Principal Partner

The Victorian Training Awards gratefully acknowledge the support of the Awards’ Principal Partner 2019–2021, the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Australia). Both have had a long partnership with the Victorian Government and the Victorian Training Awards.

Over the past 30 years, members have employed and supported more than 180,000 apprentices and trainees in a wide range of industries across regional and metropolitan Victoria – outcomes that could not be achieved without a strong VET system.

Major Sponsors

Victorian TAFE Association Inc.

Proud Major Sponsor of the Industry Collaboration Award

The Victorian TAFE Association Inc. is the peak body for the Victorian TAFE Network, which comprises Victoria’s 12 TAFE institutes and 4 dual sector universities. The Victorian TAFE Association Inc. was established in January 1999 as a result of a merger between the former Association of TAFE Institutes and the Victorian Association of TAFE Directors.

The Association represents the sector in dealings with government, industry and community stakeholders; harnesses and develops the collective capacity of the network; and facilitates collaboration between members.

Find out more at Victorian TAFE Association Inc

Westvic Staffing Solutions

Proud Major Sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year Award

Westvic Staffing Solutions is proud to be part of the Victorian Training Awards. As an employment, training and educational specialist we are passionate about helping people reach their career goals, and we have supported more than 14,000 trainees and apprentices in beginning their career journey since our inception three decades ago. 

Westvic Staffing Solutions recognises the importance of acknowledging successful vocational education and training journeys. In doing so, we are delighted to partner with government as a sponsor of the 2020 Victorian Training Awards. 

 Found out more at Westvic Staffing Solutions

TAFE Victoria

Proud Major Sponsor of the Vocational Student of the Year Award

Victoria’s twelve standalone and four dual sector TAFEs deliver real skills for real careers.

Victorian TAFEs offer over 500 courses for hundreds of careers as well as pathways to further education. With quality, practical training, TAFE enables students to hit the ground running once graduated. 

From 1 January 2019 Free TAFE will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to the occupations that are needed most by employers in the Victorian economy. 

Whether starting your career, changing to something new, returning to work, or seeking new and updated skills – TAFE will take you there.

VET Development Centre

Proud Major Sponsor of the Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award


The VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. 

The VDC provides continuous professional learning to all teaching and non-teaching staff in the VET sector across Australia. This is achieved through the design and delivery of an extensive range of webinars, workshops, interactive online sessions and thought leader events, as well as Victorian Government funded continuing professional learning for Victoria’s TAFE and Skills First funded Private RTO and Learn Local providers.

Find out more at the VDC website

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board

Proud Major Sponsor of the Community Training Provider of the Year Award

Learn Local - Skills for study, work and life 

Learn Local providers are funded by the Victorian Government, through the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, to support adult Victorians gain the core language, literacy, numeracy, digital and employability skills they need for study, work and life. 

With over 270 Learn Locals across Victoria, people are able to undertake pre-accredited training and other programs close to where they live or work, in welcoming and flexible environments. 

Pre-accredited training has been proven to help learners successfully complete further study and get a job as well as supporting industry to upskill its workforce. 

Find out more at the Learn Local and the ACFE board sites

People’s Choice Award Sponsors


MEGT (Australia) Ltd is a is not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices and trainees for almost 40 years. With a dedicated local presence in every state and the ACT, we continuously exceed Government quality and compliance benchmarks. That’s what makes MEGT your local apprenticeship experts.

Find out more about MEGT here.

Partnership opportunities

To partner with the Victorian Training Awards, contact Janine Doney: