Nominations will open on Tuesday August 6 for the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, which seek to reward outstanding achievement and excellence in international education.

Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher today announced the opening of nominations, saying; “these prestigious new awards acknowledge the Victorian international education providers who are delivering world class education and the exceptional accomplishments of individual international students... I invite all those involved in international education to consider applying for the awards and be part of this exciting initiative.”

Awards are available in 16 different categories, covering everything from international student support to research in international education and private training provision.

Winners will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to contribute to their further studies, Ms Asher said the funds showed the Government's commitment to supporting Victoria’s international education sector: “International education is Victoria’s most valuable export industry, generating significant economic, social and cultural benefits,” she said, “each year around 150,000 international students are enrolled to study in Victoria, injecting $4.37 billion into the Victorian economy and helping create around 30,000 jobs.”

Nominations will be open until September 11, with finalists to be announced at a gala event at Government House in November.
More information about the Victorian International Education Awards can be found here.