Nominations for the 2023 AVTES Awards OPEN SOON!
Now in it's 14th year, the AVTES Awards rewards and recognises the outstanding efforts of our students and employers.
Help us celebrate your employer or employee, show them you recognise their efforts and acheivements and they could be in the running to win a great prize!
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Nominations are due by: TBC.
The AVTES Awards recognise and reward excellence in training and the important contribution made by students and employers in building a productive and rewarding training culture.
They are a fantastic opportunity for students to enhance their career prospects and be recognised for their efforts. Likewise, employers can be recognised for their investment in training and share success with employees.
Get involved and nominate yourself or someone you work with.
Award Categories and Prizes
- Student of the Year - framed certificate!
- Employer of the Year - an engraved trophy and framed certificate!
- All entrants must have paid all their outstanding enrolment fees. However, entrants have the opportunity to take any necessary action to ensure this requirement is met by the entry deadline.
- Student of the Year nominees must have been enrolled in an accredited course* with AVTES within the current year. This may be under a government funded arrangement or as a full fee paying student.
- Employer categories must have at least one employee enrolled within the current year with AVTES.
*An accredited course is a nationally accredited qualification from a nationally endorsed training package. To confirm if your course meets this criteria you can contact AVTES directly.
Individuals and businesses are able to nominate. And you can nominate yourself or someone else. (Nominees that have been nominated by someone else will be given the option to further contribute to their nomination.)
You can complete nominations online by clicking the links below.
Nominations are due by:TBC
Each eligible nomination is scored by 3 judges. Judges include one Manager and one Trainer. Each category will have the same judges to ensure fairness. Each criteria is weighted equally. Points are awarded according to how well the entrant meets the criteria as described in the nomination form. The average of the 3 scores determines the final score.
Winners will receive the nominated prize and a framed certificate at a workplace presentation.
All finalists receive a certificate via post.
Employer of the Year - East Wimmera Health Services
Student of the Year - Jessica Murphy, Certificate IV in Hospitality, Warrnambool Football Club
Employer of the Year - Peacock Inn Hotel
Student of the Year - Jackson Coates, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, Bohemia Cafe
Employer of the Year - PubCo Hotel Group
Australian Apprentice of the Year - Olivia Kennedy, Crown Hotel Lilydale
Student of the Year - Erin Stirling, Zagames
Employer of the Year - The Stag Restaurant
Australian Apprentice of the Year - Briony Haywood, Kings Catering
Employer of the Year - United Hospitality
Employer of the Year - Martin Luther Homes
Australian Apprentice of the Year - Callum Humphries
Student of the Year - Bronwyn Klemm
Employer of the Year - The Flying Horse Bar & Brewery
Apprentice of the Year - Matthew Prorok, Warran Glen Garden Center and Cafe
Trainee of the Year - Susan Kowalczyk, Friendly Pharmacy Society
Employer of the Year - Switch Lifestyle
Apprentice of the Year - Jacob Brown, Wyton Events and Catering
Trainee of the Year - Glenn Wright, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
Student of the Year - Keira Brady, MEGT
Employer of the Year - Donovans Restaurant
Apprentice of the Year - Daniel Zammit, Centonove Restaurant
Trainee of the Year - Emily Craig, Sinclair Wilson
Employer of the Year - Sel de la Terre
Apprentice of the Year - Dionne Goyen, Regal Cafe
Retail Student of the Year - Debbie Hoskin, Harvey Norman
Hospitality Student of the Year - Serena McNeil, Bojangles Restaurant
If you would like further information on the AVTES Awards eligibility criteria or application process please contact Sarah Fitzgibbon on firstname.lastname@example.org.