About the Awards

About the Awards

The WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.

Through celebrating these successes, the Awards continue to put our State's top achievers in the spotlight.

There are 12 categories in the WA Training Awards; eight individual categories and four organisation categories.

Applications for the WA Training Awards 2018 open on Wednesday 14 February. 
 

Individual categories:

  • WA Apprentice of the Year
  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • WA Trainee of the Year
  • WA Vocational Student of the Year
  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • WA Cultural Diversity Training Award
  • WA International Student of the Year
  • WA Trainer of the Year

Organisation categories:

  • WA Employer of the Year
  • WA Industry Collaboration Award
  • WA Small Training Provider of the Year
  • WA Large Training Provider of the Year

Winners in individual categories receive $3,000 to further their training or kick start their careers. Organisation winners are recognised  as industry leaders and provided with marketing materials to promote their achievement.  

Winners will be announced at a Presentation Dinner on Friday 28 September 2018.

Winners* of the WA Training Awards may be eligible to represent Western Australia at the Australian Training Awards in Sydney in November.

WA individuals and organisations may also apply directly to the Australian Training Awards for several other national awards listed on the Individual awards page and Organisation awards page. Find out more about the national program in the Australian Training A​wards section below.

For more information on the organisations supporting this year’s Awards program, visit the Sponsors page.

*Does not include the Cultural Diversity Training Award or International Student of the Year categories.

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Key dates – 2018

  • Individuals

    Key dates for individual applicants are as follows.

    Date Activity
    14 February Applications open.
    4 May (5.00 pm) Applications close (no late applications will be accepted).
    11 May Applicants receive written confirmation that their application has been received.
    16 May – 6 June Applications are short listed.
    13 June All applicants are notified in writing as to whether they have been selected as a semi-finalist.
    6 July Semi-finalists are interviewed at North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge campus by selection panels and up to four finalists including one winner will be selected in each category. To remain eligible, semi-finalists must participate in this judging process.
    20 July All semi-finalists are notified in writing as to whether they have been selected as a finalist. 
    28 September Finalists attend the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner. Winners are announced.
    12–16 November Individual winners attend Australian Training Awards Finalist Week in Sydney. (Does not include Cultural Diversity or International Student category winners.)
    15 November The Australian Training Awards are presented in Sydney.
  • Organisations

    Key dates for organisation applicants are as follows.

    Date Activity
    14 February Applications open.
    4 May (5.00 pm) Applications close (no late applications will be accepted).
    11 May Applicants receive written confirmation that their application has been received.
    16 May – 6 June Applications are short listed.
    29 June All applicants are notified in writing as to whether they have been selected as a finalist.
    16–27 July Selection panels conduct on-site visits with finalists.
    28 September Finalists attend the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner. Winners are announced.
    15 November The Australian Training Awards are presented in Sydney.
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Australian Training Awards

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

Winners* from the WA Training Awards (in aligned categories) will have the opportunity to compete with other states and territories to be named the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards.

The 2018 Australian Training Awards presentation dinner event will be held in Sydney on 15 November.

Find out more
W: australiantrainingawards.go​​​​​v.au
T: 02 6240 9874
E: australiantrainingawards@education.gov.au
Follow: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

*Does not include the Cultural Diversity Training Award or International Student of the Year categories.

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Australian Training Awards direct entry categories

To find out how you/your organisation can apply directly to the Australian Training Awards visit the Australian Training Awards website or phone 02 6240 8155.

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Real Stories Real Achievements

Featuring past winners and finalists of the Australian Training Awards, these inspiring stories prove that investing in a nationally recognised qualification can lead to greater employability, greater job security, greater earning potential, greater choices for work options and, for many individuals, a better life!

For Australian businesses, the videos share evidence of best practice in training and how business, both large and small, have increased their ‘bottom line’ and enjoyed sustainable growth through the provision of nationally recognised training to their employees.

The people and organisations involved in the Australian Training Awards are the true champions of the skills sector.

 

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Page last updated March 13, 2017