Organisation awards

Organisation awards

WA Training Awards are presented to outstanding organisations for their contribution to vocational education and training (VET) in Western Australia.

Please visit our WATA 2020 page for details of the 2020 program and available award categories.Unfortunately organisational and training provider categories  could not be included in the streamlined WA Training Awards program for 2020.

Applications for the 2021 WA Training Awards program will be announced later this year.

Please email trainingawards@dtwd.wa.gov.au to register your interest to receive information on the 2021 program, or follow us on social media for all the latest news and information.

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Please download the application guide for your chosen category to view selection criteria, eligibility criteria, key dates and tips for applicants.

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Organisation award categories

Please note: The application guides and document templates for the 2021 awards are not yet available; however you can view the current version of the guides via the links provided.. Some minor changes may be made for 2021.

  • WA Large Employer of the Year

    The WA Large Employer of the Year Award recognises a large enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training* to its employees.
     

    *Nationally recognised training refers to training that is based on a national training package or accredited course which results in a person receiving a formal qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by a registered training organisation. This includes apprenticeships.

     

  • WA Medium Employer of the Year

    The WA Medium Employer of the Year Award recognises a medium enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training* to its employees.
     

    *Nationally recognised training refers to training that is based on a national training package or accredited course which results in a person receiving a formal qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by a registered training organisation. This includes apprenticeships.

  • WA Industry Collaboration Award

    The WA Industry Collaboration Award recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration* between at least one employer/industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.
     

    *A ‘collaboration’ is where two or more parties work together to achieve shared goals. A ‘partnership’ is a business structure where two or more parties enter a contractual relationship in which they can legally share profits, risks and losses according to terms set out in their partnership agreement. The key difference between a partnership and a collaboration is that parties who work collaboratively do not necessarily need to be bound contractually. This award is to recognise outstanding collaborations, not partnerships.

  • WA Small Training Provider of the Year

    The WA Small Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a registered training organisation that offers a specific range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.
     

  • WA Large Training Provider of the Year

    The WA Large Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a registered training organisation that offers a broad range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.
     

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Application process for organisation applicants

The WA Training Awards organisation category process consists of two main steps; submitting a written application and hosting a site visit at your premises. This process is detailed below.

1. Application

Applications are submitted via an online application portal. Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria, address all of the selection criteria in your chosen category, upload all required attachments and that you have read the conditions of entry.

Please note: The application guides and document templates for the 2021 awards are not yet available; however you can view the 2020 guides on the Individual awards or Organisation awards pages here on our website. Some minor changes may be made for 2021.

2. Confirmation

You will receive email confirmation that your application has been received.

3. Shortlisting

Your application will be assessed by a judging panel along with all other applications for your chosen category. Up to three finalists will be chosen for each category.

4. Finalist notification

You will be notified by email as to whether your organisation has been selected as a finalist.

If your organisation has been selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by a member of the judging panel to arrange a site visit.

5. Site visits

Judging panel representatives will then conduct site visits at finalists’ premises, to determine a winner in each category.

6. Presentation dinner

Finalists will attend the WA Training Awards presentation dinner, where the winners of each category will be announced. Winners and finalists will receive a framed certificate. 

Travel and accommodation for finalists for the presentation dinner will be funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

7. Australian Training Awards

WA Training Awards organisation category winners will be directly entered into the Australian Training Awards shortlisting process. Please note — this does not mean you are automatically a finalist.

  • A national judging panel will assess all state and territory winners’ applications. An independent evaluator will then conduct a site visit at the organisations’ premises.
  • Three organisations will be selected as finalists for the Australian Training Awards.
  • The Australian Training Awards are held in a different city each year. 
  • Two representatives from each organisation will then attend an interview with the judging panel*.
  • The Australian Training Awards will be presented and winners announced
  • All WA Training Awards winners will be ambassadors for training and the WA Training Awards.
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Using the application portal

Applications are submitted online through the WA Training Awards application portal.

  • 1. Choose your category

    All applicants must fill in this section. Here you’ll select the category you are applying for and name your application. For organisations this is the name of your organisation and/or initiative. 

    You must fill in this section first as the category you choose will determine which details, criteria and attachments are asked of you.

  • 2. Applicant details

    In this section, all applicants must provide their contact details. 

    Organisations must also provide their Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director’s details and confirm they have endorsed the application.

  • 3. Training details

    Individual applicants only. Organisation applicants will be prompted to proceed to the next tab.

  • 4. Criteria

    After selecting your category at the first tab, your selection criteria will have appeared. 

    You will need to provide an overview and address each of the selection criteria in the fields provided within the word limit provided for each. Use the considerations listed under each criterion, in order to formulate a competitive response.

    Note: You can only submit text within the criterion fields. If you wish to include tables and figures you will need to refer to them in the text field and upload a Word .doc or PDF of your tables/figures in the attachments section.

  • 5. Attachments

    Upload the following attachments:

    • High resolution photographs (for promotion of your organisation/initiative)
    • High resolution logo/s (for promotion of your organisation/initiative)
    • CEO/MD endorsement letter
    • Any tables or graphs referred to in your written response to the criteria

    More information on these attachments is detailed in the required attachment templates section and in each of the organisation category application guides. Please note: The application guides and document templates for the 2021 awards are not yet available; however you can view the 2020 guides on the Individual awards or Organisation awards pages here on our website. Some minor changes may be made for 2021.

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Required attachment templates

  • Organisation applicants

    Organisation applicants must provide a form signed by the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, endorsing the organisation’s application and its content.

    Download the endorsement template below to make this process easier.

    More information on attachments is detailed in each of the organisation category application guides. Please note: The application guides and document templates for the 2021 awards are not yet available; however you can view the 2020 guides on the Individual awards or Organisation awards pages here on our website. Some minor changes may be made for 2021.

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