The QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards recognises outstanding secondary students, employers, schools and registered training organisations for their participation in and contribution to the tourism, food and beverage and cookery qualifications through VETiS, and School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships.

Who can enter the Awards?

Simply download the applicable nomination kit below and review the entry requirements before processing your nomination. All eligible entrants are encouraged to nominate. Nominations open from 1 April and close 21 May.

Why enter the Awards?

  • Receive industry and state recognition of achievements
  • Create important industry contacts and networks
  • Gain assistance with career goals and aspirations
  • Hear success stories from industry leaders
  • Meet other like-minded students, teachers, trainers and employers
  • Gain access to quality work experience opportunities and great prizes!

How to enter the Awards?

Step 1: Download the applicable nomination kit below

Step 2: Review the entry requirements and sign the terms and condition and consent forms
Step 3: Click the Nominate Now button to submit your entry

Benefits of participating

Secondary students
  • Receive industry and state recognition of achievements, 
  • Create important industry contacts and networks, 
  • Gain assistance with career goals and aspirations, 
  • Hear success stories from industry leaders, 
  • Meet other like-minded students, teachers, trainers and employers, 
  • Gain access to quality work experience opportunities and great prizes. 

Teacher/Trainer

  • Highlights the importance of VET and secondary students across Queensland, and  
  • Recognises your school or RTOs contribution to the future Hospitality and Tourism workforce,  
  • demonstrates your school or RTO’ commitment to its workforce and aspiring future leaders, 
  • Provide valuable business and networking opportunities.

Employer

  • Increase your brand profile, 
  • Recognition as an Employer of Choice 
  • Recognise your organisation's contribution to the future Hospitality and Tourism workforce,  
  • Demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to its workforce and aspiring future leaders, 
  • Provide valuable business and networking opportunities. 


Nominations open from 1 April and close 21 May.





Marketing Kit

We encourage you to promote the Salute to Excellence Awards program through your networks, simply download and utilise the artwork from this marketing kit.

More Information

For more information please email QTIC: workforcedevelopment@qtic.com.au or phone: 07 3236 1445.

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2021 Key Dates 

  • 1 April 2021 Nominations Open 

  • 21 May 2021 Nominations Close 

  • 22 May 2021 – Judging Opens 

  • 6 June 2021 – Judging Closes 

  • 7 June 2021 Notification of Judging Outcome 

  • 28 June 2021 Skills Test Day for Secondary Students and virtual interviews with Employer and Trainer/Teacher of the year nominees 

  • Skills Test Judging closes – 11 July 2021 

  • 26 July 2021 - Formal Awards Dinner – Hilton Hotel 

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QTIC 2021 Salute to Excellence Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors:
        


Silver Sponsors:




Prize Sponsors: 



Work Experience for finalists:

 

For more information about entering or sponsoring the Salute to Excellence Awards, please contact our Workforce Development team on 07 3236 1445.


 

Contributes to the following SDG:




Use of Photographs and Personal Information

Award entrants, nominees and ticket purchasers are advised that we will collect your personal information for the purpose of communicating with you about the awards and associated events. This information may be kept on file (hard copy and/or electronic) for future reference.  

The Salute to Excellence Skills Test Day and Awards Dinner will be filmed and photographed for publicity and marketing purposes in printed publications and the Internet (websites and social media). If you do not give consent for your voice and/or image to be used in our printed or electronic publications, you must advise photographers in attendance that you do not want your image captured for publicity purposes.

For more information, view our Privacy Policy or request a hard copy by contacting us on 07 3236 1445 or info@qtic.com.au, or write to Queensland Tourism Industry Council, C/- Office Manager, PO Box 13162, George Street QLD 4003.