The International Specialised Skills Institute
PASSIONATE PEOPLE. GREAT IDEAS.
A BETTER SKILLED AUSTRALIA
The ISS Institute is proud of its heritage. The organisation was founded in 1991 by Sir James Gobbo AC CVO and a group of visionaries to encourage investment in the development of Australia’s specialised skills. Our international Fellowship program supports Australians across a broad range of industries and sectors to undertake international skills and knowledge enhancement leading to new ways of working and economic and social benefits. To date over 510 Australians have undertaken Fellowships facilitated through the ISS Institute. Our Fellowship Program encourages shared learning, leadership and communities of practice.
The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) exists to develop an innovative, skilled and smart Australia by cultivating the mastery and knowledge of talented Australians through international applied research Fellowships.
At the heart of The ISS Institute are our individual Fellows. Under our Fellowship Program, the Fellows learn globally and, upon their return, pass on their newly acquired knowledge and skills through:
Publication of a detailed Fellowship Report distributed to government, industry, educational institutions and peers
Recommending improvements and enhancements in their industry sector
Introducing new practices and techniques
Disseminating their learnings, findings and recommendations via workshops, conferences and forums
The ISS Institute plays a pivotal role in creating value and opportunity, encouraging new thinking and the adoption of new ideas and practice.