Country Education Profile (CEP) of the Philippines for migration purposes to Australia

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Country Education Profile (CEP) of the Philippines for migration purposes to Australia


The country education profiles (CEPs) are a guide to the education systems of over 115 countries and their comparability with Australian qualifications.

The Philippines is one of these countries included in this important publications. The CEP of the Philippines is used to also identify which of these educational intuitions qualify to commence the Points test for migration to Australia.

CEPs of the Philippines contain information about the structure and qualifications of all sectors of a country’s education system, including key points of comparison for assessment purposes i.e. quality indicators, and assessment guidelines for comparing qualifications from the Philippines with qualifications on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The CEP of the Philippines is used to inform decisions for a wide variety of purposes including: admission to an educational institution such as a university; employment; registration with a professional or regulatory body and migration to Australia from the Philippines.

CEP of The Philippines is widely used by education institutions, professional bodies, government departments, state and territory Overseas Qualifications Units (OQUs), migration agents, employers, and individuals both in Australia and overseas.

The information provided is generally structured around three main sections:

(1) Assessment guidelines: what the assessment guidelines mean (contains information that you need to know before using the assessment guidelines); assessment guidelines by sector and their respective institution list; and quality indicators; 

(2) List of institutions: consolidated list of recognised institutions for the CEP; links to the relevant assessment guidelines page; and where applicable, lists of institutional directories; and 

(3) Education system: description of the education system by sector, including: admission requirements, courses and qualifications, types of institutions, diagram of education system, grading systems, and teacher education.

In the Philippines there is approximately 1503 universities and colleges. However, the CEP of The Philippines points out to only a number of universities that qualify to be comparable to an Australian bachelor degree.

For those graduates from Section 1 universities they include the leading public and private universities as well as institutions that have been granted autonomy. The leading public and private universities were identified from results in the Professional Regulation Commission licensing examinations and from their reputation of quality in graduate studies.

These institutions can be regarded as meeting international standards for universities in generating knowledge and meeting quality teaching standards.

There are only 59 of these universities in the Philippines and a majority of them (38) are on the main island of Luzon namely:-

  • Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Angeles University Foundation
  • Asian Institute of ManagementAssumption College
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Ateneo de Naga Univeristy
  • Baliuag University
  • Centro Escolar University
  • College of Holy Spirit
  • De La Salle University – Dasmarinas
  • De La Salle University – Manila
  • Holy Angel University
  • Jose Rizal University
  • Lyceum of the Philippines –Batangas
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University Formerly known as: Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila
  • Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation – Lucena City
  • Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila
  • Miriam College Foundation, Inc. Also known as : Miriam College Formerly known as :Maryknoll College
  • Our Lady of Fatima University – City of Valenzuela Formerly known as: Our Lady of Fatima College Comments: Incorporating the Fatima Medical Science Foundation and Fatima College
  • Philippine Christian University
  • Philippines Women’s University
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Quezon City Also known as :St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Paul College of Quezon City
  • San Beda College – Manila
  • Mary’s University Also known as :Saint Mary’s University
  • Paul University Manila Formerly known as :?St. Paul College ManilaSaint Paul College of Manila
  • Scholastica’s College
  • Trinity University of Asia Formerly known as: Trinity College of Quezon City
  • University of Asia and the Pacific Formerly known as :Centre for Research andCommunication
  • University of Baguio
  • University of La Salette Formerly known as :La Salette College of Santiago
  • University of Luzon
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • University of St. Louis
  • University of St. Louis Tuguegarao
  • University of the East
  • University of the Philippines
  • Wesleyan University Philippines – Cabanatuan City

Section 2 institutions are:

  • Private institutions listed as having Deregulated status
  • All chartered state universities and colleges not listed in Section 1
  • Private institutions with at least 1 program accredited at Level 2 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines.

Some of the programs offered by institutions in this section may lack the rigour and consistency of outcomes of Section 1 institutions.  A 4-year Bachelor Degree can be assessed taking the average grade achieved into consideration. The Professional Regulation Commission’s licensure examinations can also be used as an independent confirmation of the standard reached by successful candidates.

There are 256 universities in the Philippines and a majority of them i.e. 136 are located on the main island of Luzon namely:-

  • Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
  • Adamson University
  • Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Aldersgate College
  • AMA Computer University Also known as :AMA University
  • Apayo State College
  • Aquinas University of Legazpi
  • Asian Social Institute
  • Assumption College of Nabunturan
  • Ateneno de Naga University
  • Aurora State College of Technology
  • Baguio College Foundation
  • Basilan State College
  • Bataan Peninsula State University?Formerly known as: Bataan Polytechnic State College, Bataan State College
  • Batanes State College
  • Batangas State University
  • Benguet State University
  • Benguet State Open University
  • Bicol College
  • Bicol University
  • Bulacan National Agricultural State College
  • Bulacan State University
  • Cagayan Colleges
  • Cagayan de Oro College
  • Cagayan State University
  • Cavite State University
  • Central Colleges of the Philippines
  • Central Ilocandia College of Science and Technology
  • Central Luzon State University
  • Centro Escolar University of Malolos
  • Colegio de Dagupan
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran
  • College of Immaculate Conception
  • Concordia College
  • De La Salle AranetaUniversity?Formerly known as:?Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Mla
  • De La Salle College of Saint Benilde
  • De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus
  • Development Academy of the Philippines
  • Divine Word College of Bangued
  • Divine Word College of Laoag
  • Divine Word College of Legazpi
  • Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades
  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – Open University
  • Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology – Manila
  • Far Eastern University
  • Feati University
  • FEU Dr.Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • General De Jesus College
  • Good Samaritan Colleges
  • Harris Memorial College
  • Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
  • Isabela State University
  • Kalinga Apayao State College
  • Laguna College
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University?Formerly known as:?Laguna State Polytechnic College
  • Lorma College
  • Lyceum Northwestern University
  • Lyceum of Aparri
  • Lyceum of the Philippines – Laguna?Formerly known as:?Lyceum Institute of Technology
  • Manila Central University
  • Manila Doctors College
  • Manuel L. Quezon University
  • Mapua Institute of Technology – Makati
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • Mountain Province State Polytechnic College
  • Mountain View College
  • Naga College Foundation
  • National College of Business and Arts – Quezon City
  • National Defence College?Formerly known as:?National Defence College of the Philippines
  • National Teachers College?Also known as:?The National Teachers College
  • National University
  • New Era University
  • NortheasternCollege?Formerly known as:?Northern College
  • Northern Christan College
  • Northern Luzon Adventist College
  • Northwestern University
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University?Formerly known as:?Nueva Vizcaya State Polytechnic College
  • Olivarez College
  • Our Lady of the Pillar College?Formerly known as:?Our Lady of the Pillar Institution
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina
  • Pampanga Agricultural College
  • Pangasinan State Open University
  • Pangasinan State University
  • Panpacific University North Philippines?Formerly known as:?Pangasinan Colleges of Science and Technology
  • Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
  • Philippine Military Academy
  • Philippine National Police Academy
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippine Public Safety College
  • Philippine School of Business Administration
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Quirion State College
  • Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
  • Ramon Magsaysay Technological University Polytechnic College
  • Remedios T. Romualdez Memorial School
  • Republic Central Colleges
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Sacred Heart College of Lucena
  • Saint Ferdinand College?Also known as:?St. Ferdinand College
  • Saint Louis College
  • San Sebastian College Recoletos
  • San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite
  • Santa Isabel College?Also known as:?Sta. Isabel College
  • Siena College?Formerly known as:?Sienna College
  • Sorsogon State College
  • Southern Luzon State University?Formerly known as:?Southern Luzon Polytechnic College
  • Louis College –Tuguegarao
  • Louis College of San Fernando
  • Paul University Quezon City?Formerly known as:?St. Paul College Quezon City
  • Tarlac College of Agriculture
  • Tarlac State University
  • Technological Institute of The Philippines
  • Technological University of the Philippines
  • Tomas Del Rosario College
  • Union Christian College
  • University of Batangas
  • University of Northern Philippines
  • University of Nueva Caceres?Formerly known as:?Universidad Nueva Caceres
  • University of Pangasinan
  • University of Perpetual Help
  • Univeristy of Perpetual Help System – Laguna
  • University of Regina Carmeli?Formerly known as:?Regina Carmeli College
  • University of Rizal System
  • University of Saint Anthony
  • University of the Assumption
  • University of the City of Manila?Also known as:?Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Manila
  • University of the Cordilleras
  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay?Also known as:?UERM or UERM Memorial Medical Center
  • University of the Eastern Philippnes
  • University of the Philippines – Open University
  • Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation
  • VMU Institute of Medical Foundation?(former: Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation and VMU Institute of Medical Foundation)
  • Western Philippines University

Those graduates from these Section 1 and 2 universities who are interested to migrate permanently to Australia can have themselves accurately assess during our ongoing SkillSelect Information Seminars which are conducted at our Makati City office.

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November 19, 2015