Australian Training Awards
The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for their contribution to skilling Australia. A majority of the Awards culminate from state and territory programs, with representatives from each state and territory eligible to compete at the national level in aligned categories.
Winners of the national awards will be announced at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner in November 2020 in Melbourne.
The Australian Training Awards have seven award categories open for direct entry until 30 June 2020. These include:
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the VET sector for more than 25 years. This may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting impact in the sector.
National Achievement Award
This award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the VET sector for up to 25 years. This may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting positive influence and impact in the sector.
Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award
This award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills in an educational, community or workplace context.
Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award
This award recognises those employers who have made innovative improvements in training which provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia and to their local community.
International Training Provider of the Year Award (for all states and territories except WA, where applications are accepted directly)
This award recognises a registered training organisation (RTO) that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all aspects of vocational education and training (VET) to full-fee paying international students in Australia and overseas.
School Pathways to VET Award
This award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), group training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent vocational education and training (VET) programmes to secondary school students.
Small Employer of the Year Award
Direct Entry for NSW and WA only. All other states and territories are to apply through their respective training awards, noting the opening and closing dates will differ for each state and territory.
The Small Employer of the Year Award recognises a small business that employs 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and has achieved excellence in the provision of 'nationally recognised training' to its employees.
'Nationally recognised training’ refers to training that is based on a national training package or accredited course which results in a person receiving a formal qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation. This includes Australian Apprenticeships.
For further information about the Australian Training Awards direct entry categories visit the Australian Training Awards website and submit your application today.