2016 Industry Award Applications Now Open!

Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) Award applications are now open. The industry based awards are announced at the NGIV Annual Gala Dinner, to be held on Saturday 26th November 2016 at the Carlton United Brewhouse. NGIV is asking all members to consider nominating individuals for the following awards:

  • Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria Scholarship

  • NextGen Victoria Trainee/Apprentice of the Year

To submit an application for these award(s), please address the key selection criteria, complete the nomination form and send to NGIV.

Applications close Friday 11 November 2016.

 

Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria Scholarship

 The scholarship, provides the recipient with up to $2,000* of value to use on any NGIV managed training and/or event. These may include:

  • Attendance to monthly Tree and Shrub Grower meetings

  • Attendance to the Tree & Shrub Growers Interstate Tour

  • Attendance at  NextGen meetings

  • Attendance at annual national or state conferences  

  • Attendance to NGIV training courses of choice

  • Work experience with the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

 Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • A permanent resident of Australia

  • Live in Victoria

  • An NGIV member or staff of NGIV member

  • A  Tree & Shrub Growers  or NextGen Member

Key Selection Criteria

The application needs to address each of the following key selection criteria:

  • Why the applicant has applied and how the scholarship will make a difference to the applicant’s professional development. (100 words)

  • Discuss how the knowledge gained through the scholarship will be applied to your career. (100 words)

  • Describe one great idea you have for the nursery industry and how you think this will improve the industry? (200 words)

*The scholarship voucher is valid for 12 months.

NextGen Victoria Trainee / Apprentice of the Year Award

The NextGen Victoria Trainee/Apprentice of the Year Award is open to a student of any age undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship between 1st October 2015 and 30th November 2016 in a vocational education and training course that leads to a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the Victorian Apprentice of the Year.

Eligibility

 Applicants must be:

  • A permanent resident of Australia

  • Live in VictoriaHave a contract of training registered with DEECD Higher Education.

Applications can be submitted by students, Registered Training Organisation or employers.

Key Selection Criteria

The application needs to address each of the following key selection criteria:

  • Discuss why you have decided to choose to study in the Nursery and Garden industry (200 words)

  • Discuss your career highlights and study achievements (100 words)

  • Provide examples of your communication, team and leadership skills (100 words)

  • Explain why you would make a suitable representative for the Victorian Nursery and Garden Industry at a broader level. (100 words)

 To apply for this award please address the selection criteria and also provide the following:

  • Description of the course you are enrolled in

  • Your Registered Training Organisation and employer (if applicable) 

 

Download Application Form