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Principal partner

Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and GAN Australia

The Victorian Training Awards gratefully acknowledge the support of the Awards' Principal Partner for 2022–2024, the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Australia). Both have had a long partnership with the Victorian Government and the Victorian Training Awards.

Over the past 30 years, members have employed and supported more than 180,000 apprentices and trainees in a wide range of industries across regional and metropolitan Victoria – outcomes that could not be achieved without a strong VET system.

Find out more at Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and GAN Australia.External Link

Major sponsors

  • Proud Major Sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award

    Westvic Staffing Solutions logo

    Westvic Staffing Solutions is proud to be part of the Victorian Training Awards. As an employment, training and educational specialist they are passionate about helping people reach their career goals, and the organisation has supported more than 14,000 trainees and apprentices in beginning their career journey since its inception three decades ago.

    Westvic Staffing Solutions recognises the importance of acknowledging successful vocational education and training journeys. In doing so, they are delighted to partner with government as a sponsor of the 2022 Victorian Training Awards.

    Visit the Westvic Staffing Solutions websiteExternal Link to find out more.

  • Proud Major Sponsor of the Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

    The VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

    The VDC provides continuous professional learning to all teaching and non-teaching staff in the VET sector across Australia. This is achieved through the design and delivery of an extensive range of webinars, workshops, interactive online sessions and thought leader events, as well as Victorian Government-funded continuing professional learning for Victoria's TAFE and Skills First-funded Private RTO and Learn Local providers.

    Visit the VET Development Centre websiteExternal Link to find out more.

  • Proud Major Sponsor of the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award

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    MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices and trainees for almost 40 years, helping future apprentices and trainees to find the career pathway that's right for them.

    MEGT offer a free service, providing:

    • sign-up and registration of apprentices and trainees
    • assistance with government financial incentives
    • processing of training contracts and incentive claim forms
    • free online job board and employer/job seeker toolkits
    • online access to apprentice and trainee records
    • ongoing contact and support.

    With a dedicated local presence in every state, they are your local apprenticeship experts.

    Visit the MEGT websiteExternal Link for more information.

  • Proud Major Sponsor of the Large Employer of the Year Award

    MAS Sponsor Logo

    Mas exists to create and support workforce employment, development and growth for individuals, employers and communities. In collaboration with business, government and industry, Mas works to equip Australia’s workforce with the skills they need to grow.

    Mas’ willingness and ability to approach each stakeholder as unique, means their services and solutions are tailor-made to each and every customer. Mas’ personalised approach enables them to be flexible, adaptive and serve all equally well.

    Through experience, Mas has developed the understanding and expertise to work with a variety of clients, from school leavers and career starters to those changing careers, from small business to larger corporates. Mas is committed to delivering better workplace solutions for individuals and businesses through apprenticeship and trainee programs across all industries.

    Visit the Mas websiteExternal Link for more information.

  • Proud Major Sponsor of the Trainee of the Year Award

    Jobs Victoria logo

    Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need. Their free services include:

    • personalised support for jobseekers, particularly those facing challenges
    • connecting businesses to local candidates that match their needs
    • creating jobs that help address workforce shortages.

    Visit the Jobs Victoria websiteExternal Link for more information.

  • Major Sponsor of the Large Training Provider Award

    ReadyTech company logo

    ReadyTech is home to the education market’s most trusted student management and skills assessment systems for tertiary, higher ed and vocational education and training providers.

    Bringing together a family of technologies designed to solve problems across the entire student journey, ReadyTech has created a one-stop-shop to answer today’s student engagement, management and retention challenges.

    Managing your end-to-end student journey doesn’t stop there – ReadyTech’s technology also supports TAFEs, Registered Training Organisations and tertiary education providers with skills tracking, planning and assessment technology that seamlessly integrates with their student management system for an end-to-end view.

    Visit the ReadyTech websiteExternal Link for more information.

  • Major sponsor of the Vocational Student of the Year award

    TAFE Victoria logo

    Victorian TAFEs offer over 500 courses for hundreds of careers as well as pathways to further education. With quality, practical training, TAFE enables students to hit the ground running once they have graduated. Free TAFE reduces the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to the occupations that are needed most by employers in the Victorian economy.

    Whether starting your career, changing to something new, returning to work, or seeking new and updated skills – TAFE will take you there. For more information, visit tafe.vic.gov.au

People's Choice Awards

  • People’s Choice Award Sponsor of the Koorie Student of the Year

    Mas exists to create and support workforce employment, development and growth for individuals, employers and communities. In collaboration with business, government and industry, Mas works to equip Australia’s workforce with the skills they need to grow.

    Mas’ willingness and ability to approach each stakeholder as unique, means their services and solutions are tailor-made to each and every customer. Mas’ personalised approach enables them to be flexible, adaptive and serve all equally well.

    Visit the MAS websiteExternal Link to find out more.

Apprenticeships Victoria

  • Apprenticeships Victoria logo

    Apprenticeships Victoria oversees and coordinates the employment and training of apprentices and trainees across all industry sectors and areas of the state. This includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships; mainstream apprenticeships and traineeships; and Big Build Apprenticeships (BBA)

    Visit Apprenticeships VictoriaExternal Link to find out more.

Partnership opportunities

The Victorian Training Awards are the state's premier showcase event recognising excellence in the VET sector and generating pride and confidence in Victoria's TAFE and training system.

Sponsoring the Awards provides an opportunity for industry to position themselves as supporting Victoria's training and TAFE system. Supporting the awards through a partnership provides additional network and engagement opportunities with the Minister for Training and Skills and the Victorian State Government, including DET Executives and the VET sector.

The Victorian Training Awards are always open to new sponsors for award categories. If you are interested in partnering with the awards, please contact the Victorian Training Awards directly:

Reviewed 08 September 2022

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