The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training.

Winners from each state and territory have the opportunity to compete for national titles in aligned categories, with 5 awards available by direct entry:

  • Outstanding Achievement in the VET and Skills Sector Award
  • Innovation in VET Award
  • School Pathways to VET Award
  • Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award.

In 2022, the Medium Employer of the Year category was discontinued at the national level. Pre-selection will take place to determine the 2 state winners of Queensland's employer awards (from the Small, Medium and Large Employer of the Year categories) that will progress to national judging for the 2 aligned national employer awards (small and large employer). Learn more about the judging process.

National winners are announced at the Australian Training Awards in November each year. Hobart will host the national awards presentation on 17 November 2023.

Find out more about the Australian Training Awards.

2023 national finalists and results

Congratulations to Queensland's national winners and finalists!

Individual categories

  • Apprentice of the Year – Gabrielle Clift
  • Trainee of the Year – Charlotte Ross
  • Winner: Vocational Student of the Year – Jessica Addo
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year – Shaniqua Burke
  • Winner: Australian School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year – Kyezaya Namai-Sabatino
  • VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year – Craig Jones
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award – Kelly Barron, TAFE Queensland

Business categories

Registered Training Organisation categories

Last updated 20 November 2023

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