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We provide opportunities for public works professionals working in local government in Victoria to enhance their technical and managerial skills.

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Supporting the Development of Leaders

For over 60 years the Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria has been supporting the development of leaders across our sector through overseas study tour scholarship awards.

Opportunities we provide:

Sponsored national and international study tours
Scholarships to attend technical conferences
Financial assistance towards further learning
Recognition of Victorian municipal engineering leaders
Showcasing reports by study tour recipients on their topic of research

The study tour is a career changing opportunity to provide a fascinating perspective of how public works is approached in a completely different context. I encourage everyone to seek out the chance to forge more industry connections and bring back learnings to benefit the local public works community

Daniel Kelabora
2018 Overseas Study Tour - PWX Congress, Kansas City, Missouri

An invaluable opportunity for anyone looking to learn what other cities/government agencies are doing to deliver public works – as there’s often no need to ‘reinvent the wheel’! I encourage anyone looking to build their knowledge and meet great people along the way to participate.

Frank Vassilacos
2017 Overseas Study Tour – PWX Congress Orlando, Florida

I encourage you to apply for the scholarship for the study tour. Your field of interest is likely to be of wider interest to the sector and what you bring back will benefit our communities here. On a personal level you’ll find the preparation for the tour challenging and during your expedition you’ll have a great time and make bonds with your team mates that will last and be very strong.

Tony McGann
2019 Oversea Study Tour – PWX Congress, Seattle, Washington

The Municipal Engineering Foundation (Victoria)’s study tour is a wonderful experience that broadens the horizons of engineers and local government practitioners alike. The opportunity to share your experiences, learn from others, and see the important work that engineers are doing across the world is a once in a lifetime experience. Participating in the study tour provides myriad of benefits for both the participant and their organisation.

Lachlan Johnson
2019 Overseas Study Tour – PWX Congress Seattle, Washington

This is an opportunity of a lifetime. This is a highly recommended opportunity for those looking to expand their skills as a leader in the public works sector.

Simon Kinsey
2015 Overseas Study Tour – PWX Congress Phoenix, Arizona

I was fortunate to be selected for the 2016 MEFV study tour to USA and Canada.  From the moment I was selected, the support from MEFV and our tour host was outstanding.  The experience of the tour was pivotal to my career through professional development and growth, forging new relationships and exposure to broader networks.  I strongly encourage you to apply to be part of the unique opportunity offered by a MEFV study tour!

Debbie Leeson-Rabie
2016 Overseas Study Tour – PWX Congress Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the spirit of reconciliation the Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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