Come August, some of the country’s top providers of education and training in the tertiary sector will be recognised with the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) 2013 Awards for Excellence.
These awards acknowledge the contribution of organisations and individuals to private education and training, with ACPET chief executive officer Claire Field adding that the awards send a positive message to future students and reflect members as leaders in quality and innovation.
Only ACPET members are eligible for nominations, with award categories including Higher Education Provider of the Year, International Education Provider of the Year, Industry Initiative, Social Inclusion Initiative, Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year and Vocational Education Training Provider of the Year.
In this year’s awards ceremony a new category, Workplace Coach of the Year, has been introduced.
“This award aims to recognise the critical role played by workplace supervisors and mentors in supporting employees to develop new skills or to up-skill,” Ms Field said.
“Skills and training are vital to the nation’s economic productivity and it is great to see many providers and industry working in partnership.”
Nominations for the ACPET Awards are now open and close on June 21. The finalists will be announced on August 30 at the ACPET National Conference dinner.