Perth Airport ACHIEVER AWARDS
(Incorporating the Ida Curtois Inspiration Award)
The annual Perth Airport Achiever Awards provide financial assistance to young people aged 15 to 25 years who have been in the care of the Department and are undertaking further education and training.
The 2016 Perth Airport Achiever Awards recognised 24 young people for pursuing their dreams through further education and training.
Nominations are invited into three award 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.
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 Ida Curtois Inspiration Award, will be awarded to an Achiever Award winner who has also made an important contribution to their 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 other interested person.
To be considered for an award, the young person must:
be aged between 15 and 25 years (as at 30 march 2017).
have spent at least 12 months in the Department’s care.
be entering the first year of a course at an approved educational or training institution, or commencing apprenticeship or traineeship.
Nominations into the 2017 program have now closed. Winners will be announced at a special Presentation Event to be held on Thursday, 30 March 2017.