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.

Who can nominate a young person into the awards?

If you know a young person who has been in the Department’s care and is currently enrolled in their first year of a degree, diploma, certificate, apprenticeship, traineeship or course at an approved institution, they may be eligible for an award.

Nominations can be made by a parent, relative, foster carer, teacher, Case Manager, Education Officer or non-government representative.

Criteria

To be considered for an award, the young person must:

  • be aged between 15 and 25 years (as at March 2019).
  • have spent at least 12 months in the Department’s care.
  • be entering the first year of a course at an approved educational institution, or apprenticeship or traineeship.

Nominations

Nominations are made via the Nomination Form (right-click and select "Save target as..." to download and save the form to your computer).

If you require an accessible Word version of the form, please contact Natalie La Touche (details below.)

Please save the form to your computer, fill out, attach to an email, and then forward to the Department of Communities. 

Nominations close on Monday, 18 February 2019.

Please submit the Nomination Form to:

Natalie La Touche
Corporate Communications
Department of Communities
Post: Level 2, 189 Royal Street, EAST PERTH  WA  6004
Email: Natalie.LaTouche@cpfs.wa.gov.au

If you have any queries regarding the Achiever Awards, please contact Natalie La Touche, Corporate Communications on (08) 9222 2833.

Sponsors

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