B3 – Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year Award, Vocational Education

Background

This award recognises the outstanding achievement of an individual teacher/trainer or team who has enhanced student learning and/or industry training through exemplary teaching practice.

Value of the award

The award consists of a grant of $3,000 which can be used by the recipient/s to:

  • advance the career/s of the recipient/s
  • provide additional resources to support their teaching or activities related to the award
  • assist the individual/team to disseminate and embed good practice in learning and teaching.

Award monies must be spent within the year the funds are allocated and cannot be rolled over into the future years i.e. a November 2015 award will be allocated money in 2016 and must be expended in 2016.

Eligibility

You may apply as an individual in only one category/subcategory across all the awards per year. You may apply, as a member of a team application, in more than one category/subcategory per year.

Selection criteria

As a nominee you will be assessed on the basis of the depth of evidence that supports your claims against the following three criteria:

  1. Demonstrating innovation and leading practice
    This may include the objectives against the need identified, newness of the approach as compared with other initiatives, enterprise and/or industry feedback - newness and value of approach.
    Outcomes in terms of objectives achieved for the national training system as a whole may include acknowledged particular skills’ demand addressed effectively by the initiative, advancement of the ASQA, improved training package implementation and uptake, feedback from the industry valuing the initiatives and results and training system interest in and acceptance of the initiative.
  2. Impact on clients for which the initiative caters
    This may include individual outcomes and achievements, training systems improvements, depth and breadth of client group participation/completion, participation outcomes (eg better job or work performance), enhanced industry acceptance of ASQA training, training participant feedback indicating valued achievements, improved training results for enterprises, industry and participating students – compared with other approaches, training systems improvements, methods of evaluation, suggested improvements.
  3. Initiative sustainability
    This may include evidence of demand, continuous improvement systems to maintain relevance and effectiveness, economic value, evidence of capacity for further development and application, being connected to industry needs, capacity for system wide take up, sustainable costs.

Applications

Applications must consist of: