The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) exists to foster an aspirational, skilled and smart Australia by cultivating the mastery and knowledge of talented Australians through international applied research Fellowships.
The ISS Institute is proud of its heritage. The organisation was founded over 26 years ago by Sir James Gobbo AC CVO QC, former Governor of Victoria, to encourage investment in the development of Australia’s specialised skills. Our international Fellowship program supports many Australians and international leaders across a broad cross-section of industries and sectors to undertake applied international research that benefits economic development through vocational training, industry innovation and advancement. To date over 350 Australian and international Fellows have undertaken Fellowships facilitated through the ISS Institute. Our Fellowship Program encourages mutual and shared learning, leadership and communities of practice.
At the heart of the ISS Institute are our individual Fellows. Under our Fellowship Program the Fellows travel overseas and, upon their return, pass on their newly acquired knowledge and skills through:
The organisation plays a pivotal role in creating value and opportunity, encouraging new thinking and the early adoption of ideas and practice.
The ISS Institute is supported by dedicated Patrons and governed by Board Members who willingly give of their time to support the organisation’s mission, vision and purpose.
The ISS Institute has a team of dedicated and experienced staff who work together to lead our Fellowship Program and other initiatives.
“The bestowing of Fellowship was an honour. Being able to compare and peg Australian skills against the International best (Finland) was an eye-opening experience. Sharing of the newly learned skills with colleagues in different vocational educational settings was gratifying and rewarding. The support provided to me by the ISS Institute made me feel important; I was an individual with explicit skills and expertise and with specific value equipped to make a difference in the world of education.”
Rajiv Gushlan, 2015 HESG Fellow
The ISS Institute could not provide Fellowship opportunities without the generosity and support of committed Investors who share our desire to build an aspirational, skilled and cutting-edge Australia. We, and our Fellows, are currently supported by the following government, corporate and philanthropic Investors.
Since the ISS Institute was founded, the organization has been supported by a significant number of Investors. We thank each and every one of them for investing in our vision and our Fellowship Program.
The ISS Institute is recognised by the Australian Tax Office and the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission as a Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status.
If you are interested in discussing Fellowship investment opportunities please contact our Chief Executive Officer on 03 9347 4583.
International Specialised Skills Institute