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for VET Practitioners

The VDC Sustainability Fellowship (desktop)

The VET Development Centre (VDC) in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) is offering one (1) desktop learning Fellowship in 2023 valued at $7,500.

Applications open: 1st January 2023 - 31st of March 2023 

The VDC works in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute by funding The VDC Desktop learning Accessibility  Fellowship on the topic of Sustainability in the VET Sector. This desktop learning Fellowship focuses on developing opportunities within the VET sector to suport sustainable practices and innovation.

About this Fellowship

The VDC Sustainability Fellowship for VET Practitioners [travel] looks to support and enhance sustainable practices in the Vocational Education and Training sector. This involves researching what innovations are occurring overseas and what products, services or processes are being adopted to generate long term social and environmental benefits.   


This Fellowship provides the opportunity for VET Practitioners to learn international best practice without travel. The ideal candidate has a strong research agenda that can be conducted online and/or within Australia. The Fellowship can be completed through online conferences, short-courses, zoom interviews or meetings with national / international experts, and/or use the funds to assist desktop learning and research.

The VET Development Centre

The VDC was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector. The VDC specialises in providing continuing professional learning webinars, workshops, and seminars  for teachers, trainers and educators in the Australian VET sector. The VDC is providing this fellowship opportunity to all Australian VET practitioners as part of its national program. In addition, VDC delivers and facilitates Victorian Government funded continuing professional learning and evaluation activities to the Victorian VET workforce.

International  Specialised  Skills Institute (ISS Institute)

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 (i.e., industry-based) Fellowships.


Founded by the late Sir James Gobbo AC, CVO, KC (former Governor of Victoria) in 1991, the independent and not-for-profit ISS Institute has to date provided opportunities for over 570 Australians to gain enhanced skills and experience across numerous sectors including food and agri-business, building and construction, textiles, art and design, conservation and restoration, and technology.

Fellowship Application Form

When completing this Fellowship Application Form please ensure you refer to the corresponding Fellowship. Application Guidelines for further information and tips.

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