​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Regional winners are automatically selected as state finalists and go on to compete for the state award.

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

Individual aw​​ard categories

Harry Hauensc​​hild 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​​​ Trai​​​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-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

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

Aboriginal and To​​rres Strait 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​​ainer 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​​ent of the Year​

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

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 Provider​​ 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 Trainin​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 Employer 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 Employer​​ 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​​stry Collaboration Award​ (state only)

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

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Last updated
11 January 2017