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Nominations open for the 2017 Study Tasmania International Education Shine Awards
Nominations are now open for the Study Tasmania International Shine Awards. This annual event celebrates the important contribution international students make to Tasmania’s cultural diversity and education sector. Please use the nomination forms below to nominate for the following awards:
- International Student of the Year award for University student
- International Student of the Year award for TasTAFE student
- International Student of the Year award for School or College student
- International Student Graduate of the Year
- Community Spirit Award, for a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the community
- Homestay Host of the Year
- International Education Teacher or Staff Member
Finalists will be invited to the SHINE awards event to be held on Thursday, 19 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Please email Megan.Heyer@stategrowth.tas.gov.au for further details.
International education sector
International education is a significant contributor to Tasmania’s social and economic opportunities, promoting global linkages and enhancing our cultural and linguistic diversity.
The sector was worth $164 million to the Tasmanian economy in 2014‑15 and continues to demonstrate strong potential for future growth. Tasmania is well-positioned to benefit from new opportunities in the sector, especially if undertaken through a collaborative, targeted and strategic manner.
The University of Tasmania is the key driving force for international education in Tasmania and is integral to building our reputation in the international market. The revitalisation of the University’s campuses and improved accommodation options for students will help to make Tasmania an even more attractive destination for international students.
International students are also attracted to Tasmania’s vocational education providers, Tasmanian Government and independent schools, and other education service providers which provide important pathways to higher education and the visibility of Tasmanian in the market. These markets have future growth potential to cater to the Asian regions’ increased demand for high quality education experiences.
Tasmania’s international education initiatives should build on the Tasmanian brand and encourage our reputation for quality and innovation. Strong partnerships through a collaborative network of industry and government representatives will place Tasmanian in a position to grow its share of the international education market.
The Tasmanian Government will undertake consultations to develop an international education strategy for Tasmania.