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DESBT Vocational Education and Training Awards

The Business Liaison Association Inc., in conjunction with The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training are offering VET students, teachers and businesses in this region an opportunity to participate in the above awards as part of the annual BLA Awards.

The competition aims to promote VET in schools, and to encourage students who participate in VET an opportunity to be rewarded for excellence in their chosen fields.

Download the Application Forms below...

  1. Student Entry Form;
  2. Employer Recognition Entry Form;
  3. VET Teacher Entry Form; and 
  4. Awards Registration Form.

Please see attached the prospectus for the various award categories. Entries to be submitted to Kevin Collins VET Coordinator St Andrew’s Catholic College no later than 3.30pm on 14 October 2019. 

The presentation function will be held at Pullman Cairns International Hotel on 28 November 2019,

5.30pm -7.30pm.  Students involved, parents and teachers will be invited to attend this very professional presentation.  Students receiving awards must wear formal school uniform and present themselves neatly.

We encourage you to urge students to participate.  Please adhere to deadlines given in order to facilitate co-ordination of this competition.  Please note, a tax invoice will be forwarded to each school following receipt of Nomination Form.

Any queries please contact Kevin Collins on kcollins2@cns.catholic.edu.au .

Closing Date: Monday 14th October, 2019


1. VET Awards Registration 2019.pdf

2. BLA VET awards_student entry 2019.pdf

3. BLA VET awards_teacher entry 2019.pdf

4. BLA VET awards_employer recognition entry 2019.pdf

For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:

Coordinator: Kevin Collins

Email: kcollins2@cns.catholic.edu.au