Resources Training Council (RTC)
Innovative Skilling Awards

Eligibility criteria

  • All RTOs delivering within the resources industry are invited to nominate.
  • Resources Industry companies are invited to nominate.
  • Industry companies and RTOs delivering in the Resources Industry are invited to nominate trainer/assessors.

Businesses with more than one site:

  • The business must determine whether it wishes to nominate as an individual site or as a business.
  • If there is more than one site nominating (as individual workplaces), the sites must lodge separate nominations and compete against each other.
  • If an organisation nominates as a business, individual sites of the organisation are not eligible to nominate.

Conditions of entry

Ensure you have read and understand the conditions of entry before submitting your nomination.

Submitting your nomination

Before submitting your nomination, check you:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria
  • Have addressed all the nomination criteria relating to your award category

By submitting a nomination for the RTC Innovative Skilling Awards, you agree:

  • You understand the information provided in your nomination might be used for the purposes of the awards program and promotional activities carried out by RTC
  • If your organisation is chosen as a finalist, your organisation’s profile may be used for media activities and RTC website
  • All content and claims are correct.

How nominations are judged

Judging is coordinated by RTC. The judging panel will consist of one RTC staff member and three members sourced from business, industry and the public sector. The panel will select two finalists and one winner per category based on both written submissions and phone interview. All finalists are announced in April 2020 and winners will be announced at the award presentation ceremony on Monday 25 May 2020.

Award Categories

This award category requires the applicant to address the following award criteria:

Criterion 1 Describe the training initiative. Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • Target audience
  • The benefits and outcomes for the organisation and staff
  • How the benefits of training are measured
  • How the training will improve your business in the future

Criterion 2 Explain how the design and development of your training initiate demonstrates excellence and innovation? Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • Details of creativity, excellence or innovation in the design, development and delivery of your training
  • Any methods you use to create positive relationships or partnerships with others to enhance the effectiveness of your training
  • Any measures you use to encourage access to training for your employees
  • The implementation of any information communication technology in your business (e.g. online chat facilities or forums).

This award category requires the nominator to address the following award criteria:

Criterion 1: Student focus/outcomes Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • How the trainer/assessor engage participants, including those with special needs (if relevant)
  • Innovative methods of communication and validation
  • Impact of training

Criterion 2: Trainer/Assessor’s professionalism and commitment to own continuing professional development Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • Association memberships
  • Referee reports
  • Acting as mentor/guide for others – leadership
  • Professional development undertaken in relation to current vocational, training and learning practices
  • Maintaining knowledge of current issues and trends
  • Detail voluntary activities undertaken relevant to professional activities.

This award category requires the nominator to address the following award criteria:

Criterion 1: Student focus/outcomes Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • How the trainer/assessor engage participants, including those with special needs (if relevant)
  • Innovative methods of communication and validation
  • Impact of training

Criterion 2: Trainer/Assessor’s professionalism and commitment to own continuing professional development Responses may address, but are not limited to:

  • Association memberships
  • Referee reports
  • Acting as mentor/guide for others – leadership
  • Professional development undertaken in relation to current vocational, training and learning practices
  • Maintaining knowledge of current issues and trends
  • Detail voluntary activities undertaken relevant to professional activities.

Terms and Conditions

By entering the Resources Training Council (RTC) 2020 Innovative Skilling Awards, you agree to abide by the following conditions of entry:

  1. All nominations must be submitted via RTC website
  2. The closing time and date for all entries is 5pm Friday 3rd  April 2020
  3. For an entry to be valid, candidates are required to fully complete the application, and provide a nomination submission addressing all relevant criteria
  4. All finalists are required to attend the awards presentation ceremonies, if applicable, as presence for the announcement of the winner is mandatory
  5. By applying, all applicants to the RTC Skilling Innovation Awards agree that all non-confidential details from their nominations, photographs and recordings can be used online, in any broadcast and print media and in a range of publicity and promotional materials by RTC
  6. Finalists and winners of the RTC Innovative Skilling Awards may be required to participate in media interviews, promotional events and activities
  7. When necessary, RTC reserves the right to extend the deadline for applications for categories where there are an insufficient number of applications received in the first instance.
  8. The submission must be formatted as follows – all fonts must be 12 point Arial
  9. All nominees will be advised in writing of the outcome of their nominations
  10. All decisions and recommendations of the judging panels are binding and final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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