A new search for WA VET sector’s brightest stars begins!

Applications are now open for the WA Training Awards 2022, which recognise the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations. Now in its 28th year, the Awards provide an opportunity for the vocational education and training (VET) sector to showcase excellence and reward best practice, while putting Western Australia's best achievers in the spotlight.

If you’re an apprentice, trainee or vocational student, the WA Training Awards can open doors to new career opportunities and highlight your skills and achievements. For organisations, the Awards are an opportunity to be recognised as an industry leader and provide a platform to network with other businesses and training providers in WA and around Australia.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery is encouraging eligible individuals and organisations to apply, with applications opening on Tuesday 1 March, and closing at 5:00 pm on Friday 29 April 2022.

"Vocational education and training plays a vital role in the rebuilding of Western Australia's economy, so it is fitting we can applaud the high achievers.” the Minister says. “The WA Training Awards are the State's premier training awards, showcasing excellence and highlighting our best VET talent.”

In 2022, there are eight individual and five organisational Award categories.

Individual categories

  • WA 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 School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • WA Trainer of the Year
  • WA Cultural Diversity Training Award
  • WA International Student of the Year

Organisational categories

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

As well as the recognition these respected Awards bring, individual category winners will receive $3,000 which they may use to further their training or kickstart their career, while organisation winners will be recognised as industry leaders.

To apply, and for more information about the WA Training Awards, visit the WA Training Awards website

Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony, and may go on to represent WA at the Australian Training Awards in November. Last year saw all seven of the 2021 WA Training Award winners up for national recognition, which included Trainer of the Year Maryke Gray and Vocational Student of the Year Zoe Tucker.

Read the Minister’s full media statement here

Page last updated October 07, 2022