Large Training Provider of the Year

This award recognises a registered training organisation (RTO) that offers a specific range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.

Meet the finalists in the Large Training Provider of the Year category for the 2023 South Australian Training Awards – some truly brilliant organisations!

The 2023 Large Training Provider of the Year category is proudly sponsored by SkyCity.

Adelaide Training & Employment Centre (ATEC)

ATEC is a not-for-profit training organisation, specialising in providing skills training and apprenticeships to school students, school leavers, apprentices, jobseekers, businesses, and existing workers. ATEC sets itself apart through core values: Adaptability, Teamwork, Excellence, Commitment, Integrity, and Respect. Staff are dedicated to upholding these values, and instilling them in students.

ATEC’s expertise encompasses apprenticeship training and specialised programs for industry, school students, school leavers, and the unemployed. ATEC covers mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, engineering production, general construction, and electrical engineering.

The mission of ATEC is to actively contribute to employment growth and skills development that supports the South Australian community.

Alliance College

Established in 1981, the goal of Alliance College (formerly known as AHTS – Training and Education) is to provide an exceptional student learning environment and experience.

State-of-the-art facilities include fully equipped classrooms, the only vocational college in Adelaide to own four purpose-built training kitchens, a training cafe, and an award-winning training restaurant exclusively used by its Commercial Cookery and Hospitality students.

Additionally, they offer a dedicated workshop designed for Automotive and Carpentry students, providing hands-on experience with industry-leading equipment.

Alliance College also offers individual tutorials, language support, and assistance for students to secure work placements with some of Adelaide's top employers.

Quality College of Australia

In its 31st year, Quality College of Australia is proud to provide first class vocational education and training with clearly defined and supported employment pathways, and pastoral support for students.

The College is committed to supporting the health of its diverse cohort of students across a range of inclusive psychological, emotional, and physical wellness initiatives.

With live-environment training venues and a range of industry partners, industry-expert staff have a network of employers to ensure training reflects industry trends and practices, assisting students as they build rewarding and dynamic careers across areas of cookery, hospitality, management, and community services.

On successful completion of Holistic Industry Partners and Premium Industry Partners Programs, graduates are well-positioned for employment and career opportunities.


TAFE SA’s role as the public provider of vocational education and training (VET) ensures all South Australians have access to quality education and skills training across the state.

TAFE SA’s education staff are passionate and dedicated industry professionals, closely connected to employers, ensuring they deliver the latest sought-after skills, provide best practice outcomes and produce job-ready graduates – for skills in demand today and into the future.

TAFE SA focuses on access and choice when it comes to quality education and training opportunities.

Ongoing innovation, infrastructure upgrades and greater use of digital delivery aim to ensure continued delivery of a talent pool of job-ready graduates for current, new, and emerging South Australian industries.

North East Vocational College

Established in 2006 to address skills shortages, the North East Vocational College has grown considerably and now delivers specialised training in construction, business, retail, and financial services.

Its purpose-built facilities incorporate outdoor practical training and a mobile training unit, for training delivery in all areas of the state, including St Agnes, Lonsdale, Port Lincoln and Mount Gambier.

The focus of the college is apprenticeships. It also runs programs for schools and disadvantaged groups.

The college links its programs closely with industry to boost students’ employability, with a mission to provide people and business tools to succeed.