2020 Learn Local Awards Virtual Gala Series

This year, instead of a physical gala or a live online event, the 2020 Learn Local Awards are going to be announced through a Virtual Gala Series. Hosted by MC Sara James, the pre-recorded video series will feature interviews with the finalists, and you will find out the winner in the category at the end of each video.

Although 2020 has been a challenging year for many, these Awards continue to represent the Learn Local spirit, and we are looking forward to sharing the successes of the Learn Local sector with all of you.

From Monday 30 November, each video will be published at 2.00pm at the following channels:




There is no requirement to login or register to view these videos – but we encourage you to follow Learn Local on Facebook and RSVP to one or all the Facebook events. All the details are on the 2020 Learn Local Awards Virtual Gala Series invitation.

The series will be followed by a celebratory closing video featuring footage from this year’s 2020 Learn Local Awards Winners.

Once the Virtual Gala Series is complete, all videos will be available on the Learn Local website at www.learnlocal.org.au

Finalists Announcement

On 26 October 2020, the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, announced the finalists for the 2020 Learn Local Awards.

View the list of award categories and award categories finalists.

Congratulations to all this year’s Learn Local Awards finalists.

People’s Choice Award – voting now open

This year, we are giving members of the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite finalist in the following award categories. Winners of the People’s Choice Awards will each receive an Apple Macbook Laptop. You can vote by clicking on this survey link.

  • Victorian Learn Local Pre-Accredited Pathway Program Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Creating Solutions Award
  • Victorian Learn Local Collaboration Award

About the Awards

Held annually by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, the Learn Local Awards provide a unique opportunity to honour the Learn Local sector and highlight the success of learners and the training providers who support them.