Judging is coordinated by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. The judging panels consist of 1 departmental staff member and 3 representatives sourced from business, industry and the public sector.
Individual, employer and community-based organisational award categories
Judging panels will select finalists and winners for each region and for the state level, based on written submissions and phone interviews.
At the regional level, up to 5 nominees are shortlisted for interview. Up to 3 regional finalists are then selected and announced per category in the lead-up to regional finals.
Regional winners are automatically selected as state finalists and will go on to compete for the state award.
Winners are announced at the regional award ceremonies in July and State Gala Dinner in September each year.
Training provider and Industry Collaboration award categories (state level only)
Judging panels will select 3 state finalists and 1 winner per category, based on both written submissions and phone interviews.
Winners in these award categories are announced at the State Gala Dinner in September each year, with finalists notified ahead of the event.