Use this guide for an at-a-glance look at eligibility across the 11 regional award categories.

The following eligibility summaries apply to the 2021 Queensland Training Awards.

Summaries can be used as a guide for following years, so you can start your nomination journey early, but please note that awards and eligibility criteria may vary from year to year.

Contact your regional coordinator for more information or if you have any questions.

Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year, Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Vocational Student of the Year awards

Have completed, or be due to complete, your training (i.e. completion date) in the period of 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Be identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and meet the eligibility criteria for 1 of the following individual categories: Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year, Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year and School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year.

School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

Be enrolled in school and undertaking/completing, or completed, a Certificate II or above qualification through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

Equity VET Student of the Year

Have completed, or be due to complete, your training in the State of Queensland in the period of 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 in an apprenticeship, traineeship or training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification, and have experienced a significant barrier or disadvantage to effective participation in vocational education and training (VET).

VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year

Be a teacher/trainer providing nationally recognised training to students at a registered training organisation (RTO), or in partnership with an RTO.

Community Training Initiative of the Year

A community-based organisation, based in Queensland, with not-for-profit objectives that is delivering VET qualifications to enter or stay in the workforce.

Small, Medium and Large Employer of the Year awards

A business that provides nationally recognised training to employees, including apprenticeships and traineeships, with the following number of employees:

  • small – 20 or less employees
  • medium – 20–200 employees
  • large – 200+ employees.

Read more about award categories and how to enter, including training provider and industry collaboration awards offered at the state level only.

Last updated 24 February 2021

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