The Australian Training Awards (the Awards) recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

The Awards commenced in 1994. Over this time many individuals, businesses, and registered training organisations have been rewarded for showcasing best practice in VET.

The Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. The 2021 the Awards will be held in Perth Western Australia on Thursday, 18 November 2021.

16 Awards categories will be presented at the Awards in Perth—eight categories are individual achievements and eight for businesses and registered training organisations.

11 awards are entered to the Awards through the state and territory training awards process with winners from each state and territory becoming eligible to compete at the national level in aligned categories.

Other awards are entered directly to Awards.

The Awards presentation event coincides with Finalist Week where participants are required to participate in the Finalist Week program which may include the judging interview as well as the opportunity to establish networks with your fellow category finalists from around Australia. Finalists will also participate in professional development activities to prepare you for your role as a national ambassador for the VET sector.

As an award winner/runner up you will be recognised nationally as a leader in your field of study, training or a national leader in skills, training and workforce development. Winners in certain categories receive $5,000 in prize money and runner-ups receive $2,500 prize money.

Finalists of the Awards are invited to become members of the Australian VET Alumni. The Alumni are national ambassador for the vocational education and training sector. To find out how you can enter into the Australian Training Awards and check the eligibility requirements at how to apply.