QOF Scholarship & Global Connections Bursary

 Have you ever thought about testing your vocational skills overseas or are you a professional working in the VET sector and considering an international short-term professional development placement?

The QOF offers both a Scholarship and Bursary opportunity for Queensland residents to further their career overseas. Check out these funding programs to see how you can undertake a career experience of a lifetime and bring back an international perspective on your industry.


Apply on-line for our Scholarship or Bursary – it is that easy!

Past QOF Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the Foundation makes a limited number of overseas scholarships available to help young Queenslanders realise their dreams of working internationally in their chosen field.

Over 105 Scholarships have been provided to young Queenslanders who have travelled to all areas of the globe in the search of industry and cultural experience.
See what our Past Recipients have been up to!

Announcing the winners of the 2015 QOF Global Connections Bursaries

The QOF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 QOF Global Connections bursaries. A large number of outstanding applications were received for these awards this year and the successful candidates have some very exciting plans for developing their professional vocational training practice.

The recipients are:

Julie Michelle Scott
Julie is an Industry Trainer and Assessor for Simple Solutions Training and Consulting in Hervey Bay. Julie will be using her bursary to attend the National Tertiary Learning & Teaching Conference 2015 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Through this experience, Julie hopes to expand her professional network and increase her knowledge of professional practice.

Paul Marshall
Paul is has worked as a vocational teacher at TAFE Queensland SkillsTech since 2011. Paul will be using his bursary to undertake a study tour of Vietnam as a volunteer English tutor, carrying out observation of students and interacting with software programs and a suite of online learning tools that he has created.

Cassandra Baker
Cassandra works at TAFE Queensland Brisbane at Southbank as a Workplace Training Officer for Bakery. She is well known to the QOF as a former Scholarship recipient. Cassandra plans to use her bursary to attend the Europain and Intersuc – International Baking Trade show in Villepinte France so she can gain up to date industry knowledge and information on trends for training and teaching in the field of bakery.

Lewis Wood Moore
Lewis is an Information Technology teacher at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.
Lewis will be using his bursary to undertake a fact-finding visit to Singapore Polytechnic Institute. He is interested in building an on-going network of relationships with IT educators at Singapore Polytechnic Institute and collaborating with program developers and technicians about the use of educational technology for teaching IT in on-site and on-line programs.

Applications for the 2016 QOF Global Connections Bursaries will open in March 2016 – like us on Facebook to stay up to date!

About the Foundation

The Queensland Overseas Foundation Inc. is a voluntary, non-profit organisation. It provides young people with the opportunity to broaden their vocational horizons and improve their career prospects by working overseas. Established in 1976, the Foundation is sponsored by industry and supported by the Queensland Government. It operates through a Board of Governors representing a range of industries and expertise.