​Nominations open for education awards

​​Each year, we celebrate the achievements of students, apprentices and trainees — and the teachers, institutes and organisations who guide them.

Nominations are now open for a number of upcoming education awards.

Learn Local Awards

The Victorian Learn Local Awards recognise the efforts all involved in the Learn Local education and training network, which teaches practical skills from improving English to making coffee.

You can nominate a Learn Local student, instructor or a program that has benefited the community. 

​Nominations for the 2018 Victoria​n Learn Local Awards are now open and close on Friday 8 June 2018.​​

Last year's winners included:

  • Christie Sinclair, a previously unemployed man in his 50s who turned his life around in a Workskills program. Christie was tasked with refurbishing a classroom for disengaged kids. He was able to use his existing skills in a productive way, learned new skills and found a sense of purpose by making a difference in his community. His experience led to full time work with a landscaping company. 
  • Lachlan McKenzie, a Jesuit Community college practitioner who has trained over 600 students. These students are refugees, asylum seekers, have disabilities or are longterm unemployed. Lachlan's course gives these students new skills and confidence to get into the workforce. Read about last years' Learn Local Awards winners.

Victorian Education Excellence Awards

The awards recognises education workers who demonstrate passion, dedication and innovation that support school students in their learning journey.

Nominations are now open to teachers, principals and education support teams and close on 22 June.

Previous winners include:

  • Outstanding Primary Teacher Award winner, Canterbury Primary School teacher Emma Ross. Emma is dedicated to encouraging girls to increase their participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning.
  • Outstanding Principal Award and Lindsay Thompson Award for Excellence in Education winner, Steven Cook. Steven has led the re-establishment of Albert Park College following its closure. Read more about last year's winners.

 For more information on education awards, see: Awards