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Nominations invited for students, apprentices and trainees at Australian Training Awards

The Morrison Government is encouraging Australians to consider a person or business for a 2021 Australian Training Award, with nominations set to close on Wednesday 30 June.

Senator for Victoria Senator Sarah Henderson is encouraging everyone who is involved in vocational education and training to consider nominating someone for an award.

‘When it comes to vocational education and training we’ve got Australia’s hardest working organisations and individual here in Corangamite and I think they deserve to be recognised, so I encourage individuals, businesses and registered training organisations to nominate today,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Australian Training Awards, which recognise exceptional achievement in the Vocational Education and Training sector, will be held in Perth this year on Thursday, 18 November.

“The awards will showcase the hard work of students, apprentices and trainees, as well as their teachers, trainers and employers,” Senator Henderson said.

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, said the Australian Training Awards were a chance to spotlight success stories of exceptional people kicking goals in their Vocational Education and Training journey.

‘The Australian Training Awards are an opportunity to nominate hard-working Australians—whether they are apprentices, trainees or businesses, doing a fantastic job as they build their skills or train someone to take up a leading role in our future workforce,’ Minister Robert said.

‘As we build our way out of COVID-19 we need more skilled workers than ever before—it is a truly exciting time to be taking up a trade or a new skill, it’s why we’ve invested $4 billion to skill the next generation of Australians. It’ll see over 300,000 new apprentices and more than 300,000 people develop new skills in growth sectors through JobTrainer funded courses.’

Individuals, businesses and registered training organisations can nominate directly to the Australian Training Awards for the following categories:


The Outstanding Achievement in VET and Skills Sector Award Small Employer of the Year (NSW and WA only)
Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award
School Pathways to VET Award

Nominations close on 30 June 2021. To apply, visit the Australian Training Awards website:

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