Central was named Australia’s International Training Provider of the Year on Friday night at a special ceremony in Adelaide.
This is a landmark achievement for Central, who qualified for the Australian Training Awards following their recent success in this category at the State Training Awards.
The International Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a registered training organisation (RTO) that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all aspects of vocational education and training (VET) to full-fee paying international students in Australia.
Central MD Neil Fernandes was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the Institute, together with International Student Centre Manager, Anne Bauer.
“We see our international student program as an integral part of what we do at Central. Diversity characterises us. We currently have students from over 90 different countries studying here. It’s the attitude of our staff that has made this possible, not just in terms of the support they offer international students, but also for the fact that they welcome and celebrate the diversity that defines us”, he said.
“This win will enable us to further cement our position as the natural destination for international students heading to Western Australia. Natural in terms of our location, our spectrum of courses and the opportunities we offer both for further study and employment outcomes, either here, or back in the student’s home country.”
The award is also a great endorsement of the work that Central does with offshore partner institutions and governments, coupled with the student mobility programs Central has run for the last few years, which give students an opportunity to immerse themselves into the social and education cultures of other countries.