Individual awards

Individual award categories

The following awards are presented to outstanding individuals in vocational education and training in Western Australia.

Applications open on Wednesday 14 February 2018, at which time you can download the application guide for your category below, to view the selection criteria, eligibility criteria, key dates and tips for applicants.
 

  • WA Apprentice of the Year

    The WA Apprentice of the Year 2018 is presented to an apprentice who has been outstanding in all aspects of their trade.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide. 

  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year

    The WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2018 sponsored by NECA WA is presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part time school-based apprentice or trainee. The award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies at school and in the workplace.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA Trainee of the Year

    The WA Trainee of the Year 2018 is presented to a trainee who has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA Vocational Student of the Year

    The WA Vocational Student of the Year 2018 recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

    The WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year2018 recognises the achievement of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who displays a strong understanding and knowledge of the vocational education and training system and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning for themselves and their community.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA Cultural Diversity Training Award

    The WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 2018 recognises the achievement of a culturally and linguistically diverse student who displays a strong understanding and knowledge of the vocational education and training system and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning for themselves and the migrant community.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA International Student of the Year

    The WA International Student of the Year 2018  recognises the outstanding achievements of an international student undertaking a vocational education and training course in Western Australia.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • WA Trainer of the Year

    The WA Trainer of the Year 2018 sponsored by Training Accreditation Council will recognise innovation and excellence by a teacher/trainer providing nationally recognised training to students at a registered training organisation or in partnership with an RTO.

    Applications for this award open on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at which time you can download an application guide.

  • Australian Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

    The Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context.

    Applications can be made by relevant individuals or organisations (eg colleagues, professional bodies, students, employers, industry or community representatives); or through self-nomination.

    Please note: This is an Australian Training Awards category. Visit the Australian Training Awards website to apply directly for national recognition.

  • Australian Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has:

    • an established history of distinguished service to the vocational education and training (VET) sector for more than 25 years
    • made a lasting contribution to VET practice
    • exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the VET sector
    • positively influenced VET on a state, national or international level.

    Please note: This is an Australian Training Awards category. Visit the Australian Training Awards website to apply directly for national recognition. 

  • Australian National Achievement Award

    The National Achievement Award recognises an individual who has:

    • an established history of distinguished service to the vocational education and training (VET) sector for less than 25 years
    • made a lasting contribution to VET practice
    • exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the VET sector
    • positively influenced VET on a state, national or international level.

    Please note: This is an Australian Training Awards category. Visit the Australian Training Awards website to download a nomination form and apply for national recognition.

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Being an ambassador

As a WA Training Awards winner or finalist, you’re an ambassador for training in Western Australia. This means your success in your training and through the WA Training Awards serves as an inspiration for others to follow a vocational education and training pathway.

As a WA Training Awards winner, you may be invited to participate in many activities over the coming 12 months, including but not limited to:

  • photo and video shoots promoting your achievements;
  • media opportunities (speaking with local press, radio and online journalists);
  • panel discussions;
  • WA Training Providers Forum;
  • national and state conferences;
  • judging for your category in 2019;
  • professional development days for 2019 winners;
  • industry/VET sector events.

Should you also win your category at the Australian Training Awards in November, you’ll be invited to promote the sector on a national scale through a variety of additional activities.

By sharing your experiences, advice and knowledge, you can encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider how vocational education and training could benefit them and potentially change their lives. In addition, you may be able to inspire employers and training providers to review their training methods and continue to make improvements.

Ambassadors for training come in many shapes and forms. All WA Training Award finalists and winners, both in the individual and organisation categories, have a story worth sharing. You never know who might be listening and how this could expand their horizon.

Visit the WA Training Awards blog to read more about our training ambassadors.

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Page last updated March 13, 2017