Nominations and key dates

Nominations for the 2019 Awards have closed. To register your interest for the 2020 Victorian Training Award nominations email:

How to nominate

To nominate you must:

Key timeline 2019

February​Nominations open
31 May, midnight​Nominations close​
​June​Judging commences
JulyNominees notified if successful or unsuccessful
July​Finalist interviews​
early September ​Victorian Training Awards​
​NovemberAustralian Training Awards ​


Nomination assistance

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 290 657 or email

Top tips

  1. Start today - don't wait until the last minute to begin your nomination.
  2. Cover your bases - read the selection criteria for your category and the Conditions of Entry carefully
  3. Tell your story - what have you done? How have you achieved it? Use practical examples and provide evidence.
  4. Mind your language - 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 your nomination. Ask someone else to read it for you.
  6. Ask for help! - ask your employer, teacher/trainer or colleagues for honest feedback. If you need assistance in writing your nomination, contact the VTA team.
  7. Think big and aim high - make your nomination stand out and aim to take your place among the best of the best.
  8. Don’t be late - submit your nomination before nominations close 
  9. And finally! - should you have any questions the VTA team are here to help. Just contact us before the closing date.

 Judging process

Evaluation and judging takes approximately 10 weeks. The judging panel will evaluate shortlisted nominations and will determine whether the nominee is submitted to go through to the interview stage.

The shortlisted nominees will then be invited to attend an interview. The selection criteria will be used as the basis for questions that will be asked during the interview process.

Once the interview process is complete the judging panel will determine the award winner for each category. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner in September.

All nominees will be notified as to the outcome of their nomination and can request feedback.

Nominations are assessed by the Victorian Training Awards evaluation team and the relevant Regulatory bodies. The eligibility criteria will be used to evaluate and determine whether the nomination is shortlisted as eligible to go through to the next stage.​