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Skills Tasmania

Individual awards

Are you an apprentice, trainee, vocational student, teacher or trainer and believe your efforts deserve recognition? Or do you know someone who falls into this category?

Award Categories

There are nine category awards in the individual section.

Further information about the selection criteria and the nomination form will be available on this page when the program opens.

1Apprentice of the Year

Presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning.

Nomination guide

2Trainee of the Year

Presented to an individual who is undertaking a traineeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning.

Nomination guide

3Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

This award recognises the achievement of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is undertaking an apprenticeship, traineeship or a course of study leading to national qualification, and who has been outstanding in all aspects of their training and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning.

Nomination guide

4Vocational Student of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning.

Nomination guide

5School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part-time School-based Apprentice/Trainee. The Award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies at school and in the workplace.

Nomination guide

6VET in Schools Student of the Year

Presented to a full-time year 11 or 12 student undertaking an accredited vocational education and training (VET) course that has a vocational placement component. The award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies and their VET course.

Nomination guide

7Equity Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Presented to an Apprentice/Trainee who overcomes significant barriers or disadvantage to complete a vocational education and training course. The applicant will need to describe their pathway into the course, the circumstances which made participation a challenge, their motivation to begin, barriers overcome, support found along the way and the benefits they have experienced in accessing and participating in vocational education and training.

Nomination guide

8Equity Vocational Student of the Year

Presented to a vocational student who overcomes significant barriers or disadvantage to complete a vocational education and training course. The applicant will need to describe their pathway into the course, the circumstances which made participation a challenge, their motivation to begin, barriers overcome, support found along the way and the benefits they have experienced in accessing and participating in vocational education and training.

Nomination guide

9VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

Presented to a vocational education and training (VET) teacher or trainer who demonstrates innovation and excellence in providing nationally recognised training to students at a registered training organisation (RTO), or in partnership with an RTO.

Nomination guide

Need further information?

Take a look at the FAQs about entering the awards or FAQs about the selection process and if you still need further assistance, please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Jacqui Maclaine on (03) 6165 6008 or by email at tastrainingawards@skills.tas.gov.au.