Longerenong College is fast becoming the centre of agricultural training excellence attracting students from all over the world. In a vote of confidence for Longerenong College, the Australian Government has announced a Destination
Australia Program of $165,000 for ten scholarships to be awarded for students enrolling in full-time courses at the College in 2020.
There are five Destination Australia Program Scholarships for international students and five for domestic students, each worth $15,000.
College Head of Campus John Goldsmith welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Dan Tehan for funding of the ten Destination Australia scholarships and said “I am very excited about the funding announcement and hope this will attract students and help students achieve their dreams of enrolling and studying at Longerenong College. The Australian
government initiative, Destination Australia Program is designed to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, and to offer students a high-quality learning experience.”
International education made a $35 billion contribution to the economy last year and this government initiative want regional communities to share the benefits. This new scholarship program delivers on the government’s commitment to attract more students – both domestic and international – to study in regional locations. The Destination Australia scholarships will improve student numbers at Longerenong College and provide a welcome boost to our regional economies, by helping to address an agricultural skills shortage.
John Goldsmith said “these schola
rships will certainly complement our Longerenong College Scholarship program. In receiving these scholarships, we know that increasing the number of student enrolments being trained at Longerenong College means more of our graduates will remain in our regional communities, where skills are most needed for the future.”