Victorian Training Awards

2017 Victorian Training Awards banner. Victorian State Goverment logo, Departement of Education logo. 

Now in the 63rd year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards recognise and honours the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, teachers, training providers and employers.

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.

About the Awards

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.

Through 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.

Winners and finalists gain state-wide recognition, Award winners will go on to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra on Thursday 23 November 2017 (in aligned categories).

Further information about the Victorian Training Awards will be available here soon.

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:


The Victorian Training Awards program team can be contacted via phone or email:

  • 03 9907 6635

Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Winners from the Victorian Training Awards (in aligned categories) will have the opportunity to compete with other states and territories to be named the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards held in Canberra on Thursday 23 November 2017.

The Australian Training Awards also have five award categories now open for direct entry, closing Wednesday 31 May 2017, these include:

National Achievement Award

The National Achievement Award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the Australian VET sector for up to 25 years. This may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting positive influence and impact in the sector. For more information, see:

Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

This award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills in an educational, community or workplace context. For more information, see:

International Training Provider of the Year Award

This award recognises a registered training organisation (RTO) that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all aspects of vocational education and training (VET) to full-fee paying international students in Australia and overseas. For more information, see:

School Pathways to VET Award

This award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), group training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent vocational education and training (VET) programmes to secondary school students. For more information, see:

Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

The Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award recognises those employers who have made innovative improvements in training which provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia and to their local community. For more information, see:

Further information

For further information about the Australian Training Awards direct entry categories, see:


The Australian Training Awards team can be contacted via phone or email: