Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Nominations are now open for 2018 direct entries until 31 May 2018.

Victorian winners - Australian Training Awards 2017

Congratulations to all of our Victorian winners!

The 2017 Victorian Training Awards winners, in aligned categories, competed with other states and territories to be named the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards, held in Canberra on 23 November 2017.

  • Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award: Dustin Cross
  • Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award: Bethany Simpson
  • Industry Collaboration Award: Futuretech - a collaboration between Holmesglen Institute and the Electrical Trades Union (Victoria)
  • Large Training Provider of the Year Award: The Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Bruce MacKenzie, former CEO of Holmesglen Institute.

To find out more about all of our winners, see: 2017 winners

Direct entry winners

Victorian entries also took out two awards available for direct entry to the Australian Training Awards:

Direct entry categories

National Achievement Award

The National Achievement Award is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the Australian VET sector for up to 25 years. This may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long lasting positive influence and impact in the sector.

For more information, see: National Achievement Award

Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

This award recognises innovation and excellence by an individual involved in improving English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills in an educational, community or workplace context.

For more information, see: Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

International Training Provider of the Year Award

This award recognises a registered training organisation that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all aspects of vocational education and training (VET) to full-fee paying international students in Australia and overseas.

For more information, see: International Training Provider of the Year Award

School Pathways to VET Award

This award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations, group training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent vocational education and training programmes to secondary school students.

For more information, see: School Pathways to VET Award

Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

The Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award recognises those employers who have made innovative improvements in training which provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia and to their local community.

Nominees for this award are ineligible to nominate for the Victorian Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development.

For more information, see: Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

Further information

For further information about the Australian Training Awards direct entry categories, see:


The Australian Training Awards team can be contacted via phone  02 6240 9874 or email: