SATA Awards 2018

SA Training Awards 2018 sponsors.

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by  Apprenticeship Support Australia

Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) is one of the leading national providers of the Australian Federal Government’s ‘Australian Apprenticeship Support Network’, delivered under contract from the Department of Education and Training. ASA delivers skills development advice and solutions to businesses and job-seekers across Australia, with a focus on lifting apprenticeship commencement and completion rates by providing support at every stage of the employment cycle. 


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School-based Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Department for Education (DE) - Navigating Future Pathways

Navigating Future Pathways is an initiative within the Secondary Learners Directorate of the Department for Education (DE). It enables government high school students to combine their South Australian Certificate of Education with vocational education and training in the form of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships offer an attractive career option for young people through structured training, school studies and work experience. School-based apprenticeships provide a head start for young people in their chosen career while earning nationally-recognised qualifications and valuable work skills.


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Industry Collaboration Award
Sponsored by Industry Capability Network (ICN)

In South Australia we aim to promote South Australian, Australian and New Zealand industry through import replacement and opportunities for participation in major projects. ICN performs a technical role providing purchasers with a free sourcing service to identify Australian and New Zealand suppliers capable of supplying those items that would otherwise be imported.

ICN was established in 1985 and is funded by the South Australian Government through the Department for Industry and Skills to provide specialist supply chain services. The office is staffed by professionals with industry experience in engineering, logistics and procurement. ICN's technical consultants have a comprehensive knowledge of national industrial capability across all tiers of manufacturing.


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Vocational Student of the year
Sponsored by News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia is proud to be associated with the SA Training Awards. As a sponsor, their long-serving connection reflects our commitment to the South Australian training and education sector. While providing a unique forum for organisations to brand and promote their training courses and programs, they equip readers with the tools to make relevant and informed decisions about their career pathways in an increasingly competitive market.


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Training Provider and Small Employer of the year
Sponsored by MAS National

MAS National is known for ‘Making Apprenticeships Simple’ and offering the highest quality apprenticeship support services, with a national solution, to employers and apprentices since 1998. The team of consultants at MAS National are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience across a wide range of industries. They offer career advice, mentoring and guidance to all individuals, including students, school leavers, apprentices and trainees, and employers. They also provide expert advice on government incentives and a wide selection of training opportunities.



Medium Employer of the year
Sponsored by MEGT

MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students since 1982. MEGT offer a free service, providing:

  • Information and advice regarding the Australian Apprenticeships program
  • Assistance with Government incentives that might be available
  • Ongoing contact and support for employers, apprentices and trainees

As the largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider, MEGT are your local apprenticeship experts.



Large Employer of the Year
Sponsoredby TAFE SA

TAFE SA is one of Australia's largest providers of vocational education and training, teaching a significant and diverse portfolio of qualifications, workplace competencies and short courses to thousands of students every year. We work with industry and business to deliver quality education and training that is tailored to industry needs and helps students achieve personal and professional learning objectives. At TAFE SA, we are proud of our role in helping people find jobs and develop career paths – and ultimately in contributing to a skilled workforce that can respond to economic priorities and support thriving communities across South Australia.


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Trainee of the Year
Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission (TaSC)

The Training and Skills Commission is delighted to hosts the South Australian Training Awards, the premier annual event on the vocational and educational training (VET) calendar that celebrates success in VET whilst acknowledging the achievements of our best and brightest students, trainers, training providers and employers.

The Training and Skills Commission provides independent, strategic advice to the government on vocational education and training investment and part of its work includes modelling future industry demand for skills and careers.

Under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 the Commission is also responsible for regulating the apprenticeship and traineeship system.

To find out more about the Training and Skills Commission and participate in the most recent consultation activity of the Industry Priority Qualification Survey and the discussion paper, Future-proofing the South Australian apprenticeship and traineeship system consultation visit TaSC website.