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.

2022 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 (Communities) and are undertaking further education and training.

More than 500 young people have been recognised through this program since its inception in 1990.

Award categories

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 course of study at university.
    Prize: $4,000 + trophy
  • Registered Training Achiever Award
    For a young person who is undertaking their first course 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 apprenticeship or traineeship.
    Prize: $1,000 + trophy

The Community Spirit Award will be offered to an Achiever Award winner who has also made an important contribution to their community. They receive a $1,000 prize.

Award recipients receive funding to assist with further study and/or training.

Who can nominate a young person?

If you know a young person who is currently enrolled in the first course of study at an approved educational or training institution, or an apprenticeship or traineeship, 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.

Criteria

To be considered for an award, the young person must:

  • be aged between 15 and 25 years (at 25 April 2022)
  • have spent at least 12 months in care of the Department of Communities
  • be in the first course of study at an approved educational or training institution, or an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Nominations

Nominations closed on Friday 10 June 2022.

Award recipients and two guests of their choice will be invited to attend a presentation event in Perth, which will be held in late July 2022.

The Department will meet the travel costs of regional award recipients and one carer/guardian to attend the presentation event.
If you have any questions about the program please email achieverawards@communities.wa.gov.au

Excellence in Education and Training Award

The Excellence in Education and Training Award recognises a Department of Communities staff member for their outstanding commitment to furthering education and training outcomes in child protection.

Nominations closed Friday 10 June 2022.

Page reviewed 13 June 2022