Award Categories

There are 15 award categories in the Victorian Training Awards; six individual categories, three training provider categories, four employer categories, an Industry Collaboration Award and the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Individual Categories

  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Koorie Student of the Year
  • School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Teacher/Trainer of the Year

For further information including eligibility and criteria for the individual categories, see: Individual Award Categories

Employer Categories

  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development

For further information including eligibility and criteria for the employer award categories, see: Employer Award Categories

Training Provider Categories

  • Community Training Provider of the Year
  • Small Training Provider of the Year
  • Large Training Provider of the Year
  • Inclusive Training Provider of the Year 

For further information including eligibility and criteria for the training provider award categories, see: Training Provider Award Categories

Victorian Industry Collaboration Award

For further information including eligibility and criteria for the Industry Collaboration Award, see: Industry Collaboration Award

Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement​

The Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the Victorian training and TAFE system for more than 25 years.

A contribution may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting impact within the sector.

Recipients for this award are nominated by the Minister for Education and Training .

The winner of this award is Victoria's nominee for the Australian Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Training Awards.

People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award will be presented to a finalist from an individual category. The Victorian Community will have the opportunity via social media to vote, with the winner announced at the Awards Ceremony.

Australian Training Awards Categories

There are five Australian Training Awards categories open for direct entry on 1 December 2017 and close Thursday 31 May 2018:

  • National Achievement Award
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award
  • International Training Provider of the Year Award
  • School Pathways to VET Award
  • Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

For further information, see: Australian Training Awards

Benefits of entering

All award finalists and winners can benefit from:

  • receiving recognition from industry experts and peers
  • publicity and media exposure to promote their business or training opportunities
  • a competitive edge (winners are able to use the official 2018 Victorian Training Awards ‘Winner’ logo on their own marketing collateral)
  • networking opportunities to establish relationships with senior industry and business leaders, and leaders from the vocational education and training sector
  • valuable feedback and advice from industry experts

The benefits of entering for students and teachers include:

  • attaining a lifelong achievement which can be listed on your résumé
  • gaining new employment opportunities
  • having an opportunity to represent Victoria at the 2018 Australian Training Awards 

The benefits of entering for organisations, training providers and employers can include:

  • raising the organisation’s profile as an innovative leader of vocational education and training;
  • boosting the organisation’s client base through increased industry and community profile
  • increasing the organisation’s credibility within a specific industry area further enhancing professional image.

Simply by entering, applicants will be able to:

  • reflect on what they’re currently doing
  • benchmark their training programs
  • be measured against best practice criteria