Awards program puts training sector in the spotlight

Date: 14 February 2018

WA Training Awards applications now open for 2018

The program recognises hard work of trainees as well as trainers, organisations & employers

Applications for the WA Training Awards 2018 are now open.


Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today launched the awards while visiting the facilities at North Metropolitan TAFE's Pavilion Restaurant.


The WA Training Awards are an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, inspire future talent and reward best practice.


The awards recognise and reward the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students and the contribution of trainers, training organisations and employers.


As one of the biggest employing industries in WA, it is anticipated the awards will feature many entrants from the hospitality sector.


The industry employs some 97,000 Western Australians and continues to grow.


The Pavilion Restaurant is a training facility functioning as a fine dining restaurant to provide real life training experiences for hospitality students from North Metropolitan TAFE.


Pavilion-trained chefs have secured coveted positions at some of the world's most renowned restaurants including Eleven Madison Park in New York City and the Fat Duck in London.


North Metropolitan TAFE has also had a long and successful history with the WA Training Awards. Trainer of the Year Jane Goodfellow is a trainer at the college and last year it had eight finalists in individual categories, as well as being a finalist in the Large Training Provider of the Year category.


To apply for the awards, visit 


Applications close on Friday May 4, 2018.


Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


"The WA Training Awards shine a light on professions that are vital to our State's prosperous future, and the success stories of those within them.


"Training can be the key to creating a better future - getting a better job, securing better pay. Training can change lives.


"As jobs change and diversify, it is important to showcase the success stories of vocational pathways across a range of sectors and recognise the hard work of those in the industry.


"I encourage those in the training sector to apply and put your industry in the spotlight."


Minister's office - 6552 5700

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