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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 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 in November 2022, if selected. For further information on the Australian Training Awards, visit their website.External Link

Free assistance for your application

We understand that completing an application for an awards program requires effort and time to write about your training achievements and gathering the required supporting documents together.

To help with your applications, we have:

  • A free writing assistance program.
  • A list of a few general tips and tricks on nominating and writing your application.
  • Support from our team to answer any questions that you have throughout the application process.

In previous years, judges have given feedback that many applications had excellent content that demonstrated the achievements of applicants, but many could have benefited from clearer writing and greater focus on the selection criteria.

So, the VTA team has engaged a professional writer to help you to write the best possible application. Once you have written a draft of your application, we encourage you to submit it to our professional writer, who can review your draft and give you some feedback on how you can refine your application. This is a free service available to all applicants, including those nominating on behalf of someone else or on behalf of their organisation.

Supporting evidence - required


  • Written reference from employer/host employer, teacher, trainer, or principal
  • Signed copy of the Employer/Training Provider Declaration by employer or training provider
  • Photo of nominee

School-based apprentices or trainees (in addition to students above)

  • Signed copy of the School Declaration by principal


  • Evidence of qualification
  • Written reference from employer/host employer
  • Signed copy of the Employer/Training Provider Declaration by employer
  • Photo of nominee

Employers and training providers (including industry collaboration)

  • Up to 5 relevant photographs showcasing the organisation or initiative
  • Signed copy of the Business Endorsement by CEO/MD
  • Full-colour logo

Supporting evidence - optional

All categories

  • Up to 10 single A4 pages of relevant evidence

Students and teachers/trainers

  • Evidence of qualification/Statement of Attainment (if course completed)
  • Relevant evidence (above) includes: Training and/or education certificates

Video pitch

  • Employers and training providers (including industry collaboration)
  • Relevant evidence (above) includes: Tables, graphs, or figures to support the nomination
  • Recognition or achievement awards

Assistance from the VTA team

If you have enquiries about your application, our team is available to help you! You can contact the team on 1800 290 657 or send us an email at

Reviewed 09 May 2022

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