CISA National Conference recognised by International Student Welfare Grants

Minister for International Education Steve Herbert has announced the CISA National Conference as a recipient of the Victorian Government’s International Student Welfare Grants.

The International Student Welfare Grants provide funding of up to $50,000 per year to organisations delivering projects that improve the experience and welfare of international students in Victoria.

As a result of this funding, three international students studying at a VET institute in Victoria have been invited to attend the conference free of charge, from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 July at the Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory.

The selected students are:

  • Trinh Van Quyen, Box Hill Institute
  • Mercy Carolina Blanco Gutierrez, Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology
  • Teresita Tabornal Laborte, Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology

The CISA National Conference provides an important opportunity for government bodies, stakeholders and students to come together and share their perspectives on the sector.

The three students will join delegates from all over Australia, in celebration of this year’s event theme: “breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”.

The International Student Welfare Grants are a key component in the recently announced International Education Sector Strategy, and the Victorian Government is working with student groups, education providers and the broader international education sector to develop projects to enhance the safety and well-being of international students while they’re in the state.

The Government already delivers services for international students through the Study Melbourne Student Centre, complementing services available from education providers.

Student associations are invited to submit new projects for consideration to receive an International Student Welfare Grant at any time. Visit for more information.

Discussion — One Response

  • Shaz 7 July, 2016 on 12:31 am

    Great Job Entire CISA Team (Y)

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