Categories and eligibility

This page has information on the Northern Territory (NT) Training Awards categories and the eligibility for each category.

Individual categories

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • not be at school
  • be a full or part-time vocational education and training (VET) student in the NT and have recently completed, or be due to complete, your nationally accredited VET qualification (including an apprenticeship or traineeship) between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Get the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.3 KB).

Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed or be due to complete your training (for example, your apprenticeship) in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
  • have a contract of training registered with the NT training authority.

Get the Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (670.9 KB).

School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • be undertaking / completing a Certificate II or above qualification through an Australian school-based apprenticeship (apprenticeship or traineeship)
  • still be enrolled at school
  • have a contract of training registered with the NT training authority.

Get the School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.5 KB).

Trainee of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed, or be due to complete, your training (for example, apprenticeship) in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
  • have a contract of training registered with the NT training authority.

Get the Trainee of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.1 KB).

VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a qualified (as determined by the Australian Qualifications Framework) and registered teacher / trainer employed (or regularly contracted) by a NT based registered training organisation (RTO)
  • be delivering training (full units of study) in the NT which leads to nationally recognised qualifications or statements of attainment under the National Training System for some period between 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

All nominations must be endorsed by the RTO and evidence of qualification must be submitted with the nomination.

Get the VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year criteria template DOCX (672.2 KB).

Vocational Student of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a full-time or part-time student but not an Australian apprentice at the time of completing your training (apprentice or trainee)
  • have completed, or be due to complete, your training in the period 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021 in a training course that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to the award you are nominating for
  • have completed or be undertaking training delivered in the NT.

Get the Vocational Student of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (670.9 KB).

VET in Schools Student of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • have completed, or are due to complete, at least 50% of your VET course at a NT secondary school between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
  • be still enrolled as a NT school student.

Get the VET in Schools Student of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.0 KB).

Organisational categories

Industry Collaboration Award

To be eligible, at least one party must be:

  • an industry organisation (for example, employer, enterprise, group of enterprises, industry association, industry advisory body, trade union or professional association)
  • delivering nationally recognised training or directly contributing to the outcomes of nationally recognised training which leads to formal qualifications or statements of attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Nominations will not be accepted from organisations operating under contractual ‘partnership’ agreements.

Get the Industry Collaboration of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (717.6 KB).

Large Employer of the Year

To be eligible, you must have 200 or more full-time equivalent employees.

Joint nominations will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation who partners with a host employer
  • a host employer who partners with a group training organisation.

Nominations will not be accepted from organisations whose core business is the delivery of VET. These organisations may consider nominating for either the large or small training provider of the year awards.

Get the Large Employer of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (669.9 KB).

Medium Employer of the Year

To be eligible, you must employ between 20 and 199, full-time equivalent employees.

Joint nominations will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation who partners with a host employer
  • a host employer who partners with a group training organisation.

Nominations will not be accepted from organisations whose core business is the delivery of VET. These organisations may consider nominating for either the large or small training provider of the year awards.

Get the Medium Employer of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (670.5 KB).

Small Employer of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • meet the conditions of entry requirements
  • employ 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

Joint nominations will be accepted from:

  • a group training organisation who partners with a host employer
  • a host employer who partners with a group training organisation.

Get the Small Employer of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (668.2 KB).

Large Training Provider of the Year

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a RTO for which the delivery of VET is the core business
  • undertake the majority (80%) of their training delivery in the NT and have their head office in the NT
  • be delivering 50 or more qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration).

Get the Large Training Provider of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.7 KB).

Small Training Provider of the Year

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a RTO for which the delivery of VET is the core business
  • delivering less than 50 qualifications (which are listed on the scope of registration).

Get the Small Training Provider of the Year Award criteria template DOCX (671.4 KB).


Last updated: 17 May 2021

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