About the NT Training Awards

The NT Training Awards are the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation annual premier event recognising training excellence and achievements by Northern Territory:

  • businesses
  • training organisations
  • apprentices
  • trainees
  • trainers
  • students.

The awards are an official recognition of excellence and achievements in gaining the highest standards of knowledge and skills, in contributing to high standards of training, and for personal achievement in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. There are individual and organisational awards, 13 in total.

The awards offer finalists the chance to gain personal satisfaction and access opportunities in their industry, and provide the opportunity to be part of an elite group of ambassadors who represent the Territory’s best in vocational education and training.

Winners and runners-up of each category receive a share in cash prizes, and have the opportunity to represent the Northern Territory at the Australia Training Awards.

There are 13 categories in the NT Training Awards; eight individual categories and five organisation categories.

Individual categories:

  • Trainee of the Year
  • Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
  • VET in Schools Student of the Year
  • VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year
  • International Vocational Student of the Year.

Organisation categories:

  • Training Provider of the Year
  • Industry Collaboration Award
  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the gala awards night on the Saturday 22 September 2018 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Tickets will be available to purchase mid July.

Last updated: 04 July 2018