Education Vision Project Fund

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Applications for Education Vision Project Fund 2021/22 are now open


Applications close 5pm, Friday 21 May 2021


Attend the information webinar on Thursday 22 April at 12 noon  register here.

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Education Vision Project Fund was established as a partnership program to support Study Gold Coast to achieve its vision. The program empowers Study Gold Coast education and training members to collaborate with industry stakeholders to run initiatives that support Study Gold Coast’s strategic pillars: Student Attraction, Student Retention, Student Employability and Student Experience.   

Eligible consortia may apply for between $5,000 and $50,000 matched funding. This means, a successful project costing $50,000 could receive $25,000 support. A maximum of 50% of total project costs will be awarded to successful projects. 

Projects funded will:   

  • Be linked directly to Study Gold Coast’s strategic plan and the City of Gold Coast Funding Agreement’s goals and targets; 
  • Require collaborative activities and focus with at least two organisations, one being a Study Gold Coast Ordinary member; 
  • Be assessed by an independent panel and recommended to the Study Gold Coast Management Committee; 
  • Demonstrate value for money; 
  • Not be dependent on international travel; 
  • Require matched financial contribution (either cash or in-kind) by the consortium; 
  • Be clear in the expected outcomes; and  
  • Require reporting to Study Gold Coast on project progress and achievement.    

The application process is online. Please read the Application Guidelines carefully before applying. 


Previous RECIPIENTS OF 2020/21 FUNDING:

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of funding through the 2020 Education Vision Project Fund as follows: 

Consortium Partners Project

Helensvale State High School 

University of Queensland 

Helensvale - The Next Generation Thinkers  

This project is a critical and creative thinking program for Year 8 students, focused on underpinning 21st century skills to build study capability, including reading, thinking and writing. Includes expert online communication with teacher collaboration and professional learning, along with expert lectures and a showcasing event online. 

Emmanuel College 

Clicking Bricks 

Tyler International 

Live Lego with Andrew & Damian (LEGO Masters) – “Connecting Bricks…… Connecting People”  

This project centres around the student construct of four LEGO builds in collaboration with partners of Study Gold Coast to promote Gold Coast as a study destination (face-to-face and online). Each build will depict an aspect of the Gold Coast’s beautiful landscape as well as our cultural diversity. Individually each will tell a story and together they will create a larger picture of the Gold Coast, a celebration of our diversity.

Imagine Education 

Ridgeway Group 

Entrepreneur Education  

GC Paid Internship  

The GC Paid Internship takes the student experience to the next stage by giving 35 students the opportunity to gain on-the-job expertise when they join the team of a local business relating to their current field of study.  

Merrimac State High School

Browns English Language School 

Varsity College 

Southport State High School 

Benowa State High School 

Nerang State High School 

Robina State High School  

Learning Without Borders  

During a time of limited international travel, the project aims to keep Gold Coast schools, their educational offerings, and post-school learning opportunities at the front of minds of prospective international students. The proposed program is based on schools' recent experiences of online teaching and learning evolved and refined during COVID related school closures. Initially offering a semester's study of the subjects maths and physics, which require only basic English language skills, it is designed to engage and accredit its recipients, with a view to them continuing broader, longer term onsite studies once COVID induced border restrictions ease. 

TAFE Queensland 

Gold Coast Manufacturing Ecosystem 

Gold Coast School Manufacturing Hub  

Development of a Gold Coast School Manufacturing Hub as part of the current Gold Coast Manufacturing Ecosystem of 12 stakeholder groups. The Ecosystem's research work will identify a specific Gold Coast Manufacturing profile and identify strategies to address misconceptions about the industry. 

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast  

Southern Cross University 

Digital Technologies 

A 10 week series of events - showcases, seminars and workshops to promote digital technologies, culminating in a collaborative project hub where students would work with industry to develop a project (app, game, program etc), or solve an industry problem using digital technologies experienced during the events. 

  

Barrington College Australia 

Southport State High School 

Aquinas College 

Hospitality Skills Intensive Program  

Barrington College Australia will work with local secondary schools, education agents, English Language Schools and Study Gold Coast to offer an intensive hospitality skills training program for: 1) Year 13 domestic students whose final year of school studies and post-school plans were disrupted, and now require new skills for employment to facilitate ongoing employability, education and engagement; and 2) International students - relocating to the Gold Coast from other parts of Australia and/or requiring skills for employment particularly in the current economic climate and in the absence of government support. 

