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Australian Training Awards

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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 2019 Australian Training Awards will be presented in Brisbane on Thursday, 21 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 close on Friday, 31 May.

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.

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.

2018 Australian Training Awards

The 2018 Australian Training Awards were presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, 15 November at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Australian Government Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, hosted the evening. Tasmania’s Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP attended the event and presented several awards.

Bronte Richardson

Tasmania’s Bronte Richardson was named Runner-up School-based Apprentice of the Year. A former Hellyer College student Bronte is completing her Certificate III in Engineering – Technical at TasTAFE and is employed by Direct Edge Manufacturing in Burnie. Bronte has always had a passion for design and production since she was a little girl and during high school started to develop her career through graphic design and production classes. While in year 10 Bronte’s design teacher told her about a school-based apprenticeship offer at Direct Edge Manufacturing and how she would great for the job. Bronte successfully applied for the position and is now undertaking Certificate III in Engineering-Technical, whilst also completing her college studies. Bronte never knew that school-based apprenticeships were really an option for her, enabling her to start her career and still attend college. Having the apprenticeship has allowed Bronte to be employed in her dream career while achieving her college and trade qualifications.

Tasmania was represented by the following state award winners:

Harry Cuthbertson, Apprentice of the Year

Elise Parker, Trainee of the Year

Lydia Scotney, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Cassandra Brown, Vocational Student of the Year

Bronte Richardson, School-based Apprentice of the Year

Gini Ennals, VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

CAJ Hair and Beauty Studio, Small Employer of the Year

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Contact the Australian Training Awards

Phone: 03 6240 8155