Published 24-06-2016



The NSW Department of Industry’s NSW Training Awards are conducted annually to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.

The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and medium employers.

NSW Winners compete with winners from all states and territories for the Australian Training Awards, with the exception of the VET in Schools Student of the Year.

There are 12 award categories for the NSW Training Awards including:

Individual Awards

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year
  • VET in Schools Student of the Year (NSW Award only)

Organisation Awards

  • Large Training Provider of the Year
  • Small Training Provider of the Year
  • Industry Collaboration Award
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year

The NSW Training Awards are conducted in Sydney and regional areas throughout NSW, with large numbers of entries received each year.

The Awards are judged by 11 regional VET promotional committees.

Each committee comprises a variety of stakeholders in the VET system such as Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP), training providers, employers and employer groups, industry bodies and State Training Services staff.

With a combined attendance of over 4,000 guests, the NSW Training Awards are the biggest celebration of VET in Australia.

Why you should be involved

As the premier awards for vocational education and training (VET) in NSW, the Awards are a great way to receive recognition for the effort that individuals, employer and training organisations put into VET.

For organisations the Awards are the perfect platform to showcase the organisations commitment to VET.

Entering the Awards raises the profile of the organisation and the awareness of the industry to the organisations dedication to skills for the workforce.

For individuals the Awards provide the unique opportunity to celebrate the achievement with the employer and training provider. Nominating an individual for an award can open many doors for both the student and the employer and training provider.

Applications for the 2016 NSW Training Awards are now closed.

The Awards presentation ceremony will be held in Sydney in September, with the Australian Training Awards dinner to be held in Darwin in November.

NSW Training Awards
Ph: 1800 306 999


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