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VAEAI is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 Wurreker Awards, an event which celebrates the people and organisations that passionately contribute to Koorie training, education and employment.

VAEAI’s Annual Wurreker Awards are an important part of our approach to growing success in Koorie training and education and the event highlights how high-quality learning and experience can open up new directions and pathways for Koorie people.

Now entering its 16th year, the Wurreker Award has gone frome strength to strength and the online nomination process available below will create easier and further opportunities for everyone involved in Koorie education to submit entries to celebrate and acknowledge the people who make fantastic contributions.

To nominate an individual, program or organisation for a Wurreker Award, have a look at the categories below and click nominate. 

Dr Mary Atkinson – Koorie Organisation Award

The Dr Mary Atkinson Koorie Organisation Award recognises Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations who develop and/or deliver training programs which build the skills of the workforce and build their organisational capabilities.

ELIGIBLE: Koorie Organisations that have made a significant contribution to developing training and programs over the last year. 

2018 WINNER 
Moogji Aboriginal Council

Teacher | Trainer Award 

This award recognises the contribution that individual teachers or trainers make to the engagement of Koorie students and their learning experiences and achievements.

ELIGIBLE: A teacher or trainer that has made a significant contribution to engaging and mentoring Koorie students.

2018 WINNER 
Eva Ponting | GOTAFE 

Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways – TAFE Award

The Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways – TAFE Award is for new and innovative community driven programs, initiatives and partnerships in the TAFE sector that have resulted in improved pathways and career or employment outcomes for Koorie learners in Victoria

ELIGIBLE: A TAFE that has engaged and improved career or employment outcomes for Koorie students through their programs.

2018 WINNER 
Federation University

Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways Award – Non-TAFE

The Innovative Koorie Learners Pathways – Non-TAFE Award is for new and innovative community-driven programs, initiatives and partnerships in Universities, Learn Locals or Private Registered Training Organisations that have resulted in improved pathways and career or employment outcomes for Koorie learners in Victoria.

ELIGIBLE: A Non-TAFE program that have improved pathways, career and employment outcomes for Koorie learners in Victoria.

2018 WINNER
AFL Sportsready

Community Based Employee Award

This Wurreker Award recognises individuals working in community based organisations who have experienced positive outcomes from their participation in training and / or employment programs and have made a positive contribution to their organisation and / or the Koorie community.

ELIGIBLE: An individual working for a community based organisation who has made a positive contribution to Koorie learners and their education? 

2018 WINNER 
Jo Harrison-Clarke | Wimmera Primary Care Partnership

Community Based Employer Award

This award recognises Community Based Employers who have made a demonstrable contribution to the employment and development of Koories, built their organisations capacity to engage with the community and provide a culturally safe workplace or are recognised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories in their organisation.

ELIGIBLE: A community based organisation / employer that has built their capacity to engage with community and provide a culturally safe workplace / or are recognised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories.

2018 WINNER 
The Torch

Private Sector Employee Award

This Wurreker Award recognises individuals working in the private sector who have experienced positive outcomes from their participation in training and/or employment programs and have made a positive contribution to their organisation and/or the Koorie community. 

ELIGIBLE: Do you know of an individual working in the private sector that has experienced positive outcomes from their participation, training and employment programs and have used that to make a positive contribution to their organisation or community? 

2018 WINNER 
Elijah Bux | Schiavello Ganbu Pty Ltd

Private Sector Employer Award

This award recognises Private Sector Employers who have made a demonstrable contribution to the employment and development of Koories, built their organisations capacity to engage with the community and provide a culturally safe workplace or are recongised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories in their organisations. 


ELIGIBLE: A private sector organisation / employer that has built their capacity to engage with community and provide a culturally safe workplace / or are recognised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories.

2018 WINNER 
Wan Yaari Aboriginal Consultancy 

Public Sector Employee Award

This Wurreker Award recognises individuals working in the public sector who have experienced positive outcomes from their participation in training and / or employment programs and have made a positive contribution to their organisation and / or the Koorie community.

ELIGIBLE: An individual working in the public sector that has experienced positive outcomes from their participation, training and employment programs and have used that to make a positive contribution to their organisation or community.

2018 WINNER 
Bronwyn Pickford | Department of Health & Human Services

Public Sector Employer Award

This award recognises Public Sector Employers who have made a demonstrable contribution to the employment and development of Koories, built their organisations capacities to engage with the community and provide a culturally safe workplace or are recognised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories and their organisations. 

ELIGIBLE: A public sector organisation / employer that has built their capacity to engage with community and provide a culturally safe workplace / or are recognised by the Koorie community as leaders in the employment of Koories.

2018 WINNER 
Greater Shepparton Communities for Children – One Village Collaboration

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