The Victorian Learn Local Awards are held annually by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board to recognise the inspirational efforts of learners, practitioners and training providers in the Learn Local education and training network.
2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards
are now open for the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards.
Local education and training network plays a major role in the development of
local individuals, local businesses and local communities throughout Victoria. It
delivers the skills that support our economy and underpin the inclusiveness of
our communities. The Awards are an opportunity to showcase this valuable work.
Through the Awards we acknowledge the network’s many contributions and
celebrate the success of learners, practitioners and training providers across
|Tuesday 18 April ||Nominations open|
|Friday 9 June||Nominations close|
|June / July||Awards judging including finalist interviews |
|Late July||Finalists announced|
|Thursday 31 August||Winners announced at Learn Local Awards Presentation Dinner|
This year there is a total prize pool of $66,000 across seven award categories.
1. The Rowena Allen Award – Recognising Pre-accredited Learner Excellence
2. Outstanding Practitioner
Each individual category winner will receive $5,000 and finalists receive $1,000 in prize money (two finalists per category).
3. Outstanding Pathways Program
4. Excellence in Creating Local Solutions
5. AMES Australia Diversity Innovation Award
Each program category winner will receive $10,000 and finalists receive $1,000 in prize money (two finalists per category).
6. Learn Local Legend (no external nomination process)
7. Learn Local Volunteer Champion (new category – external nomination process)
Acknowledgement category winners will receive $1,000 in prize money (eight winners per category). In addition, the eight winners of the Learn Local Volunteer Champion acknowledgement category will be put forward by the ACFE Board for consideration as part of the Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards which are held in December.
Learn Local providers are not able to submit a nomination for the Learn Local Legend acknowledgement category. All Learn Local providers active in the region in 2016 and 2017 will be considered and a 2017 Legend will be selected by each ACFE Regional Council.
For more information regarding the Award categories see:
Nomination Information Pack and Forms
Nomination Information Pack
The Nomination Information Pack has information relevant to all Award categories including conditions of entry, FAQs, Award selection criteria and the nominee and partner declaration forms - it is recommended that you read this Pack before submitting your nomination.
Each Award category (except for the Learn Local Legend acknowledgement category) has its own nomination form and set of questions. To nominate you need to electronically complete the pdf form for the relevant Award category.
Download the nomination form below that corresponds to the award that you wish to apply for:
The pdf nomination forms are easiest to download using Internet Explorer, however if you are using a different browser please see the below instructions:
- Left click on the relevant nomination form to open file in web browser.
- Click on 'save' icon in top left hand corner.
- Save in the desired location on your computer.
- Go to the saved file and open. You should now be able to open and save data into the form.
All other browsers (eg. Firefox, Chrome)
- Right click on relevant nomination form.
- Choose 'Save Link As...' from pop up menu.
- Save in desired location on your computer.
- Go to saved file and open. You should now be able to open and save data into the form.
Nominations close on Friday 9 June 2017.
Learn Local Awards presentation dinner
This year's winners will be announced at a presentation dinner which will take place in Melbourne on the evening of Thursday 31 August 2017.
Stay tuned to this website where further details on the event (including how to purchase tickets) will be available over the coming months.
Previous Award winners
To read about previous winners, see:
Previous Learn Local Award Winners.
For more information, please contact the Victorian Learn Local Awards team at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 9637 2473.