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Skills for Sustainability Award.

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Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Minister for Employment Participation 15 July, 2009

Media release

Skills for Sustainability Award

Acting Minister for Education, Mark Arbib, today launched the Skills for Sustainability award as part of the Skills for the Carbon Challenge.

The Skills for Sustainability award recognises educational providers that deliver outstanding nationally-recognised training programs, products and work practices.

The award was developed as part of the response to the 2020 Summit held in 2008.

The award encourages training institutions to develop effective partnerships with industry organisations and community groups to build sustainable work skills that will support Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy.

To nominate for this award, an educational institution must demonstrate how they are delivering outstanding skills for sustainability and also indicate which programs, products and work practices adhere to social, economic or environmental sustainability principles.

The Skills for Sustainability award is a single, national award and will be presented at the Australian Training Awards.

The Australian Training Awards recognise the exemplary commitment made by businesses, organisations and individuals to our national training system and reward outstanding efforts in skilling our nation.

Institutions that deliver nationally recognised training are encouraged to nominate for the Skills for Sustainability Award. Nominations must be submitted to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations by Monday, 31 August 2009. Further details are available at

The Australian Training Awards will be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra on Thursday, 19 November 2009. More information is available at or by calling (02) 6240 5408.

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