Six new projects will share in $1.2 million funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s new $6 million IET Partnership Fund to promote Queensland’s international education and training (IET) industry.
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt said he was delighted to announce the successful projects that will take Queensland’s world-class training expertise to the world and build on the sector’s already strong international networks.
“These six projects build on the 15 I announced in March, continuing our push to build on Queensland’s competitive strengths in international education and to advance this sector in key overseas markets,” Mr Pitt said.
“The industry is looking ahead to how it can adapt to the changing global market and these projects are seeking to do just that.”
The following projects are being funded under the second-stage of the pilot round for the IET Partnership Fund:
Mr Pitt said all sectors of the industry were invited to apply.
“We received applications from vocational education and training providers, universities, high schools, English language colleges, peak bodies, local governments and regional education clusters,” Mr Pitt said.
“Our $6 million fund is being allocated over five years and is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $25.3 million International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland.”
The fund supports consortia based innovative industry initiatives that have the capacity to boost Queensland’s international education and training sector.
For information on the 21 IET Partnership Fund pilot round projects, visit https://www.tiq.qld.gov.au/iet-strategy/fast-tracked-iet-partnerships-announced/