Queensland International Education FundingProjects from regional Queensland have dominated the first round of distributions from the Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Partnership Fund.

The $6 million fund is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $25.3 million International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland.

The fund supports innovative industry initiatives aimed at further boosting Queensland’s international education and training sector.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt told more than 350 delegates at the inaugural International Education and Training Summit on the Gold Coast on 28 March that the fund had fast-tracked the selection of an initial 15 projects for funding.

The regions have been big winners so far, receiving $423,645 out of the total $661,240 allocated for fast-tracked projects.

The first round of funding also includes support for a number of whole-of-state initiatives including:

  • Strengthening partnerships between Visitor Information Centre staff and the international education and training community to help them better assist international students;
  • Digital versions of Queensland independent school profiles translated into key languages for electronic marketing activities; and
  • A project to establish Queensland as the offshore delivery champion for vocational education and training in India.

Read more on the fast tracked IET Partnership Fund winners