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Major Awards

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Be recognised for your achievements

All students who have completed studies at one of our campuses in 2020 are invited to apply for the 2020 Major Awards for their region. These awards are presented at each our annual Graduation and Awards evenings held in March each year at the Northam. Kalgoorlie and Geraldton campuses. 

We thank local industry for their ongoing support of our annual awards.

You could win $1,000 as a Major Award winner. Start your application today.

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Select your location and complete the application forms prior to the closing date.

Download your application:

2020 Vocational Student of Year Award  proudly sponsored by Midwest Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 Application Form (998 KB) (PDF document)

2020 Aboriginal Student of the Year Award proudly sponsored by Rio Tinto

Application Form (991 KB) (PDF document)

2020 Apprentice of the Year Award proudly sponsored by Nufab Equipment

Application Form (3 MB) (PDF document)

2020 Trainee of the year Award proudly sponsored by Humfrey Land Developments

Application Form  (1 MB) (PDF document)

Closing date: 4.30pm Friday 26 February 2021.

2020 Major Awards - Application Form (484 KB) (PDF document)

Closing date: 4.30pm Wednesday 24 February 2021.

2020 Major Awards - Application Form (481 KB) (PDF document)

Closing date: 4.30pm Friday 19 February 2021.

Other Awards

VETDSS Awards

The Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students Awards (VETDSS) recognises excellence in students undertaking Vocational Education and Training Programs in schools and is a significant strategy to enhance the profile of these programs. It is recognises the partnerships between Central Regional TAFE and local businesses who continue to support students in hosting valuable work placement opportunities.

The VETDSS Awards also includes Employer Awards which recognise the support of business and industry with the VETDSS program.

The Mid West & Gascoyne Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students Awards (VETDSS) recognises excellence in students undertaking Vocational Education and Training Programs in schools and is a significant strategy to enhance the profile of these programs in the Mid West and Gascoyne regions. It is also a time to recognise the partnerships between Central Regional TAFE and local businesses who continue to support Students in hosting valuable work placement opportunities.

The Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) Employer Awards recognise the support of business and industry with the VETDSS program and can be nominated by any member of School Staff, Parent/Guardian, Student or Central Regional TAFE employee involved in the program.

An Awards evening is held in October each year at our Geraldton Campus.

For schools: the Awards are an excellent promotional tool and validation of how your innovative training programs have benefited your students.

For businesses: the Awards provide a benchmark of excellence that places your organisation at the forefront in an increasingly competitive market.

All Student Category Award Winners will receive a $100 gift voucher to use in their industry and a framed certificate recognising their achievement.  All Category Finalists will also be recognised at the Award event.

The highlight of the event will be the announcement of the overall 2019 Mid West and Gascoyne VETDSS Student of the Year Award presented to the most outstanding student from any of the nominated categories in year 11 or 12 who will win a 32GB iPad.

Student nominations for the Mid West and Gascoyne VETDSS Awards are welcome from any Teacher, Trainer, VET Coordinator or Host Employer in the Mid West or Gascoyne region.

Employers may be nominated by any member of School Staff, Parent/Guardian or Student involved in the program in the Mid West or Gascoyne region. Categories include:

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria to apply. Check the eligibility section in the Student Category Guidelines or Employer Nomination Pack to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and are nominating in the correct category.

For students, all nominations must be approved by their School Principal and Parent/Guardian. 

For further assistance please contact:

Alison Noble - Coordinator Education & Training Programs

P: (08) 9956 2802  |  E: vetdss@crtafe.wa.edu.au

WA Training Awards

The WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers. Winners of Central Regional TAFE Student Awards are strongly encouraged to apply for the WA Training Awards.  

Students or lecturers may enter the awards in the following categories:

  • WA Apprentice of the Year
  • WA School-based Apprentice of the Year
  • WA Trainee of the Year
  • WA Vocational Student of the Year
  • WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • WA Cultural Diversity Training Award
  • WA International Student of the Year
  • WA Trainer of the Year

Applications open at the start of each year and the link for information including selection criteria, eligibility criteria, key dates and tips for applicants will be available to download.

Visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development website Opens in a new window(opens in a new tab) for more information including the application criteria and to download the application guide.

Australian Training Awards

These are the the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training (VET). The Australian Training Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and are an important mechanism for promoting the benefits of vocational education and training.

Winners from each state and territory compete for a national award title. This has led to Australia-wide awareness and respect for skill-cased careers and skills excellence.

For more information about the Australian Training Awards visit their website.