Past QOF Scholarship Recipients

Since 1976 Queensland Overseas Foundation has assisted more than 110 young Queenslanders to travel overseas and advance their career through work experience and other professional development activities.

Scholarships have been awarded to fashion designers, butchers, sheet metal workers, auto mechanics, electricians, chefs and more!

These opportunities have benefited the individuals in their own career aspirations as well as their local community and Queensland as a whole through deeper global connections and the new knowledge and skills returned to the State.

Learn more about our recent past recipients by hovering over the ‘Past Scholarship Recipients’ tab and clicking through the pages by year.

Register of QOF Scholarship Recipients
YearNameTradeOriginDestination
2017Ben NedwichBusiness AdministrationBundaberg
2017Justin WadeButcherAlloraUnited Kingdom
2017Adrian ClarkBricklayerRocksbergUnited Kingdom
Register of QOF Scholarship Recipients Continued
YearNameTradeOriginDestination
2016Annaleese CochraneFashion DesignAlexandra HillsCanada
2016Charl Pierre du PlessisDiesel FittingMount Nathan
2015Russell RoutledgeSheet MetalRedlandsCanada
2015Timo PretoriusElectricianGladstone
2015Adelaide PollockFashion DesignBrisbaneHong Kong
2015Byron AllsoppMeat RetailingMeringandanUnited Kingdom
2013Richard PascoeCookeryHighfieldsManchester, England
2013Rhiannon PittardBakeryMount SheridanLondon
2013Mostyn HiggsConstructionAlbany CreekDubai
2012Rhys Walsh-TindallIT & Network SupportChinchillaSingapore
2012Jessica ParkerBusiness ServicesBundabergLondon
2012Travis DuffEngineeringBrisbaneCanada
2011Simon RyanElectro Technology Systems ElectricianToowoombaEngland
2011Sheridan VigersMake Up ArtistNudgeeEngland
2011Caitlyn PaustainFashion DesignSeven HillsEngland
2011Ashley NaumannJewellerCaloundraItaly/UK
2011Phoebe YoungerFashion DesignToowoombaEngland
2010Amiee KahlFashion DesignRedcliffeEngland
2010 Megan ToddFashion DesignHelensvaleEngland
2010Nicholas PetridisLandscape ArchitectureMorningsideScotland
2010Geordan BauerMeat RetailingBundabergGermany
2009Daniel McGawElectro Technology Systems ElectricianToowoombaIreland
2009Leo PrimusProject ManagementGold CoastMalaysia
2009Abigail Fincham Fashion DesignGracevilleEngland
2008Aysha OliverFashion DesignMorningsideEngland
2008Tammy ColePastry ChefRegents ParkScotland
2008Cassandra BlythCommis ChefTownsvilleEngland
2007Jessica DowdleHospitality ManagementNoosa HeadsEngland
2007Stephanie ChristiansenHospitality ManagementBardonCanada
2007Joshua StemmLight Vehicle Automotive MechanicAspleyDubai
2006Ranu ObahaHospitality OperationsYeerongpillyEngland
2005Richard OusbyCommercial CookeryWilstonEngland
2004Cheryl CallenderCommercial CookeryCairnsFrance
2003Shaune AchurchGreenkeeperBunderbergUSA
2003Jacinta Olde-ByvankInterior Design and DecorationMarsdenEngland
2003Ryan MalsemRefrigeration and Air ConditioningCairnsEurope
2002Elizabeth WeatherheadHairdresserRochedaleEngland
2002Luke HintonCarpenterYeppoonIndonesia/Peru
2001Daniel ChritchlowChefGold CoastEngland
2001Carla UebergangInterior Design and DecorationLoganleaEngland
2001Paul NesbitPanel BeaterCairnsCanada
