By entering the Queensland Training Awards, you agree to abide by the following conditions of entry.

  • All nominations must be submitted online via the Queensland Training Awards online nomination portal during the nomination period, typically December/January to March.

  • Nominations close at midnight (Queensland time) on the closing date.

  • Nominees for the individual categories must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia and have completed, be due to complete or deliver training in Queensland.

  • Each category has specific criteria, which are articulated in the awards categories section of this website. All applications must meet the criteria for the category to be considered a valid entry. Non-compliance with entry criteria is a sufficient reason for the Queensland Training Awards to reject a nomination.

  • Nominees can submit only 1 entry in each category, but can nominate for more than 1 category if eligible.

  • For an entry to be valid, nominees must fully complete an online nomination addressing all relevant criteria, and submit it via the online nomination portal.

  • Nominees must not be nominated for any similar award in another state or territory in the same year.

  • All training initiatives, courses, products and registered training organisations referenced in nominations must be nationally recognised (i.e. training which is based on a national training package or accredited course, and result in a formal qualification or statement of attainment by a registered training organisation). This includes Australian apprenticeships.

  • All nominees must comply with government standards in regard to training, workplace health and safety, and industrial relations matters. The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training may refuse to proceed with a nomination at any time where an organisation or individual is under investigation by the Queensland Government or has unresolved issues with any other Queensland Government department.

  • Nominating registered training organisations must be recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

  • It is a mandatory requirement for all finalists to attend the regional, state and national awards presentation ceremonies, if applicable.

  • Shortlisted finalists must be available for telephone or online interviews around May and August as part of regional and state judging processes. If there are legitimate reasons for not being able to take part during these times, this must be communicated to the Queensland Training Awards team prior to 15 April each year. If this is not communicated, there is a high chance that the nomination will not be able to progress.

  • Queensland Training Awards winners of aligned categories will be nominated by Queensland for the Australian Training Awards. All nominations for the Australian Training Awards will be considered by the Australian Training Awards judging panels, and finalists for each award category will be required to attend the Australian Training Awards finalists week and presentation ceremony in November. Learn more about the judging process.

  • By applying, all applicants to the Queensland Training Awards agree that all non-confidential details from their nominations, photographs and recordings can be used online, in any broadcast and print or social media and in a range of publicity and promotional materials by the Queensland Government.

  • By registering to nominate and expressing interest, all prospective nominees opt-in to receive the QTA newsletter and email marketing and can opt-out at any time, using easy-to-access unsubscribe links within emails or via reply email.

  • The Queensland Government reserves the right to use all or part of any material generated (photographs, film footage, application submissions or any detail) for the purpose of the Queensland Training Awards or for publication online, in print or other broadcast media, for publicity, promotional materials (including departmental Christmas cards) or campaigns related to the Queensland Government.

  • Finalists and winners of the Queensland Training Awards may be required to participate in media interviews, promotional events and activities.

  • When necessary, the department reserves the right to extend the deadline for applications for categories.

  • It is the responsibility of all applicants and nominators to ensure they have selected the correct category, and submitted the application for that category by the nomination closing date. The Queensland Training Awards reserves the right to re-assign applications lodged to incorrect categories at its discretion.

  • The submission must be formatted as per the nomination information provided for each award. Any material in excess of attachment limits specified for each category will not be forwarded for judging.

  • All nominees will be advised in writing of the outcome of their nominations or interviews.

  • Feedback regarding judging and selection can be requested up to 30 September of the nomination year.

  • All decisions and recommendations of the judging panels are binding and final. No correspondence will be entered into.


The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training collects your personal information to facilitate the operation and nominations for the Queensland Training Awards. The personal information held by the department will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). Note: Information held in the Award Force platform (online nomination portal) is held in Australia in the cloud and is subject to privacy protections within the Queensland privacy regime. Refer to our Privacy Statement for further information about the security of your information.

By using the Queensland Training Awards online nomination portal, you consent to the transfer and storage of your personal information in the cloud.

Last updated 8 February 2024

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