NT Training Awards 2020 nominations extended


The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation is pleased to announce the Northern Territory (NT) Training Awards will proceed in 2020, with nominations extended until 19 June.

Now in its 65th year, the NT Training Awards celebrate the achievements of Territorians in the vocational education and training (VET) sector and recognises the outstanding contributions made by our local employers and training providers.

With the Territory actively working together to rebound from coronavirus (COVID-19), celebrating the achievements of our trainees, apprentices, local business, trainers and training organisations is important now more than ever.

Senior Executive Director for Business and Workforce, Cathy White said that the nomination entry process had been extended for one month so that Territory businesses, organisations, apprentices, and trainees have time to prepare their nominations whilst adjusting with going back to work and school.

“We are very proud of our apprentices and trainees here in the Territory and we want to make sure they don’t miss out on the fantastic experience that the awards provides.

“Now that restrictions are easing and businesses are going into the rebound phase, we want to make sure that we continue to celebrate and appreciate the achievements and hard work exhibited by the VET sector.”

There are thirteen award categories comprising of seven individual categories and six organisational 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 of the Year
  • VET in School Student of the Year
  • VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year

Organisational categories

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

The Industry Skills Advisory Council NT (ISAC NT) has come on board again as this year’s platinum sponsor to support the sector and promote the upskilling of the Territory’s workforce through collaboration with industry.

ISAC NT General Manager Debbie Paylor said “the VET sector is integral to a strong economy and growing our industry capabilities, these awards not only celebrate the success in VET but also inspire individuals to undertake training courses, and encourage businesses and organisations to further incorporate training into their business models.”

Winners of each category are announced at the annual gala dinner at the Darwin Convention Centre in September with eligible category winners progressing to the Australian Training Awards. Direct entry categories for the Australian Training Awards are open until 30 June 2020 and can be made online at the Australian Government Australian Training Awards website.

The awards program will comply with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in place including physical distancing measures.

For eligibility criteria and how to nominate for the awards view NT Training Awards.

Rory Milner receiving his 2019 Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year award
ISAC NT General Manager Debbie Paylor with 2019 Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year Rory Milner

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