Affinity Education Group finalist in Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award in QLD

Affinity Education Group finalist in Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award in QLD

by Freya Lucas

November 23, 2020

Affinity Education Group has been named as a finalist in the Australian Apprenticeships Employer category of the Australian Training Awards during a virtual ceremony held in Melbourne on Friday evening for their training arm, the Affinity Learning Academy


The Australian Training Awards showcase the national training system and recognises the individuals, employers and training providers demonstrating excellence in vocational education and training.


In particular, it recognises employers who have made innovative improvements in training that provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia, and to their local community. 


The Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award is judged across the following four criteria: 


  • Criterion 1: Innovation in the delivery of training for apprentice/s/trainees
  • Criterion 2: Links with training organisations and the community
  • Criterion 3: Apprentice/trainee outcomes
  • Criterion 4: Business outcomes.


Affinity Education Group launched the Affinity Learning Academy (ALA) in 2017 to support the delivery of professional development and early learning qualifications, including Certificate II and III in Early Childhood, and Diploma of Early Childhood for the 3,000 plus educators in the group. 


Training opportunities provided by Affinity Education group incorporate online learning, expert training, workplace learning, and on the job coaching and assessment. 


In June 2020, Affinity Education Group and ALA formed a partnership with Industry Graduates, a specialist early childhood education and care learning and development consultancy. 


Industry Graduates identifies long-standing casual employees working regular shifts and offers them development and training to become a more permanent part of their workforce.


Further information about the Awards may be found here