2019 ACT Training Awards - Sponsorship Prospectus

About the awards

The ACT Training Awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The awards recognise, reward and promote the training efforts and success of apprentices, trainees, VET students, teachers/trainers, registered training organisations and employers in the ACT across 14 categories. Winners in aligned categories will go on to compete for national success at the Australian Training Awards.

The ACT Government is committed to ensuring the ACT has a high quality VET sector. Sponsoring the ACT Training Awards is an opportunity to show your support of Canberra’s VET sector, which delivers the best outcomes and graduates in the country.

The awards program culminates in a presentation event with over 400 guests expected to attend on Thursday 12 September 2019.

Sponsorship information is detailed below or refer to the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF 2.99MB).

Key sponsorship benefits

Throughout 2018, the ACT Training Awards received positive media coverage in local outlets such as ABC 666 radio, The Canberra Times, 2CC radio, Canberra Weekly and CityNews, plus considerable social media reach.

In addition to the awards program, finalists and winners were promoted in activities targeting schools, parents, apprentices, trainees, employers, registered training organisations, industry groups and the general community.

The ACT Government Facebook and Twitter accounts are also used for promotion; these accounts have over 18,000 followers combined. In 2018, individual ACT Training Awards posts reached at least 5000 Canberrans.

Your organisation has the opportunity to be involved in the judging process and meet some of the best apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, employers and training providers in the ACT.

The ACT Training Awards presentation event is the premier event for the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Winners in aligned categories will go on to compete for national success at the peak national awards for the VET sector, the Australian Training Awards.

Through showcasing best practice, the awards promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET. This contributes to national and international awareness and respect for Australia’s VET sector and the importance of the sector in meeting Australia’s workforce needs.

The event provides a networking and promotional opportunity for your organisation to a minimum of 400 guests comprising of employers, schools, RTOs, industry representatives, apprentices, trainees, VET students and VET teacher/trainers, government representatives and members of the legislative assembly.

Through your support of the ACT Training Awards your organisation is associated with a sector committed to building the ACT workforce and providing positive career pathways. Your organisation has the opportunity to give back and engage with the community, rewarding those who set the benchmark for quality training outcomes in the ACT.

Australian Training Awards

Commencing in 1994, the Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Winners from the 2019 ACT Training Awards (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete with other states and territories to win the title of the ‘best in Australia’ at the Australian Training Awards.

The Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. The 2019 Australian Training Awards will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, on Thursday 21 November 2019.

The ACT VET sector shone at the Australian Training Awards, held in Sydney last year. The ACT was represented by 7 finalists including 2 local businesses and 5 individuals. Winners at the Australian Training Awards receive widespread media attention locally and nationally.

2018 ACT Representatives included:

  • JobReady ACT Apprentice of the Year - Matthew Egan
  • ACT Trainee of the Year - Danielle Jackson
  • ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year - Tylah Saunders
  • ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year - Miah Jagoe-Shaw
  • ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year - Evan Street
  • ACT Small Employer of the Year - Rick Maier Paint Plus
  • ACT Small Training Provider of the Year - Wisdom Learning

Sponsorship opportunities

The ACT Training Awards relies on the contributions of our generous sponsors. Sponsorship provides your organisation with a unique opportunity to gain positive exposure for your business and display its commitment to vocational education and training in the ACT.

Skills Canberra recognises that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to sponsorship investments. To discuss and design a tailor made package, please contact us.

Available 2019 sponsorship packages include:

The ACT Training Awards provides a networking and promotional opportunity for your organisation to a minimum of 400 guests comprising of employers, schools, RTOs, industry representatives, apprentices, trainees, VET students and VET teacher/trainers, government representatives and members of the Legislative Assembly.

Your valuable contribution will assist Skills Canberra in delivering the presentation event in September 2019 as well as administration of your sponsored category throughout the 2019 program and the provision of a $2,000 prize for individual award category winners. Organisation category winners do not receive prize money.

In 2019, 2 Platinum sponsorship packages are available.

The Platinum sponsor/s will in return benefit from extensive exposure through a range of marketing channels including online, print and advertising as outlined below:

Naming rights

  • The Platinum sponsor/s will have first choice in the exclusive naming rights to the category of your choosing1.

Promotional opportunities

  • Your organisation’s logo included on printed promotional materials including nomination booklets and presentation event program2.
  • logo on the ACT Training Awards online nomination portal.
  • Logo and name included in an ACT Training Awards advertorial in a local magazine or newspaper.
  • Acknowledgement in relevant media releases promoting the awards.
  • Logo and profile on the ACT Training Awards webpage.
  • A suite of the ACT Training Awards electronic promotional materials provided to you to assist in promoting your sponsored category, including social media tiles and email signature block graphics.

Judging

  • Opportunity for a representative from your organisation to sit on one of the category judging panels.
  • Opportunity for your organisation’s banner to be displayed in the foyer as finalists arrive for judging and in your chosen category’s judging room during finalist interviews.

ACT Training Awards opportunities

  • 10 complimentary tickets to the presentation event.
  • Recognition in the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills’ address at the presentation event.
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies.
  • Logo included on presentation event’s invitations.
  • Opportunity to provide a 2 minute speech at the event.
  • The honour of presenting the winner of your category with a certificate and trophy at the presentation event.
  • Logo displayed in a sponsor loop on the screen during presentation event.
  • Logo and profile included in your chosen category’s page inside the event program.
  • A 1 page advertorial within the event program (artwork to be provided by the sponsor).
  • Logo included in the sponsor page of the event program produced for the awards presentation event.
  • Name and logo included on finalist and winner certificates for your chosen category.
  • A framed certificate of appreciation presented to you on stage at the event.
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event.

Australian Training Awards opportunities

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner to be held in Brisbane on Thursday 21 November 20193.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship in relevant Australian Training Awards promotional material such as the event program and mobile app.

1. Subject to availabiity.

2. Logo placement on some advertising material is reliant on sponsorship pledge and logos (in correct format) being provided before the deadlines outlined in this sponsorship prospectus.

3. All additional associated costs including travel and accommodation are not included.

There are 12 ACT Training Awards categories open for sponsorship in 2019. Your organisation may choose to sponsor 1 or several categories at $7,000 each.

Your sponsorship includes the administration of your sponsored category throughout the 2019 program and event and the provision of a $2,000 prize for individual award category winners. Organisation category winners do not receive prize money.

ACT Training Awards Gold Sponsors benefit from the following benefits and exposure through a range of marketing channels including online, print and advertising:

Naming rights

  • Exclusive naming rights to the category of your choosing4.

Promotional opportunities

  • Your organisation’s logo included on printed promotional materials including nomination booklets and event program5.
  • Logo on the ACT Training Awards online nomination portal.
  • Logo and profile on the ACT Training Awards webpage.
  • Name included in ACT Training Awards advertorial in a local newspaper or magazine.
  • A suite of ACT Training Awards electronic promotional materials provided to you to assist in promoting your sponsored category, including social media tiles and email signature block graphics. Judging.
  • Opportunity for a representative from your organisation to sit on one of the category judging panels.
  • Opportunity for your organisation’s banner to be displayed in your chosen category’s judging room during finalist interviews.

ACT Training Awards opportunities

  • 6 complimentary tickets to the presentation event.
  • Recognition in the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills’ address at the presentation evening.
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies.
  • The honour of presenting the winner of your category with a certificate and trophy at the presentation event.
  • Logo displayed in a sponsor loop on the screen during presentation event.
  • Logo included in the sponsor page of the event program produced for the awards presentation event.
  • Logo and profile included in your chosen category’s page inside the event program
  • Name and logo included on finalist and winner certificates for your chosen category.
  • A framed certificate of appreciation presented to you on stage at the event.
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event.

Australian Training Awards opportunities.

  • 1 complimentary ticket to the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner to be held in Brisbane on Thursday 21 November 20196.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship in relevant Australian Training Awards promotional material such as the event program and mobile app.

4. Subject to availability.

5. Logo placement on some advertising material is reliant on sponsorship pledge and logos (in correct format) being provided before the deadlines outlined in this sponsorship prospectus.

6. All additional associated costs including travel and accommodation are not included.

Each year, 6 individual finalists and shortlisted organisation category finalists go on to represent the ACT at the Australian Training Awards Finalist Week. In preparation for this, we hold a 2 day professional development course for all finalists. Your sponsorship will assist to cover team uniform, catering, venue hire and facilitation costs for this course as well as assisting the ACT to send additional support to Brisbane for the week.

This is an exclusive sponsorship package, only 1 package is available each year. In return, your organisation will receive national coverage of your support as well as the below benefits:

Promotional opportunities

  • Your organisation’s logo included on selected printed promotional materials7.
  • Logo on the ACT Training Awards webpage.
  • An ACT Training Awards graphic acknowledging your level of support suitable for email signatures or on your website.

ACT Training Awards opportunities

  • 4 complimentary tickets to the presentation event.
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies.
  • Logo displayed in a sponsor loop on the screen during presentation event.
  • Logo included in the sponsor page of the event program produced for the awards presentation event.
  • A framed certificate of appreciation.
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event.

Australian Training Awards opportunities

  • 1 complimentary ticket to the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner to be held in Brisbane on Thursday 21 November 20198.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship in relevant Australian Training Awards promotional material such as the event program.
  • Logo on ACT Team uniforms to be worn during Australian Training Awards finalist week
  • Opportunity to display your banner during two-day professional development session for ACT winners.
  • Opportunity to hand out promotional materials during two-day professional development session for ACT winners

7. Logo placement on some advertising material is reliant on logos (in correct format) being provided before the deadlines as outlined in this sponsorship prospectus.

8. All additional associated costs including travel and accommodation are not included.

Your valuable contribution as Silver Sponsor in 2019 assists Skills Canberra in delivering the presentation event in September.

Silver sponsors will in return receive the below benefits:

Promotional opportunities

  • Logo included on selected printed promotional materials9.
  • Logo on the ACT Training Awards webpage.
  • An ACT Training Awards graphic acknowledging your level of support suitable for email signatures or on your website.

ACT Training Awards opportunities

  • 4 complimentary tickets to the presentation event.
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies.
  • Logo displayed in a sponsor loop on the screen during presentation event.
  • Logo included in the sponsor page of the event program produced for the awards presentation event.
  • A framed certificate of appreciation.
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event.

9. Logo placement on some advertising material is reliant on logos (in correct format) being provided before the deadlines as outlined in this sponsorship prospectus.

We welcome organisations to support the ACT Training Awards through a small contribution of $3,000. In return, your organisation will be acknowledged throughout the promotion of the ACT Training Awards and the presentation event.

Bronze Sponsors will receive the below benefits:

Media, advertising and promotional opportunities

  • Logo placement on the ACT Training Awards webpage.
  • An ACT Training Awards graphic acknowledging your level of support suitable for email signatures or on your website.

ACT Training Awards opportunities

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the presentation event.
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies.
  • Logo displayed in a sponsor loop on the screen during presentation event.
  • Logo included in the sponsor page of the event program produced for the awards presentation event.
  • A framed certificate of appreciation.
  • Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event.
Naming rights
Benefit Platinum Gold Team Silver Bronze
Category Naming Rights Yes Yes No No No
Promotioanl oportunities
Benefit Platinum Gold Team Silver Bronze
Logo on all supporting printed promotional material10 Yes Yes No No No
Logo on selected printed promotional materials No No Yes Yes No
Logo on online application portal Yes Yes No No No
Logo placement in an ACT Training Awards advertorial Yes No No No No
Organisation’s name in ACT Training Awards advertorial Yes Yes No No No
Acknowledgement in relevant media releases Yes No No No No
Profile on ACT Training Awards website Yes Yes No No No
Logo on ACT Training Awards website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A suite of ACT Training Awards electronic promotional materials Yes Yes No No No
An ACT Training Awards graphic to be supplied for email signature blocks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Judging
Benefit Platinum Gold Team Silver Bronze
Representative on a judging panel Yes Yes No No No
Organisation's banner displayed at semi-finalist judging day- in main lobby Yes No No No No
Organisation's banner displayed at semi-finalist judging day in chosen category judging room Yes Yes No No No
ACT Training Awards opportunities
Benefit Platinum Gold Team Silver Bronze
Complimentary tickets 10 6 4 4 2
Acknowledgement in Minister's speech Yes Yes No No No
Acknowledgement by Master of Ceremonies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on presentation event invitations Yes No No No No
Opportunity to give a speech at the event Yes No No No No
On stage category presentation rights (no speech) Yes Yes No No No
Logo on screen sponsor loop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Profile of your organisation in presentation event program Yes Yes No No No
Full page advertisement in presentation event program Yes No No No No
Logo included in presentation dinner program Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Name and logo on finalist and winner certificates Yes Yes No No No
Framed certificate of appreciation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Representative from organisation invited on stage to receive certificate Yes Yes No No No
Opportunity to network with industry leaders at a nationally recognised event Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Australian Training Awards
Benefit Platinum Gold Team Silver Bronze
Complimentary tickets to Australian Training Awards 2 1 1 0 0
Acknowledgement of ACT sponsorship in Australian Training Awards event program and mobile app Yes Yes Yes No No
Logo on team uniforms No No Yes No No
Organisation's banner displayed at professional development session for ACT winners No No Yes No No
Opportunity to provide promotional materials at professional development session for ACT winners No No Yes No No
 

Skills Canberra recognises that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to sponsorship investments. To discuss and design a tailor made package, please contact us.


10. Signed pledge and logo must be received by 27 February 2019 to be included in nomination collateral.

Key dates and contact details

Deadline for sponsorship pledge to be received by Skills Canberra - Thursday 2 May 2019

Deadline for organisation logo to be received by Skills Canberra - Thursday 9 May 2019

Deadline for sponsorship monies to be received Friday - 2 August 2019

To guarantee inclusion in relevant collateral, all logos must be emailed to Skills Canberra by the dates listed above. Logos must be supplied in EPS, ai, PDF or in JPEG format at 300dpi or higher.

Earlybird Sponsorship offer

Pledge your sponsorship by Wednesday 27 February and your company’s logo will also be included in printed nomination booklets and posters. Nominations open Monday 4 March 2019.

For further information please email Skills Canberra or telephone on 6205 8555.