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COVID-19

The COVID- 19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and the NSW Government is committed to ramping up all its efforts to ensure wellbeing and health of its citizens. 

In light of the current situation, and following the recommendations by the State and Federal Government and health authorities, the Regional Training Award events initially scheduled from 29th May – 26th June 2020, have been cancelled. This difficult decision to cancel the events has been made to ensure the health and wellbeing of our local communities, which remains our highest priority.

We are looking at alternatives on how to celebrate the regional phase, and will continue the assessment process to ensure finalists and winners are appropriately recognised for their achievements, and ability to progress to the NSW state awards.

The awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the best in vocational training in NSW, and while the ceremony will not take place as planned we wish the very best of luck to all the regional finalists.

We appreciate your understanding and soon will provide further advice and updates on NSW State Awards 2020.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Regional NSW Training Awards representative or at nsw.trainingawards@det.nsw.edu.au

2020 NSW Training Awards

Applications open!

If you have a passion for your industry or know someone who does, check out the NSW Training Awards to find out how to get the recognition you, or they deserve. This year, the NSW Training Awards celebrate and honour 65 Years of outstanding achievements in vocational education and training for apprentices, trainees and students as well as well as teachers, training providers and employers. Click on a tile below to see how easy it is to nominate or apply!
Before nominating, prepare and give yourself the best chance by,
  1. Understanding the criteria and eligibility for your chosen award
  2. Checking your region before you start a nomination
  3. Reading our simple ‘terms and conditions
  4. Reading our ‘submission tips‘ to help you prepare.
Once you are ready click the ‘Apply now’ button below and start your nomination.

Free Traineeship Scheme on Channel 10

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Apprentice of the Year – Jacob Linton

Trainee of the year – Kaitlin Smith

Our 2019 awards were a great success, thanks to everyone attended and a congratulations to all our winners and entrants.You can see more about the 2019 awards here.

The history and aims of the HRATA Committee

The committee is the longest standing committee of its kind in NSW celebrating 68 years of operation in 2019. The committee operates as a conduit between industry and Government on all issues surrounding the VET sector.


The HRATA committee is made up of key stakeholders from within the vocational education and training arena, including but not limited to; Group Training Companies, Registered Training Organisations, Employers, Employer Associations, School to Work transition providers, Schools, State Training Services and the Department of Education and Training.

HRATA committee members