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Important notice: WA Training Awards 2020

In response to COVID-19

The Western Australian Training Awards (WATA) is the State’s premier awards program recognising 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 Department places the highest priority on the safety and health of our students, training providers and extended communities. Unfortunately, the measures we have adopted in response to COVID-19, together with the rapidly evolving situation in Western Australia, have led to a decision to cancel the 2020 WATA program. While we realise this will be disappointing for those who were applying, our decision aligns with the State Government’s position at this time.

Australian Award direct-entry categories are still open and can be entered by visiting the Australian Training Awards website.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding and continued support. We would like to particularly acknowledge our WATA sponsors and stakeholders for their support of the VET sector in WA. At times like this the importance of a skilled workforce becomes very clear — both now to support Western Australians during this crisis, and in brighter times ahead when VET will have an essential role helping rebuild the economy. We look forward to working together to make 2021 a great year for the WA Training Awards.

Should you require further information please contact the WA Training Awards team at

Applications are now closed

Applications for the WA Training Awards 2016 have now closed. We would like to thank all applicants who have put themselves/their organisations in the spotlight to be recognised for their achievements and dedication to vocational education and training in WA.

Shortlisting across the Awards categories will commence next week and our judging panels cannot wait to see what amazing individuals and organisations are in the running this year.

Individual applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected as a semi-finalist by Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Organisation applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected as a finalist by Friday 8 July 2016.

Please refer to About the Awards for information on the Awards process and key dates.

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If you have any questions, please direct them to