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LAHES partners ATMC for Australian qualifications

The official signing of the MoU by LAUGF Holdings Executive Director Murali Prakash and , ATMC Sri Lanka Managing Director Prof G. Bajwa,  took place recently at the LAUGFS Head office in Colombo 4.LAUGFS Holdings Group Chairman W.K.H.  Wegapitiya,  LAUGFS Holdings Group  Managing Director  Thilak De Silva, LAHES GM and CEO Hector Perera   and  ATMC Sri Lanka Vice President Minnell Vanderpoorten were present on the occasion.

LAUGFS Higher Education Services (LAHES) partnered with the Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC), to offer Australian undergraduate programs in the Business Management, Hospitality Management and Electronics and Telecommunications fields.

The programs are designed for students who complete the GCE “A” Level and “O” Level examinations, and consist of Foundation, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree level qualifications.

These courses are of standard 10 Months (approximately) duration as per the AQF (Australian Qualification Framework). The Students can complete the degree in less than three years after “A” Levels and less than four years after “O” levels.

The students would be studying the same courses as their counterparts in Australia. The course curriculum is strictly as per the Australian Standards. Students following these courses would additionally have the option of either completing the entire course in Sri Lanka or completing the final year in Australia. Students can become world class professionals by the age of 21.

“Of the 200,000 or so students who sit for the GCE Advanced level examination in Sri Lanka, only around 11% qualify to enter the national universities. While some students have the privilege of continuing their further studies abroad, a greater number of students are unable to gain access to a recognized education qualification due to the lack of affordable and high quality education options. By partnerships such as this with world renowned universities, we provide youth in Sri Lanka with affordable access to pursue their higher studies in Sri Lanka, while earning internationally recognized university qualifications.” LAHES GM and CEO Hector Perera said.

ATMC is a reputed Australian educational institute with campuses located in Geelong, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, an offshore campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka and a teaching location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ATMC's associated Universities are recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. ATMC, Australia is offering Degree and Post Graduate Programs in association with prestigious Australian Universities such as the Federation University of Australia, the Charles Darwin University and a reputable VET sector institute, The Imperial College of Australia.

LAHES operates with the vision to become ‘the Corporate Campus in Sri Lanka.’ Established in 2011, LAHES offers a range of Management and Skill Development programs, having established strong affiliations with a number of international universities over the years. LAHES also offers the Executive MSc in HRM from the Asia e University, which has become a popular program among HR professionals.

LAHES is a wholly owned subsidiary of LAUGFS Holdings and operates as the education and training arm of the group.