Victorian Training Awards

Secure your tickets now! 2017 Victorian Training Awards, Wednesday 11 OctoberNow 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.

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
​Award ceremonyWednesday 11 October
​Australian Training AwardsThursday 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: