Outstanding international students and Victorian education providers have been celebrated for their exceptional contributions to the international education sector at the Victorian International Education Awards.

The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria and Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis both congratulated the Award recipients for their contributions to the State and its international education sector.

The Victorian International Education Awards were first held in 2013, with the 2016 program recognising 25 international student finalists from 18 countries, as well as three Victorian students, and education providers across the state.

Celebrated for her leadership role in student engagement, advocacy and mentoring in a range of academic, professional and community associations, RMIT University’s Jessica Pandohee was the recipient of the ‘Premier’s Award – International Student of the Year’ and Holmesglen Institute was awarded the ‘Premier’s Award – International Education Provider of the Year’.

Local student, Wesa Chau was recognised as the ‘Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation’ for her dedication to enhancing the interaction between domestic and international students.

See the full list of award winners in the media release on the Premier of Victoria's website