The International Specialised Skills Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, national organisation providing opportunities for Australians to acquire skills and best practice in traditional and heritage trades, the arts, education, and leading-edge technologies through overseas applied research Fellowships.
The institute was founded in 1991 by Sir James Gobbo, former Governor of Victoria, to encourage investment in the development of Australia’s Specialised skills.
In the wake of Sir James Gobbo’s passing, a new Fellowship has been created to uphold his legacy. The Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship supports rare and heritage skills, by assisting candidates who require further training overseas in order to build best practice and to further establish themselves here in Australia.
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Read more about donation options with the ISS Institute Prospectus.
The ISS Institute is a non-for-profit organisation and is listed by name as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 12 Aug 2005 (It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).
Family, friends and other loved ones are all accounted for when finalising your Will, however a donation to a non-for-profit like the ISS Institute can further propel the values you stand for. The generosity of your donation can assist Australians to realise their life goals and lead to lasting change within their industry. If you have worked in a heritage and vocational trade, education, the arts, or environmental services, you would be aware of how little funding is available to achieve best practice. Leaving a donation with us will allow future generations to receive the training required to bring about greater change within their field.
Below we have provided suggested wordings for placement within your Will. Of course we encourage you to seek the proper professional advice when updating your Will.
Bequest to ISS Institute for a fixed percentage (%) of your estate“I give to ISS Institute (ABN 22 165 043 213), for its general purposes, free of all duties %Xof my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from ISS Institute will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”
Bequest to ISS Institute for a fixed amount ($) of your estate “I give to ISS Institute (ABN 22 165 043 213), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $X for which an authorised receipt from ISS Institute will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”
For more information on leaving a Bequest Donation please email: email@example.com
Are you community minded and like to see broader change? Regular contributions to the ISS Institute can assist in making lasting change to the Australian workforce and realise the aspirations of skilled Australian workers. Tax deductible donations have broad impacts on the Australian workforce and sustaining specialised skills, some of which have few or no accredited courses in Australia.
For more information on leaving a Philanthropic Donation please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor your own Fellowship
Have you noticed a skills shortage in Australia that requires addressing? Like many established companies and bodies, you can help fund your own Fellowship to address a skills gap. We have generously received funding from: The Department of Education, Rosewood Research, City of Melbourne, Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, The George Alexander Foundation, Perpetual and The George Alexander Foundation just to name a few.
For more information on sponsoring your own Fellowship please email our CEO at email@example.com
A single donation can be made at any time of the year to help fund the Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship. This Fellowship was recently created with the passing of Sir James Gobbo AC CVO QC. The Sir James Gobbo Legacy Fellowship supports rare and heritage skills, by assisting candidates who require further training overseas in order to build best practice and to further establish themselves here in Australia.