Awards

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 such as our Trade Awards and Student Recognition Ceremonies. 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.

Student Recognition Ceremonies

GOTAFE’s Student Recognition Ceremonies, as the name suggests, recognise 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.

Read more about our Student Recognition Ceremony

Trade Awards and Apprentice of the Year

GOTAFE’s annual Trade Awards recognise outstanding pre-apprentices, and apprentices in their first, second, third and fourth years from the Automotive, Building and Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, Baking, Meat Processing and Plumbing learning areas. The awards are held in December each year and recognise an Outstanding Apprentice Achievement Award for each learning area, as well as awarding the title of Student of the Year for Wangaratta and Benalla Campuses and Shepparton and Seymour Campuses. Visit http://www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/tradeawards/

Worldskills

WorldSkills showcases the value of skills and raises the recognition of skilled professionals worldwide. From July to October the Regional World Skills Competitions are held at GOTAFE across a variety of study fields. The winners from the Regional Competitions are eligible to be selected to attend the National Competition. Visit https://www.worldskills.org/

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/awards/Pages/vta.aspx.

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 https://www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au/

Contact your trainer or GOTAFE’s Marketing Team for more information on marketing@gotafe.vic.edu.au