Training provider categories

There are four training provider 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 Victorian TAFE and training sector. As a finalist in the most prestigious event on the TAFE and training calendar, you will be seen as a preferred educational destination 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, in aligned categories, at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November.

How to nominate

To nominate you must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the award you are nominating for
  • Register to nominate  
  • Prepare an overview
  • Address the selection criteria.

Overview (500 words)

Provide a  brief description of your organisation, including the reasons why you are applying for this award. 

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 the inclusion of measurable results and appropriate indicators (including customer satisfaction data and other types of external validation).

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 format  .png, .jpeg or .eps versions
  • 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

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.

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

The Community Training Provider of the Year winner does not articulate into the Australian Training Awards as a similar category is not available.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, a community training provider must be:

  •  registered with the ACFE Board as a Learn Local organisation
  • have delivered ACFE Board funded pre-accredited training in 2018
  • have a history of timely compliance with contractual obligations and program requirements, and
  • deliver training in Victoria.

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:

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 system who have demonstrated outstanding improvements with regard to the achievement, engagement and well-being of students with additional needs.

The Inclusive Training Provider of the Year winner does not articulate into the Australian Training Awards as a similar category is not available.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, a training provider must be:

  • a registered training provider for which the delivery of training is the core business
  • deliver more than 50 qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration), and
  • deliver training in Victoria.

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: 

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 2019 Victorian winner of the Small Training Provider category will automatically be nominated for the Australian Training Awards and will compete at national level.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, a small training provider must be:

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

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: 

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 2019 Victorian winner of the Large Training Provider category will automatically be nominated for the Australian Training Awards and will compete at national level.

Eligibility

To nominate for this Award, a large training provider must be:

  • a training provider for which the delivery of training is the core business
  • deliver more than 50 qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration), and
  • deliver training in Victoria.

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: