By entering the Queensland Training Awards, you agree to abide by the following conditions of entry:
All nominations must be submitted online via the Queensland Training Awards website.
The closing date for nominations was Friday 7 April 2017.
Nominees for the individual categories must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia and reside in Queensland.
Each category has specific criteria, which are articulated in the entering the awards section of this website. All applications must meet the criteria for the category to be considered a valid entry. Non-compliance with entry criteria is a sufficient reason for the Queensland Training Awards to reject a nomination.
Nominees can submit only one entry in each category, but can nominate for more than one category (if eligible).
For an entry to be valid, candidates are required to fully complete the online application and upload a nomination submission addressing all relevant criteria.
A candidate must not be nominated for any similar award in another state or territory in the same year.
All training initiatives, courses, products and registered training organisations referenced in nominations must be nationally recognised, i.e. training which is based on a national training package or accredited course, and result in a formal qualification or statement of attainment by a registered training organisation. This includes Australian apprenticeships.
All nominees must comply with government standards in regard to training, workplace health and safety, and industrial relations matters. The Department of Education and Training may refuse to proceed with a nomination at any time where an organisation or individual is under investigation by the Queensland Government or has unresolved issues with any other Queensland Government department.
Nominating registered training organisations must be recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
All finalists are required to attend the regional, state and national awards presentation ceremonies, if applicable, as presence for the announcement of the winner is mandatory.
Shortlisted finalists must be available for telephone interviews to be held 1-16 May 2017 and 1-10 August 2017. If there are legitimate inflexible plans, this must be communicated to the QTA team prior to 25 April. If this is not communicated, there is a high chance that the nomination will not be able to progress.
Winners of the 2017 Queensland Training Awards aligned categories will be nominated by Queensland for the 2017 Australian Training Awards. All nominations for the Australian Training Awards will be considered by the Australian Training Awards judging panels, and finalists for each award category will be required to attend the 2017 Australian Training Awards finalists week (dates to be announced) and presentation ceremony in Canberra in November 2017.
By applying, all applicants to the Queensland Training Awards agree that all non-confidential details from their nominations, photographs and recordings can be used online, in any broadcast and print or social media and in a range of publicity and promotional materials by the Queensland Government.
The Queensland Government reserves the right to use all or part of any material generated (photographs, film footage, application submissions or any detail) for the purpose of the Queensland Training Awards or for publication online, in print or other broadcast media, for publicity, promotional materials (including departmental and ministerial Christmas cards) or campaigns related to the Queensland Government.
Finalists and winners of the Queensland Training Awards may be required to participate in media interviews, promotional events and activities.
When necessary, the Department of Education and Training reserves the right to extend the deadline for applications for categories.
It is the responsibility of all applicants and nominators to ensure they have selected the correct category, and submitted the application for that category by the nomination closing date. The Queensland Training Awards reserves the right to re-assign applications lodged to incorrect categories at its discretion.
The submission must be formatted as per the nomination information provided for each award. Any material in excess of the desired attachments will not be forwarded for judging.
All nominees will be advised in writing of the outcome of their nominations or interviews.
Feedback regarding judging and selection can be requested within the period up to 30 September 2017.
All decisions and recommendations of the judging panels are binding and final. No correspondence will be entered into.
The Department of Education and Training collects your personal information to facilitate the operation and nominations for the QTA. The personal information held by the department will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). Please note, information held in the AwardForce platform is held in Australia in the cloud and is subject to privacy protections within the Queensland privacy regime. Please refer to our Privacy Statement for further information about the security of your information.
By using the QTA website either via webform or email, you consent to the transfer and storage of your personal information in the cloud.