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VET Student of the Year Awards

The 2020 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student of the Year Awards are on again! If you are enrolled in a VET course and either reside in Wakefield Regional Council area or attend school in the area, you can nominate and be in with a chance to win cash prizes thanks to sponsor Balco.

Every year Wakefield Regional Council calls for vocational students who have made a strong committment to their studies and who have gone above and beyond the requirements of their course, to nominate themselves for the VET Student of the Year Award.

Applications have closed for 2020. Keep an eye out for next year's awards.

To be eligible for nomination student need to satisfy these minimum requirements:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed a VET course or ASBA (Australian School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship) in Semester 1, 2020 or Semester 2, 2020.
  • Students must live within the boundaries of the Wakefield Regional Council or be enrolled in a course through Balaklava High School or Horizon Christian School.
  • Students must be fulfilling all the requirements for on the job training, i.e. the work placement.
  • Students must be satisfactorily achieving in their off the job training requirements, i.e. the modules they are enrolled in, whether delivered by RTO or school.
  • Students must have satisfactorily met all the school’s organisational requirements.

Selection criteria are based on:

  • The application submitted by the student
  • The feedback provided by the employer/workplace supervisor, VET coordinator & trainer
  • A short interview

There will be a short interview on Friday 27 November at the Wakefield Regional Council office, Balaklava. It is anticipated that the interview will be no longer than 15 minutes in duration. The interview is not meant to be scary! It’s meant to be a casual conversation so we can meet you. There will be two known questions for the applicant to answer and the judging panel may also ask clarifying questions related to the application.

A staff member from council will be in contact with you to advise/negotiate your interview time.

Interview Questions:

Please prepare answers to the following two questions:

Question 1: Describe a task, activity or project that you have completed that is unique to your chosen industry.

Question 2: What encouraged you to consider the training that you are doing and why do you want to work in the industry you have chosen?

It is looked favourably upon by the judging panel if you bring evidence of completed projects to talk to (i.e. a finished metal or wooden project, photos of completed projects)

For further information and more details email us at or call (08) 8862 0800.