​​​​​​​​​​​Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising ​​individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

The Australian Training Awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners from each state and territory competing in the national final. Winners from the Queensland Training Awards (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete with other states and territories to be named the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards each year.

View the latest Queensland contingent of national winners and finalists.

The 2017 Australian Training Awards will be held on Thursday 23 November in Canberra.

​​Direct entry categories

The Australian Training Awards has six awards that are only available by direct entry. These include:

  • ​​​Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award
    This award recognises those employers who have made innovative improvements in training which provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia and to their local community.

  • School Pathways to VET Award
    This award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations, group training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent vocational education and training programmes to secondary school students.

  • International Training Provider of the Year Award
    This award recognises a registered training organisation that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all aspects of the delivery of vocational education and training to full-fee paying international students in Australia and overseas.

  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award
    This award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills in an educational, community or workplace context.

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

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

Nomin​ations for the Direct Entry award categories for the 2016 Australian Training Awards are now closed.

Australian Training Awards - Real Stories Real Achievements

The Australian Training Awards website includes an inspirational collection of stories of best practice in Australian training.

Stories feature past winners and finalists of the Australian Training Awards, and include videos, case studies, fact sheets and magazines. The 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 stories 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.

Whether you are an organisation providing training, or a business considering training, or even an individual seeking skills to gain a better job, the Australian Training Awards website has the stories that will get you motivated! Find out more on the Australian Training Awards website.

2016 Queensland success

The Australian Training Awards for 2016 were held in Darwin on Thursday 17 November. Queensland success included:

  • Ben Nedwich​ - winner of the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award

You can read Ben's story, as well as other Queensland success stories, on the Australian Training Awards website​.

Connect with the Australian Training Awards

Visit the Australian Training Awards website
Email: australiantrainingawards@education.gov.au​
Telephone: (02) 6240 8155

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Last updated
11 January 2017