Are you an awesome apprentice? Maybe you work with one? Entries are open for this year’s Australian Apprentice of the Year Award. Read on below for entry dates in each state.
Part of the federal government’s Australian Training Awards — kind of like the Grammys for vocational education and training (VET) — the Australian Apprentice of the Year Award has been running since 1994. It’s awarded to the ‘Australian Apprentice who has been outstanding in all aspects of their trade’. Recent winners include Ballarat-based welder Patrick Janes, Victorian fitter and machinist Melinda Lethbridge, and WA electrician Jared Stone. In 2016, Shane Dealy from ACT won and Courtney Harrison from NSW was runner-up.
To become a finalist in the national awards, you need to win the category in your state or territory.
Nominations open 18 April and close 31 May
Nominations open 24 March and close 26 May
Nominations are now open, and close 24 March
Nominations are now open, and close 31 March
Nominations are now open, and close 5 May
Nominations are now open, and close 2 May
Nominations are now open, and close 24 April
Nominations are now open, and close 17 May
If you’re a business wanting to enter the Australian Training Awards in 2017, take a look at the direct entry categories, now open here. These include Small Employer of the Year and the Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award.
The presentation will be held in November in a location to be announced — plenty of time to dry-clean your awards night outfit. Best of luck to everyone who enters in 2017! Keep an eye on the Australian Training Awards Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the year.