Our Partners and Sponsors

The South Australian Training Awards wouldn't be possible without the support from our Sponsors.

We thank our Sponsors for their commitment to—and support with—delivering the program.

Principal Sponsor

Principal Partner Sponsor
Apprentice of the Year Award Sponsor

For more than 40 years, MEGT has helped support employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students to participate in the Australian workforce. Established in 1982, MEGT has since grown to become Australia’s largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP).

For the past 25 years, MEGT has been contracted to provide Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services. Since 1998, MEGT has helped more than 1.5 million workers find meaningful careers with more than half a million Australian businesses.

MEGT services include:

  • Sign-up and registration of apprentices and trainees
  • Assistance with Government financial incentives that may be available
  • Accurate and efficient processing of Training Contracts and incentive claim forms
  • Access to a free online job board and employer/job seeker toolkits
  • Easy online access to apprentice and trainee records
  • Ongoing mentoring and support for employers, apprentices, and trainees.

MEGT offer a free Career Hub service for both employers and candidates including access to a Job Board, while our Mentoring teams are dedicated to ensuring the best possible completion rates for both apprentices and trainees.

MEGT also proudly delivers a diverse range of Employment Services programs across several industries. These include I Got Brushed, which offers young Indigenous candidates training within the construction industry, and South Australia’s own Indigenous Skills and Employment Program (ISEP).

With more than 60 offices across Australia, including nine in South Australia, MEGT’s dedicated field officers are backed by state-based administration teams which continuously exceed Government quality and compliance benchmarks. Our completion rates are also well above the national average.

MEGT staff live in the communities which they serve, with an ethos of ensuring that nobody is left behind in terms of accessing opportunities within the Australian workforce.

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Gold Sponsor

Trainee of the Year Award Sponsor
Excellence in Diversity Award Sponsor

Mas delivers a wide range of support services to empower businesses, individuals and communities across Australia.

Over the years, Mas has developed the understanding and expertise to work with a variety of clients—from school leavers and career starters to those changing careers—and from small business to larger corporates.

With a national approach that is delivered locally, we are committed to delivering better workplace solutions for individuals and businesses through Apprenticeships and other Workforce participation programs across all industries.


Award Sponsors

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Reconciliation SA is the peak body for reconciliation in South Australia. We are leaders in change for a unified community that recognises First Nations people and the connection which has existed since the first sunrise to country and culture. We exist to educate and raise awareness by supporting others on the journey of reconciliation.

The five dimensions of reconciliation are Equality and Equity, Race Relations, Unity, Historical Acceptance, and Institutional Integrity, and these provide us with a framework to support individuals and organisations in a structured, respectful way.

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Large Employer of the Year

TAFE SA’s role as the state’s public training provider is to ensure all South Australian students have access to quality education and skills training across a number of regional, rural, remote and metropolitan locations.

Equipping today's students with the skills for tomorrow is embraced by TAFE SA with both passion and pride.

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School-based Apprentice of the Year
VET Innovation for Schools

The Department for Education manages South Australia’s public education and training system and is committed to providing world leading education and support, from pregnancy through to adult careers.

The department works to improve education, safety and developmental outcomes for children, young people and adults.

Our aspiration for young people includes supporting them to complete school and transition into a meaningful post-school pathway.

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Small Employer of the Year

Apprentice Employment Network South Australia (AEN SA) is the peak body representing a network of independent, predominately not for profit Group Training Organisations (GTOs), located in metropolitan Adelaide and all major population centres throughout South Australia.

The largest employer of apprentices and trainees, our GTOs, operate on either an industry or regional basis and collectively provide employment for over 3,500 South Australians.

AEN SA Group Training Organisations have processes, people, resources, equipment, and access to training to manage apprentices and trainees in a simple, flexible, and cost-effective way.

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VET Teacher of the Year
Large Training Provider of the Year

SkyCity is the largest and most exciting tourist destination in Adelaide, recently setting a new benchmark for entertainment in South Australia and always delivering an extraordinary customer experience.

Our philosophy is to provide our customers with a fun and exciting experience and a variety of entertainment options in a contemporary environment.

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Vocational Student of the Year

Statewide Group Training (SA) Incorporated is a community based not for profit organisation that has been proudly servicing the employment and training needs of South Australian apprentices and trainees, business and industry for over 35 years.

Our commitment is to grow apprenticeships and traineeships in SA with a focus on success and safety for all.

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Industry Collaboration

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association of Australia Limited (AMCA Australia) are a national industry association for specialist contractors and suppliers operating in the commercial HVAC industry.

Our members specialise in the design, fabrication, installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC systems that provide safe, healthy, and productive indoor spaces for people to live, work and play, and contribute to a strong economy by providing employment across a range of professions and occupations.

As a membership-based organisation, we support these companies by providing industry leadership, training, policy and representation, events, and other member services.

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Small Training Provider of the Year

Almost 50 years since Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket in 1974, Drakes Supermarkets is now the largest independent supermarket retailer in Australia.

With over 60 stores across South Australia and Queensland, they employ over 5,500 team members nationally.

Drakes is committed to creating an inspiring workplace which supports the development of great people. They are always looking for motivated, ambitious, and passionate people to join their team and lead the business into the future.

Drakes believes in having the right people in the right jobs, enjoying themselves in a safe environment.

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