The Queensland IET Excellence Awards are now open for nominations

The Study Queensland Excellence Awards

The Study Queensland Excellence Awards recognise the contributions that outstanding students, industry and alumni make to the international education and training (IET) sector, and the broader community in Queensland.

Key dates

  • Nominations open: 20 August 2018

  • Nominations close: 21 September 2018

  • Awards ceremony: 5 December 2018

Four Awards categories

There are 10 awards celebrating the achievements of individuals across Queensland’s international education sector. These awards are divided into four champion categories.

The awardees will be specially recognised at an awards ceremony and given honorary titles of Study Queensland Ambassadors.

See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Student Excellence Award

Alumni Excellence Award

Industry Excellence Award

Student Employability
Excellence Award

Why nominate for the Awards?

We want to know about the outstanding contribution and impact you have made to the Queensland community, as a student, professional or organisation. Recognising your achievements is key to demonstrating the importance of the international education and training sector in enriching our society and strengthening our local community.

Those selected for each award will gain:

  • Global recognition of their success
  • A global platform to promote your work
  • An honourary role as Study Queensland ambassador
  • Prizes relevant to their category

What is the Awards process?

Who are the Awards sponsors?

TAFE Queensland International

TAFE Queensland International, proud sponsor of the Student Excellence Award Vocational Education and Training subcategory

With over 135 years of proud history, TAFE Queensland is the largest and most experienced provider of vocational education and training (VET) in Queensland, committed to providing students on and offshore with the practical skills sought after by employers in today’s global market. TAFE Queensland offers a broad range of study options through accredited and non-accredited training.

Union Institute of Language

Union Institute of Language, proud sponsor of the Student Excellence Award ELICOS subcategory

Union Institute of Language (UIL) is a proudly Queensland based English Language College with operations in Springfield, Cairns, China, Korea and Indonesia. UIL’s 3 areas of focus are Pathway English Programs, Customised Study Tours and Offshore Teaching Partnerships, all of which deliver enjoyable student experiences with successful academic outcomes.

Navitas Professional

Navitas Professional, proud sponsor of the Industry Champion Award category

Navitas Professional has been delivering career readiness solutions to tertiary students, graduates and young professionals since 2008. A leader in the private education industry, we recognise that graduates need a competitive edge to gain employment. Our programs encompass professional workplace training, mentoring, internships, industry networking, business communication, and leadership skills.

Study Gold Coast

Study Gold Coast, proud sponsor of the Student Employability Excellence Award category

Study Gold Coast aims to educate the community about the value of the sector, provide meaningful student experiences and promote the economic value of the industry in order to expand the city’s talent pool, attract more employers and add depth to the city’s social fabric.


Student One, proud accommodation sponsor

Student One is Brisbane’s premium student accommodation provider. Only accommodating students and with 2400 student beds either in operation or under development in the Brisbane’s CBD, Student One is first choice for students that want the convenience of living in the city. Student One’s flexible approach to living have made them popular with students from all around the world regardless of how long they are here or where they study in Brisbane.

We are here to help!

Contact the Study Queensland team or +61 7 3514 3147.

Terms and Conditions

By entering the Study Queensland Excellence Awards 2018, you agree to abide by the following conditions of entry:

  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • The closing date for all entries is Friday 21 September 2018 at 11.59pm. Applications cannot be submitted after this time.
  • Applicants for student categories should be currently enrolled in a course offered by a Queensland based education institution. All applicants must provide evidence of enrolment as a student from the education provider.
  • International students must not be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Finalists must provide proof of their Student Visa.
  • Each category has specific criteria as outlined in the Award descriptions. Non-compliance with entry criteria will be sufficient reason for the Study Queensland Awards judging panel to reject the application.
  • Institutions should be CRICOS registered.
  • There are no sub-categories for industry, alumni and employers.
  • All applications will be judged in a competitive process
  • The decisions of the Judging Panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • For an entry to be valid, it must include the relevant, fully completed category application form and a submission addressing the relevant criteria. If you encounter problems submitting your application electronically, please email
  • It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that they have selected the correct category and submitted an application for that category by the deadline to ensure consideration.
  • Finalists may be requested to attend an interview with the judging panel or via video conference.
  • All finalists are encouraged to attend the 2018 Study Queensland Excellence Awards presentation ceremony.
  • In submitting an application for the 2018 Study Queensland Excellence Awards, applicants agree that all non-confidential details from their applications and the application process, including photographs and recordings can be used online, in any broadcast and print media and in a range of publicity and promotional materials by Study Queensland.
  • Finalists and winners of the 2018 Study Queensland Excellence Awards may be asked to participate in media interviews and produce user generated content for use on social channels.
  • If necessary, Study Queensland reserves the right to extend the deadline for applications.
Queensland IET Excellence Awards
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Contact Study Queensland

Phone: +61 7 3514 3147
Address: Level 10, 1 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
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