Victorian Training Awards

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 are now closed.

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.

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.

Key Dates

​Nominations openWednesday 3 May
​Information sessionsMonday 22 May
​Nominations close

​Midnight, Friday 23 June (Small Employer of the Year Award)

Midnight, Friday 30 June (all remaining categories)

​Evaluation and judgingMonday 3 July to Friday 28 July
​Finalists interviewsFrom Monday 7 August
​Award ceremonyWednesday 11 October
​Australian Training AwardsThursday 23 November

Information Sessions

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:


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: