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

Eligibility criteria for the Australian Training Awards

Nominees for this award must be permanent residents of Australia and have won the equivalent state or territory training awards in 2024.

Eligibility criteria for the state or territory training awards

You must:

  • meet the Australian Training Awards Conditions of Entry requirements
  • have completed or be due to complete your training (i.e. contract end date) in the period 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024* in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are applying for; and
  • 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.

Section A: Overview

This information will not be considered or used for judging purposes, but it may be used as your summary throughout the awards process.

Provide a short overview covering a description of the qualification you are enrolled in, your registered training organisation, and employer and host employer (if applicable) as well as your reason for choosing the industry and training path.

(Limit 300 words)

Section B: Selection Criteria

This information will be considered and used for judging purposes.

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 Trainee of the Year?
  • What other community or industry involvement have you had?

(limit: 400 words)

For further information visit your relevanstate or territory training awards website.