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In 2021, there will be 12 awards presented as part of the South Australian Training Awards program - six for individuals and six for organisations. We thank our Award Sponsors for their support in delivering the program.


Apprentice of the Year Award & Training Provider of the Year Award

MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices, trainees and job seekers for almost 40 years.

As Australia’s largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider, we have the experience to ensure that the process of finding, signing up and supporting new apprentices or trainees is made easy.

We’re also here to help future apprentices and trainees find the career path that’s right for them, with a range of job seeking tools to make the process as easy as possible.



Trainee of the Year Award & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

Mas is a national not-for-profit that works with businesses (from small businesses to larger corporates) and job seekers to provide key employment support services. With over 30 years’ experience, Mas has a strong customer focus and our solutions are tailor-made to every customer.

Mas is proudly part of the IntoWork group and is an Australian Apprentice Support Network provider, providing support services for job seekers, apprentices, trainees and employers across Australia.

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Department for Education

School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award & VET Innovation for Schools Award

The Department for Education manages South Australia’s public education system and is committed to achieving continued growth for every student, in every class, in every school and preschool. The department works to improve education, safety and developmental outcomes for children and young people from birth through to their transition to adulthood.

The department is taking a lead role in supporting all South Australian schools to provide quality career education, industry engagement and vocational pathways to skill school students for future careers in South Australian growth sectors whilst completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

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News Corp SA

Vocational Student of the Year Award & Medium Employer of the Year Award

News Corp SA is the leading news media publisher in South Australia.

Newspaper content sets the agenda for the day, providing an influential voice for issues that matter to South Australians. Our strength has been built over years of trusted journalism, delivering quality content across news, current affairs, sport and lifestyle categories. As a result, we have developed deep relationships and ongoing connections with local communities.

We are brand builders; playing a significant role in the media mix of companies that trust us to promote their goods and services to audiences across diverse demographics. Through The Advertiser and the Sunday Mail, we strive to meet the needs of businesses looking to make an impact in our local markets, reaching an engaged audience of more than 513,000 readers each week.

SkyCity Adelaide

VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award

SkyCity is the largest and most exciting entertainment venue and tourist destination in Adelaide.

As a member of the SkyCity Entertainment Group, our philosophy is to provide our customers with a fun and exciting experience with a variety of entertainment options in a contemporary environment.

Late last year SkyCity Adelaide opened its new integrated casino and entertainment establishment in South Australia following a $330 million investment.

The investment included the 5-Star luxury hotel, Eos by SkyCity, a gamut of new bars and restaurants, a dedicated conference and events level and a range of the most contemporary gaming products available in Australia.

SkyCity Adelaide has set a new benchmark for entertainment in South Australia, delivering an extraordinary customer experience.


Large Employer of the Year Award

TAFE SA’s role as the state’s public training provider is to ensure all South Australian students have access to quality education and skills training across a number of regional, rural, remote and metropolitan locations.

With courses aligned to the needs of the state’s current and future workforce this ensures TAFE SA is responsive, relevant and future focused.

TAFE SA is focused on increasing access and choice to quality education and training opportunities to deliver a talent pool of job ready graduates for current, new and emerging South Australian industries.

Defence SA

Industry Collaboration Award

South Australia is at the forefront of the nation’s defence and space industries. Renowned for its innovation and world-class research and development the state’s defence industry has a proud history of delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex defence projects.

Working closely with Defence and industry, Defence SA targets investment and expansion opportunities and drives and supports the delivery of major defence projects and facilities within the state.

Defence SA also plays a key role in supporting the Australian Government’s strategic defence policy through increasing local industry participation and ensuring a highly skilled, industry-ready workforce is in place to underpin defence projects.


Small Employer of the Year Award

Comace is a boutique, hands-on provider of custom-made solutions - providing high quality commercial joinery, fitout and maintenance services. The South Australian owned and operated business creates, refurbishes and maintains commercial, retail and institutional buildings, sourcing all labour and materials locally wherever possible.

Comace’s clients value the expertise of its people, the quality of its workmanship and the business’ speed of response. Since opening its doors in 1981, Comace has been involved with thousands of fitout, renovation, joinery and maintenance projects. If you are constructing, renovating or maintaining a commercial building, Comace can help.