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Announcement regarding the WA Training Awards 2020

Announcement regarding the WA Training Awards 2020

The Western Australian Training Awards (WATA) is the State’s premier awards program recognising excellence in vocational education and training (VET) and the outstanding achievements of our VET students, apprentices and trainees, practitioners and training providers, organisations and employers.

The Department places the highest priority on the safety and health of our students, training providers and extended communities. Unfortunately, the measures we have adopted in response to COVID-19, together with the rapidly evolving situation in Western Australia, have led to a decision to cancel the 2020 WATA program. While we realise this will be disappointing for those who were applying, our decision aligns with the State Government’s position at this time.

Australian Award direct-entry categories are still open and can be entered by visiting the Australian Training Awards website.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding and continued support. We would like to particularly acknowledge our WATA sponsors and stakeholders for their support of the VET sector in WA. At times like this the importance of a skilled workforce becomes very clear — both now to support Western Australians during this crisis, and in brighter times ahead when VET will have an essential role helping rebuild the economy. We look forward to working together to make 2021 a great year for the WA Training Awards.

Should you require further information please contact the WA Training Awards team at WATrainingAwards@dtwd.wa.gov.au.


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.

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. 

The 2020 Australian Training Awards presentation dinner event will be held in Melbourne on 20 November.

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


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.


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  true champions of the skills sector.


Page last updated March 13, 2017