2017 Sponsors

​Major Sponsors

Building and maintaining high performance skills and capability is a top priority for the global railway industry. And this is the very reason for the establishment of the Metro Academy. With unrivalled knowledge of Melbourne’s urban rail system, the Metro Academy offers Australia’s railway workers and contractors access to superior training opportunities. As a Registered Training Organisation delivering both nationally recognised units of competence and purpose built non-accredited training programs, the Metro Academy is well positioned to provide the industry with fit for purpose training solutions. Your Metro Academy experience can start today.   

Visit www.metrotrains.com.au/academy/  


Crown College is the centre of learning at Crown Melbourne. The College began operating in 1995, and now deliver qualifications in Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels, Security & Safety, and Business & Leadership - all with an emphasis on working in the industry. The purpose-built premises include Culinarium (our training kitchen and restaurant), a 70-seat auditorium, general-purpose and specialist training rooms, meeting rooms, a reception area, a cafe, and an administration centre. The College has over 40 employees at Crown College, including training managers, qualified and highly experienced trainers and dedicated administrative personnel. Together, all of these people design and deliver innovative and quality programs, and will work closely with students to ensure that their experience at Crown College are enjoyable and rewarding.

Visit https://www.crowncollege.edu.au/

The Apprentice Employment Network (AEN) is the peak industry body representing group training companies across Victoria. AEN members employ over 6500 apprentices and trainees across all industry sectors, which is supported by a network of 10,000+ host employers. Over the past 30 years our members have supported in excess of 150,000 young people into the first steps of a rewarding career.

Visit www.aen.org.au

The VDC specialises in providing non-formal training for the VET workforce as well as customised delivery, consultancy, management and strategic support services for all Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers in Australia. The VDC offers ongoing professional development to all teaching and support staff in the VET sector through an extensive range of webinars, workshops, events as well as government funded grants, scholarships and evaluation activities.

W: www.vdc.edu.au
E:  info@vdc.edu.au
T:  1300 917 150


The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) Inc. and its antecedents have served the Victorian TAFE sector for over 25 years.  The VTA is the peak body for the Victorian TAFE Network and was established in January 1999 as a result of a merger between the former Association of TAFE Institutes and the Victorian Association of TAFE Directors. The VTA has a key role in liaising with government at both state and federal levels, industry and community stakeholders on issues affecting Victoria’s TAFE institutes and dual sector universities.  The VTA also supports and provides its resources to over 20 communities of practice and member networks including Victorian TAFE International, a community of practice for VET managers who work in international education.

Visit www.vta.vic.edu.au

The Adult, Community and Further Education Board - ACFE

The Adult, Community and Further Education Board is proud to support the Victorian Community Training Provider of the Year Award.  Community Training Providers (also known as Learn Local organisations) across Victoria offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs. There’s a government registered Learn Local in your community that can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new. Learn Local organisations are friendly and welcoming, with skilled teachers who are focused on helping you succeed.

Visit: www.learnlocal.org.au  

As the leading skills provider in the state, TAFE Victoria delivers real skills for real careers. We’re giving every Victorians the opportunity for a great education through bringing together the  12 TAFEs and four dual sector universities under the one brand.
TAFEs offer over 500 courses for hundreds of careers and pathways to further education. With quality and practical training, TAFE enables students to hit the ground running once they have graduated.
Whether you are starting your career, changing to something new, returning to work, or seeking new and updated skills – TAFE will take you there.

Visit: www.tafe.vic.gov.au