Inspiring best practice through overseas research Fellowships
The International Specialised Skills Institute exists to encourage investment in specialised trades to address a skills shortage in Australia.
We work with artists, designers, technicians, educators, care workers, teachers and innovators to ensure specialised lines of work continue to flourish in Australia.
A Better Skilled Australia
A Fellowship awards funds to talented individuals to travel overseas to learn more about their specialised trade. Fellowships create new connections, provide education and training, and address the skills gap in Australia.
Fellows travel overseas, to learn best practice and return to Australia to disseminate their learnings. Fellows assume a role of influencer, innovator and change-maker within their industry, growing their business and practice, often leading to more jobs in their sector.
The International Specialised Skills Institute publishes each Fellows report which are available to download. Each report is a tool to inform industry on the international context of best practice.
To date, we've had:
30 Countries Visited
75 Industry Sectors informed
"The Fellowship provided me with a sense of fulfilment on a professional and personal level. Engagement in research renewed my energy and enthusiasm in my work and the potential vocational for the cohort I work with."
- Jan Davis
(Vocational Education & Training Fellow 2016)
ISS Institute Calendar
- Multiple DatesTue, 05 DecWebinarWebinar
- Fri, 08 DecThe Clyde Hotel (rooftop)The Clyde Hotel (rooftop), 385 Cardigan Street
- Fri, 10 NovMelbourneMelbourne, Level 8/379 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaMelbourne, Level 8/379 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaIlluminate Forum: Engaging with industry as a VET practitioner, shaping the future of skills development. On November 10th, ISS Institute, together with the @vetdevelopmentcentre, are excited to host a dynamic discussion featuring incoming Fellow Mergim Jahiu, Senior Advisor at SFUVET, Switzerland.