The Premier's Industry Collaboration Award (PDF, 103 KB) recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration between at least one employer or industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.

Eligibility criteria
Closing date
How to prepare your nomination
Nomination sections
Addressing selection criteria

Eligibility criteria

To nominate:

  • at least one party must be an industry organisation (e.g. employer, enterprise, group of enterprises, industry association, industry advisory body, trade union or professional association)

  • at least one party must be delivering nationally recognised training or directly contributing to the outcomes of nationally recognised training which leads to formal qualifications or Statements of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Collaboration versus partnership

A 'collaboration' is where two or more parties work together to achieve shared goals. A 'partnership' is a business structure where two or more parties enter a contractual relationship in which they can legally share profits, risks and losses according to the terms set out in their partnership agreement. The key difference between a partnership and collaboration is that parties who work collaboratively do not necessarily need to be bound contractually.

This award recognises outstanding collaborations, not partnerships. Nominations will not be accepted from organisations operating under a contractual 'partnership' agreement.

This award is presented at the state level only.

Closing date

Nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards must be submitted by midnight (Queensland time) Sunday 17 March 2019.

How to submit your nomination

Congratulations on choosing to nominate for the Queensland Training Awards.

Key to a successful nomination is starting early - don't leave it to the last minute or you may run out of time.

Have a look at our 5 easy steps slideshow (YouTube) to help you plan out how to pull together that winning nomination.

Also visit the how to prepare your nomination page to view details on how to prepare your nomination, writing tips, frequently asked questions and examples of successful nominations.

Lastly, contact your local regional coordinator for advice and assistance in completing your nomination, they are happy to help answer any questions that you may have.

Nomination period

Nominations for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards are now open and close 17 March 2019.

Creating an online nomination account

Nominations are submitted via the online nomination portal.

Before submitting a nomination, all applicants must create an account using the online nomination portal.

You will receive a confirmation email and must verify your email address before you can begin a nomination. Once you have verified your email you can start your nomination, save it and go back and edit it at any time during the period that nominations are open.

Please ensure your computer has JavaScript enabled to get the most out of the online nomination portal.

New accounts are now able to be created and nominations may be submitted until 17 March 2019.

Nomination sections

SECTION A: OVERVIEW (Limit: 500 words)

Provide an overview of the collaboration, including:

  • the name of the collaboration, lead organisation and each of the parties to the collaboration
  • the purpose and objectives of the collaboration
  • the origin of the collaboration (how the parties came together)
  • details of the environment in which the collaboration operates
  • how the collaboration functions in practice, including lines of communication among the parties to the collaboration.

This information may be used to develop summaries about your organisation throughout the awards process. It is not assessed by the judging panel; it is only used to provide them with some background on your organisation. Please include any relevant information from your overview in your selection criteria responses should you want it included in your nomination assessment.

SECTION B: SELECTION CRITERIA (Limit: 800 words for each criterion)

Criterion 1: Outstanding practice of the collaboration

Criterion 2: Achievements of the collaboration for training

Criterion 3: Training impacts of the collaboration

Criterion 4: Sustainability and future of the collaboration


Provide supporting material, such as:

  • high-quality organisational logo (mandatory)
  • newspaper articles
  • photocopies of awards or certificates
  • letters of support or commendation
  • publicity photos of achievements relevant to key aspects of your nomination.

Please note the maximum number of attachments is five (5), each with a maximum file size of 10MB. Accepted file types include JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX. No multimedia items (e.g. YouTube videos) or discs will be accepted with nominations.

Nomination material that exceeds the maximum number of attachments will not be passed onto judging panels.

Addressing selection criteria

This award category requires nominations to address the following award criteria. Please be aware that your responses to the criteria will be strengthened by the inclusion of measurable results and appropriate indicators (including customer satisfaction data and other types of external validation).

The considerations listed under each criterion are provided to clarify what to include when writing against the criteria.

CRITERION 1: Outstanding practice of the collaboration (Limit: 800 words)

Describe the extent to which the collaboration goes above and beyond standard practice in training and skills development. For example, you may wish to consider:

  • excellence in training
  • unique, exemplary or innovative aspects
  • e-learning initiatives
  • transformation in the lives of participants
  • contribution to the achievement of the industry/community in which it operates.

CRITERION 2: Achievements of the collaboration for training (Limit: 800 words)

Consider things such as:

  • training outcomes achieved, including qualifications and skills sets awarded
  • improvements in the quality of learning and assessment
  • creation of new or improved career pathways and opportunities
  • contribution to social equity, especially increasing the participation of people from groups under-represented in the industry or workplaces generally
  • can the outcomes of the collaboration be replicated or modelled for other industries.

CRITERION 3: Training impacts of the collaboration (Limit: 800 words)

Consider benefits to the:

  • employer/industry body and its employees
  • organisation delivering nationally recognised training
  • individuals involved in the collaboration
  • community and/or region
  • industry and/or industry sector
  • the relevant training authority and the broader training system.

You may also wish to consider improvements in the processes/procedures of all collaborating organisations.

CRITERION 4: Sustainability and future of the collaboration (Limit: 800 words)

Consider things such as:

  • potential for the collaboration to be sustained in the future
  • systems of quality improvement that are being utilised by the collaboration
  • performance evaluations of the collaboration that are in place and planned
  • the collaboration's contribution to environmental sustainability
  • capacity for the collaboration to be replicated
  • plans for expansion or adoption in other settings.

Last updated 7 January 2019

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