Become a sponsor

Become an Awards sponsor!

The WA Training Awards, the States premier awards program recognising excellence and leadership in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, offers a unique opportunity to profile your company and its commitment to training. Each year the Awards partner with a range of WA businesses and training sector stakeholders to present this exemplary program and event. As a sponsor, your organisation can gain great exposure to a diverse audience.

With a distribution network of over 10,000 stakeholders, students and trainers in the VET sector, the WA Training Awards attracts hundreds of applications each year. The Awards culminate each year in a presentation dinner attended by more than 500 people.

Sponsorship packages will be available for the 2021 program.

  • Support sponsor — $2,500 or $5,000
  • Individual and organisation award categories: Category sponsor — $10,000
  • Presentation Dinner: Principal sponsor — $20,000. The principal sponsor is the exclusive presentation dinner sponsor, and benefits from a number of exclusive opportunities to promote their organisation in line with VET in WA. 

Please contact the Awards team to talk about a tailored package to benefit your organisation and how you can contribute to this prestigious program.

Fiona Johnson
Project Manager, Events
T: 6551 5952
E: WATrainingAwards@dtwd.wa.gov.au


Category sponsors

The Department would like to acknowledge the following organisations who have committed their sponsorship to support excellence in vocational education and training for the 2020 WA Training Awards program. 


WA Apprentice of the Year

MEGT (Australia) Ltd

MEGT is an Australian not for profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students since 1982. Whether your goal is to kick start your career, grow your business or develop and secure your future, MEGT can help. Benefit from their years of experience as their team supports you through the entire Australian Apprenticeships process, from recruitment and sign-up, to payroll, claims management, mentoring and training. MEGT provide:

  • end-to-end apprenticeship and traineeship program management; 
  • high-quality candidates and flexible labour solutions;
  • fast, easy apprentice and trainee payroll services; and
  • ongoing mentoring and support.

MEGT’s knowledgeable local staff are here to provide the latest advice and information regarding Australian Apprenticeships and Government incentives. Backed by 35 years of experience and expertise, MEGT are committed to providing quality employment, training and education solutions that make a positive difference.

W: megt.com.au 
T: 13 69 63


WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation

Incorporated in 1994, the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation (GPFF) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young Aboriginal people to succeed in life through enhanced educational opportunities. Personal academic enrichment, mentoring, leadership development, career advice and cultural learning together develop knowledge, confidence and self-belief, enabling students to pursue their aspirations at school and beyond.

The Foundation supports Aboriginal students through primary and secondary school and into positive post-school pathways, including university, TAFE, apprenticeships and direct employment.
GPFF achieves this through the following educational enrichment programs:

  • Follow the Dream (aspirant secondary program);
  • STEM Centres (primary science and technology enrichment program);
  • Learning Clubs (after school primary enrichment program); and
  • In-school Tuition (targeted literacy and numeracy support program - Groote Eylandt Schools).
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With a national footprint across Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and South Australia, GPFF currently operates 48 primary and secondary programs that support over 2,000 students to achieve academic success, develop positive attitudes toward their education and pursue their ambitions.  GPFF enjoys long-term, trusted partnerships with families, schools, communities, government and the private enterprise with a particular emphasis in the resources sector.

For more information about programs, partners and the Alumni visit http://pff.com.au.


WA Industry Collaboration Award: College of Electrical Training (CET)

CET is Western Australia’s largest provider of electrical training offering courses at pre-apprentice, apprenticeship and post trade levels. Delivering to over 6,500 students annually across two campuses (Jandakot and Joondalup), and a regional Trade Training Centre (Bunbury) — CET ensures all electrical training solutions are catered for including a range of pre-apprenticeship and school based apprenticeship programs for year 11 and 12 students. CET delivers advanced post-trade training for electrical fitters, electricians and contractors designed to up-skill the workforce across all areas of the electrical and telecommunications industry.

