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2018 Australian Training Awards

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

The Awards are the culmination of training awards programmes every state and territory where winners may have the opportunity to reach the national stage and gain national Australia-wide recognition for the work they do. The 2018 Australian Training Awards will be presented in Sydney on Thursday, 15 November.

In addition to the individual, business and organisation awards which states and territories offer, the Australian Training Awards also has six Direct Entry categories. Nominations for the direct entry categories are now closed.

www.australianntrainingawards.gov.au/

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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.

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VET Alumni

Vocational education and training (VET) Alumni members comprise Australia’s best VET students, businesses, registered training organisations, teachers and leaders. They know first-hand the value in investing in VET as either a career, to grow their business or to enhance their training services.

If you are considering a VET course to start your career, or if you are looking for a career change, you can find information and get inspired by selecting Individual (student) stories. Select your career of interest from the industry list. You can then choose your state or territory to read about someone near you.

If you are considering using VET to start or grow your business you can read how award winning employers are using VET to improve their business by selecting Business and then choosing your industry area. You can then choose your state or territory to read about a business near you.

To find out more about the best training institutes in your state or territory, select Registered Training Organisation then choose your state or territory.

VET teachers and trainers are a critical part of Australia’s training system. To find out more about the outstanding work practitioners near you are doing, select Practitioner (Teacher/Trainer) then choose your state or territory.

To find out about the individuals who have provided outstanding leadership to the VET sector for more than 25 years select Lifetime Achievement Award.

Select National Achievement Award to find out about the individuals who have provided outstanding leadership to the Australian VET sector for up to 25 years.

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Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors

The Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors programme appoints individuals from the Australian Training Awards as ambassadors to advocate for Australian Apprenticeships. These ambassadors are those who have reaped the benefits of the Australian Apprenticeships system and are willing and available to communicate their success story through a wide range of unpaid communication channels to identified target audiences.

Ambassadors promote benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships to potential students of the Australian Apprenticeships system. These benefits include greater employability, greater job security, higher earning potential and for many individuals, a broader range of work options. Ambassador stories address the rational (time, cost, effort) and emotional (confidence, empowerment) barriers to undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

We encourage you to invite your local ambassador to your next skills-related function through the Book an Ambassador function on the  Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors website.

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Results from 2017 Australian Training Awards

Tasmania’s success at the Australian Training Awards continued in 2017 with the state bringing home two RTO awards:

Avidity Training and Development was named Australian Small Training Provider of the Year.

Avidity Training and Development, (l-r) Monica Wiggins, Carmen Gumley, Simon Wiggins.

Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre was the recipient of the Australian School Pathways to VET Award.

Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre, (l-r) Jane Milburn, Craig Deayton, Penny Driessen.

As well as the two RTO awards, Matt Eyles from Hobart College was named Runner-up in the Australian VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year Award.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. The Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. This year’s Australian Training Awards were presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, 23 November at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

Tasmania’s individual award finalists joined their counterparts from all states and territories for a week of activities, including interviews, an Ambassador Workshop and a Skills Forum with Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Hon Karen Andrews MP.

Tasmania’s individual award representatives  were:

  • Ashton Brown – Apprentice
  • Emily Nixon – Trainee
  • Michelle Maynard – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student
  • Colin Curlewis – Vocational Student
  • Constance Perry – School-based Trainee
  • Matt Eyles – VET Teacher / Trainer

Tasmania’s also had three representatives in the business and training provider categories:

  • Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre – School Pathways to VET Award
  • Avidity Training and Development – Small Training Provider
  • JBS Devonport – Medium Employer

Congratulations to Tasmania’s winners and finalists in their sterling performance at the 2017 Awards.

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Contact the Australian Training Awards

Website:    www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au

Email:         australiantrainingawards@education.gov.au

Phone:        02 6240 8155

Twitter:      Twitter.com/AusTrainAwards

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/australiantrainingawards