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QOF Award 2019

Four Queenslanders received prestigious overseas travel Awards in a ceremony at Parliament House on Friday 15th of March, 2019.

The Awards were conferred by Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, on behalf of the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF).

This year, the Awards included four scholarships for young vocational training graduates:

  • Mr Elliott Lemmon, Light Vehicle Mechanic
  • Ms Georgina Ryland, Cinemagraphic Makeup Artist
  • Mr Nathan Dunnett, Electrical and Instrumentation Control Technician
  • Ms Suzanna Roeger, Butcher

One Bursary was also awarded to an outstanding vocational education and training educator. The Bursary will enable them to travel overseas and undertake professional development opportunities. The recipient of this Award was:

  • Ms. Leanne Morgan, TAFE Queensland (South-West region) in Nursing and Community Health.

Queensland Overseas Foundation Chair, Mr Geoff Favell said the Awards would benefit Queensland industries in the long term.

“The Queensland Overseas Foundation Awards enable exceptional Queensland vocational education and training personnel to travel overseas and test their abilities against the best in the world.”

“Past recipients have returned to very senior positions in Queensland companies or started their own successful businesses.”

These Awards are unique in Queensland and they are invaluable to the recipients but also to the communities and education settings they return to.”

You can register your interest in applying for the 2020 awards by sending an enquiry email to or applying online when scholarships open in September 2019.

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