Victorian Training Awards

 Celebrating the outstanding achievements of vocational education (VET) students, teachers, training providers and the businesses who train them across Victoria.

Through celebrating these successes, winners and finalists gain state-wide recognition from the training and TAFE sector, industry experts, peers and the Victorian community. The winners will be announced at the gala awards ceremony in August.

Nominations for the Victorian Training Awards 2018 are now open and close on Friday 13 April.
To submit your nomination, see: 2018 Victorian Training Awards portal 

Key Dates

Nominations open                                   1 December 2017
Nominations close                                  13 April 2018 
Evaluation and judging commences      14 April 2018
Panel interviews held                               May 2018
Finalists notified                                       June 2018
Awards ceremony                                     Late August 2018
Australian Training Awards                   15 November 2018

Award Categories

There are 16 Award categories in the Victorian Training Awards; six individual categories, three training and four employer categories, an Industry Collaboration Award and a Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Victorian Community will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award presented to a finalist from an individual student. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony.

For further information including eligibility and criteria for the award categories, see: award categories

New award category – Victorian Inclusive Training Provider of the Year

The Inclusive Training Provider of the Year Award recognises exceptional training providers within the Victorian government vocational and education training system who have demonstrated outstanding system improvements with regard to the achievement, engagement and wellbeing of students with additional needs. 

For further information including eligibility and criteria for Victorian Inclusive Training Provider of the Year, see: training provider categories

Partner with the Victorian Training Awards

​Sponsoring the Victorian Training Awards provides an opportunity for industry to be publicly associated with Victoria’s training system. 

To find out more about the Sponsorship Opportunities, see: partnership opportunities

More information

To watch the 2017 awards ceremony highlights, see: Victorian Training Awards ceremony highlights


The Victorian Training Awards program team can be contacted via phone: 1800 290 657 or email: