Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award


The Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award is presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part-time Australian School-based Apprentice. The Award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies at school, and in the workplace.

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 2020.

Eligibility criteria for the state or territory training awards

You must:

  • be undertaking/completing a Certificate II or above qualification through an Australian School-based Apprenticeship (apprenticeship or traineeship);
  • be still enrolled at school;
  • 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.

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  N/A
Finalists attend a judging interview during 'Finalist Week' in Melbourne 16 - 20 November, 2020
The winner and runner-up are announced at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner in Melbourne 20 November, 2020


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

Criterion 1: Career and Study Achievements

Consider such things as:

  • why did you choose your course?
  • How has the training impacted on you?
  • What have you gained from it?
  • How has your job assisted your skills development?

    (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, students, mates 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 school?
  • 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 Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year?
  • What other community or work experience have you had?

    (limit: 400 words)

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