WA Training Awards


The Western Australian Training Awards (WATA) is the State’s premier awards program recognising excellence in vocational education and training (VET) and the outstanding achievements of our VET students, apprentices and trainees, practitioners and training providers, organisations and employers. In addition to the recognition and opportunities these prestigious awards bring, as a winner in an individual category you will receive $3,000 to further your training or kick start your career.

Following extensive consultation with the VET sector and Australian Training Awards, and with consideration to COVID-19 restrictions, we are excited to announce a new streamlined WA Training Awards program for 2020 that provides an opportunity to recognise VET students who have completed their training and would not be eligible to participate in next year’s program. Applications closed at 5 pm, Friday 14 August 2020. 

The impact of COVID-19 across our community has brought with it extraordinary challenges. The VET sector will be particularly relevant in the recovery period and in the rebuilding of a post COVID-19 economy. There is no better time to shine a spotlight on WA’s VET sector!

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