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A bright future for graduates

A bright future awaits

A bright future awaits Canning College’s latest graduates, who recently celebrated the completion of their course of study.

At a Presentation Evening function held at The Hub, we recognised the achievements of almost 120 students from 20 countries, who studied the WA Universities’ Foundation Program, Diploma of Commerce and Certificate IV in University Access Program with us.

We are grateful to the Minister for International Education, the Hon. Mr Templeman, MLA, who was a special guest speaker at the event. 

The Minister spoke of the important role Canning College plays in helping international students adjust to life in Western Australia and tackle their academic studies with confidence and optimism. 

In a humorous and entertaining speech, he also praised the students, valedictorians, performers and award winners.

We heard wonderful valedictory speeches from Nyan Lin and Pauline and witnessed incredible performances from Shem and Alex.

We applauded the efforts of top WA Universities’ Foundation Program student Tan Yuze, who won the Doug Russell Award. His fellow Singaporean, Archana, was awarded the Principal’s Commendation.

Congratulations were also reserved for top Diploma of Commerce student Jeannie, who won the Ron Goddard Award, and Chang Shi Hui and Pham Ngoc Phong Trinh, who shared the Canning College Advisory Board award as equal best Certificate IV in University Access Program students.

Our students were also privileged to hear from Curtin University’s Hannah Wilkinson, and Dr Fang Liu from The University of Western Australia.

Thank you to all our special guests for joining us on the night.

We also extend our appreciation to all students for contributing so richly to Canning College. We wish them well and hope they will all have a bright future. 

Award winners


Doug Russell Award (Dux) – Tan Yuze (Singapore)

Principal’s Commendation – Archana Gopakumar (Singapore)

Subject awards

Accounting and Finance – Silvia Cendana (Pekanbaru, Indonesia)

Business Management and Enterprise – Amberlyn Yeo (Bintulu, Malaysia)

Chemistry – Tan Yuze (Singapore)

Computer Science – Issac Chang (Penampang, Malaysia)

Economics – Archana Gopakumar (Singapore)

English Language and Australian Cultural Studies – Yong Wen Quan (Johor, Malaysia)

Human Biology – Tan Yuze (Singapore)

Mathematics Applications – Tan Yuze (Singapore)

Mathematics Methods – Isaac Chang (Penampang, Malaysia)

Physics – Isaac Chang (Penampang, Malaysia)

Psychology – Angela Kiu (Bintulu, Malaysia)


Ron Goddard Award – Jeannie Kong (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)


Canning College Advisory Board Award – Chang Shi Hui (Miri, Malaysia)

Canning College Advisory Board Award – Pham Ngoc Phuong Trinh (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

A bright future awaits Canning College graduates