2022 Award Category information

Here you'll find information on each of the award categories with everything you need to know to help get you started.

Individual Award categories

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award recognises the achievement of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is undertaking an apprenticeship, traineeship or a course of study leading to a national qualification, and who has been outstanding in aspects of their training and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning for themselves and their community.

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Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year award is presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

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School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

The School-based Apprentice of the Year award is presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

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Trainee of the Year

The Trainee of the Year award is presented to an individual who is undertaking a traineeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

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Vocational Student of the Year

The Vocational Student of the Year award recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

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VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

The VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year award recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

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Organisation Award categories

Industry Collaboration

The Industry Collaboration award recognises collaborations driving exemplary skills development between at least one employer/industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised vocational education and training.

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Small Employer of the Year

The Small Employer of the Year award recognises a small enterprise that has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training to its employees.

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Large Employer of the Year

The Large Employer of the Year award recognises a large businesses and enterprise that has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training to their employees.

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VET Innovation for Schools

The VET Innovation for Schools award recognises excellence in schools that are developing innovative and new mechanisms for encouraging VET pathways in their schools so that their models and programs can be publicised and shared with schools across the state.

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Small Training Provider of the Year

The Small Training Provider of the Year Award recognises small registered training organisations (RTOs) that offer a range of training products and services and that demonstrate excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.

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Large Training Provider of the Year

The Large Training Provider of the Year Award recognises large, registered training organisations (RTOs) that offer a range of training products and services and that demonstrate excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.

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