For 25 years, the Australian Training Awards have paid tribute to excellence in Australia’s vocational education and training sector by showcasing people, businesses and organisations who have invested in real skills for real careers
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, today called for applications for the country’s preeminent award program.
“The Awards recognise outstanding achievements in skills and training and I urge people and organisations to get applications in by 31 May,” Minister Andrews said.
“Winners and finalists go on to join the ranks of the prestigious Australian VET Alumni, where they become Australia’s national champions for skills and training.
“I want to see the best in our sector recognised for investing in vocational education and training, either as a provider or someone who has benefitted from receiving a nationally recognised qualification.
“So whether you’re an individual, or you represent a secondary school, registered training organisation or a local business, if you have a good story to tell about your experience in skills and training, submit your nomination for this year’s awards and the opportunity for national recognition.”
Winner of the 2017 Small Employer of the Year, Brisbane-based commercial and residential electrical company, Tradesmen on Time, was thrilled to be honoured as Australia’s best small employer.
“We initially didn’t think we had time to apply but then decided to give it a crack,” said Chris Lehmann, manager of operations.
“It was a great experience and I’d encourage other businesses to have a go. Winning has bumped our brand awareness and given our team a great sense of pride.”
Of the 18 award categories, seven accept applications directly to the Australian Training Awards with the remainder nominated from state and territory training awards programs.
The Australian Training Awards will be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre on 15 November.
Applications close 31 May. For more information and to apply, visit www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au