Training Provider Categories

There are three training provider award categories available for nomination in the 2018 Victorian Training Awards. The awards help to raise the training provider's profile and improves their reputation within the training and TAFE sector. This in turn boosts student enrolment and motivates staff.

Winners will become Ambassadors for the 2019 Victorian Training Awards and the Victorian training and TAFE system.

Large Training Provider of the Year

The Large Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a training provider that offers a broad range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high level performance in all aspects of the training and TAFE system.

To nominate for this award, the organisation must be a training provider for which the delivery of training is the core business and deliver 50 or more qualifications in Victoria.

Download the full eligibility and criteria:

Large Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (pdf - 511.22kb)
Large Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (docx - 386.44kb)

The winner of this award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Large Training Provider of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards and will receive $5000 prize money.

Small Training Provider of the Year

The Small Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a training provider that offers a specific range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high level performance in all aspects of the training and TAFE system.

To nominate for this award, the organisation must be a registered training organisation for which the delivery of training is the core business and deliver less then 50 qualifications in Victoria.

Download the full eligibility and criteria:

Small Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (pdf - 511.97kb)
Small Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (docx - 386.44kb)

The winner of this award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards and will receive $5000 prize money.

Community Training Provider of the Year

The Community Training Provider of the Year Award recognises innovation and excellence by a Learn Local organisation involved in improving education of the local community or workplace.

To nominate for this award, the organisation must be involved in the provision of training to adult learners in the last twelve months (1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017) and hold an appropriate qualification to deliver training as required by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.

Download the full eligibility and criteria:

Community Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (pdf - 419.41kb)
Community Training Provider of the Year Award Eligibility and Criteria (docx - 384.9kb)

The winner of this award will receive $5000 prize money.

NOTE: This is a Victorian only award and the winner will not articulate through to the Australian Training Awards as a similar category is not available.

Supporting evidence

The award criteria should be the focus of the nomination, however any relevant evidence may be provided to support the nomination.

Supporting evidence must not include additional responses to the criteria, but should include:

  • up to five photographs showcasing the organisation or initiative (required)
  • the organisations logo (required)
  • any recognition or achievement awards
  • other evidence supporting the claims made in your nomination
  • tables, graphs and figures (Word or PDF versions only) to support responses to the criteria.

All employer nominations must include a signed copy of the Business Endorsement, see:

Business Endorsement (pdf - 469.02kb)

Business Endorsement (docx - 375.97kb)

Need assistance to prepare your nomination?

The Department of Education and training have award nomination writers to assist you in refining your nomination and ensure it is up to an award winning standard. For further information on this service please contact the Victorian Training Awards Program Team on victorian.training.awards@edumail.vic.gov.au

Selection process and key dates

Nominate directly to the Victorian Training Awards: Open now.

To submit your nomination see: 2018 Victorian Training Awards Portal

Nominations close: Midnight Monday 2 April 2018

Nominations will be evaluated by the Victorian Training Awards program team and only those eligible for the award will be entered into the judging rounds.

The judging consists of two rounds followed by an interview. All nominations are judged against the award criteria. Finalists will be contacted by the Victorian Training Awards program team to attend a panel interview to determine the winner.

All unsuccessful nominees will be notified.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony late August 2018.

Resources

Preparing your Nomination (pdf - 470 (pdf - 325.27kb)
Preparing your Nomination (docx - 642.15kb)

2018 Victorian Training Awards Guide (pdf - 1.3mb)
2018 Victorian Training Awards Guide (docx - 364.53kb)