About the Victorian Training Awards

The state’s most prestigious accolade for the vocational education and training sector.

The Victorian Training Awards (VTAs) are the state’s most prestigious accolade for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The awards celebrate individuals, employers and training providers, not only for their outstanding achievements in training, but also for the ways their training has benefited them and their communities in other parts of their lives.

There are 14 general award categories, People’s Choice awards, and a special individual award – the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

2023 marks the 69th year the Victorian Training Awards have honoured the best of the best in the state’s vocational education and training sector. Every year the awards offer the opportunity for nominees to reflect on their achievements. Some nominees will be shortlisted for interviews and some will be named as finalists, before one winner is crowned in each award category.

This year, we look forward to building further connections between apprentices, trainees, students, teachers, training providers, employers and industry representatives, sharing in a high-quality training system that meets the needs of all Victorians.

The following nomination guide provides information on each of the award categories, including eligibility requirements and information on how to apply. The Victorian Training Awards offers a free writing assistance program to assist with your nomination – so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and make your nomination stand out.

Why nominate?

Victorian Training Award winners are recognised as the best in the state in their category.

There are so many benefits to nominating for the awards – whether for your career or in your personal life. Not only is it a great opportunity to reflect on your achievements and development on your journey through training, the VTA’s also provide:

  • opportunities for you to network with industry leaders and peers who are on similar journeys through training
  • career opportunities
  • advanced career progression
  • cash prizes and other prizes such as MacBook laptops
  • enhanced reputation and industry profile for employer and training provider finalists and winners.

You will also have the opportunity to become part of the Victorian Training Awards Ambassador Program, which will further promote and highlight the stories of previous VTA winners and finalists and provide further media, speaking and networking opportunities.

Winners in categories aligned with the Australian Training Awards have the opportunity to attract national recognition by representing Victoria at the national awards, the Australian Training Awards, in November 2023, if selected.