The annual Achiever Awards provide financial assistance to young people aged 15 to 25 years who have been in the care of the Department of Communities and are undertaking further education and training.

Group photo of the 2018 Achiever Awards winners.

Image: The 2018 Achiever Awards program recognised 32 young people for pursuing their dreams through further education and training. 

Nomination categories

Nominations are invited in three awards categories:

University Achiever Award
For a young person who has successfully completed Year 12 and is in their first year of university.
Prize: $4,000 + Trophy

Registered Training Achiever Award
For a young person who has graduated secondary education and is undertaking their first year of vocational education and training for a Certificate III or higher at a Registered Training Organisation.
Prize: $1,000 + Trophy

Apprenticeship or Traineeship Achiever Award
For a young person who is undertaking their first year of an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Prize: $1,000 + Trophy

An additional $1,000 prize, the Community Spirit Award, will be awarded to an Achiever Award winner who has also made an important contribution to their community.

Regional award winners will also be eligible to apply for the Rise Up Regional Award to develop a strategy, activity or solution to benefit young people in a regional community.

Award recipients receive funding to assist with further study or training in two amounts – the first half is presented at the award presentation event and the second half after the successful commencement of the second semester of study, or next six months of an apprenticeship or traineeship. Proof of continued enrolment is required by the Department in order to process the second payment.

Nominations for the 2019 Achiever Awards are now closed.


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