Training provider categories

There are four training provider categories available for nomination in the 2021 Victorian Training Awards.

Award categories

Community Training Provider of the Year

The Community Training Provider of the Year Award recognises innovation and excellence by an organisation involved in improving skills in the local community or workplace.

The Community Training Provider of the Year Award is proudly supported by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board.

Nominations can be made by relevant individuals or organisations (e.g. colleagues, professional bodies, students, employers, industry or community representatives), or through self-nomination.

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

Eligibility

To apply for this Award, an organisation must:

  • deliver training in Victoria
  • have a history of timely compliance with contractual obligations and program requirements
  • be registered with the ACFE Board as a Learn Local organisation
  • have delivered ACFE Board funded pre-accredited training in 2020.

Selection Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Demonstrated design and implementation of quality training programs (pre-accredited and other) that are highly valued by the local community and are responsive to learner aspirations
  • Criterion 2: Demonstrated understanding of local community and know-how to attract learners facing barriers to participation and attainment in vocational training
  • Criterion 3: Demonstrated partnerships and participation in broader service delivery within the local community

Inclusive Training Provider of the Year

The Inclusive Training Provider of the Year Award recognises exceptional training providers within the Victorian government's vocational education and training sector that have demonstrated outstanding improvements with regard to the achievement, engagement and well-being of students with disability.

This organisation will have demonstrated excellence in implementing innovation and change for students with disability or additional needs; created an impact throughout their organisation, system and community; and increased employment for people with disability in their community, as well as in their organisation. The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2021 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

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 a training provider whose core business is the delivery of training
  • deliver training in Victoria
  • be a training provider delivering an inclusive curriculum for students with a disability and/or additional needs
  • have an effective Disability Action Plan and inclusive and accessible employment plans in place.

Selection Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Focus on students
  • Criterion 2: Quality and inclusive teaching and learning
  • Criterion 3: Community and system engagement
  • Criterion 4: Implementing improvement, innovation and change
  • Criterion 5: Inclusive workplace

Small Training Provider of the Year

The Small Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a training provider that offers a specific range of training products and services while also demonstrating excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of the TAFE and training sector.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2021 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

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

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, an organisation must:

  • be a training provider whose core business is the delivery of training
  • deliver training in Victoria
  • be delivering less than 50 qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration).

Selection Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Leading practice in vocational education and training  
  • Criterion 2: Strategic planning processes  
  • Criterion 3: Student, employer and market focus  
  • Criterion 4: Human resource capability  
  • Criterion 5: Partnerships and links 

Large Training Provider of the Year

The Large Training Provider of the Year Award recognises a training provider that offers a broad range of training products and services and demonstrates excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of the TAFE and training sector.

The winner of this Award receives $5,000 in prize money and a 2021 Victorian Training Awards trophy.

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:

  • be a training provider whose core business is the delivery of training
  • deliver training in Victoria.
  • be delivering 50 or more qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration).

Selection Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Leading practice in vocational education and training
  • Criterion 2: Strategic planning processes
  • Criterion 3: Student, employer and market focus