To be eligible to apply for one of the direct entry categories, applicants must understand and agree to the following conditions of entry. They must also meet the specific eligibility requirements of the applicable category.

Applications may be made:

  • between 11 March 2021 -  30 June  2021
  • by self (where permitted), an individual, public or private sector organisations, groups or businesses involved in vocational education and training (VET)
  • to more than one direct entry category

All applicants should:

  • apply directly to the Australian Training Awards. NB direct entry categories are not received through state/territory processes
  • be an Australian citizen or be a permanent resident of Australia if an individual nominee
  • be registered in Australia, with an Australian Business Number if an organisation
  • if not self-nominating ensure that nominee’s agree to being nominated
  • advise the Australian Training Awards if they are under 18 years of age at the time of application
  • comply with workplace health, privacy, safety and industrial relations legislation
  • note that finalists may be visited at the location of the training as part of the judging process
  • be prepared and able to meet with the judging panel if selected as a finalist
  • note that a photographer may visit them at the location of the training to take photographs for use at the awards presentation and to promote VET
  • note that the Australian Training Awards presentation event will be held in Perth, Western Australia on Thursday 18 November 2021 and that all finalists must attend this event

All applications will:

  • meet the specific eligibility requirements of the category for which they are applying
  • address the selection criteria
  • be factually correct
  • refer to a service, program or training that meets the Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
  • refer to a current VET activity, or VET activities undertaken within two years of the closing date (Outstanding Achievement in the VET and Skills Sector Award nominees excluded)
  • not exceed the word or page limit
  • All applicants understand and agree that:
    • when an application does not meet the eligibility requirements of the award category, it will not be considered by the judging panel
    • only one application for any joint program will be accepted
    • decisions of the judging panel are final
    • late applications will not be accepted
    • The Australian Training Awards and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment reserve the right to use all or part of any material generated (photographs, film footage, application submissions) for the purpose of the Australian Training Awards for publication online, in print or other broadcast media, for use in publicity, promotional materials or campaigns related to Australian VET
    • The organisation or collaboration has no current compliance issues with the regulator and no adverse issues with any government contracts.