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.

The winner of this award will represent South Australia at the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • have completed or be due to complete your apprenticeship (i.e. contract end date) in the period from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024, in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the Apprentice of the Year Award
  • have a Contract of Training registered with the South Australian Skills Commission.

Preparing your nomination

Section A: Overview

Provide a short description of the qualification you are enrolled in, your registered training organisation, employer, and host employer (if applicable), as well as your reason for choosing the industry and training path.

(Limit: 300 words)

This information will not be considered or used for judging purposes, but it may be used as your summary throughout the Awards process.

Section B: Selection Criteria

Applicants will be judged against the following criteria.

Consider things such as:

  • why you chose your course
  • how it has changed or impacted you
  • what you have gained from it
  • what you have been able to bring to your workplace.

Limit: 400 words

Consider any skills you have developed through your training, such as:

  • what you tell your family, friends, employer/s, workmates and others about your training
  • what you like about working in a team setting
  • what traits you think are important to positively influence others.

Limit: 400 words

Tell us about and provide examples of:

  • when you have taken a leadership role inside or outside of training and/or work
  • other activities you have been involved in where you have been a representative
  • how you would describe the quality of your training.

Limit: 400 words

You may wish to include information about:

  • how you had to address any challenges that have impacted your training
  • when you have been required to use initiative – either in your training, your personal life, or your workplace
  • other qualities you have or activities you have undertaken that you feel would be useful in your role as Apprentice of the Year
  • any community work or industry involvement you have had.

Limit: 400 words


Up to five single A4 page attachments to be provided at a 100 per cent ratio, with one document per page.

These may include copies of training and education certificates, certificates of completion, certificates and awards, letters of reference or photographs of you in your workplace or at your training organisation.

Nominations are now closed for the 2024 South Australian Training Awards the Year

Key dates

  • 25 March - Nominations open
  • 24 May - Nominations close
  • June—July - Judging process
  • August - Awards finalists announced
  • 25 September - South Australian Training Awards Gala Presentation
  • October - Professional Development workshops for individual winners in preparation for the Australian Training Award
  • 6 December - Australian Training Awards, Canberra

Hear from Mark Reynolds, the 2022 Apprentice of the Year