The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Assistant Minister for Education announced the opening of the nomination period on 18 October 2013 and encouraged schools across Australia to nominate students for the Prize.
Schools are invited to nominate outstanding Year 12 students who have undertaken a Vocational Education and Training in Schools programme or an Australian School-based Apprenticeship as part of their senior secondary certificate. Students can be nominated by their school principal, teacher or a Vocational Education and Training Coordinator.
These prizes recognise the importance of Vocational Education and Training and School-Based Apprenticeships in helping young Australians build great careers in industries which are looking for highly-skilled employees.
Up to 500 students will be awarded $2000 and a certificate. The highest achieving AVSP winners are also eligible for the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence in School, with an additional $2000 for the winners.
Schools are invited to nominate up to two students if the school has fewer than 25 VET enrolments or up to four students if the school has 25 or more VET enrolments.More information on the eligibility criteria is available at www.education.gov.au/australian-vocational-student-prize.
Nominations are required to be submitted by 8:00 pm (AEDT) on 29 November 2013.