Finalists of the 2019 South Australian Training Awards have been announced for their outstanding achievements in vocational education and training.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the winners for each category will be announced at the awards presentation on Friday 6 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

“Congratulations to the 24 individual finalists and the 21 organisational finalists recognised for their achievements and excellence in our state’s vocational education and training sector,” Minister Pisoni said.

“It is particularly pleasing to see strong representation from regional South Australia with 14 finalists from right across the state, from the South East to the Eyre Peninsula.

“The SA Training Awards, hosted by the State’s Training and Skills Commission, celebrate successful individuals for their potential, and winning often provides significant benefits for their future careers.

“The awards also recognise and reward organisations for innovative and professional approaches to training.”
This year there are 12 awards including six for individuals and six for organisations:

Individual awards
• Apprentice of the Year
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
• School-based Apprentice of the Year
• Trainee of the Year
• Vocational Student of the Year
• VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year

Organisation awards
• Industry Collaboration
• Large Employer of the Year
• Medium Employer of the Year
• Small Employer of the Year
• VET Innovation Award for Schools
• Training Provider of the Year

To see a full list of finalists and to purchase tickets to the SA Training Awards presentation dinner visit

Training and Skills Commission Chair Michael Boyce OAM said there was an increase in nominations this year, bringing the total to 129, and the standard of entries demonstrated exceptional quality across the breadth of the vocational education and training sector.

“The Training and Skills Commission looks forward to again hosting this year’s awards which will celebrate success in vocational education and training and acknowledge the achievements of our best and brightest students, trainers, training providers and employers,” Mr Boyce OAM said.

Winners are eligible to represent South Australia at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on Thursday 21 November.

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