Nominations For South Australian Training Awards Open Until 24 April 2017

Nominations For South Australian Training Awards Open Until 24 April 2017

South Australia Minister for Higher Education and Skills Susan Close

Nominations Open For The 2017 South Australian Training Awards

Victor P Taffa

High achieving vocational education and training students, apprentices, employers, training organisations and teachers are invited to nominate for the 2017 South Australian Training Awards.

The awards, hosted by the State’s Training and Skills Commission, recognise and reward individuals that excel in training and organisations for excellence in training delivery.

“Vocational education and training plays an important part in creating a skilled workforce to support economic growth and jobs in our State.” Minister for Higher Education and Skills Susan Close said.

“I encourage our best and brightest students, employers, registered training organisations and teachers to nominate for the South Australian Training Awards which will recognise exceptional achievement in our State’s VET sector.”

Information sessions providing practical advice on how to prepare an application for the SA Training Awards and maximise your chance of winning, will be held at the Education Development Centre, on Monday 27 March 2017.

Nominations open today and close at 5 pm on Monday, 24 April 2017. The South Australian Training Awards presentation dinner will be held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 1 September 2017.

“South Australian Training Awards is one of the premier annual events on the vocational education (VET) calendar, supporting social and economic opportunities for the State.” Training and Skills Commission Chair Michael Boyce said.

Winners may have the opportunity to represent South Australia at the Australian Training Awards later in the year in Canberra

Australian Training Awards also have seven award categories open for direct entry. Businesses that have 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees can directly enter the Small Employer of the Year Award category.


This year there are 11 awards including 6 for individuals and 5 for organisations.


Individual Awards

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

 Organisation Awards – for businesses

  • Industry Collaboration
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year

Organisation Awards – for registered training organisations

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