Provider Award Category
Excellence in International Education - English Language Training
Impact English College
Impact English College is a member of English Australia as well as the International Association of Language Centres. It has a strong track record of quality and excellence in English language training. By implementing an English Only policy, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the language. Impact focuses on student positive outcomes and allow them to reach their potential by changing courses and levels as they progress. Impact works to broaden the experience of its international students through a number of engagement activities and initiatives across the state.
Excellence in International Education - Private Education and Training
Academia International is a VET and ELICOS Education Provider founded in Melbourne in 2005. International students have been attending Academia International since its inception, with up to 60 nationalities represented each year. International students have received positive industry feedback for their employability and trade skills. Academia International has developed their own Learning Management and Quality Management systems to ensure quality delivery of services to its students.
Excellence in International Education - TAFE
William Angliss Institute
William Angliss Institute (WAI) is the Government endorsed specialist training provider for the food, tourism, hospitality and events industries, delivering a range of courses within Australia and internationally. International students from up to 60 countries are frequently rewarded and recognised by the Institute, industry partners and peers for achieving excellence. Work Integrated learning is provided to all students that includes one-year full-time paid internship/work integrated leaning in the final year of study.
Excellence in International Education - University
Victoria University - Victoria University’s Transformational First Year Model
Victoria University (VU) is proud to be home to one of the most diverse student populations in Australia. This includes a substitutional international student population onshore (4000) and offshore (7000). The VU First Year Model is an approach that supports students across all disciplines and student groups, including international students. There are two core elements of the model, Block delivery and First Year College. Introduced in 2018. The impact has been immediate with positive student feedback and growing student demand
Excellence in International Student Experience
Meld Community has a strong track record of working closely with international students, both through its events and programs, and through its publication Meld Magazine. Meld Community has for the last five years hosted the Melbourne International Student Conference (MISC). Beyond employability, MISC 2018 also seeks to increase students’ sense of belonging to the wider community, fostering a sense of belonging and connection outside university, TAFE, or other courses
Excellence in International Student Employability and Career Development
Deakin University - Australia-India Business Forum
Deakin University’s Australian Indian Business Forum 2018 (AIBF) is designated to address the gaps faced by Indian graduates entering the workforce following their studies due to their limited work rights and promoting bi-lateral relations. The AIBF enables international students to self-reflect, discover their personal advantage and niche areas that they would like to engage with. The innovation lies in its three phase scaffolding approach, including showcasing, networking and empowering.
Excellence in Innovation in Partnership and International Engagement
RMIT University - Engagement Across India
RMIT University has developed innovative partnerships with 39 Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories in India, based on a unique global PhD model that it developed. The partnerships create links across India and bring international expertise and facilities to meet the scientific needs of both countries. The partnerships also train students across disciplines between academia and industry and provide employability and career readiness training for students.
International Education Provider of the Year - Premier Award
William Angliss Institute
William Angliss Institute has experienced exceptional performance in international education this year. This is demonstrated by outstanding performance in a number of areas including sustained and steady growth in international student enrolments, recognition of best practice by Department of Home Affairs, International recognised excellence, international student achievements and growth of study abroad programs.
Internationalisation is a key component of the William Angliss Institute Strategic Plan. Hospitality and tourism are truly international industries and the institute seeks to provide students, educators and staff with as many international influences and opportunities as possible to enhance the employability of students and to ensure that the Institute is the leader in its field.