Individual awards

Individual awards

Applications for the 2021 WA Training Awards program have now closed. Please view the 2021 key dates for the next stage of the program.

The Western Australian Training Awards recognise excellence in vocational education and training (VET) and the outstanding achievements of our VET students, apprentices and trainees, practitioners and training providers, organisations and employers. The Awards have eight individual categories, and four organisation categories.

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Individual award categories

Information about each of the award categories is provided below. 

  • WA Apprentice of the Year

    .The WA Apprentice of the Year Award is presented to an apprentice who has been outstanding in all aspects of their trade.wata-bethany-tab.jpg

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia;
    • have completed or be due to complete your training in the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are applying for;
    • be registered with Apprenticeship Office as an apprentice or trainee* with a contract of training lodged in WA; and
    • not still be enrolled at school.

    *To check if you are registered as an apprentice or trainee call Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.

  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year

    WATA-TAB-JOEL.jpgThe WA School-based Apprentice of the Year Award is presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part time school-based apprentice or trainee.

    The award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies at school and in the workplace.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia;
    • be undertaking/completing a Certificate II or above qualification, through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship;
    • be registered with Apprenticeship Office as an apprentice or trainee* with a contract of training lodged in WA; and
    • still be enrolled at school.

    *To check if you are registered as an apprentice or trainee call Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.

  • WA Trainee of the Year

    WATA-TAB-CHEYNE.jpgThe WA Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has been outstanding in all aspects of their training.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia;
    • have completed or be due to complete your training in the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are applying for; and
    • have a training contract registered in WA.
  • WA Vocational Student of the Year

    WATA-TAB-TRENT.jpgWA Vocational Student of the Year Award recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia;

    • be a fulltime or parttime student but not an Australian apprentice or trainee;

    • have completed or be due to complete your training in the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are applying for.

  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

    WATA-TAB-COLLEEN.jpgThe WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award recognises the achievement of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who displays a strong understanding and knowledge of the vocational education and training system and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning for themselves and their community.

    If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, keep in mind this award is not the only category you may be eligible to apply for. You may find one of the other award categories more applicable to you.

    Please check the eligibility for other award categories before applying. Remember you can only apply for one category.

    Eligibility

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia;
    • be identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    • meet the eligibility criteria for any of the other student categories: WA Apprentice of the Year; WA Trainee of the Year; WA Vocational Student of the Year; or WA School-based Apprentice of the Year.
  • WA Cultural Diversity Training Award

    The WA Cultural Diversity Training Award recognises the achievement of a culturally and linguistically diverse student who displays a strong understanding and knowledge of the vocational education and training system and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning for themselves and the migrant community.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • have migrated to Australia (from overseas) after 1 January 2014 and reside in Western Australia;
    • be a full time or part time student or an apprentice/trainee;
    • either have permanent residency or any visa under Australia’s Humanitarian Program; and
    • have completed or be due to complete your training in the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification.

    Applicants must verify that they have migrated to Australia after 1 January 2014 and reside in Western Australia; identify their country of origin; and whether they are permanent resident or a visa holder under Australia’s Humanitarian Program.

  • WA International Student of the Year

    The WA International Student of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of an international student undertaking a vocational education and training course in Western Australia.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    You must:

    • be recognised as an international student with a 500/572 visa; and
    • have completed or be due to complete your training in Western Australia, in the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, in a vocational education and training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification.

    Applicants must verify that they hold a 500/572 visa, are enrolled in a vocational education and training course in Western Australia, and identify their country of origin.

  • WA Trainer of the Year

    The WA Trainer of the Year Award recognises innovation and excellence by a teacher/trainer providing nationally recognised training to students at a registered training organisation or in partnership with an RTO.

    Eligibility criteria

    You must:

    • be a permanent resident or Australian citizen living and training in Western Australia during the 2020 calendar year;
    • be a qualified teacher/trainer (as determined by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015), employed (or regularly contracted) by an Registered Training Organisation; and
    • have delivered training (for some period) from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 which will lead/has led to nationally recognised qualifications or Statement/s of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework national training system.

    All applications must be endorsed by the RTO and evidence of the trainer/teacher’s qualification must be submitted with the application.

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