The Outstanding Achievement in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award recognises demonstrated excellence in a VET program and successful achievement of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) by Tasmanian Year 12 students.

The award recipients are selected from the nominees by an award judging panel with extensive experience in the VET and education sector. Award-winners receive a medallion and certificate, and are invited to an awards ceremony in January.

If you have any questions regarding the TASC Outstanding Achievement Awards and the nomination process, please contact TASC on 6165 6000 or at

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

To be eligible for nomination a student must:

  • be nominated by an employer, teacher, principal or industry representative
  • be nominated in relation to one (1) VET qualification only
  • be enrolled in a Tasmanian school or college
  • have achieved their TCE by December of the current school year*
  • demonstrate outstanding achievement in VET as part of their TCE program.
    *TASC will verify that nominees have achieved the TCE when student results are released in December.

The Principal/TLO of your school must endorse all nominations.

Each school may select up to three nominees for an award per industry (training package area). There is no limit on how many students can be nominated by each school, so long as the school does not exceed the maximum of three nominations per industry area.

Nominations can be submitted by attaching a completed nomination form to a TRACS task (select type “Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Vocational Education and Training Award”).

Nominations close Friday 27 October 2023.

Please share this information with any teachers or staff who may be interested in nominating an outstanding student for an award.

Nominations close: The TLO/Principal submits the form via a TRACS task (select type “Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Vocational Education and Training Award”) by Friday 27 October 2023.

Judging: Award recipients will be selected by a TASC appointed panel of experts in the vocational education and training sector. The panel will select up to 30 award recipients from the total nominees. Nominees MUST achieve their TCE otherwise they will not be eligible for an award. This will be checked when student results are released in December.

Announcement: All nominated students will be notified of the outcome of their nomination by mid-January. Schools will be notified if a student is a recipient of an Award through communication with the school’s Principal and TASC Liaison Officer (TLO). Schools will be asked to confirm that the student’s name can be publicly released as an award recipient.

Award Ceremony: Award recipients will be recognised at a presentation ceremony hosted by the Tasmanian Governor at Government House on Monday 29 January 2024.