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.
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 and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 11 October at Crown, Palladium. Award winners go 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.
|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|
|Award ceremony||Wednesday 11 October|
|Australian Training Awards||Thursday 23 November|
2017 Awards Ceremony
The 2017 Victorian Training Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 11 October at Crown, Palladium. The Awards Ceremony places top achievers in the spotlight, showcasing achievements, best practice and innovation in training, placing finalists and winners centre stage as the best in the business.
It is anticipated that the Awards will be attended by approximately 900 guests, which will provide opportunities for networking and fostering connections with those directly involved in the vocational education and training.
The night will feature spectacular stage designs, live entertainment, celebrity MC and a delicious three course sit down dinner. By attending, you’ll share in the special stories and journeys of this year’s finalists and all the excitement of celebrating who will win!
Award Ceremony details
Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Venue: Palladium at Crown
Dress: After Five
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by calling 03 9907 6635.
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:
Department of Education and Training acknowledges the generous support of the 2017 Victorian Training Awards Sponsors: