Please note that due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria, dates are subject to change.
Start your nomination today
Register online to become a nominee for the 2020 Learn local Awards
Download the 2020 nomination guidelines
1. Determine your award nomination category
Read through the
award categories and find out which one best suits you. You can put in a nomination for more than one award or for more than one individual, program or team.
2. Read the conditions of entry
Read the conditions of entry (docx - 23kb) thoroughly to ensure you understand the eligibility requirements and process behind the awards.
3. Start your nomination online
Go to the nomination portal.Register to nominate and follow the step-by-step process. Nominations may only be made through this portal. Your nomination can be saved as you enter information into it.
4. Collect any supporting evidence
Collect any supporting evidence that will be submitted with your nomination. The form contains additional details and tips on the type of information you can include in your nomination.
5. Sign the declaration form
Have the nominee sign the
nominee declaration form (docx - 44kb) and attach the completed form to your nomination. Nominators for the Volunteer Team Award must sign this form.
If you are nominating a program, please ensure the chair or CEO of the organisation (as appropriate) signs the nominee declaration.
Have the main partners sign the
partner declaration form (docx - 42kb) if you are nominating for the Victorian Learn Local Creating Local Solutions Award or the Victorian Learn Local Collaboration Award and scan the completed form to attach to your nomination.
6. Submit your application by the deadline
Submit your application by midnight on Monday 29 June. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.
Nominations and application writing assistance requests open
Tuesday 11 February 2020
Midnight on Friday 21 August 2020
Monday 31 August 2020 to Friday 18 September
All nominees notified
Monday 21 September
Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September
Help preparing your nomination
We aim to make the nomination process as simple and as streamlined as possible. If you need help drafting your nomination, contact us by phone on 1800 413 622 or email
Prepare your nomination
In addition to the completed questions, a nomination may include attachments (documents and/or letters of reference) as evidence of the program and learners' achievements.
Attachments may include:
- training certificates
- learner or practitioner testimonials
- Curriculum, A-frames, course plans.
There is a limit of five documents and/or letters of reference per application.
Additionally, images may be included in applications as supporting evidence. You may also include a single video to support your application.
Length of responses
There is no maximum or minimum word length specified, though one-word or one-sentence answers are unlikely to give enough information. Some questions may require more information than other questions.
When responding to questions, make sure that you have provided evidence that the skills, achievements or other changes in learners are related to the learners' participation in the program you are nominating.
Congratulations on choosing to nominate for the 2020 Victorian Learn Local Awards.
Here are our top tips to assist you in submitting your nomination.
1. Start today
Don’t wait until the last minute to nominate.
2. Cover your bases
Read the selection criteria for the relevant award category and the
Conditions of Entry (docx - 26.04kb)carefully.
3. Tell us a story
What has been achieved and how? Use practical examples and provide evidence.
4. Keep it simple
Avoid using slang words, jargon or too many acronyms. Keep your language simple, clear and concise!
5. Final checks
Don’t forget to proof read the nomination.
6. Ask for help
If you need assistance in writing the nomination, contact the Learn Local Awards team.
7. Think big
Make the nomination stand out!
8. Don’t be late
Submit your nomination before nominations close at midnight on Monday 29 June.
9. Ask questions
Should you have any questions the Learn Local Awards team are here to help. Just contact us before the closing date.