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Award categories

The six individual award categories and three employer categories are initially contested across the state's seven regional area - Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

Regional winners are automatically selected as state finalists and go on to compete for the state award.

The training provider categories and Premier's Industry Collaboration Award are presented at the state level only.

Individual award categories

Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by an apprentice who has recently completed or is due to complete an apprenticeship in Queensland.

Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by a trainee who has recently completed or is due to complete a traineeship in Queensland.

Vocational Student of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by a student who has recently completed or is due to complete a vocational education and training qualification in Queensland.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student within the Queensland vocational education and training sector.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and nominate for any of the above individual categories, you are also automatically entered for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award.

School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by a Queensland school-based apprentice or trainee.

VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement by a teacher or trainer providing nationally recognised training to students at, or in partnership with, a registered training organisation.

Employer and organisation categories

The training provider categories and Premier's Industry Collaboration Award are presented at the state level only.

Large Training Provider of the Year
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the delivery of vocational education and training in Queensland by a registered training organisation delivering 50 or more qualifications.

Small Training Provider of the Year
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the delivery of vocational education and training in Queensland by registered training organisation delivering less than 50 qualifications.

Large Employer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 200 or more full-time equivalent employees.

Medium Employer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 20 to 199 full-time equivalent employees.

Small Employer of the Year
Awarded for outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 19 or less full-time equivalent employees.

Premier's Industry Collaboration Award
Awarded for outstanding collaboration providing exemplary skills development between an employer/industry body and a registered training organisation.

This page was last updated at 03-November-2016

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