Nominate nowThe Premier's Industry Collaboration Award (PDF, 171KB) recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration between at least one employer/industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.

Eligibility criteria
Nomination period and closing date
How to prepare your nomination
Nomination sections
Addressing selection criteria
Telephone interviews
State Gala Dinner

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
  • the collaboration must meet the conditions of entry.

Collaboration versus partnership

This award recognises outstanding collaborations, not partnerships.
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 collaboration and a partnership is that parties who work collaboratively do not necessarily need to be bound contractually. Nominations will not be accepted from organisations operating under a contractual partnership agreement.

In the Queensland Training Awards, this award is presented at the state level only.

Nomination period and closing date

Nominations are now open, and the closing date has been extended until midnight, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

How to prepare your nomination

Congratulations on choosing to nominate for the Queensland Training Awards. The key to a successful nomination is starting early—don't leave it to the last minute or you may run out of time.

Visit the Entering the awards page to learn more, including:

Creating an online nomination account

Nominations are submitted via the online nomination portal. You will need to create an account before submitting your nomination. New accounts can only be created, and nominations can only be submitted, during the nomination period.

Once you have created your account, 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 nomination period.

Please ensure your computer has JavaScript enabled, so you can take full advantage of the online nomination portal.

Nomination sections

SECTION A: OVERVIEW (Limit: 500 words)

Provide an overview of the collaboration, including:

  • the name of the collaboration
  • the 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.

Note: This overview will not be considered or used for judging purposes; it is only used to provide the judging panel with some background on the collaboration and develop summaries about the collaboration throughout the awards process. If you want any of the information from your overview assessed as part of your nomination, please make sure you also include it in your selection criteria responses.

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:

  • professional workplace photo of students training as part of the collaboration (mandatory)
  • newspaper articles
  • photocopies of awards or certificates
  • letters of support or commendation
  • publicity photos of achievements relevant to key aspects of your nomination.

Supporting material of up to 5 attachments may be included. Each attachment must not exceed 10MB. Accepted file types include JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS and 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 for assessment.

Addressing selection criteria

In your nomination, you must present your information in a way that clearly addresses each criterion. Please be aware that your responses to the criterion will be strengthened by the inclusion of measurable results and appropriate indicators, including customer satisfaction data and other types of external validation.

In developing your nomination, you may wish to take into account some of the considerations outlined below which are provided to give clarification of what may be relevant to include when writing against the criteria.

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

  • What is the basis of the collaboration partner's agreement that have been so successful?
  • What specific training need is being addressed by the collaboration?
  • What exemplary or innovative aspects are a feature of the training collaboration?

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

  • What are examples of excellence in the training delivered?
  • What training outcomes have been achieved (including qualifications and skill sets awarded)?
  • What improvements in the quality of learning and assessment have been implemented?
  • What, if any, new or improved career pathways and opportunities have been created?

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

  • How has the collaboration benefited, the participants, the community, and the collaborating organisations and the broader training system?
  • What improvements in the processes/procedures of all collaborating organisations have been implemented?
  • What contribution is there to social equity (especially increasing the participation of people from groups under-represented in the industry or workplace)?

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

  • What, if any, aspects of the collaboration utilises government funding? If so, how could the collaboration be continued if government funding ceased?
  • How can the outcomes of the collaboration be replicated or modelled for other industries?
  • What quality improvement/performance evaluations of the collaboration are in place and planned?

Telephone interviews

It is important to note that telephone interviews form part of the judging process and participation is a mandatory component of nominating for the Queensland Training Awards.

All shortlisted nominees must be available to participate in a telephone interview during the judging process. Timeframes will be advised as soon as possible.

State Gala Dinner

In the Queensland Training Awards, the Premier's Industry Collaboration Award is presented at the state level only.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions around non-essential gatherings, face-to-face regional and state award ceremonies will not take place in 2020. Instead, state winners will be announced via an online campaign with more details to be available soon.

Last updated 30 April 2020

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