We are delighted to announce the winners for the inaugural 2021 TAFE SA Honour Awards.

Learn more about our winners

The TAFE SA Honour Awards 2021

It’s time to honour our high-achieving alumni through the TAFE SA Honour Awards 2021. The Awards are celebrating success across career levels and industry sectors. 

From artists to entrepreneurs, defence experts to IT professionals, tradies to health workers, TAFE SA graduates are making significant contributions to communities across South Australia and beyond. 

We’re now calling for nominations. 

Finalists will be invited to an exclusive award ceremony at Government House, hosted by Governor-Designate Ms Frances Adamson AC, alongside industry leaders and TAFE SA representatives. 

Do you know any outstanding TAFE SA graduates? Honour their success by nominating them for the Awards.

We strongly encourage nominations from First Nations, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people living with disability, and people living in regional and remote communities.

We all deserve recognition for our achievements

  • We want to honour our alumni and we need your help to tell their stories. Who will you nominate? 
  • You can nominate a peer, a family member, a work colleague, a former student, or yourself – it’s also important to recognise your own achievements. 
  • An expert panel of judges representing TAFE SA and industry will select finalists across 9 award categories: Future Industries, Rising Star, Regional Trailblazer, Community Contribution, Creating Pathways of Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships, Excellence in Employment, Outstanding International Alumni, and the Chief Executive Award
  • To submit a nomination, please fill in the online form below. If you’d prefer an alternative submission format, we will also accept responses to the questions in a voice (mp3) or video (mp4) recording. Please send this to honourawards@tafesa.edu.au
  • Once you submit a nomination, you’ll receive a digital postcard that you can send to your nominee.

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the inaugural 2021 TAFE SA Honour Awards.

Learn more about our finalists
  • Terms and conditions

    • Nominations are accepted from TAFE SA staff, alumni, industry stakeholders, and members of the community. Self-nominations are accepted.
    • Once nominations close, the judging panel will select finalists by applying the outlined selection criteria.
    • Nominees must not engage in discriminatory or offensive behaviour. This includes conduct that is sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist. Nominees who are found to do so will be disqualified.
    • All award nominees must meet eligibility requirements.
    • Finalists will be contacted to approve their nominations prior to any reference checks.
  • Eligibility requirements

    • Nominees must have completed a Certificate II or higher TAFE SA qualification or a WSET® course.
    • Nominees must have completed their qualifications prior to 2021
    • Only individual nominations will be accepted. If two or more people are integral to an activity, separate nominations must be submitted.
    • Nominations must include two professional references.
    • All nominations must be submitted via the online form, or the questions must be answered in MP3 or MP4 file format and emailed to honourawards@tafesa.edu.au.
  • Nomination guidelines

    • Prior to submitting a nomination, refer to the selection criteria
    • Be clear and concise in your responses in the nominee information statement section, note the word limit for each response.
    • You will receive an automated response email with a copy of your nomination once you submit the form.
    • The judging panel will place nominations into 9 award categories.
    • If you experience any issues while submitting the form, please contact honourawards@tafesa.edu.au.
    • For any further questions, please contact honourawards@tafesa.edu.au.
  • Key dates

    Nominations open:  23 August 2021 at 9:00 am
    Nominations close:  EXTENDED until 15 September 2021 at midnight
    Finalists announced: 24 September 2021
    Award presentation: date to be announced

  • Selection criteria

    Nominees will be assessed on alignment with the selection criteria below:

    Excellence in chosen career path, showcased through professional positions, industry standing and recognition, industry memberships and associations.

    Substantial contribution to business and industry, showcased through an excellent work ethic, impactful employment, innovation, collaborative partnerships, creating opportunities and pathways for peers, and business-to-community engagement.

    Substantial contribution to the local, national, or international community. This may be as part of the nominee’s employment or in a volunteer capacity.

    Outstanding character in alignment with values of inclusion, diversity, and equity.

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