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Do you know someone, an employer or organisation who has an inspiring story to tell about our vocational education and training (VET) sector? Are you a teacher who has thrived in the workplace, or a business or training provider that’s gone above and beyond?

Now is your chance to nominate for the 2021 Australian Training Awards, the peak national awards for VET!

The Australian Training Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector and are an important mechanism for promoting the benefits of VET.

It’s a chance to shine a spotlight on those making a difference, while celebrating the resilience of the VET sector in what’s been a challenging year.

This year includes a new award category for outstanding achievement in the VET and skills sector, recognising an individual’s outstanding leadership and contribution for more than 15 years.

Individuals, businesses and registered training organisations can nominate directly for the following categories:

  • Australian Apprenticeships—Employer Award
  • School Pathways to VET Award
  • Small Employer of the Year Award
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award.

Finalists from these categories will join state and territory training award apprentice, trainee and VET trainer winners to compete for a national award title.

Winners from all categories will be announced on Thursday 18 November 2021 at the Australian Training Awards which will be held in Perth, Western Australia.

National finalists are invited to become a member of the exclusive Australian VET Alumni (Alumni). The Alumni are a community of high achieving VET graduates, VET leaders and practitioners, businesses, schools and training providers committed to sharing their story of success in VET.

Watch this short ATA video about the benefits of applying for an Australian Training Award.

Nominations close 30 June 2021. To apply visit the Australian Training Awards.

More information

Need inspiration? Find out more about last year’s winners and the benefits of VET!. Visit the Australian Training Awards website.

Correct at time of publication.