ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
ROYAL BRISBANE INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY -
DEPARTMENT OF SINOLOGY
The Department of Sinology Studies is a division of Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology, located in Queensland, Australia, We deliver nationally recognised courses in Sinology Studies accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The Department of Sinology is established in 2021. We welcome all international and domestic students who share an interest in learning, applying, and promoting Sinology and the traditional Chinese Culture.
Beginning in 2002, Royal Brisbane Institute of Technology (RBIT) is a well-established Registered Training Organisation located in Westbrook, Queensland. Our current and graduating students represent 59 nationalities and in the past 17 years, we have been fortunate to broaden the knowledge of more than 12,000 students. Our goal is to provide a learning environment that equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet workforce demands. This is achieved by providing courses that encourage students to participate in a variety of educational settings, which in turn, allows them to confidently apply the knowledge they have gained through their studies. We are confident that each of these students has gone on to make a valuable contribution to the world around them.
OUR SPIRITUAL MENTOR
Venerable Master Chin Kung AM
Venerable Master Chin Kung, AM (b. 1927) is the founder and President of the Pure Land Learning College Association (PLLCA); President of Hong Kong Buddhist Education Foundation Permanent Honorary President of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO; and the Director of the Academy of Sinology in University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
He was awarded the honorary doctorate and professorships by Griffith University, Australia; University of Southern Queensland, Australia; the Syriaf Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indonesia; the University of Wales and University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK.
Master Chin Kung was appointed to the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division by Queen Elizabeth II. He was also awarded Honorary Citizenship of both the city of Dallas and the state of Texas. In 2002, the Mayor of Toowoomba Australia made him an Honorary Citizen.
Master Chin Kung has dedicated his whole life to lecturing on the Buddha Dharma and Sutras for 60 years. He was invited by many important world organizations (included the UNESCO), and participated in interfaith forums and summits in many countries speaking on the importance of education.