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.

State or territory training award winners of this category are automatically finalists for the Australian Training Awards and will compete at the national level.


To nominate for this award you must win the aligned category at your relevant 2018 state or territory training awards.

The state and territory training awards’ eligibility criteria states that you must:

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

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 Sydney 12 - 16 November 2018
The winner and runner-up are announced at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner in Sydney 15 November 2018


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

Criterion 1: Career and Study Achievements

Consider such things as:

  • description of work placements and the skills learnt
  • reasons for choosing an Australian School-based Apprenticeship
  • how an Australian School-based Apprenticeship is assisting in employment, career and training plans
  • competency results.

Criterion 2: Communication, team and leadership skills

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

  • effective oral and written communication
  • your level of self-reliance and resilience in times of challenge
  • effective team participation
  • leadership and promotion of your training, industry, school or other things you are involved in
  • your capacity to be an effective ambassador for your industry, community and Australia.

Criterion 3: Ability to represent the national training system at a broader level

Tell us about:

  • any knowledge or understanding you have gained of new developments and trends in your workplace or industry and the vocational education and training system
  • any messages you might have that could encourage others who are interested in entering your training pathway.

Criterion 4: Other Pursuits

You may wish to include information about:

  • your achievements in areas other than study and work
  • your involvement in the community
  • letters and/or certificates acknowledging your involvement or achievements.
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