WA Vocational Student of the Year
sponsored by AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services
The WA Vocational Student of the Year will win a $7000 study grant and the chance to represent WA at the Australian Training
be a permanent resident of Australia and reside in Western Australia;
be a full time or part time student but not an apprentice or trainee; and
have completed or be due to complete your training contract between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013 in a training
course that leads to a nationally recognised qualification.
PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION
Section A: Overview
Provide a short overview covering a description of the qualification you enrolled in, your registered training organisation
and employer (if applicable) as well as your reason for choosing this industry and training path.
Section B: Selection criteria
Applicants will be judged against the following.
Criterion 1: Career and study achievements
Consider and address things such as:
any personal or career gains you have achieved from participating in your studies and your job;
how you can demonstrate your understanding of the value of learning; and
how you have integrated on the job and off the job training and what benefits this has held.
Criterion 2: Communication, team and leadership skills
Tell us about any skills you have developed through your training such as:
effective oral and written communication;
your level of self-reliance and resilience in times of challenge;
effective team participation;
leadership and promotion of your training, industry or other things you are involved in; and
your capacity to be an effective ambassador for your industry, community and Australia.
Criterion 3: Ability to represent the training system at a broader level
Tell us about:
any knowledge or understanding you have gained of new developments and trends in your workplace or industry and the vocational
education and training system; and
any messages you might have that could encourage others who are interested in entering your training pathway.
Criterion 4: Other pursuits
Include information about:
your achievements in areas other than study and work;
your involvement in the community; and
your awareness of current social, economic and political issues.
Section C: Attachments
Training and education certificates
Copies of your training and education certificates (since you left secondary school in the case of apprentices and trainees)
including courses you have completed.
Awards and prizes
Copies of any certificates or prizes you may have been awarded such as a sporting award, community service award or special
recognition by your employer. (Please don’t send originals as applications cannot be returned.)
Provide at least one written reference from either your employer/host employer or lecturer.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
To be considered for an award the following conditions of entry must be met:
Applications must be received by 5.00 pm on Friday 10 May 2013.
Applicants must apply for one category only.
Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria.
Applicants must personally address all criteria.
Student applications must be a maximum of 10 pages; five pages addressing the criteria plus five pages of attachments.
Applications must be typed in 12pt Arial font on single-sided, plain A4 paper and stapled in the top left hand corner. Do
not ring bind, use cardboard covers, plastic sleeves or folders etc.
All sections of the application form must be completed. The form must also be signed by the applicant and appropriate referee(s).
By entering the Awards, finalists and winners agree for their photographs, profiles and training details to be used for
promotional purposes by the Government of Western Australia.
Applicants must comply with Department standards in regards to training, workplace health and safety and industrial relations
Semi-finalists must attend the semi-finalist judging day on Friday 19 July 2013 to remain eligible.
Finalists must attend the Awards presentation dinner on Friday 20 September 2013.
Applicants must agree to abide by the decision of the selection panel and no appeals will be entered into.