Australian Apprentice of the Year Award


The Apprentice of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

Eligibility criteria for the Australian Training Awards

Nominees for this award will be a permanent resident of Australia and have won the equivalent  state or territory training awards in 2019.

Eligibility criteria for the state and territory training awards

You must:

  • have completed or be due to complete your training (i.e. contract end date) in the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019* in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are applying for;
  • have a Contract of Training registered with your relevant state training authority; and
  • nominate in the state or territory where your Contract of Training is lodged.

*The time for completion of studies may be amended for individual state or territory requirements.

Selection Process and Key Dates

Selection process and Key Dates
Selection Process Key Dates
Apply through your state and territory training awards  Opening and closing dates differ for each state and territory training awards

**Winner of the state/territory aligned category automatically becomes an Australian Training Awards finalist

Finalists attend a judging interview during 'Finalist Week' in Brisbane  19 - 23 November 2019
The winner and runner-up are announced at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner in Brisbane  21 November 2019


This award category requires the applicant to address the following award criteria:

Criterion 1: Career and Study Achievements

Consider things such as:

  • Why did you choose your course?

  • How has it changed or impacted on you?

  • What have you gained from it?

  • What have you been able to bring to your workplace?

(limit: 400 words)

Criterion 2: Team and Communication skills

Consider any skills you have developed through your training, such as:

  • What have you been able to tell others, work mates, employers etc about your training?

  • What do you like about working in a team setting?

  • What traits do you think are important to positively influence others?

(limit: 400 words)

Criterion 3: Ability to be an Ambassador (representative) for training in Australia

Tell us about:

  • Provide examples where you have taken a leadership role inside or outside of work?

  • What other activities have you been involved in where you have been a representative?

  • How would you describe the quality of your training?

(limit: 400 words)

Criterion 4: Other qualities and pursuits

You may wish to include information about:

  • Have you had to address any challenges that have impacted on your training?

  • When have you been required to use initiative either in your training, your personal life or your workplace?

  • What other qualities or activities do you feel would be useful in your role as Apprentice of the Year?

  • What other community or industry involvement have you had?

    (limit: 400 words)

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