Winners of the CISWA Awards 2020; from left: 2020 WA International School Student of the Year: TO TRAN LUU from Kent Street Senior High School; 2020 WA International VET Student of the Year: CARLO GONZALES from North Metropolitan TAFE; 2020 WA International Tertiary Student of the Year: VISHWA PATEL from Curtin University; 2020 WA International Education Program of the Year: ELAS PROGRAM at Murdoch University
Watch this VIDEO from CISWA Awards Ceremony 2020. Video credit: Matsu Photography .


International students and education providers in WA have faced another challenging year. The CISWA Awards 2021 would like to change this by shining a light on and celebrating achievements of inspirational international students, education programs and outstanding professional staff in the international education over the last 12 months.

The CISWA Awards were established in 2014 to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and organisations in promoting and supporting international education in Western Australia. Now in its 7th year the CISWA Awards have expanded to include:

Why nominate?

Nominating for an award provides you, your colleagues and/or your institution the opportunity to be recognised as a leader within international education in Western Australia. This is the chance for exceptional programs and individuals to be recognised and acknowledged for their outstanding contribution and support to the advancement of international education in Western Australia.

The online nomination process is straightforward. It is likely you will have already written a significant proportion of the information required during the course of the program or through an individual application process.

2021 Key Dates

  • 28 September – Applications Open
  • 5 November – Applications Close (5pm)
  • 26 November – Judging Completed
  • 9 December – Winners announced at StudyPerth AGM and End of Year Event

The CISWA Awards 2021 are proudly sponsored by: