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Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. A majority of the Awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners 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 on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Canberra.

The Australian Training Awards also have seven award categories now open for direct entry, closing Wednesday, 31 May, 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 (for most states and territories except QLD, TAS and ACT where applications are accepted directly)

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

For further information about the Australian Training Awards direct entry categories visit the Australian Training Awards website and submit your application today.