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International
Specialised
Skills
Institute

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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. 

Passionate People.

Great Ideas

A Better Skilled Australia

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2024 VET Fellowships

The Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering ten (10) VET International Skills Fellowships in 2024 valued at $13,000 each.

Applications opening for 2024 on the 1st of December 2023

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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. 

Fellowships

To date, we've had:

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560 Fellows

30 Countries Visited

75 Industry Sectors informed

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"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."
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Jan Davis
(Vocational Education & Training Fellow 2016)

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ISS Institute Calendar
  • Applying for a George Alexander Foundation Fellowship Information Session
    Applying for a George Alexander Foundation Fellowship Information Session
    Webinar
    Thinking of applying for a George Alexander Foundation Fellowship? Read the guidelines and have questions? Please join our CEO Katrina Jojkity as she runs through the application process with attendees. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Fellow and Alumni catch up [End of Year Celebration]
    Fellow and Alumni catch up [End of Year Celebration]
    Fri, 08 Dec
    The Clyde Hotel (rooftop)
    The Clyde Hotel (rooftop), 385 Cardigan Street
    The Clyde Hotel (rooftop), 385 Cardigan Street
    Welcome to the ISS Institute's Fellow and Alumni end of year celebration.
  • Illuminate Forum with Mergim Jahiu
    Illuminate Forum with Mergim Jahiu
    Fri, 10 Nov
    Melbourne
    Melbourne, Level 8/379 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Melbourne, Level 8/379 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Illuminate 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.
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