Following the opening of ATMC’s Sri Lanka campus in end-2013, the College's strategic vision to expand its operations into the international sphere will take another step closer with the start of a new teaching location in Malaysia in mid-2015.
Partnering with a private Malaysian college, Innovative International College or Kolej Antarabangsa Inovatif, to deliver the AQF-accredited Diploma of Business and Diploma of Information Technology, international students can gain a truly Australian qualification at half an hour Komuter train ride from KL Sentral.
Both Diplomas are taught to the same standards as that in Australia. Students are admitted on the basis of the same criterion as in Down Under. Upon successful completion of their Diploma, graduands can apply to study at ATMC partner universities – Federation University or Charles Darwin University.
As at end-December 2014, Malaysia is home to more than 135,000 international students from about 160 countries. Studying in Malaysia is not only value-for-money because of its affordable standard of living, it is also a leg in an authentic transnational education experience. International students can live and study in a plural and multicultural society. The ethnic diversities of Malaysia expose students to an enriched life, global outlook and better understanding of different cultures, ethnic groups and traditions.
“The new location enables students to be cognizant of the rigour of an Australian qualification amidst cultural diversity, whilst permitting the College to intervene and screen quality students for eventual higher education in Down Under”, said Manish Malhothra, Chief Executive Officer of ATMC.
Malaysia and other future teaching locations not only exemplifies ATMC's hallmark of quality education and service excellence, these also testifies to its commitment to expanding opportunities for international education worldwide.