Why you should get feedback regardless of the outcome

Applications for the WA Training Awards 2015 closed on Friday 8 May. We were thrilled to see so many applications this year and our judging panels are itching to get their hands on them to discover what incredible individuals we have in training this year and what innovative training organisations have been up to this year.

Over the next seven weeks, all of this year’s applications will be assessed and applicants will be shortlisted. Individual applicants will be advised as to whether they have been selected as a semi-finalist for interviews by Friday 12 June. Organisation applicants will be advised as to whether they have been selected as a finalist for site visits by Monday 29 June.

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It’s important to get feedback on your application regardless of the outcome.

Regardless of the outcome, it’s important that you seek feedback on your application. Without feedback, you have no basis on which to improve, but you also might discover it was only the finest of lines between you and another applicant for the Award.

We encourage unsuccessful applicants to gain feedback at each stage in the process. This is an opportunity for you to improve on your skills for the next job application, grant letter or award application you write.

We also encourage our winners to seek feedback on their applications and interviews/site visit presentations following the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner in September. This will not only put you in good stead for the Australian Training Awards if you’re in a direct entry category – it will also help you to understand where your strengths are so you can play to them in future, or if there are any areas you could further improve on.

At each point in the selection process, you will be prompted to contact the WA Training Awards team for feedback. We hope to hear from you.

We want your feedback too!

At the WA Training Awards, we are always trying to improve our processes to deliver the best program we can each year. Shortly applicants will be emailed a quick survey to provide feedback on the application process. We’ll also request your feedback following the Semi-finalist Judging Day and the Presentation Dinner. Your feedback is imperative to the continuous improvement of the WA Training Awards program. We do hope you’ll take the time to respond.

If you have any questions about the Semi-finalist Judging Day or the site visit process, please direct them to trainingawards@dtwd.wa.gov.au or call 6551 5609.

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