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Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising organisations, training providers and individuals for their contribution to skilling Australia.

The Awards are the culmination of a training award program in each state and territory where winners have the opportunity to reach the national stage and gain national Australia-wide recognition for the work they do. The following categories are included:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year
  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Industry Collaboration Award of the Year
  • Small Training Provider of the Year
  • Large Training Provider of the Year

Direct entry categories

Aside from the categories listed above, there are also six direct entry categories. These can be entered without involvement in the Tasmanian Training Awards. Categories include:

You won a Tasmanian Training Award. Does this mean you're automatically nominated for the Australian Training Awards?

Individual Award Winners

The winners of the aligned categories are automatically nominated for the Australian Training Awards and will compete at the national level.

Business and Training Provider Winners

Winners from the aligned categories are nominated for the equivalent category. However, nominees undergo a shortlisting process whereby the eight state and territory winners are shortlisted down to only three finalists.

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Real Stories Real Achievements Video Series

The Australian Training Awards website includes a collection of videos showcasing best practice in vocational education and training. Award winners, runners-up and finalists have Real Stories and Real Achievements to share that can provide the inspiration people need to gain real skills for a better career, or provide the best practice businesses and training providers need to improve their training outcomes and ensure sustainable growth.

For more information go to the Australian Training Awards website.