Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has today opened nominations for the prestigious Victorian International Education Awards.
The Awards celebrate Victoria’s largest services export by recognising innovative education institutions, companies and service providers, as well as the exceptional accomplishments of international students.
Victoria attracts more than 160,000 international student enrolments each year. International education generated $5.3 billion in export earnings in 2014 and supports over 30,000 jobs making it Victoria’s largest single export sector.
For the first time, the Awards will feature the ‘Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation’ category, highlighting local Victorian students who have actively and effectively supported the engagement of international students with the broader Victorian community.
The winner will receive a prize of $5,000 towards their studies and $5,000 towards a practical idea to further foster connections between the domestic and international student communities.
International Student Award winners will receive a scholarship of $10,000 to contribute to their study at an educational institution in Victoria.
Recipients will also be recognised as ambassadors of the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative and help promote the State as a leading international student destination.
Nominations for the Victorian International Education awards 2015 will be open until Sunday 30 August and winners will be announced at the official Awards Ceremony in November.
More information about the Victorian International Education Awards can be found at
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert
“The Victorian International Education Awards are a prestigious Victorian Government initiative to support leaders in Victoria’s international education sector and showcase those who deliver and benefit from our world-class education.”
“International education is Victoria’s biggest services export and these awards are a great opportunity to recognise those in the sector who make a valuable contribution to Victoria’s world-leading education offering.”
“The Victorian International Education Awards are about celebrating our achievements as an industry and keeping Victoria on the frontline of best practice in international education.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020