The Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) provides vocational education and training graduates and professionals with the opportunity to broaden their vocational horizons and improve their career prospects by working overseas.
The QOF Scholarship program assists high achieving 18-30 year old trainees, apprentices and vocational education and training graduates (Cert III and above) to travel and work overseas in their chosen vocation for up to two years. This program funds travel related expenses and a settling in allowance, worth up to $7,500, for young and skilled Queenslanders to head overseas to key international markets which exhibit strong career prospects in their chosen industry field.
The QOF Bursary program aims to assist early and mid-career VET trainers and assessors (VET graduates) presently employed in Queensland, to undertake short-term training, professional development and knowledge exchange opportunities abroad. Funding of up to $2,000 is available to support attendance at courses, workshops, conferences, work shadowing and other development activities that will contribute to the work and training outcomes of Queensland VET students and apprentices.