Victorian Training Awards

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

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Victorian Training Awards 2018 - NOMINATE NOW!

I’m really thrilled to be here and welcome to the Victorian Training Awards. Paula Ryan, Apprenticeship Employment Network – 2017 Sponsor It’s great to be a part of this and recognising the great work that employers and trainees and apprentices undertake in the workplace.

Bethany Simpson, School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year - I’m so ecstatic. It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point and a lot of people have supported me through this process as well. So, to come away with a win, it’s not only doing justice for them but me as well, I guess. It’s so good.

Jeremy Connell, Apprentice of the Year - Look, winning the Apprentice of Year Award in Victoria is just fantastic. It’s a dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Andrew Kemp (A.F. Gason Pty Ltd), Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development - Winning this award is a testament to a lot of hard work from a lot of people at Gason. Not only Gason, but our training provider, Federation University, and everyone else who’s been involved in our training program at Gason.

Lisa Line (The Gordon), Large Training Provider on the Year It’s very exciting and it’s wonderful recognition of the efforts of all of our staff and students.

The Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills - I think because, often, we just forget that people are really putting in and we often forget that training does transform lives.

Female speaker -Nominate now.

Male speaker - Nominate now.

Female speakers - Nominate now.

Female speaker - Nominate now for the 2018 Victorian Training Awards.

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 Monday 2 April.
To submit your nomination, see: 2018 Victorian Training Awards Portal 

Key Dates

Nominations Open                                   1 December 2017
Nominations Close                                  2 April 2018 
Evaluation & Judging Commences      3 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 15 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

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: