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State Training Awards: Tricks and Tips

The State Training Awards celebrate the top students, teachers, employers and training providers in the state’s TAFE and training sector.

In each state, there are between 10 and 15 awards to nominate for. These include categories for individuals and businesses, today we are going to focus on individuals however much of this information will be relevant for both.

Majority of nominations will be open by the end of the month, with the closing date varying state to state. Ensure you check your deadline so you don’t miss out!

Successful applicants will be invited to be interviewed by the panel, with finalists being invited to the State Training Award Ceremony – where the winners will be announced.

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Why should I apply?

The State and National training awards give you a unique opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of yourself, your employee or your business.

Other opportunities include:

  • media exposure for yourself or your business
  • networking opportunities
  • adding it to your CV
  • prize money is available in some states and categories

Who can nominate?

This varies from state-to-state and category-to-category. This can be found in the category criteria on your state page.

How to nominate?

Visit your State Training website to nominate. Some tips to nominating include:

  • Check your eligibility
  • Start your application early
  • Meet you key Selection Criteria
  • Use plain, active language to tell your story
  • Meet the word limit and deadline
  • Check and check again

How do I know if I am successful?

You will be notified via email.

If you are unsuccessful, ask for feedback so that you can learn for next time. Remember it is natural to be disappointed, but don’t be disheartened.

If you are successful, candidates are interviewed based on their regions. From here, successful candidates will be invited to a State Training Award Presentation. This is where a winner for each category will be announced.

Winners of the state training awards will then be invited to the National Training Awards (unless otherwise stated).

The 2020 Australian Training Awards will be held on Friday 20 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

What is my State Training Award website?

National:  https://www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au   

Tasmania: www.skills.tas.gov.au/about/events_and_awards_programs/tasmanian_training_awards

Victoria: www.education.vic.gov.au/about/awards/vta/Pages/default.aspx

NSW: www.training.nsw.gov.au/training_awards/index.html

QLD: www.desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta

NT: www.business.nt.gov.au/business-events/nt-training-awards  

WA: www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/watrainingawards/

SA: www.tasc.sa.gov.au/SA-Training-Awards/About-the-awards

ACT: www.skills.act.gov.au/awards