2022 WA International Education Program of the Year

The CISWA WA International Education Program of the Year Award recognises the work of an individual or team in a Western Australian education institution that has contributed to the welfare or support of international students. For example, communication support programs, pathways initiatives, or social inclusion activities.

Additional weight is given to any activities which promote interaction with Australian students, with the local community or help students settle into life in Australia.

This award is proudly sponsored by:

Dr Kevin McKenna, CISWA President, on behalf of Medibank presented the WA International Education Program of the Year Award to Clair Mermejo (middle), Senior Student Transitions and Employability Officer and Mitch Rose, Student Success Officer (left) at Edith Cowan University.


The Selection Panel will consider some or all of the following in the context of Western Australia:

  • Does it benefit international students?
  • Does it integrate with local students?
  • What is the reach in terms of number of students (of the cohort)
  • How readily accessible is it to international students? i.e. preferably free of charge, well promoted


  • An individual or a team who is a current financial CISWA member
  • Institutions must be a registered CRICOS provider
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years


  • 12 September – Applications Open
  • 21 October – Applications Close (5pm)
  • 9 November – Judging Completed
  • 30 November – All award winners announced at StudyPerth AGM and End of Year Event