Outstanding OHS Initiative

The Outstanding OH&S initiative/solution Award is presented to a Group Training Organisation for a demonstrated outstanding contribution to OH&S in Group Training. Nominations can be made by Group Training Organisations, client organisations, colleagues or professional bodies.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for the award:

  • must be a Victorian Group Training Organisation
  • must be a financial member of the Apprenticeship Employment Network

Section A: Overview

Give an overview of the service/support provided, a description of the environment in which the service/support is provided and specific challenges which may have had to be overcome during the course of providing the service/support.

Section B: Applicants will be judged against the following criteria

  1. Excellence and innovation
    • examples of how the OH&S service/support makes a significant contribution
    • how the OH&S service/support addresses the needs of internal and external clients
    • what is unique or innovative about the OH&S service/support provided
  2. Client focus
    • systems and processes for collecting information on client needs and satisfaction
    • demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from clients, students, and colleagues
    • demonstrated examples of any contributions to knowledge sharing, mentoring and coaching activities.
  3. Professionalism and commitment to support OH&S services
    • demonstrated efficiency, accuracy and timeliness in dealing with customer enquiries
    • contribution to performance enhancement efforts such as professional development of staff, acting as mentors, guides or models for others; and enhanced service/support provision
    • contribution to achieving GTO/ VET system priorities
    • how the organisation engages with other professionals to improve the standard of OH&S service/support provided to clients.
  4. Understanding and reputation within the industry or community
    • ways in which the delivery of the service/support helps to form and build new relationships
    • demonstrated recognition and/or acknowledgement from industry and community

Nomination Process

Nominations OpenMonday 1st July
Nominations CloseSaturday 24th August
Finalists AnnouncedMonday 23rd September
Award PresentedWednesday 20th November

Assessment and Award Process

Nominations for the GTO Outstanding OHS Initiative Award will be assessed as follows:

  1. Each nomination will be assessed individually by an Independent Judging Panel.
  2. The nomination must address the selection criteria.
  3. Finalists shall be invited to attend to the Annual Awards Dinner of the Association.
  4. The winner will be presented with the award at the AEN Awards Dinner.