Nominations and key dates

Nominations for 2018 have closed

Missed out on nominating this year? Don’t worry—next year is going to be bigger and better than ever with the Victorian Training Awards celebrating their 65th anniversary.

Nominations for 2019 will be open in November 2018

Upcoming key dates

  • Panel interviews: Held May 2018
  • Finalists notified: July 2018
  • Awards ceremony: 24 August 2018
  • Australian Training Awards: 15 November 2018

Tips for preparing your nomination

  • Start today. Give yourself enough time to write the entry—don’t leave it until the last minute! A rushed application won’t show you at your best.
  • Cover your bases. Review the awards guide, selection criteria and conditions of entry carefully. Use the selection criteria as headings in your submission.
  • Draft your application outside of the nomination system – draft your answers in a word document and upload to the system once you are happy with your responses.
  • Tell your story. What have you done? How have you achieved it? Use practical examples and demonstrate evidence to back up your nomination.
  • Use plain English. Avoid using jargon, slang or too many acronyms. Keep your language simple, clear and concise.
  • Avoid repetition. Make sure you’ve answered the questions without repeating the same information – and don’t cut and paste from another question.
  • Proofread. Don’t forget to proof read your nomination, ask someone to check the final draft for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Students. Why not ask your employer or teacher for honest feedback?
  • Aim high and think big. Make your nomination stand out, think about what gives you an edge over other nominees. Remember that winning a Victorian Training Award means that you become an ambassador representing Victoria.
  • Don’t be late. Submit your nomination before nominations close at midnight Friday 13 April 2018.

Individual categories

Overview (300 words)

Provide a short overview including:

  • the title and description of the qualification you are enrolled in
  • your training provider and employer (if applicable) 
  • your reason for choosing your industry and training path.

This information may be used as part of your profile summary throughout the awards process, but will not be used for judging purposes.

Addressing the selection criteria

When writing your nomination, present information clearly, addressing each award criteria. The judging panel will be looking for evidence of:

  • how your training has contributed to your career and study plans, and to the development of your skills
  • your achievements to date, and ways in which your training may have helped you to achieve other pursuits.

Keep the award criteria at the forefront of your mind to help you focus on your nomination.

Review the eligibility criteria for individual awards

Attachments

Remember to:

  • attach copies of relevant training certificates and other supporting materials
  • attach a photo of yourself.

Employer categories

Overview (500 words)

Provide a short overview including:

  • a description of your business or organisation, the products and/ or services offered, 
  • milestones that have been achieved.

This information may be used as part of your profile summary throughout the awards process, but will not be used for judging purposes.

Organisation details

Provide details relating to your organisation such as:

  • the breakdown and number of employees and/ or contractors
  • your business structure
  • your training expenditure.

Addressing the selection criteria  

Present information in a way that clearly addresses each criteria.

Strengthen your response by including measurable results and appropriate indicators such as customer satisfaction data and other types of external validation.

Review the eligibility criteria for employer awards

Training provider categories

Overview (500 words)

Provide an overview of your organisation including:

  • the reasons why you are applying for this award
  • your organisations objectives
  • any specific challenges encountered in the implementation of training programs.

This information may be used as your profile summary throughout the Awards process, but will not be used for judging purposes.

Training provider details

Provide business details relating to:

  • number of enrolled students
  • number of qualifications listed on your scope of registration and the skill sets listed
  • the number of accredited courses being delivered
  • completion rates
  • number of staff and percentage of annual turnover.

Addressing the selection criteria

Strengthen your response by including measurable results and appropriate indicators, such as student outcomes, client satisfaction and external validation data.

Review the eligibility criteria for training provider awards

Industry collaboration award

The industry collaboration award recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration between at least one employer or industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.

Overview (500 words)

Provide an overview of the collaboration, including:

  • name of the collaboration
  • lead organisation and each of the parties involved in the collaboration
  • purpose and objectives of the collaboration
  • origin of the collaboration (how the parties came together)
  • details of the environment in which the collaboration operates
  • how the collaboration functions in practice, including lines of communication between the parties of the collaboration.

This information may be used as part of your profile summary throughout the Awards process, but will not be used for judging purposes.

Addressing the selection criteria

Strengthen your response by including measurable results and appropriate indicators, including student outcomes, client satisfaction and external validation data.

Review the eligibility criteria for the industry collaboration award

Nomination guides

Preparing your nomination (pdf - 470.4kb)
Preparing your nomination (docx - 642.15kb)

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

Fact sheets

Student fact sheet (pdf - 326.93kb)
Student fact sheet (docx - 85 (docx - 514.98kb)

Employer fact sheet (pdf - 304.82kb)
Employer fact sheet (docx - 85.61kb)

Training provider fact sheet (pdf - 301.29kb)
Training provider fact sheet (docx - 85.25kb)