The prestigious Queensland Training Awards have been shining a spotlight on excellence in training and the transformative power of skills since 1962.

Across a range of categories, the annual awards recognise individuals and organisations that strive for and have achieved success, best practice and innovation in vocational education and training (VET).

The awards showcase all that's great about VET in Queensland, with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers.

Awards structure

For individual and employer categories, nominees must first compete at a regional level. Regional winners then contest their category at the state level – competing against other regional winners for a coveted Queensland Training Award.

Most award categories are initially contested across seven regional areas – Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

Regional winners are automatically selected as state finalists and compete for a state title in their nominated category at the Queensland Training Awards.

Training provider and industry collaboration awards are direct entry categories and are only awarded at the state level.

State winners in aligned categories are given the opportunity to compete for national titles at the Australian Training Awards.

View the current and past winners of regional, state and national awards.

Key dates

Keep up to date with the Queensland Training Awards key dates and announcements, including nomination and judging dates, as well as regional and state winner announcements.

Contact us

You can express your interest in nominating anytime outside the nomination period, typically December/January to March.

Our state and regional coordinators are here to help and can send you inspiration and tips to help you prepare your nomination, even before nominations open.

Last updated 13 December 2022

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