

Watch the video to see how Scotty (Myanmar), Amalia (Malaysia), Matthew (Singapore) and Zyra (Myanmar) helped turn cans into cash for charity.

Students show how recycling raises money for charity.

Use SPM for entry into uni in Australia

Jamielynn, who is from Kota Kinabalu, used the WA Universities' Foundation Program to enter university in Australia.

Use SPM FOR ENTRY INTO UNI IN AUSTRALIA

Malaysian students can use their SPM results to enrol in a Canning College pathway program, which leads directly into university in Australia. 

Canning’s Mid-Year WA Universities’ Foundation Program starts on August 1 and is completed in just 10 months. Students can even start online, while they wait for visa approval, and join us on campus later in the year. 

Students who successfully complete Canning College’s Mid-Year Foundation Program will be ready to start their chosen university degree program in July 2023. 

High performing students may even be eligible for a Canning College scholarship

Our expert staff are ready to help you take the next step towards your dream university degree course.

Jamielynn, who is from Kota Kinabalu, used the WA Universities' Foundation Program to enter university in Australia.

From KK to top of the class

"Being able to experience studying at Canning, both online and offline, has been an extremely fun experience,” said Jamielynn, who was Top Award winner and valedictorian for the Mid-Year 2021-22 WA Universities' Foundation Program. “The staff in Canning College have been very helpful throughout our journey, providing all the help we needed.”

The right program for every student 

Our experienced staff help students understand if the WA Universities’ Foundation Program is the best fit for their academic level. We may recommend the Certificate IV in University Access Program, which can be completed in just six months and leads into Canning’s Diploma of Commerce or a range of degree courses at Curtin University and Murdoch University

Whether you are interested in physiotherapy, law, information technology, nursing, engineering, business or any other field of study, Canning College can help you achieve your goal. 

Learn from the best 

Canning College has been educating international students for 40 years and our staff understand the unique needs of global learners. After students enrol in Canning College programs, our staff help them prepare for life on campus and in our great city – Perth, Western Australia. Students not yet ready to travel can choose to start an online learning program. 

Before students leave home to start their international education adventure, they are provided with all the information they need to make life easy in Perth. They learn about the subjects in each program, and our support services, which include additional English language assistance and wellbeing services. They also receive advice regarding accommodation. Students under the age of 18 stay with a registered member of the Australian Homestay Network, where they receive additional care and support.

The support students need

On arrival in Perth, students are offered a free airport pick-up service that takes them to their accommodation. Our spacious campus, set in a natural setting next to Curtin University, has modern classrooms and fully equipped science laboratories where subjects are taught by teachers who understand the needs of international students. 

A team of Student Advisors are available throughout the year to provide advice and assistance with queries regarding studies, personal wellbeing and university destinations. 

Our priority is to give every student a happy and supported experience, not just in the classroom but in every aspect of their life in Perth. 

Choose your university 

When international students successfully complete a Canning College program, it opens up a world of university opportunities. While some students choose to continue their studies elsewhere in Australia or even overseas, many stay in Western Australia. 

We have long-standing partnerships with Western Australia’s five universities – Curtin UniversityEdith Cowan UniversityMurdoch UniversityThe University of Notre Dame and The University of Western Australia. Many of our students also choose to enrol in other Australian universities such as The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland. 

Take the next step now 

Our admissions team can process applications quickly so that students do not have an anxious wait to know if they have been successful. When visa delays prevent student arrival in Perth, a switch to online learning means students can start immediately. 

Contact us here and start on your pathway to university in Australia. 

You can also visit our international education agent page to find a representative in your local area to help you with your application. 

International student leaders

International student leaders on board for 2022.

Cyber security, biomedical science, psychology and engineering are among the academic goals of Canning College’s 2022 international student leaders. But one of our student representatives is also on track to become a commercial helicopter pilot.

Three Student Ambassadors and a Student Representative on the Board make up the quartet of leaders, who are from three different countries.

Two WA Universities’ Foundation Program students, Scotty (Myanmar) and Amalia (Malaysia), are joined in ambassador roles by Singapore student Matthew, who is completing Year 11 Bridging.

The fourth position within the student leadership team is that of the Student Representative on the Board. Zyra, who is from Myanmar, started her duties earlier this term.

International student leaders on board for 2022.
Responsible international student leaders

While Zyra’s responsibilities directly involve providing student perspective at Board meetings, the Student Ambassadors will also help fellow students through facilitating events and activities.

Student Ambassadors will take the lead on Canning College visitor tours, assist in helping newcomers feel welcome and provide guidance and advice to other students.

Student leaders are expected to improve their communication and organisational skills and increase confidence through participation in activities.

Principal praise

Canning College Principal Maria Leslie said the students would be engaged in several activities that would encourage them to step out of their comfort zones.

“We want these students to feel a sense of importance about the roles,” Ms Leslie said. “Their involvement as student leaders will challenge them to tackle new activities, meet new people and generally broaden their experiences.

“They should also be seen by other students as people who can help find the answers to questions that may not be immediately obvious.

“We are delighted that these students have accepted the responsibility and we’re sure they will continue to grow as people as they also improve academically.”

Amalia’s studies taking off

Amalia is not yet sure whether she will immediately pursue an engineering degree after completing the WA Universities’ Foundation Program, or if she will take off in a different direction.

She likes the “the kind, multicultural and peaceful environment of Canning College,” and is also enjoying life outside of school as she trains to become a helicopter pilot.

“One of my most memorable moments in life so far was flying in a helicopter over some kangaroos that were just sitting around and chilling,” she said.

She also has other machine interests, which point towards an engineering career. She saw motorcycle legend Valentino Rossi let slip the Malaysian MotoGP when he fell in 2018, and was impressed by the roar of a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft at the Langkawi International Maritime Aerospace Exhibition in 2019.

Matthew’s mind on psychology

Matthew has settled quickly into life at Canning College and he will progress to the WA Universities’ Foundation Program next year before joining Murdoch University.

“After Canning College, I hope to pursue psychology as it has always been a passion of mine,” he said.

For now, he is enjoying the experience of studying at Canning College.

“Having had the desire to come here to study for a long while, finally being here makes me feel accomplished,” he said. “Coming here has already been a thrilling adventure.”

“I feel the College will enable me to reach my academic potential. What I like most about Canning College is that they have the friendliest and nicest teachers. Not only do the teachers have a sense of humour, but they also teach in a way that makes learning exciting.”

Cyber Scotty serious about gaming

Scotty has his sights set on a career in cyber security. From Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, he chose Canning College because the WA Universities’ Foundation Program offers a direct pathway into cyber security.

“Yangon has extremely friendly people and community,” he said. “Canning College campus feels like home.”

Scotty wants his interest in computers and gaming to develop into a career pathway.

“I want to be a cyber security analyst but also to turn my hobby of PC building and gaming into a business,” he said.

Zyra tuning up for biomedical science

Guitar-playing sports enthusiast Zyra is studying the WA Universities’ Foundation Program with the aim of enrolling in Biomedical Science at The University of Western Australia.

After Canning College was recommended by her agent, she conducted her own investigation before enrolling in WAUFP rather than the WA Certificate of Education.

“I feel like it would set me up for my path to university more than the WACE program,” she said of her decision to choose the Foundation Program. “Learning the English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS) subject also gives me an insight into Australia’s history.”

Already an accomplished guitarist, Zyra enjoys free time in the music room and is learning to play drums.

“I’m also interested in all kinds of sports and am willing to give it a try, even combat sport,” she said.

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