Inspiring change: Working with new partners

James Borman1

1Study Melbourne, Victorian Government, Australia

This panel session will provide a showcase of projects supported in Victoria by Study Melbourne that focus or working with new partners, beyond the international education sector, for the benefit of international student wellbeing and the broader community.  The showcase would include project case studies (and discussed by the funding recipients) including: The CISA VET/TAFE project on leadership, which has initiated training to new executives and student leaders;The TAFE Real Day Out, which engaged a large number of TAFEs and TAFE students to get first-hand experience of workplaces in Victoria; the CISA / Study Melbourne International Student Women’s Empowerment Forum, which aims to provide a leadership opportunity for a wide range of female international students to support them to consider their experience in the beyond #metoo world, in Australia, back home and beyond, and other projects.


James Borman is the Senior Program Manager at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.Managing the International Student Welfare Program (ISWP), James is responsible for funding activities that support the experience of Victoria’s international student community. With nearly ten years experience developing and managing grant programs for the Victorian Government, James has worked across a diverse range of industries, including Small Business, Retail and Automotive Manufacturing.  Originally from Canberra, James holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and was a board member for Helping Hoops


ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education. For more information, please visit the ISANA website.

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