The Salute to Excellence Awards recognise exceptional secondary students, employers, schools and registered training organisations for their participation in and contribution to the tourism, food and beverage and cookery qualifications through VET in Schools (VETiS), and School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships.


How to nominate in 2024

Nominations for the 2024 Salute to Excellence Awards are open! You can enter the awards program by downloading a nomination kit: 


Salute to Excellence Award categories

The Salute to Excellence Awards recognise outstanding contributions to tourism and hospitality education through five award categories:
  • Employer of the Year Award
  • Teacher Trainer of the Year Award
  • Secondary Student of the Year Award - Tourism 
  • Secondary Student of the Year Award - Food & Beverage
  • Secondary Student of the Year Award - Cookery 

2024 Key dates



More information

For more information, please email QTIC: or phone: 07 3236 1445.


Thank you to our 2024 Awards sponsors

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