GOTAFE has a number of awards and competitions held annually that recognise outstanding students from all study areas within GOTAFE.

Listed below are awards that are presented as part of GOTAFE events. There are also competitions like World Skills that are hosted by GOTAFE at a regional level with winners proceeding to the state level competition.

GOTAFE are also strong supporters of the Victorian Training Awards and National Training Awards that are held each year, recognising outstanding achievements of VET students, teachers, training providers and employers.

Read below to see what awards you might be eligible for, it could be a great asset to your CV, even just applying will give you great experience and skills.


GOTAFE’s Graduations recognises graduating students and outstanding student achievements. Held in March each year at Benalla, Wangaratta, Shepparton and Seymour campuses. All students who successfully complete their final year studies are invite to attend.


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Since 1981 we have been the leading voice for skills excellence in vocational, technological and service oriented careers in Australia. We have raised the awareness of hundreds of thousands of young Australians and their parents, industry and employers, that our nation’s future depends on effective skills training systems.

Victorian Training Awards

The Victorian Training Awards (VTA’s) recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of vocational education and training (VET) students, teachers, training providers and employers. The awards are run by the Department of Education and Training. GOTAFE selects a number of outstanding students each year and supports them in their applications for the various award categories, but anyone can apply. Nominations open December 1st and close April 2nd. Visit

Read more on how GOTAFE supports the application process and past winners

Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the national level awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

The majority of the Awards are the culmination of the state and territory training awards with winners from each state and territory eligible to compete at the national level in aligned categories. There are also seven award categories available by entering directly. The Awards are held annually in November. Visit

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