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.

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.

Individual Categories

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

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

Employer Categories

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

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

Training Provider Categories

  • Victorian Community Training Provider of the Year Award
  • Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year Award
  • Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year Award

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.

The winner of this award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Training Awards.

Nominees for this award are nominated by the Department of Education and Training.

Australian Training Awards Categories

There are five Australian Training Awards categories now open for direct entry:

  • 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