The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Victorian Learn Local Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of those within the Learn Local education and training sector.
Nominations are now open. Full instructions on how to nominate below.
The Learn Local education and training sector plays a major role in the development of local individuals, businesses and 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.
- Determine your award nomination category (see below). You can put in a nomination for more than one award or for more than one individual, program or team.
- Read the
nomination information pack (docx - 126.36kb) and
conditions of entry (docx - 47.56kb) thoroughly to ensure you understand the eligibility requirements and selection criteria for the relevant award category.
Go to the nomination portal. Register to nominate and follow the step by step process. Nominations may only be made through this portal.
- Collect any supporting evidence that will be submitted with your nomination. Your nomination can be saved as you enter information into it. The form contains additional details and tips on the type of information you can include in your nomination.
- Have the nominee sign the
nominee declaration form (docx - 45.41kb) and attach the completed form to your nomination. 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 - 45.48kb) 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.
- Submit your application by
midnight on Friday 14 June. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.
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.
1 April: Nominations open
14 June, midnight: Nominations close
late June: Judging commences
July: Nominees notified if successful or unsuccessful
July: Finalist interviews
late August: Learn Locals Awards presentation dinner
Practitioner or volunteer categories
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
About the awards
The Victorian Learn Local Awards are held annually by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board and are an important opportunity to acknowledge the sector’s many contributions and celebrate the success of individuals, programs and training providers across Victoria.
For learners, the Awards enable recognition for all the hard work and commitment you have shown in furthering your education and employment pathways and connections with your community.
For Learn Local programs, practitioners and volunteers, the Awards are an excellent promotional tool and validation of how your dedication and innovative training have benefited your organisation, learners and the community.
For Learn Local providers, the Awards provide a benchmark of excellence that places your organisation at the forefront in an increasingly competitive market as well as giving you an opportunity to recognise your teams and learners.
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
email@example.com or call 1800 413 622.