TAFE at the Heart – TAFE Staff Recognition Awards

Nominations for 2024 open soon! Watch this space for more information

About the Awards

TDA’s TAFE Staff Recognition Awards recognise and honour the achievements of TAFE staff across Australia. TDA inaugurated its first TAFE Staff Recognition Awards at TDA Convention 2022, in Adelaide on Tuesday 15 November. The second TAFE Staff Recognition Awards will be held on the evening of 8 May 2024 at Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

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2024 Categories

TAFE at the Heart – TAFE Staff Recognition Awards have four categories. Finalists will be tiered into gold, silver and bronze categories and winners will be announced at the TDA Convention 2024 dinner on 8 May.

1. Heart of Inclusion and Empowerment

The ‘Heart of Inclusion Award’ recognises an individual or team that has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion, access, positive change, and equity whilst empowering others to achieve through shared values and leading by positive example. 

2. Heart of Innovation using technology

The ‘Heart of Innovation Award’ recognises individuals or teams who have developed and implemented examples of innovation through system change, projects, problem-solving, and analytic thought to deliver improved outcomes. Given the nature of the sponsors there will be a focus on use of technology as part of the innovation.

3. Heart of Student Success

The ‘Heart of Student Success’ Award recognises individuals or teams who have achieved great outcomes that have positively influenced students’ lives and in doing so, exemplify TAFE and its values. This could be through support services, program delivery, projects, or community-focused initiatives.

4. Heart of Leadership

The ‘Heart of Leadership Award’ recognises individuals or teams who have demonstrated leadership skills that have proven to grow team capability, collaboration, and innovation that have resulted in successful outcomes.

Key dates

Nominations openNomations will open to TDA member institutes to apply online1698840000 1st November 2023 - 1st March 2024
Nominstions closeNominations close. No late submissions will be accepted.1709251200 1st March 2024 - 1st March 2024
Judging proessTDA Board members and TDA Conventions 2024 Diamond and Gold sponsors decide the finalist1709553600 4th March 2024 - 22nd March 2024
Finalists notifiedAll finalists will be notified and requested to register. 1711368000 25th March 2024 - 29th March 2024
Winners announcedGold, silver and bronze winners announced at the TDA Convention 2024 dinner.1715198400 8th May 2024 - 8th May 2024

Enquiries: Please email memberservices@tda.edu.edu.