Community Education Student of the Year 2021 Awards Now Open

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has announced the opening of nominations for the 2021 Community Education Student of the Year Awards.

Students eligible for the 2021 Awards are those who have undertaken formal study with an Australian not-for-profit community education organisation during the period 1 September 2020 through 31 August 2021, with nominations submitted through their community education provider.

“This is the fifth year in a row that CCA has run these awards, which are one of the highlights of the annual community education calendar,” said Dr Don Perlgut, CEO of Community Colleges Australia.

“All of our past winners and shortlisted students have achieved extraordinary results, and reflect the diversity of our sector, and the importance of the personalised attention that not-for-profit adult and community providers give their students,” said Dr Perlgut.

Nominations by Monday 11 October 2021 by using the 2021 Nomination form (Word document). CCA welcomes all nominations, not only from member organisations. There is no nomination fee and no age limit, although students need to be at least 18 years old by 31 August 2021.

Decisions on the Award winners will be based on the nominating organisation’s nomination, based on the judging criteria of career and study achievements; communication, team and leadership skills development; and achievements in areas other than study and work, including community involvement. More details on judging criteria can be found in the Terms and Conditions (PDF) or view the webpage version (html).

The Awards ceremony will take place in a virtual event during November 2020. Cash prizes will be awarded to all winners and finalists, graciously funded by the New South Wales Government.

About the Community Education Student of the Year Awards Logo

The new Community Education Student of the Year Awards logo (see above) celebrates student achievement and symbolises the myriad possibilities and opportunities that learning provides. The triangle at the base of the figure represents the boost provided by the ACE provider, which supports and facilitates student confidence and learning. The multi-shaded vertical parallel lines, reaching upwards, embody the students' potential and choice of pathways as they journey through life.

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