The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training.
Winners from each state and territory (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete for a national award title. The Australian Training Awards also has a number of awards that are available by direct entry.
Find out more about the Australian Training Awards.
2020 national winners and finalists
Congratulations to the Queensland winners and runner ups:
- Mary Campbell, CEO, TAFE Queensland – Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
- Debbie Blow, Director of Community Services, Health and Nursing Facility, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast – Winner of the National Achievement Award
- Breanna Cassidy – Winner of the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award
- Kent Saddlery – Winner of the Small Employer of the Year Award
- Braden Hellmuth – Runner up of the Australian Apprentice of the Year Award
The Queensland finalists were:
Individual award categories
- Vocational Student of the Year Award – Ngaire Trigg
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award – Jabin Giblett
- Australian School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award – Jennifer Myers
- VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year Award – Michelle Clements
Business award categories
- Large Employer of the Year Award – Hastings Deering (Australia) Limited
- Medium Employer of the Year Award – selectability Ltd
- Industry Collaboration Award – TAFE Queensland and Rheinmetall Defence Australia Collaboration
- Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award – Affinity Education Group (direct entrant)
Training provider category
- School Pathways to VET Award – Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre and Caloundra State High (direct entrant)