Australian Pacific College 

English Unlimited Brisbane 

Future Forward Fashion Design Creative Hub  

This project has four key components: the development and delivery of innovative design, fashion and merchandising industry focussed English courses; the offering of Nationally recognised fashion design and merchandising courses; the establishment of a creative fashion education and innovation hub to bring together the local fashion industry; and a work placement program that links fashion and merchandising education to business. 

Browns English Language School 

Destination Gold Coast  

Gold Coast EQI schools

Coomera Anglican College

Emmanuel College 

Hillcrest Christian College 

Kings Christian College 

St Hilda’s College 

The Southport School (TSS) 

TAFE Queensland 

Griffith University 

Southern Cross University 

Bond University 

On the GC TV / Station GC / Channel GC (TBC) 

Establishing an omni-media production/platform that is dedicated to showcasing the City of Gold Coast as Australia’s premier study destination for international students. Broadcasting will be via podcast/vodcast (live streamed and recorded), allowing Gold Coast education institutions to stream and record guest classes/lectures and events. Study Gold Coast members and local industries will be able to live stream or pre-record presentations, interviews, webinars, advertisements and other information pieces related to study, working, visiting or living on the GC.   

Southern Cross University 

Young Change Agents 

Gold Coast Changemaker Challenge  

The Gold Coast Changemaker Challenge is a collaboration between Southern Cross University, Young Change Agents and four Gold Coast high schools. Each high school will receive a Young Change Agents program in which students will work in teams to develop social enterprise solutions to problems they identify in their local area. The top two teams from each school will then progress to the pitch event at Southern Cross University where they will go head-to-head against other local teams to convince a panel of expert judges and audience that their idea will have the most beneficial impacts on the local community. 

Bond University  

Urbis  

Agent Bond - International Career Counsellor Advising Tool    

Earlier this year, Bond developed an onboarding tool for agents providing a unique and interactive way to learn more about Bond and the Gold Coast, with outstanding engagement and extremely positive feedback received. This project will deliver a similar experience for international high school career counsellors - critical influencers of prospective international undergraduate students. 

Grayclay 

Liminal VR  

Virtual Reality in Healthcare Pilot  

To create education skills programs using Virtual Reality to augment and gamify learning within education facilities, health industry and industry. The initial project, a pilot, will create a Virtual Reality augmented experience for educating students and employees in Infection Control 101 specifically the skill: surface cleaning (cleaning procedures and their specified times, routine surface cleaning).  

   

Have a question? Contact us at

[email protected] or 07 5556 6100

 

 

 

Here’s a few highlights from previous projects: 

Would You Like Some Upskilling With Your Coffee Sir?

Local students are setting out to provide delicious BBQ food and coffee to the community via a mobile food and beverage cart through a new incentive designed to take the training conversation to the people of the Gold Coast. 

The Education Coffee and BBQ Cart will create a relaxed social environment allowing employers, current students, potential clients, prospective students and community members to connect over coffee and food while highlighting the advantages of upskilling to enhance employability and canvas work placement opportunities for TAFE students. At the same time hospitality and event students will gain workplace learning experience by developing technical and employer valued soft skills while preparing and serving food and coffee from the cart.

A Sports and Cultural Exchange

This week the Gold Coast is hosting 30 students from China as part of the Sister City Agreement signed by the City of Gold Coast and Chengdu earlier this year.

Boys and girls from three Chengdu based high schools, including the prestigious Chengdu No. 7 High School are enjoying a soccer and friendship exchange experience with Gold Coast based high schools including Trinity Lutheran College, Emmanuel College and Coomera Anglican College.

Insights Into A University Education

A group of international and local high school students had a taste of tertiary life this week at Bond University by engaging in a number of academic challenges. The High School to University Experience is a partnership between Bond University and local Education Queensland International schools, funded through Study Gold Coast’s Vision 2020 initiative. The experience is designed to give secondary students an idea of what studying at university on the Gold Coast is like.

Speed Dating Your Career

Health and community services is one of the biggest employers in Australia. Currently one in seven Queenslanders is employed in the sector and by 2050 the Gold Coast is projected to have the largest growth in this sector in the country, estimated to be worth $7 billion annually. In short, helping people, particularly the aged and disabled, is big business.