Now in its 63rd year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards (VTA) recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, teachers, training providers and employers.
Nominations have been extended for Small Employer of the Year Award until midnight, Friday 23 June
Nominations for remaining categories have been extended until midnight, Friday 30 June
About the Awards
The Awards are not only open to students, registered training providers and TAFEs but to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large employers providing high quality training to their workers.
Winners and finalists gain state-wide recognition, with award winners going on to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra on Thursday 23 November 2017 (in aligned categories).
Through celebrating excellence in the training and TAFE system, the Awards highlight student achievement and showcase innovation and collaboration between industry and training providers - continuing to put Victoria's top achievers in the spotlight.
Skills First, the Victorian Government is delivering a trusted training and TAFE system that delivers real training for real jobs. The Awards bring confidence and pride to Victoria’s training and TAFE system.
|Nominations open||Wednesday 3 May|
|Information sessions||Monday 22 May|
Midnight, Friday 23 June (Small Employer of the Year Award)
Midnight, Friday 30 June (all remaining categories)
|Evaluation and judging||Monday 3 July to Friday 28 July|
|Finalists interviews||From Monday 7 August|
|Award ceremony||Wednesday 11 October|
|Australian Training Awards||Thursday 23 November|
To understand how to nominate, the Department of Education and Training, Industry Engagement and VET Systems (IEVS) Division hosted two information sessions on Monday 22 May.
The information sessions were an opportunity to hear about the awards and ask questions. A panel of 2016 award winners spoke about their journey and the benefits of being an award winner.
Organisation Information Session Presentation
Students and Nominators for Individual Categories Information Session Presentation
Watch the presentations
Both sessions were filmed and are available to watch by clicking on the below links:
Please note that nominations have been extended until midnight, Friday 23 June for Small Employer of the Year Award and midnight, Friday 30 June for all remaining categories.
2016 Victorian Ambassadors
Winners of the 2016 Victorian Training Awards became Victorian Ambassadors in their category and went on to represent Victoria at the 2016 Australian Training Awards.
To learn more about our 2016 Victorian Ambassadors, see:
2016 Victorian Ambassadors
The Victorian Training Awards program team can be contacted via phone: 03 9907 6635 or email: