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 encompass the opportunity to recognise and reward the success of individuals and organisations in the ACT across 14 categories. Winners in aligned categories will go on to compete for national success at the Australian Training Awards.

 

Nominations for the 2019 ACT Training Awards are now closed.

Nominations for the 2019 Australian Training Awards direct entry categories are open until 31 May 2019. For more information please visit the Australian Training Awards website.

 

Key dates

4 March 2019 - ACT Training Awards nominations open

16 May 2019 - ACT Training Awards nominations close

24 June to 5 July 2019 - Nominees advised if successful or unsuccessful

22 to 26 July 2019 - Finalist interviews

12 September 2019 - ACT Training Awards presentation event

18 to 22 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards finalist week (Brisbane)

21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards presentation evening (Brisbane)

 

Australian Training Awards

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 2019 Australian Training Awards will be held in Brisbane, Queensland on 21 November 2019.

  • ReadyTech ACT Apprentice of the Year
  • ACT Trainee of the Year
  • ACT Vocational Student of the Year
  • ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year
  • Norm Fisher Award
  • John Scott Memorial Award

The following Individual Awards are direct entry categories to the Australian Training Awards. By clicking the link on these categories, you will be directed to the Australian Training Awards website to submit your entry.

for further information refer to the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Nomination Guide - Individuals (Online) or (PDF 8.27MB).

Business Award Categories

  • ACT Small Employer of the Year
  • ACT Medium Employer of the Year
  • Canberra Institute of Technology ACT Large Employer of the Year
  • ACT Industry Collaboration

The following Organisation Awards are direct entry categories to the Australian Training Awards. By clicking the link on these categories, you will be directed to the Australian Training Awards website to submit your entry.

 

Registered Training Organisation Award Categories

  • ACT Small Training Provider of the Year
  • ACT Large Training Provider of the Year

The following Organisation Awards are direct entry categories to the Australian Training Awards. By clicking the link on these categories, you will be directed to the Australian Training Awards website to submit your entry.

For further information refer to the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Nomination Guide - Organisations (Online) or (PDF 8.08MB).

Sponsorship

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 displays its commitment to vocational education and training in the ACT.

Sponsoring the ACT Training Awards is an opportunity to demonstrate and be recognised for your support of Canberra's vocational education and training sector, which delivers some of the best outcomes and graduates in the country. Along with the ACT awards, the Australian Training Awards attracts a high level of exposure from which sponsors can benefit.

This year, we have renamed and revised the sponsorship packages and have included a new, exclusive package that supports our ACT winners prepare for the Australian Training Awards, held this year in Brisbane on 21 November. The 2019 sponsorship packages are now more distinctive and offer a diverse scale and range of inclusions across all 5 packages.

Please refer to the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Sponsorship Prospectus (Online) or (PDF 2.99MB).

To confirm your support of the 2019 ACT Training Awards, please complete the sponsorship pledge on page 18 of the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF 2.99MB) or the 2019 ACT Training Awards - Sponsorship Pledge (DOC 145KB).

For more information, email the ACT Training Awards Team or telephone Skills Canberra on 6205 8555.

 

Platinum Sponsor

ReadyTech logo

ReadyTech is the leading provider of people management software for educators, employers and facilitators of work transitions. Bringing together the best in student management, apprenticeship management, payroll and HR admin, employment services and behavioural science technology, we support the development and success of tomorrow’s workforce.

As a whole, ReadyTech represents a new way to manage the complex human journey through study, work and career transitions.

 

Gold Sponsor

 

Canberra Institute of Technology logo

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has an impressive 90 year history providing technical and further education in the ACT and surrounding area. Along with Canberra’s universities, we give the region an edge as a world-class knowledge economy. 

CIT trains around 20,000 students each year, touching more lives post-secondary school than any other tertiary education institution in the ACT.

More employers and students trust CIT for their training than any other organisation in the ACT. As a major contributor to the economy, we provide the skills for an adaptive, modern workforce.
through study, work and career transitions.

 

ACT National Team Sponsor

 

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service logo

Since 1998, the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) has been the leading source of Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships information for students, job hunters, employers, career advisers and service providers.

A key AATIS resource, the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website provides accurate and current Australian information to people considering career options, employers looking at recruitment, and those providing support and advice to students and job hunters.

Australian Apprenticeship Pathways makes it easier than ever to learn about apprenticeships and traineeships. The website has a range of helpful resources, including printable resources, that can be used to help career research.

As well as providing online information through Australian Apprenticeship Pathways, AATIS runs the AusAppPathways mobile application, the My Gain YouTube channel, social media pages, and can be reached over the phone, by email and on social media. Free call 1800 338 022 or email AATIS to start a discussion about apprenticeships and traineeships.

 

Silver Sponsor

Gininnderrry logo

 

Bronze Sponsors

1300apprentice logo

Apprentice Employment Network NSW and ACT logo

Apprenticeship Support Australia logo

MEGT logo

National Mail and Marketing logo

Training Fund Authority logo

Being an ambassador

Winners and finalists of the ACT Training Awards are recognised as ambassadors for the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector and are at times called upon to participate in forums and speak at events.

The Awards are a great opportunity to identify VET students that showcase the range of opportunities and careers available through a VET pathway.

As an ACT Training Awards winner, you may be invited to participate in many activities following the awards, including but not limited to:

  • photo and video shoots promoting your achievements
  • media opportunities (speaking with local media outlets)
  • presenting at stakeholder forums
  • judging for your award category in future years
  • involvement in professional development days for future winners
  • presenting at industry and VET sector events.

Winners from the ACT Training Awards (in eligible categories) will represent the ACT at the Australian Training Awards. Our ambassadors represent the great outcomes Canberra’s VET sector produces and build the reputation of our VET community to both the ACT and the rest of Australia.

By sharing your experiences, advice and knowledge, you can encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to realise how VET can benefit them and potentially change their lives. In addition, you may be able to inspire employers and training providers to review their training methods and continue to make improvements.

You can represent the ACT VET sector as a VET Ambassador in many different ways and all ACT Training Awards finalists and winners have a story worth sharing.