​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Award ​categories

Eleven award categories are initially contested across the state's seven regional areas - Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

​The training provider categories and Premier's Industry Collaboration Award are presented at the state level only.

Individual aw​​ard categories

Harry Hauensc​​h​ild A​​pp​​rentice of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by an apprentice who has recently completed or is due to complete an apprenticeship in Queensland.

Bob Marshman​​​ T​rai​​​nee of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a trainee who has recently completed or is due to complete a traineeship in Queensland.

Vocational Stud​​​​ent of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a student who has recently completed or is due to complete a vocational education and training qualification in Queensland.

School-bas​​ed Apprentice or Trainee of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a Queensland school-based apprentice or trainee.

Aboriginal and T​o​​rres Str​​ait Islander Student of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student within the Queensland vocational education and training sector.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and nominate for any of the above individual categories, you are also automatically entered for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award.​

VET Teacher or Tr​​aine​​r of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement by a teacher or trainer providing nationally recognised training to students at, or in partnership with, a registered training organisation.

Equity VET Stud​​e​n​t of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement in overcoming a significant barrier or disadvantage to effectively participate in vocational education and training.

​The following awards are available by direct entry to the Australian Training Awards. Queensland finalists in these categories will be acknowledged at the Queensland Training Awards event. Nominations for 2017 have now closed. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Australian Training Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the VET sector for more than 25 years. This may​ be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting positive influence and impact in the sector.

National Achievement Award​

The Australian Training Awards' National Achievement Award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the Australian VET sector for up to 25 years. This may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting positive influence and impact in the sector.

Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award​

The Australian Training Awards' Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practice Award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving LLN skills in an educational, community or workplace context. Applications can be made by relevant individuals or organisations (e.g. colleagues, professional bodies, students, employers, industry or community representatives); or through self-nomination.

Employer and ​​Organ​​isation categories

The training provider categories and Premier's Industry Collaboration Award are presented at the state level only.

Large Training Pro​​​​vider of the Year​ (state only)

Awarded for outstanding contribution to the delivery of vocational education and training in Queensland by a registered training organisation delivering 50 or more qualifications.

Small Training Prov​​​ider​​ of the Year​ (state only)

Awarded for outstanding contribution to the delivery of vocational education and training in Queensland by a registered training organisation delivering less than 50 qualifications.

Community Trai​​nin​g Initiative of the Year​

Awarded for providing outstanding assistance to Queenslanders to gain the skills, experience and vocational education and training qualifications required to enter and stay in the workplace, by a community-based not-for-profit organisation.

​​Large Employe​​r of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 200 or more full-time equivalent employees.

Medium Employ​​​er​​ of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 20 to 199 full-time equivalent employees.

Small Emp​​​​​​loyer of the Year​

Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 19 or less full-time equivalent employees.​

Premier's Indu​​str​​​y Collaboration Award​ (state only)

Awarded for outstanding collaboration providing exemplary skills development between an employer/industry body and a registered training organisation.​​

​The following awards are available by direct entry to the Australian Training Awards. Queensland finalists in these categories will be acknowledged at the Queensland Training Awards event. Nominations for 2017 have now closed. 

Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

The Australian Training Awards' Australian Apprenticeships - Employer 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.

International Training Provider of the Year Award

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

School Pathways to VET Award

The Australian Training Awards' School Pathways to VET Award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), group training organisati​ons, industry bodies and employers have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent vocational education and training (VET) programs to secondary school students.

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Last updated
01 September 2017