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The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 17 May. No extensions will be provided.

Applications are:

  • open from 26 February until 17 May
  • open to individuals, public or private sector organisations, groups or businesses involved in Vocational Education and Training (VET).

All applicants should:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, reside in South Australia, and meet all eligibility criteria
  • if an organisation, be registered in Australia, with an Australian Business Number
  • if a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), declare it has no current compliance issues with the regulator (Australian Skills Quality Authority) or the Department for Innovation and Skills, and no adverse issues with any government contract
  • if an employer, declare their organisation has no adverse issues with any government contract or with their industry sector regulator
  • agree to being nominated, if not self-nominating
  • advise the South Australian Training Awards if they are under 18 years of age at the time of application
  • comply with workplace health, privacy, safety and industrial relations legislation
  • note that finalists may be visited at the location of their training as part of the judging process
  • be prepared and able to meet with the judging panel if selected as as finalist
  • note that a photographer may visit them at the location of their training to take photographs for use at the South Australian Training Awards recognition event and to promote VET
  • not apply for any other state or territory in the application year
  • be eligible for entry according to specific award category criteria – non-compliance with entry criteria will be sufficient grounds for the South Australian Skills Commission (the Commission) to reject the application
  • be prepared to attend all interviews in person and/or virtually, as required, and undergo all preparations that the Commission or its nominee shall deem necessary for the awards
  • be able to attend individual award interviews in June
  • be able to undertake virtual organisation award interviews and site visits in June
  • be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian at the South Australian Training Awards recognition event if under the age of 18 years
  • if selected as a finalist, attend the South Australian Training Awards recognition event
  • if selected as a state winner, attend the professional development workshop on 11 October, prior to the Australian Training Awards (ATA)
  • enter on the understanding that the Commission or its nominee reserves the right to alter, vary and/or modify any prize or condition of entry and reserves the right to make any new conditions
  • abide by the decisions of the Commission or its nominee, whose decision shall be final on all matters pertaining to the award – no correspondence or justification for any decision shall be required of the Commission
  • agree they have read, understood and endorsed the contents of their application.

All applications will:

  • meet the specific eligibility requirements of the category to which they relate
  • address the selection criteria
  • be factually correct
  • refer to a service, program or training that meets the Australian Qualifications Framework standards
  • refer to a current VET activity
  • be written using plain English
  • not exceed the word or attachment limit
  • not be written in the third person.

All applicants understand and agree that:

  • they have read and endorsed the contents of their application
  • when an application does not meet the eligibility requirements of the award category, it will not be considered by the judging panel
  • only one application for any joint program will be accepted
  • decisions of the judging panel are final
  • late applications will not be accepted
  • failure of an applicant to follow any lawful direction of the Commission, or its nominee, shall mean instant disqualification and instant forfeiture of any award, whether or not any award benefit has commenced, has not commenced, or has commenced but has not been completed
  • no applicant shall have any right to seek compensation or otherwise claim for compensation and the application form is submitted on the express understanding that the candidate waives any right to claim for compensation
  • if any award winner receives a prize and is subsequently discovered to be ineligible for the award, the Commission reserves the right to recover the prize from the applicant
  • all individual award winners will automatically be entered in the ATA (where appropriate award categories apply)
  • award winners must be able to represent South Australia at the ATA, with travel and accommodation costs covered for national finalists - national finalists (individual) will be required to take leave from work or study commitments for an entire week, including for the ATA presentation event
  • award winners must be committed to promoting and being involved with ongoing promotion of the awards into the following year, for example participating on judging panels and undertaking speaking opportunities
  • the Commission, the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS), the ATA, and the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business reserve the right to use all or part of any material generated (photographs, film footage, applications etc) for the purpose of the publication online, in print, or through other broadcast media, for use in publicity, promotional materials or campaigns
  • DIS or any of its employees are eligible to apply for any award, with the exclusion of staff directly involved in marketing and communications, or staff involved with the judging process

Privacy note

Only authorised directorate and ATA officers and appointed panel members have access to applicants’ information. The directorate may give information to other relevant bodies, partners/sponsors and media. Personal information will not be disclosed to any other party without the applicant’s consent, unless authorised or required by law. All panel members sign confidentiality and conflict of interest statements.