Sponsors

Sponsors of the Victorian Training Awards 2021.

Principal Partner

Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and GAN Australia

The Victorian Training Awards gratefully acknowledge the support of the Awards' Principal Partner 2019–2021, the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Australia). Both have had a long partnership with the Victorian Government and the Victorian Training Awards.

Over the past 30 years, members have employed and supported more than 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.

Find out more at Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and GAN Australia.

Major Sponsors

Westvic Staffing Solutions

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Proud Major Sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award

Westvic Staffing Solutions is proud to be part of the Victorian Training Awards. As an employment, training and educational specialist they are passionate about helping people reach their career goals, and the organisation has supported more than 14,000 trainees and apprentices in beginning their career journey since its inception three decades ago.

Westvic Staffing Solutions recognises the importance of acknowledging successful vocational education and training journeys. In doing so, they are delighted to partner with government as a sponsor of the 2021 Victorian Training Awards.

Visit the Westvic Staffing Solutions website to find out more.

VET Development Centre

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Proud Major Sponsor of the Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

The VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The VDC provides continuous professional learning to all teaching and non-teaching staff in the VET sector across Australia. This is achieved through the design and delivery of an extensive range of webinars, workshops, interactive online sessions and thought leader events, as well as Victorian Government funded continuing professional learning for Victoria's TAFE and Skills First funded Private RTO and Learn Local providers.

Visit the VET Development Centre website to find out more.

Victorian TAFE Association

Victorian Tafe Association

Proud Major Sponsor of the Industry Collaboration Award

The Victorian TAFE Association Inc. (VTA) is the peak body for the Victorian TAFE Network, which comprises Victoria’s 12 TAFE institutes and 4 dual sector universities. The VTA was established in January 1999 as a result of a merger between the former Association of TAFE Institutes (ATI) and the Victorian Association of TAFE Directors (VICAD).

The Association represents the sector in dealings with government, industry and community stakeholders; harnesses and develops the collective capacity of the network; and facilitates collaboration between members.

Visit the VTA website to find out more.

Mas

Proud Major Sponsor of the Large Employer of the Year Award

Mas is a national not-for-profit that works with businesses (from small businesses to larger corporates) and job seekers to provide key employment support services. With over 30 years' experience, Mas have a strong customer focus, with their solutions tailor-made to every customer.

Mas is proudly part of the IntoWork group and is an Australian Apprentice Support Network (AASN) Provider, providing support services for job seekers, apprentices, trainees and employers across Australia. Mas provide services to apprentices, trainees and jobseekers with experience, careers, transition, mentoring and networking assistance.

Visit the Mas website to find out more.

MEGT

Proud Major Sponsor of the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award

MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices and trainees for almost 40 years, helping future apprentices and trainees to find the career pathway that's right for them.

MEGT offer a free service, providing:

  • Sign-up and registration of apprentices and trainees
  • Assistance with Government financial incentives
  • Processing of Training Contracts and incentive claim forms
  • Free online job board and employer/job seeker toolkits
  • Online access to apprentice and trainee records
  • Ongoing contact and support

With a dedicated local presence in every state, they are your local apprenticeship experts.

Visit the MEGT website for more information.

TAFE Victoria

Proud Major Sponsor of the Vocational Student of the Year Award

Victoria’s twelve standalone and four dual sector TAFEs deliver real skills for real careers.

Victorian TAFEs offer over 500 courses for hundreds of careers as well as pathways to further education. With quality, practical training, TAFE enables students to hit the ground running once graduated.

Free TAFE will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to the occupations that are needed most by employers in the Victorian economy.

Whether starting your career, changing to something new, returning to work, or seeking new and updated skills – TAFE will take you there.

Visit Tafe.vic.gov.au for more information.

Jobs Victoria


Proud Major Sponsor of the Trainee of the Year Award

Jobs Victoria, the Victorian Government's consolidated employment service, is proud to sponsor the Trainee of the Year Award in 2018.

Jobs Victoria supports long-term jobseekers to get them job-ready and into work. They also offer employers no-cost access to quality candidates for their business.

Training is a critical element of Jobs Victoria, partnering with TAFEs and other Registered Training Organisations to equip jobseekers with the skills and knowledge they need to get job-ready.

Their network of Jobs Victoria Partners throughout the state ensures a local, tailored approach to connecting long-term jobseekers and employers.

Visit Jobs Victoria to find out more.

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board


Proud Major Sponsor of the Community Training Provider of the Year Award

The Learn Local sector is an essential part of Victoria’s post-secondary education and training system. It plays a vital role in providing pathways for adult learners to transition to employment and further training, and it helps build strong communities. Adults who want to develop their core skills for study, work or life can enrol in Learn Local courses throughout the year. These short courses range from literacy and numeracy to job related and digital skills and are delivered by experienced trainers. Learn Local providers work with businesses and communities to identify and respond to local training needs and opportunities. There are over 240 registered Learn Local providers across Victoria, each offering a unique mix of quality core skills training. The Victorian Government, through the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, registers and funds these organisations so people can study and work in their local area.

Visit the Learn Local website to find out more.

Crown College International


Proud Major Sponsor of the Koorie Student of the Year Award

Crown is committed to creating real opportunities through employment and Crown College, its dedicated training facility, is a Registered Training Organisation enabling employees to receive on-site access to world-class training and development programs.

Multiple accolades have been awarded to Crown College for excellence in providing nationally recognised training and enabling employees to obtain qualifications in tourism, hospitality, leadership, and management.

Training and development is guided by Crown’s focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences, while employment practices honour the commitment to diversity and inclusion. Programs include the award-winning Indigenous Employment Program and CROWNability, the disability employment program, Gender Equity, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Employee Network and Crown Pride supporting the LGBTI+ community at Crown.

Visit Crown College International to find out more.

ReadyTech


Proud Major Sponsor of the Large Training Provider of the Year Award 

ReadyTech is home to the education market’s most trusted student management and skills assessment systems for tertiary, higher education and vocational education and training (VET) providers. 

Bringing together a family of technologies designed to solve problems across the entire student journey, ReadyTech has created a one-stop-shop to answer today’s student engagement, management and retention challenges. 

Managing your end-to-end student journey doesn’t stop there – ReadyTech’s technology also supports TAFES, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and tertiary education providers with skills tracking, planning and assessment technology that seamlessly integrates with their student management system for an end-to-end view.

To learn more, visit ReadyTech

Metro Trains

Proud Major Sponsor of the Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development

Metro Trains Melbourne is Melbourne’s metropolitan rail operator. Metro operates 226 six-carriage trains across 1,000 kilometres of track. Prior to coronavirus, the operator moved an average of around 450,000 passengers every day.

Metro is a consortium of rail and construction businesses, drawing on the strengths and expertise of three leading rail industry organisations: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, Australia’s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited.

Metro currently employs more than 6,400 people across multiple divisions, with in excess of 7% of the workforce classified as either an apprentice or trainee.

Visit Metro Trains for more information.

People's Choice Awards

Sponsors are also able to support the awards through sponsoring a People's Choice Award. The People's Choice Awards are open to finalists from individual sponsored categories and are decided in the lead up to the prizewinning ceremony by online public voting.

MAS

Proud People’s Choice Award Sponsor of the Trainee of the Year Award

Mas is a national not-for-profit that works with businesses (from small businesses to larger corporates) and job seekers to provide key employment support services. With over 30 years' experience, Mas have a strong customer focus, with their solutions tailor-made to every customer.

Visit the Mas website to find out more.

Apprenticeships Victoria

Apprendiceships Victoria

Proud People’s Choice Award Sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award.

Apprenticeships Victoria is a partnership between the Victorian Government, major project employers and the TAFE and training system. 

Apprenticeships Victoria is delivering more job opportunities for apprentices and trainees looking to start a career in the construction and infrastructure sector. It is creating better pathways to the workforce, fostering connections for employers and industry, working to increase quality, innovation and support across the broader apprenticeship system, and overseeing programs like Big Build Apprenticeships. 

Through Big Build Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships Victoria is providing opportunities to Victorian apprentices and trainees to kickstart their careers on some of the state’s largest projects, including the new Footscray Hospital, North East Link and the Warrnambool Learning and Library Hub.

Visit the Apprenticeships Victoria website to find out more. 


Partnership opportunities

The Victorian Training Awards are the state's premier showcase event recognizing excellence in the VET sector and generating pride and confidence in Victoria's TAFE and training system.

Sponsoring the Awards provides an opportunity for industry to position themselves as supporting Victoria's training and TAFE system. Supporting the awards through a partnership provides additional network and engagement opportunities with the Minister for Training and Skills and the Victorian State Government, including DET Executives and the VET sector.

The Victorian Training Awards is still seeking sponsors for the following award categories:

  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Inclusive Training Provider of the Year
  • Small Training Provider of the Year
  • People's Choice Award – Vocational Student of the Year
  • People's Choice Award – School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
  • People's Choice Award – Koorie Student of the Year
  • People's Choice Award – Teacher/Trainer of the Year

Thank you to the 2020 Victorian Training Award Sponsors

Sponsors are an integral part of the Victorian Training Awards each year. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the following Sponsors of the 2020 edition.

Victorian TAFE Association Inc.

Proud Major Sponsor of the Industry Collaboration Award

Westvic Staffing Solutions

Proud Major Sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award

TAFE Victoria

Proud Major Sponsor of the Vocational Student of the Year Award

VET Development Centre

Proud Major Sponsor of the Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board

Proud Major Sponsor of the Community Training Provider of the Year Award

MEGT

People's Choice Award Sponsor – Apprentice of the Year

Interested in supporting the Victorian Training Awards?

If you are interested in partnering with the Awards, please contact the Victorian Training Awards directly:

call 03 9084 8798

email Michael.Tarran@education.vic.gov.au