Employer categories

There are four employer categories available for nomination in the 2020 Victorian Training Awards.

Nominations for the 2020 Victorian Training Awards have closed.

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.

The winner of this award will be nominated to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility

To apply for this award, an organisation must employ less than 20 full-time equivalent employees.

Joint applications will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation that partners with a host employer
  • a host employer that partners with a group training organisation.

Applications will not be accepted from organisations whose core business is the delivery of vocational education and training. These organisations may consider nominating for either the Small or Large Training Provider of the Year Award.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2020 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: VTA Small Employer of the Year factsheet (docx - 37.43kb)

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.

The winner of this award will be nominated to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility

To apply for this award, an organisation​ must employ between 20 and 199 full-time equivalent employees.

Joint applications will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation that partners with a host employer
  • a host employer that partners with a group training organisation.

Applications will not be accepted from organisations whose core business is the delivery of vocational education and training. These organisations may consider nominating for either the Small or Large Training Provider of the Year Award.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2020 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: VTA Medium Employer of the Year factsheet (docx - 37.92kb)

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.

The winner of this award will be nominated to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility

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

Joint applications will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation that partners with a host employer
  • a host employer that partners with a group training organisation.

Applications will not be accepted from organisations whose core business is the delivery of vocational education and training. These organisations may consider nominating for either the Small or Large Training Provider of the Year Award.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2020 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: VTA Large Employer of the Year factsheet (docx - 37.98kb)

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 Victoria and to their local community.

This is a Victorian-only award and does not articulate to the Australian Training Awards.

Eligibility

To apply for this Award, an organisation must:

  • be an employer of a Victorian apprentices or trainees at some time between 1 January 2019 – 5 June 2020
  • have a formalised contract of training of apprenticeship or traineeship.

Joint applications will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation that partners with a host employer
  • a host employer that partners with a group training organisation.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2020 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

To download the full eligibility and selection criteria, see: VTA Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development factsheet (docx - 35.08kb)