Employer categories

There are four employer categories available for nomination in the 65th Anniversary Victorian Training Awards. 

Why nominate?

This is a unique opportunity for your organisation to gain recognition and exposure for your contribution to, and achievements in, the most prestigious event in the TAFE and training sector.

As a finalist , you will be seen as an employer of choice for staff and students:

  • raising your profile as an innovative leader of vocational education and training
  • boosting your client base through increased industry and community profile
  • increasing credibility within a specific industry area further enhancing professional image.

Winners will become Ambassadors for the 2020 Victorian Training Awards and the Victorian TAFE and training sector. You will also have the opportunity to attract national recognition by representing Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November.

How to Nominate

To nominate you must:

  1. Meet the eligibility criteria for the award you are nominating for
  2. Register to nominate  
  3. Prepare an overview
  4. Address the selection criteria.  

Overview (500 words)

Provide a short overview including a description of your business or organisation, the products and/or services offered, plus any milestones that have been achieved.

This information may be used as part of your profile summary throughout the Awards process, but will not be used for judging purposes.

You will also be asked to provide details relating to your business, for example, your industry sector, ABN, number of full-time staff etc.

Addressing the selection criteria  

Present information in a way that clearly addresses each criterion.

Your response to the criteria will be strengthened by using measurable results and appropriate indicators (including customer satisfaction data and other types of external validation).

Nationally recognised training

This refers to training that is based on a national training package or accredited course which results in a person receiving a formal qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation. This includes Australian Apprenticeships.

Supporting evidence

Supporting evidence should not include additional responses to the criteria, but must include:

  • up to five (relevant) photographs showcasing the organisation or initiative
  • the organisation's full colour logo in .png, .jpeg or .eps version
  • a signed copy of the Business Endorsement by the Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director of the organisation.
  • VTA business endorsement (docx - 555.94kb)
  • Additional supporting evidence, up to a maximum of ten pages may also be attached in support of your nomination. This might include, for example:

    • tables, graphs or figures to support your nomination
    • recognition or achievement awards.


 

Award Categories

Small Employer of the Year

The Small Employer of the Year Award recognises a small enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of ‘nationally recognised training’ to its employees.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, an organisation must employ 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

The winner of this Award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Small Employer of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards and will receive $5,000 in prize money and a 2019 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: 

Medium Employer of the Year

The Medium Employer of the Year Award recognises a medium enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of ‘nationally recognised training’ to its employees.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, an organisation​ must employ 20 or more, but less than 200 full-time equivalent employees.

The winner of this Award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Medium Employer of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards and will receive $5,000 in prize money and a 2019 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see:

Large Employer of the Year

The Large Employer of the Year Award recognises a large enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of ‘nationally recognised training’ to its employees.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, an organisation must employ 200 or more full-time equivalent employees.

The winner of this Award will be nominated by Victoria for the Australian Large Employer of the Year Award at the Australian Training Awards and will receive $5,000 in prize money and a 2019 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see:

Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development

The Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development 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.

This is a Victorian-only Award and does not articulate into the national awards. Nominees for this category are ineligible to nominate for the Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award at the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, an organisation must be an employer of a Victorian apprentices or trainees at some time between 1 January 2018 - 31 May 2019 and have a formalised contract of training of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

The winner of this Award will receive $5,000 in prize money and a 2019 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: