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 Achiever Awards


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.

The 2018 Achiever Awards program recognised 32 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.
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.



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.



The nominations are now closed.


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















2019 Achiever Awards Nomination Form

The 2019 Achiever Awards Nomination Form 


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