Through a flexible mix of a face-to-face training, open learning and blended learning, students can choose a suitable delivery method whilst easily switching or combining learning modes. This progressive approach ensures the electrical industry has a constantly growing pool of trained and qualified tradespeople.

To learn more, visit the CET website



CET logo.

WA International student of the year: StudyPerth

StudyPerth is the first point of contact for anyone looking to study in Perth, Western Australia, offering first rate information to assist potential students with their transition to life in Perth and highlighting the steps needed to integrate into the local community. In collaboration with State, Federal and Local Governments, educational institutions and stakeholders, StudyPerth takes the lead in building the profile of international education in WA and abroad. StudyPerth’s member organisations include Perth’s world-class universities, plus a large number of technical institutions and pathway colleges, primary and secondary schools, and English language colleges in both the public and private sectors.

StudyPerth is also committed to continuously developing strong partnerships with related organisations such as Perth’s two purpose-built student accommodation providers, Perth Airport, student groups, tourism providers, business councils, and other bodies related to the international education sector.

Visit the StudyPerth website


WA Medium Employer of the Year

Apprenticeship Support Australia powered by CCI WA

Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI), is contracted to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services on behalf of the Federal Government.

Apprenticeship Support Australia makes it easier for employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices and trainees, with the ultimate aim of improving completion rates. At no cost, their team of experts assists businesses with managing training contracts; claiming federal government incentives; and supports employers, apprentices and trainees through advisory and mentoring services. Their innovative careers hub Skillsroad.com.au provides job seekers, school students and teachers with ongoing support including career advice, job matching, and a free jobs board for employers.


In partnership with Chambers of Commerce across the country, Apprenticeship Support Australia is a national service. In WA, Apprenticeship Support Australia is based in 14 locations, from Kununurra to Albany, and have been providing apprenticeship support services to the WA community for over 18 years.

W: apprenticeshipsupport.com.au
T: 1300 363 831


WA School-based Apprentice of the Year

Roy Hill

Roy Hill is a world-class integrated iron ore mining, rail and port operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The business relies on an efficient, flexible, cost effective and well trained workforce to meet business needs. In the past 12 months over 150 traineeships and apprenticeships were commenced at Roy Hill.

The organisation is driven to give back to the community by offering genuine training and employment opportunities to Western Australians with limited or no mining experience, while upskilling existing employees.

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WA Trainer of the Year

Training Accreditation Council

The Training Accreditation Council is established under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 and is an independent statutory body that assures the quality of training and assessment of RTOs registered with the Council, and accreditation of courses in the VET sector in Western Australia. The Council operates within a national framework and is the WA VET Regulator under the nationally agreed standards.  The Council has a strong commitment to reducing regulatory burden, whilst ensuring that only RTOs that meet the standards enter and remain in the WA VET sector. 

The Council is committed to being a leader in the strategic management of the recognition and quality assurance of training, including associated policies, services and standards in the VET sector and to providing practical, efficient and responsive support for government, the State Training Board, industry training providers, and the community.

W: tac.wa.gov.au

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WA Trainee of the Year

Crown Perth

Crown Perth is proud to be the largest single site private sector employer in Western Australia, currently employing over 5,800 staff members. Crown Perth prides itself on creating opportunities for all Western Australians and investing in its people, and with thriving Indigenous and Disability employment programs, will continue to pursue its vision of becoming a leader for employee training.Crown Perth understands that lasting success relies on the passion, skill and dedication of its employees which is the reason it has invested over $2 million in dedicated learning and development facilities; to date, approximately 2000 apprentices and trainees have been awarded with nationally accredited qualifications.

Crown logo

Crown Perth is committed to ensuring employees enjoy a real career and a learning pathway that is visible and meaningful. Crown Perth’s ongoing strategy is to continue to invest in its employees, providing them with the skills and supporting qualifications they need to make the most of out of their career.

Crown Perth is pleased to support the WA Training Awards.

W: crowncollege.edu.au


WA Vocational student of the year: AMA

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.

The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.

To find out more, visit the AMA website


Awards partners

State Training Board



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