Community Colleges Australia (CCA) announces the opening of nominations for its second annual Community Education Trainer of the Year Awards.
These Awards celebrate the work and underlines the importance of Australian adult and community education (ACE) trainers and teachers. CCA is proud of the many thousands of Australian ACE trainers and teachers, who motivate, inspire, mentor and guide their students to learn new skills and grow professionally and personally, reaching economic, social and community life objectives. Trainers are the “cutting edge” of ACE education and training, as they support and facilitate increased student confidence and learning, bringing to bear their own substantial life, industry, teaching and other professional experience.
The CCA Community Education Trainer of the Year Awards complement and expand on CCA’s successful Student of the Year Awards. The Trainer of the Year Awards reinforce, continue and deepen these traditions.
CCA requests Trainer of the Year nominations by Tuesday 15 August 2023, using the Trainer of the Year nomination form (Word document), prepared by the nominated trainer or their supervisor, endorsed and submitted by an Australian ACE provider via email to CCA at email@example.com. CCA welcomes nominations from all Australian ACE providers, not only members. There is no nomination fee, although there is a limit of two nominations per organisation. Nominations are open now.
The 2023 Trainer of the Year Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at Hotel Amora Jamison Sydney near Circular Quay, as part of CCA’s National Conference gala dinner. Shortlisted Awards finalists will be announced at least three weeks prior to the Awards dinner. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and finalists (amounts to be determined, depending on available funding).
Eligibility for the 2023 Trainer of the Year Awards
The 2023 Trainer of the Year Award nominations are open to those have taught or trained students, in a paid capacity, in at least one course of study at an Australian not-for-profit adult and community education (ACE) organisation during the 13 month period through 16 July 2022 through 15 August 2023. Courses of study can be VET accredited or non-accredited (including pre-accredited or pre-vocational). Nominees must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
Award decisions will be made by an impartial judging panel, based on the written nominations, utilising the judging criteria of (1) excellence and initiatives; (2) learner needs and focus; (3) commitment to teaching and learning; and (4) links with community and industry.