About the NSW Training Awards

Training Awards 2017 presentation

The Awards

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW 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.
Check out the eligibility requirements for all of the awards categories on offer.

NSW Winners* will compete with winners from all states and territories for the Australian Training Awards. (*except the VET in Schools Student of the Year).

The Awards categories

There are 12 award categories for the NSW Training Awards. They are:

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

Regional selection and celebration

The NSW Training Awards receives a large number of entries each year. To help promote vocational education and training and recognise the excellence displayed throughout the NSW training system most of the Awards are judged by our ten regional VET promotional committees. These committees, comprising of staff of a variety of stakeholders in the VET system such as Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP), training providers, employers and employer groups, industry bodies and Training Services NSW staff, host regional Training Awards presentation events in June of each year.

These regional Training Awards presentation dinners show the extent of the quality that the VET sector produces in NSW. 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 with the Awards

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. Networking opportunities, raising your profile in your community and showcasing your commitment to vocational education are just a few.

Our partners receive great exposure throughout NSW and throughout the year. From the launch of the Awards until after the Australian Training Awards presentation, the Partners of the NSW Training Awards have the ultimate platform to display their brand and to share in the celebration of the Awards at a regional and state level. To find out more about a partnership with the NSW Training Awards, visit the "Our Partners" pages on this website.



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NSW Training Awards
NSW Department of Industry
Level 12, 1 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(PO Box 960, Darlinghurst NSW 1300)


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Page last updated: 19 December 2016