Tips for nominating

Nominating someone for the Australian Training Awards is a chance to shine a spotlight on those making a difference. It give us a chance to recognise the significant achievements of our apprentices, trainees, teachers, practitioners, employers and registered training providers. 

Make the most of your nomination with these tips:  

1. Check the details first

Read the eligibility criteria for your category and the Australian Training Awards conditions of entry to ensure you’re eligible to nominate.

2: Respond to the selection criteria

Carefully read the selection criteria for your category. Use the prompts under each selection criteria to help you write your response

3. Tell the story

Include specific examples using the STAR model to illustrate how you/your nominee has achieved each criterion.

  • Situation – set the scene, describe the who, what, when.
  • Task – describe the objective, issue, or obstacle.
  • Action – describe what you/your nominee did and how.
  • Result – outline the outcome.

4. Use the word limit

Use as much of the word limit as possible and provide as much detail as you can in your examples.

5. Avoid using slang, jargon or acronyms

The judges come from a wide range of industries and backgrounds. To ensure they understand your nomination, avoid using jargon, acronyms or slang. Make sure you clearly explain any industry specific terms and write acronyms in full the first time.

6. Avoid repetition

Try to use different examples for each criterion where possible.

7. Make the most of your attachments

Judges will not score your attachments but it’s important to make sure to include strong supporting evidence and letters of recommendation. It’s also important to review the attachment limit for your category as judges will not be sent any attachments over the limit.

8. Submit your nomination today

Nominations that have been started but not submitted cannot be considered for judging so make sure you submit your nomination as soon as possible! After submitting, you can continue to edit your nomination until the closing date. If you have created test nominations or duplicates, please remember to delete them to avoid confusion.

9. Review your nomination before the closing date

Get feedback from friends, family or colleagues and proofread your nomination before the closing date.

We hope these tips have helped. If you need further assistance or have any questions, please contact us. 

Good luck with your nomination!