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Melbourne Polytechnic Wins at 2023 Victorian Export Awards

Melbourne Polytechnic's Chief Executive, Frances Coppolillo, holds the International Education and Training Award, alongside Melbourne Polytechnic Executive Directors, Board Chair and Margaret Gardner, AC Governor of Victoria.
L to R: Melbourne Polytechnic Board Chair Helen Clarke, Chief Executive Frances Coppolillo, Govenor of Victoria Margaret Gardner, and Executive Directors Gabriel Solorzano Torres and Marc Blanks.

Melbourne Polytechnic has won the International Education and Training award at the 2023 Government of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) for outstanding success in international education and training and student experience.  

Melbourne Polytechnic was one of 14 Victorian businesses award winners recognised at the 44th GOVEA held at Government House on 12 October. 
Hosted by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC Governor of Victoria and Minister for Economic Growth, Tim Pallas, the event celebrated the state’s most innovative exporters that have achieved success on an international scale.

Building on more than 25 years of transnational education, Melbourne Polytechnic has the largest cohort of international students in Victoria’s vocational and education sector.  

With strong partnerships with 15 institutions across Asia, our programs blend on and offshore education and training, offering flexibility and mobility to both students and teachers.

Our international strategy and footprint align with Victorian and Australian Government trade agencies and benefits from their advocacy and expertise.

Leveraging the support of these agencies and our in-country representatives, MP has cultivated long-term international programs with 15 partner institutions in China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam South Korea, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Frances Coppolillo, Chief Executive of Melbourne Polytechnic said “We are incredibly proud of this accolade and our strong track record in providing students - regardless of their location – with a Melbourne Polytechnic student experience founded on quality education and career prospects.”

Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas said “Our GOVEA winners supply products and services of the highest quality to all corners of the globe – and they are part of an export network that underpins thousands of Victorian jobs.”

Melbourne Polytechnic and other GOVEA winners will proceed as national finalists to the 61st Australian Export Awards, which will be held on Thursday 30 November at Parliament House, Canberra.