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Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented in recognition of an individual's outstanding leadership and contribution to the Victorian TAFE and training sector for more than 25 years.

A contribution may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice deemed to be above and beyond the everyday with a long-lasting impact within the sector.

Eligibility criteria

The nomination follows the eligibility set by the Australian Training Awards:

The nominated individual must:

  • have an established history of distinguished service to the TAFE and training sector (25 years or more, of sustained service)
  • have made a positive and lasting contribution to the TAFE and training sector
  • be recognised by other industry, training, education or employer groups; and have the respect of professional peers
  • be acknowledged as having reached a pinnacle of their profession or industry
  • have demonstrated, over an extended period of time, a contribution which has included either research, industry achievement, professional leadership and service to the TAFE and training sector
  • have demonstrated high-level personal integrity
  • have exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the TAFE and training sector
  • have positively influenced the TAFE and training sector in Victoria
  • have made significant and fundamental contributions and be able to demonstrate a lifetime commitment to the TAFE and training sector.



The nominee’s history of service to the VET sector - in particular, positions of leadership the nominee has held such as on boards or as chair of committees. Any other known history, such as participation on committees and workgroups, and any examples of the nominee representing VET sector officially as a liaison to other organisations or at state, national or international meetings.


The nominee’s significant contribution(s) to the advancement of vocational education and training practice, including teaching or training positions or programs, awards or recognition from professional or industry groups and institutions, innovative approaches to difficulties. How will the nominee’s story inspire others to higher standards in their work or to raise the communities’ perception of the VET sector?


The nominee’s leadership in the field of vocational education and training including, but not limited to, positively influencing policy or practice on a state, national or international level. This may include Government committees and workgroups, advocacy, senior positions, other training, mentoring or committee participation. How have they “made a difference” in some way?

How to Nominate

To nominate for this Award you must:

Reviewed 16 March 2022

Department of Education and Training

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