2000David WhitrodRefrigeration and Air ConditioningNew FarmEngland
1999Rory LittleFitter and TurnerRochedaleCanada
1999Michael DavisFitter and TurnerTullySouth Africa
1998Narissa RuddickHairdresserTownsvilleEngland
1998Darren BrunjesHeavy Vehicle MechanicCairnsUSA
1998Les AirsElecrical Fitter/MechanicKingaroyEurope
1997Jay MorrisonPlumber and Gas FitterMouraCanada
1997Cassandra BakerPastry CookStafford HeightsEngland
1997Paul CarruthersInstrument FitterChildersCanada
1996Brian ColemanSheet Metal WorkerGreenslopesCanada
1995Benjamin TracyJewellerMudgeerabaEngland
1995Sarah CooperCookOxenfordSwitzerland
1995Peter BurtonElectrical Fitter/MechanicMount IsaEngland
1994Nathan Van De BeltCookMount CoolumSouth Korea
1993Rebecca ChadwickHaidresserGold CoastEngland
1993Scott WightmanHeavy Vehicle MechanicJimboombaUSA
1993Angelo LeonforteCookHamilton Island Italy
1993Juania McDermottCookBrisbaneEngland
1992Allison AndreaGraphics ReproducerKingaroyUSA
1992Sandra SmithHairdresserTaroomEngland
1992Sean HillHeavy Vehicle MechanicBrisbaneUSA
1992Brendt HallidayMoulderBrisbaneScotland
1991Andrew McDickenRefrigeration MechanicJimboombaUSA
1991Aaron MareePastry CookCoorparooEngland
1991Allison AchillesCookCamp HillEngland
1991Stanton ThomsenFitter and TurnerBrisbaneUSA
1990Samantha MilosevicFashion DesignerBrisbaneEngland
1990Lachlan RiddelMotor MechanicLower BeechmontEngland
1989Dianne ClarkGraphic ArtistBrisbaneEngland
1989Grant BehrendorffElectrical Fitter/MechanicCairnsCanada
1988Cameron HaylockSheet Metal WorkerBrisbaneEngland
1988Dwayne McClintockFitter and TurnerRockleaCanada
1988Sandra GrahamHairdresserCairnsCanada/USA
1988Stephen ClarkElectrical Fitter/MechanicClermontEngland
1987Kim LangfordOptical MechanicToowoombaCanada
1987Gerard CarterElectrical Fitter/MechanicMackayCanada
1987Brett OttoFitter and TurnerBunderbergGermany/UK
1987Bruce ParkesElectrical Fitter/MechanicTownsvilleUSA
1986Kevin RayfieldElectrical Fitter/MechanicBlackwaterUSA
1986Paul VonhoffCarpenter and Joiner
1986Scott LobstonElectrical Fitter/Mechanic
1985Glenn FrettinghamMotor MechanicBrisbane
1985Stephen BowerElectrical Fitter/Mechanic Gladstone
1984Geoffrey HupfieldSignwriterGold CoastUSA
1983Toimi PuusarriElectrical Fitter/MechanicMount IsaCanada/USA
1983Gordon Van Der EstMotor MechanicBeenleigh
1981Ray CarnieWatchmakerBrisbane
1981Bruce IrwinGraphics ReproducerBrisbane
1981Paul WalshElectrical Fitter/MechanicMoranbah
1980Carey HenryElectrical Fitter/MechanicMount IsaCanada
1980Lindsey WeberBread BakerToowoomba
1980Gordon OsborneRadio and TV Technician
1980William KraftCarpenterHervey BayEngland
1980Albert TurnerElectrical Fitter/MechanicGladstone
1979Mark TierneyElectrical Fitter/MechanicBrisbane
1979Stewart ShannonRadio and TV MechanicToowoomba
1979Christopher HockingLithographic Camera OperatorBrisbane
1979Anthony DuttonComposing Motor MechanicCairns
1979Peter FaheyCookKangaroo PointSwitzerland
1978Myles BreitkrewtzMotor MechanicMouraUSA
1978Ian WardSheet Metal WorkerBrisbaneEngland
1978Mark NealeMotor MechanicKaraleeUSA
1977John AquilinaElectricianBrisbane
1977Eric Organ-MooreRefrigeration MechanicBrisbaneEngland
1976Ross PatrickElectricianBrisbaneUSA
1976Walter BillinghamFitter and TurnerCairnsEngland