The Industry Collaboration Award recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration between at least one employer/industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.
Collaboration versus Partnership
A ‘collaboration’ is where two or more parties work together to achieve shared goals. A ‘partnership’ is a business structure where two or more parties enter a contractual relationship in which they can legally share profits, risks and losses according to terms set out in their partnership agreement. The key difference between a partnership and a collaboration is that parties who work collaboratively do not necessarily need to be bound contractually.
This award is to recognise outstanding collaborations, not partnerships.
State or territory training award winners of this category will automatically enter a shortlisting process where they will have the opportunity to become finalists for the Australian Training Awards and compete at the national level.
To nominate for this award you must win the aligned category at your relevant 2017 state or territory training awards.
The state and territory training awards’ eligibility criteria states that:
- at least one party must be an industry organisation (e.g. employer, enterprise, group of enterprises, industry association, industry advisory body, trade union or professional association); and
- at least one party must be delivering nationally recognised training or directly contributing to the outcomes of nationally recognised training which leads to formal qualifications or Statements of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Selection Process and Key Dates
|Selection Process||Key Dates|
|Enter through state and territory training awards.||Dates differ according to your relevant state and territory training awards opening and closing dates.|
|If named a winner at state and territory training awards, the winner becomes an Australian Training Awards finalist.
(Note: The winner’s application is automatically forwarded to the Australian Training Awards).
|Dates differ according to your relevant state and territory training awards opening and closing dates.|
|Finalists for this category announced.||August/September 2017|
|Finalists attend judging interview in Canberra, ACT.||November 2017|
|The winner is announced at the Australian Training Awards presentation dinner event in Canberra, ACT.||November 2017|
This award category requires the applicant to address the following award criteria:
Criterion 1: Outstanding practice of the collaboration
Describe the extent to which the collaboration goes above and beyond standard practice in training and skills development. For example, you may consider:
- excellence in training
- unique, exemplary or innovative aspects
- e-learning initiatives
- transformation in the lives of participants
- contribution to the advancement of the industry/community in which it operates.
Criterion 2: Achievements of the collaboration for training
- training outcomes achieved [including qualifications and skill sets awarded]
- improvements in the quality of learning and assessment
- creation of new or improved career pathways and opportunities
- contribution to social equity, especially increasing the participation of people from groups under-represented in the industry or workplaces generally
- can the outcomes of the collaboration be replicated or modelled for other industries.
Criterion 3: Training impacts of the collaboration
Consider benefits to the:
- employer/industry body and its employees
- individual participants
- organisation delivering nationally recognised training
- community and/or region
- industry and/or industry sector
- the relevant Training Authority and the broader training system and
- improvements in the processes/procedures of all collaborating organisations
Criterion 4: Sustainability and future of the collaboration
- potential for the collaboration to be sustained in the future
- systems of quality improvement that are being utilised by the collaboration
- performance evaluations of the collaboration that are in place and planned
- the collaboration’s contribution to environmental sustainability
- capacity for the collaboration to be replicated
- plans for expansion or adoption in other settings
How to Apply
To enter this award category, visit the state or territory training awards website page and enter in the state or territory where your training is being delivered.