SATA Awards 2019

SA Training Awards 2019 sponsors.

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by  Apprenticeship Support Australia (Business SA)

Apprenticeship Support Australia combines 60 years of collective Apprenticeship service provision from Business SA, NSW Business Chamber, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and WA Chamber of Commerce, to deliver skills development advice and solutions to businesses and job-seekers across Australia. 
Our combined strength ensures that our customers, no matter how large or small, experience unprecedented levels of service quality and consistency, backed by access to Australia’s foremost business experts through the Business Chamber movement.  With 74 offices and over 400 staff around Australia, we have the skills and resources to assist businesses in successfully managing their training and supporting apprentices through to completion.



Trainee of the year
Sponsored by MEGT

MEGT (Australia) Ltd is proud to sponsor the 2019 South Australian Training Awards.
As an Australian not-for-profit organisation, MEGT has been supporting employers, apprentices and trainees for over 35 years.
We're here to make it easy for employers to sign-up, train and retain apprentices and trainees. We’re also here to assist future apprentices and trainees to find the career pathway that's right for them.

What sets us apart from others:

  • Dedicated local presence – offices across every State and in the ACT
  • Overall apprentice and trainee completion rates higher than the national average
  • National admin teams that exceed Government quality and compliance benchmarks

MEGT - your local apprenticeship experts
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
Sponsored by Department for Energy and Mining (DEM)

Department for Energy and Mining exists to deliver affordable, reliable and secure energy supplies in a transitioning national energy market, and to responsibly unlock the value and opportunities offered by South Australia's mineral and energy resources.


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

The Department for Education values the role that Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays in providing pathways to employment for secondary school students.  It is essential for the prosperity of all South Australians that our training and skills responses match the workforce needs of employers and industry. The Further Education and Pathways directorate is responsible for the development and improvement of vocational pathways to employment.  We were pleased to launch the Flexible Apprenticeship model in 2019 and will deliver a new VET for schools policy that will articulate a sustainable long-term approach to ensuring young South Australians have access to high quality VET.


VET trainer/teacher award
Sponsored by Skilled Careers
Skilled Careers is a state government initiative promoting the wide range of careers available through an apprenticeship or traineeship. You might know apprenticeships as a great option for aspiring tradespeople, but did you know there’s literally hundreds of different roles you can enter through this on-the-job training arrangement? Whether it’s work on exciting local defence projects, in cybersecurity or our booming healthcare and disability sectors, there’s meaningful jobs available for those willing to learn new skills. Match your passion to a #skilledcareer pathway.

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

MAS National is known for 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
Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission

The Training and Skills Commission is delighted to host 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. 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.



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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VET Innovation Award for Schools
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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Voter's Choice Award
Sponsored by CARA

At Cara, we provide support to empower people for greater independence. As a leading South Australian disability service provider, we are proudly different. We are a registered charitable organisation and a profit for purpose. That means our profits are invested back into services and experiences for the children and adults we support. Cara operates all over South Australia, including metropolitan Adelaide, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln, as well as surrounding areas.
We are proudly person-centered, working alongside children and adults with disabilities, and their families, to live the way they choose.  At Cara, we find possible.

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Industry Collaboration
Sponsored by Maxima

Maxima is a not-for-profit, community-oriented organisation supporting people in their pursuit of meaningful work. We work with individuals, employers and government bodies to provide employment, training and career development services.
Our scope includes Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Indigenous Employment, General Recruitment and specialised Disability Employment Services from 60 locations across Australia.
Maxima’s Group Training Division has built a reputation for high quality support across many sectors, including hospitality, administration, IT, construction - including civil, horticulture, local government and beyond.
We develop the skills and confidence to overcome barriers to employment and meet the needs of both jobseekers and employers creating mutually beneficial outcomes.