2023 Northern Territory Training Awards

NT Government

Now in its 68th year, the Northern Territory Training Awards celebrate the achievements of Territorians in the vocational education and training (VET) sector and recognise the outstanding contribution made by our local trainees, apprentices, employers and training providers.

There were more than 3,500 apprentices and trainees in-training in the Territory, as of March 2023. Retaining our apprentices and trainees is integral to ensuring the Territory maintains a skilled workforce that meets current and future needs of Territory employers and industry.

The Awards recognise the best and brightest in vocational education and training sector across a variety of categories for individuals, businesses and organisations. This year’s categories as below.


· Trainee of the Year

· Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year

· Vocational Student of the Year

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

· School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

· VET in Schools Student of the Year

· VET Teacher / Trainer of the Year


· Small Training Provider of the Year

· Large Training Provider of the Year

· Industry Collaboration of the Year

· Small Employer of the Year

· Large Employer of the Year

Last year’s finalists represent a wide range of industries including engineering, electro technology, construction, community engagement, retail, business, beauty services, health and fitness.

Winners will be announced at the gala awards dinner on Saturday 2 September in Darwin, with eligible category winners progressing to the Australian Training Awards.

Nominations close Friday 19 May, for details go to trainingawards.nt.gov.au

Quotes attributable to General Manager Business and Workforce, Cathy White

“VET plays an important role in future proofing our workforce and helping develop our local capacity, enabling Territory businesses to adapt and grow.”

“The NT Training Awards provides an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, businesses and providers and their contribution to training in the Territory.”

“The awards also offer finalists a chance to be part of an elite group of ambassadors who represent the Territory’s best in vocational education and training. I urge everyone to nominate today.”

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