The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.
The Australian Training Awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners from each state and territory competing in the national final. Winners from the Queensland Training Awards (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete with other states and territories to be named the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards each year.
The Australian Training Awards for 2015 were held in Hobart on Thursday 19 November. Queensland success included:
Visit the Australian Training Awards website to view the previous years' winners.
The Australian Training Awards has six awards that are only available by direct entry. These include:
Nominations for the Direct Entry award categories for the 2016 Australian Training Awards are now closed.
The Australian Training Awards website includes an inspirational collection of stories of best practice in Australian training.
Stories feature past winners and finalists of the Australian Training Awards, and include videos, case studies, fact sheets and magazines. The stories prove that investing in a nationally recognised qualification can lead to greater employability, greater job security, greater earning potential, greater choices for work options and, for many individuals, a better life. For Australian businesses, the stories share evidence of best practice in training and how business, both large and small, have increased their 'bottom line' and enjoyed sustainable growth through the provision of nationally recognised training to their employees.
Whether you are an organisation providing training, or a business considering training, or even an individual seeking skills to gain a better job, the Australian Training Awards website has the stories that will get you motivated! Find out more here.
Rachel Dudok has completed an Australian Apprenticeship and a Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) through Aviation Australia, has internationally recognised qualifications and is employed as an aircraft maintenance engineer. Rachel has been an individual finalists at the Australian Training Awards twice - in the Australian Apprentice of the Year category in 2012 before winning the national Vocational Student of the Year title in 2014.
The Oothungs (Sisters) in Mining Program is a collaboration of Thiess, Wesfarmers Curragh and the Salvation Army Employment Plus and was formed to assist local unemployed Indigenous women enter Queensland's mining industry. The tailored pre-employment program prepares graduates with a combination of learning, including life skills, classroom-based training and on-the-job experience in a state of the art Haul Truck Simulator.
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