How to Nominate

Nominations for the 2021 Victorian Training Awards are now open.

Nomination Guide

Why nominate?

Victorian Training Award winners are recognised as the best in the state in their category.

Previous individual winners have benefited from unique career opportunities and accelerated career progression. The professional and personal benefits that result from being involved in the awards cannot be overstated, with many winners describing their experience as 'life changing'.

Organisational winners benefit from enhanced brand recognition and reputation and a heightened industry profile.

The 2021 Victorian Training Awards Nomination is currently being developed and will be a key resource that can assist you in your nomination.  Make sure you follow the Victorian Training Awards on social media for the latest updates.

How to nominate

  1. Make sure you carefully read the 2021 Victorian Training Awards Nomination Guide (pdf - 6.39mb) to ensure you have noted the conditions of entry and eligibility criteria for your chosen category. Learn more about each of the award categories here.
  2. Go to the nomination portal: https://vta.awardsplatform.com/. Register to nominate and follow the step by step process.
    Note: Nominations may only be made through this portal.
  3. Contact the Victorian Training Awards team for advice or for help with obtaining the assistance of our nomination writers, if required.
  4. Make sure you submit your nomination by the closing date, midnight on Friday 4 June

Nomination tips

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 nomination guide (pdf - 6.39mb)!
    Make sure you read the nomination guide carefully to ensure you have met all of the eligibility criteria
  3. Tell us a story
    What has been achieved and how? Give good clear examples that relate to your study and work. Make sure you provide evidence
  4. Keep it simple
    Avoid using slang words, jargon or too many acronyms. Keep your language simple, clear and concise!
  5. Think big
    Make the nomination stand out!
  6. Ask for help
    If you need assistance in writing the nomination, contact the Victorian Training Awards team.
  7. Final checks
    Don't forget to proof-read the nomination.
  8. Don't be late
    Submit your nomination before nominations close at midnight on Friday 4 June.

Key dates - nominations

Monday 1 March Nominations open
Monday 8 MarchNomination writing assistance opens
Friday 28 MayNomination writing assistance closes
Friday 4 June Nominations close
Early – mid JuneEligibility review
Early – mid JulyShortlisting
Late JulyUnsuccessful nominees notified; finalists notified and invited to interview
Monday 26 July – Friday 6 AugustFinalist interviews commence


Help preparing your nomination – free writing assistance

To assist with your applications, we have engaged a professional writer who can review your draft and make sure your nomination is of the highest possible quality. In 2020, one quarter of all applications who used this service made it to the finalist stage, so it is a great way to ensure your application ticks the right boxes.

This is a free service available to all applicants.

For more information on Nominations and the free writing assistance program, please contact the VTA team by email: victorian.training.awards@education.vic.gov.au