How to prepare a nomination
Congratulations on choosing to nominate for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards. Nominations are now open and will close on 17 March 2019.
Planning your nomination - 5 easy steps
Key to a successful nomination is starting early - don't leave it to the last minute or you may run out of time. Have a look at our 5 easy steps slideshow to help you plan out how to pull together that winning nomination.
We also recommend that you have a look at the examples of successful nominations that we have on the site from some of our past winners and finalists, and that you contact your local regional coordinator for advice and assistance in completing your nomination, they are happy to help answer any questions that you may have.
The below information can help you prepare your nomination, including a nomination checklist, writing tips and frequently asked questions.
Lastly, we recommend that you initially draft your nomination on a computer, review it, do a grammar check and spell check, and check that each section is under the specified word limit. You can also get a friend or colleague to review it then too.
Examples of successful nominations
Apprentice of the Year:
Trainee of the Year:
Vocational Student of the Year:
School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year:
Equity VET Student of the Year:
VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year:
Community Training Initiative of the Year:
Small Employer of the Year:
Medium Employer of the Year:
Large Employer of the Year:
Premier's Industry Collaboration Award
Tips for writing a nomination
Keep your wording clear and simple.
It's okay to use dot points.
Use spell check, correct grammar and stick to the word counts.
Make sure you list the names of your qualification, training provider, employer etc correctly.
Make sure that your nomination information is presented in a way that clearly addresses the selection criteria in your award category. Use the nomination questions as headings. You may also choose to include subheadings.
Focus on giving practical examples and evidence to support your statements in your responses. General statements such as 'I am a good team member', 'I have an understanding of industry trends' or 'training is fundamental to the success of our business' must be supported with clear evidence and practical examples.
Judging panels are looking for evidence of how training has contributed to career and study plans, and the development of skills and achievements to date, as well as examples of how training may have helped in achieving other pursuits.
Within your responses, be sure to highlight what you believe makes you or your organisation stand out from others. It may be helpful to think of the nomination as an application for a highly-prized position or business contract.
Make sure relevant information in your Overview section is repeated where needed in your selection criteria responses, as the Overview section is not considered in the assessment process.
Do not exceed the strict word limits per selection criteria or maximum number of attachments.
Before you load your nomination into the online nomination platform, get a friend, colleague or peer to read what you have prepared, another set of eyes over your nomination could provide you with helpful feedback.
Refer to the examples of successful nominations for your category to see how others have written a successful nomination.
Before submitting a nomination, check that you have:
- chosen the correct region for your nomination
- met all eligibility criteria (detailed on the relevant
award category page)
- addressed all the selection criteria relating to that specific award category (detailed on the relevant
award category page)
- completed all sections of the online nomination form
- submitted all attachments correctly.
You also need to ensure that you have read and understood the declaration on the online nomination portal and agreed to the conditions of entry.
By submitting a nomination for the Queensland Training Awards, you agree that:
- you understand that the information provided in your nomination might be used for the purposes of the awards program and promotional activities carried out by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
- if you are chosen as a finalist, your profile will be used in the final presentation ceremony program, other media activities and on the Queensland Training Awards website
- you are prepared to attend the regional, state and national presentation ceremonies, if you are selected as a finalist
- all content and claims in your nomination are correct.
Submitting a nomination
Nominations are submitted via the online nomination portal.
Note: The Queensland Training Awards nominations process is only available online. Unfortunately we cannot accept hardcopy applications, including attachments.
Before submitting your nomination, all applicants must create an account using the online portal.
You will receive a confirmation email and must verify your email address before you can begin an application. Once you have verified your email you can start your nomination, save it and go back and edit it at any time during the nominations open period.
Please ensure your computer has
If you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, please ensure you tick the relevant boxes acknowledging this in order to also be considered in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award category (if applicable).
Have a question about your nomination?
Check out our frequently asked questions below, but if that doesn't answer your query, contact one of our
regional coordinators, who are available to support you through the nomination process. They can discuss your nomination idea, what's involved in preparing your nomination and help you with the online nomination process.
If you are applying for a state direct entry category, call the Queensland Training Awards state team on 1800 660 207.
Frequently asked questions
frequently asked questions for more information on the nomination process.
If you are experiencing any issues with the online nomination portal, please contact your
regional coordinator for assistance.
How are nominations judged?
how nominations are judged page for further information on the judging process.