Principal Partner

The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and the Global Apprenticeship Network – (GAN Australia) are proud to be the principal partner of the Victorian Training Awards for the next three years.

Our Association has had a long partnership with the Victorian Government and these training awards. Over the past 30 years, our members have employed and supported over 180,000 apprentices and trainees in a wide range of industries across regional and metropolitan Victoria – outcomes that could not be achieved without a strong VET system.

The Victorian Training Awards, now in their 65th year recognise and honour outstanding achievements and contributions to the Victorian training, apprenticeship and TAFE system.

The Awards foster greater connections and collaboration, bringing together students, teachers, training providers, employers and industry, sharing and promoting a high quality training system that meets the needs of all Victorians.

Congratulations to all the award nominees and finalists.

We look forward to sharing and promoting your achievements so more young people, parents, schools and employers can see the real value in gaining vocational skills for a career in a world that is constantly evolving.

Your passion, hard work and success is a shining example of just how far vocational training can take you.

Major Sponsors

VET Development Centre (VDC)

Proud supporter of the Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

The VET Development Centre (VDC) specialises in providing professional learning for the Australian VET workforce, with a particular focus on trainers and educators. The VDC designs and delivers over 300 Professional Development events a year in the form of webinars, workshops, and seminars as well as customised training consultancy for training providers. The VDC is based in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with newly fitted training facilities that are also available for hire to external clients.

Find out more about the VET Development Centre (VDC)

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE)

Proud supporter of the Community Training Provider of the Year Award

Boost confidence. Transition to further training. Get a job.

The Adult, Community and Further Education Board, via the Victorian Government, funds over 270 Learn Locals across Victoria, helping people get the training they need to get a job.

Learn Locals are not-for-profit community organisations that deliver pre-accredited training and other programs aimed at improving literacy, numeracy and employability skills as a first step to accessing job or further education opportunities.

Nearly 28,000 Victorians a year undertake pre-accredited training at a Learn Local in their community, taking positive steps to improve their future educational achievements, employment status, and economic and social wellbeing.

Find out more about the Learn Local and the Adult, Community and Further Education Board.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Proud joint supporter of the Industry Collaboration Award

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The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest and most influential business organisation in Victoria. Since 1851 it has been our core mission to make a positive difference to Victoria's economic and business health.

Our members are at the heart of our organisation and we endeavour to be their voice, challenging the status to quo to meet the evolving needs of Victorian business.

Today we continue to lead business into the future through advocacy, leadership and services focused on promoting innovation and growth.

Find out more about The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Victorian TAFE Association (VTA)

Proud joint supporter of the Industry Collaboration Award

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The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) Inc. and its antecedents have served the Victorian TAFE sector for over 25 years initially as the TAFE College Councils Association of Victoria (TCCAV).

Find out more about Victorian TAFE Association (VTA)

Crown College

Proud supporter of the Koorie Student of the Year

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Crown College is a multi-award-winning leader in the provision of vocational education and training, specialising in delivering qualifications in culinary, patisserie, hospitality and management.

Find out more about Crown College

Metro Trains Melbourne

Proud supporter of the Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development

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Metro is responsible for the Melbourne metropolitan railway on which around 800,000 passenger journeys are made every day, connecting people and places for a growing Melbourne.
The Metro Academy offers Australia’s railway workers and contractors access to training opportunities provided by professionals with unrivalled knowledge of Melbourne’s metropolitan railway, and is backed by Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, which is arguably the best engineered railway in the world.
Metro Trains is employing more apprentices and trainees than ever to support Victoria’s booming rail infrastructure transformation.
More than seven per cent of Metro’s workforce are classified as apprentices or trainees.

Westvic Staffing Solutions

Proud supporter of the Apprentice of the Year Award

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Westvic Staffing Solutions is proud to be part of Victorian Training Awards.

As an employment, training and educational specialist we are passionate about helping people reach their career goals, and we have supported more than 14,000 trainees and apprentices in beginning their career journey since our inception three decades ago.

Westvic Staffing Solutions recognises the importance of acknowledging successful vocational education and training journeys. In doing so we are delighted to partner with government as a sponsor of the 65th Victorian Training Awards.

People's Choice Award Sponsor


Proud supporter of the People's Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year

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MEGT (Australia) Ltd is proud to sponsor the Victorian People’s Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year 2019.

As an Australian not-for-profit organisation, MEGT has been supporting employers, apprentices and trainees for over 35 years.

We're here to make it easy for employers to sign-up, train and retain apprentices and trainees. As well as, assist future apprentices and trainees to find the career pathway that's right for them.

What sets us apart from others:

  • dedicated local presence – offices across every State and in the ACT
  • overall apprentice and trainee completion rates higher than the national average
  • national admin teams that exceed Government quality and compliance benchmarks.

MEGT - your local apprenticeship experts
Call: 13 MEGT (6348)
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