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Nominate now for the 2023 TAFE SA Honour Awards

It’s time to honour our outstanding alumni through the 2023 TAFE SA Honour Awards. The Awards celebrate success across career levels, industries, and communities.

Do you know a remarkable TAFE SA graduate? Don’t miss this opportunity to honour their achievements by nominating them for the 2023 TAFE SA Honour Awards.

Honouring success in all its diversity

Our TAFE SA graduates deserve recognition for their diverse achievements. We want to honour their success – but we need your help to tell their stories.

  • The nomination process is simple and accessible. Anybody can submit a nomination: whether a peer, a colleague, a partner, a family member, or educator
  • Self-nominations are also encouraged
  • An expert panel of judges from TAFE SA and industry will select finalists across seven award categories
  • Finalists will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony at the Adelaide Town Hall hosted by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM
  • We strongly encourage nominations from First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people living with disability, and people from regional and remote communities

Once you submit your nomination, you’ll receive a digital postcard to send to your nominee to let them know that you think they deserve to be honoured.

Don’t miss this opportunity to recognise success. Who will you nominate?

The 2023 award categories

In 2023, there are seven award categories. If you’re not sure which category to nominate, you can select multiple options. For any questions, send us an email

  • Future Industries Award

    Finalists working in and contributing to future-focused, emerging and growing industries, including but not limited to apprenticeships and trades, manufacturing, the space industry, digital infrastructure, renewable energy, VFX, VR, and AR, defence industry, agribusiness, high-tech, business services, health and medical industries, hospitality, wine, tourism and creative industries.

  • Creative Catalyst Award

    Finalists working within arts and cultural industries, advancing cultural exchange, facilitating artistic dialogue, and contributing to a dynamic and robust creative sector.

  • Regional Impact Award

    Finalists who are living or working within regional South Australia and making a positive impact on their local community. Finalists must demonstrate a strong work ethic, drive, and creative thinking.

  • Courageous Spirit Award

    Finalists who demonstrate enterprising vision, innovative flair, and a determination to succeed against the odds.

  • Enriching Communities Award

    Finalists who are contributing to local, national, or international communities through the course of their employment or on a voluntary basis. Finalists must demonstrate substantial commitment to creating positive change. 

  • Cultural Leadership Award

    Finalists who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a significant impact in promoting and preserving cultural diversity, celebrating diverse cultural traditions, fostering intercultural understanding, and enhancing inclusivity.

  • City of Adelaide Award

    Finalists who are making a significant impact on the City of Adelaide through cultural, economic, or community contributions.

Nominations are now closed

  • Terms and conditions

    • Nominations are accepted from members of the community, TAFE SA students and staff, TAFE SA alumni, industry stakeholders, and others. Self-nominations are accepted.
    • Once nominations close, the judging panel will select winners and finalists by applying the outlined selection criteria.
    • Nominees must not engage in discriminatory or offensive behaviour, including but not limited to sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist discrimination. Nominees who are found to do so will be disqualified.
    • All award nominees must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Eligibility requirements

    • Nominees must have completed a Certificate II or higher TAFE SA qualification or a WSET® course delivered by TAFE SA.
    • Nominees must have completed their qualifications prior to being nominated for the TAFE SA Honour Awards.
    • Current TAFE SA students are eligible to be nominated if they have previously graduated from a Certificate II or higher TAFE SA qualification or a WSET® course delivered by TAFE SA.
    • All nominations must be submitted via the online form, or the questions must be answered in MP3 or MP4 file format and emailed to
  • Nomination guidelines

    • Prior to submitting a nomination, please refer to the selection criteria.
    • Tell us the nominee’s story – we want to hear about why YOU believe the nominee should be honoured
    • You will receive an automated response email with a copy of your nomination once you submit the form.
    • If you experience any issues while submitting the form, please email.
    • For any further questions, please email.


  • Key Dates

    • Nominations open: Monday 14 August 2023 at 9:00 am
    • Nominations close: Monday 18 September 2023 at midnight ACST
    • Selection panel review period: Tuesday 19 September 2023 onwards
    • Finalists announced: October 2023
    • Award ceremony: 16 November 2023
  • Selection Criteria

    • Excellence in chosen career path, showcased through quality of work, industry standing and recognition, professional positions, industry memberships and associations.
    • Substantial contribution to business and industry, showcased through an excellent work ethic, driving and leading positive change, creativity and innovation, resilience, and cross-sector collaboration.
    • 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.

Finalists and Winners

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