Beazley Award (VET) – 126.96.36.199 - Outstanding apprentice of the year
This award describes the process by which the Beazley Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award is determined.
This procedure shall apply to portfolios nominating an outstanding final year apprentice for the Beazley Award and to the apprentices so nominated.
(a) All Students who successfully complete an apprenticeship course at RMIT are eligible.
(b) Students must successfully complete their apprenticeship in the year immediately preceding the year of the award.
(c) To be considered for the Beazley Award, a student must be nominated by his or her portfolio. Each portfolio may nominate one final year apprentice.
(d) Upon notification of their nomination, nominees must complete and return by the appropriate application form forwarded to them by the Awards Unit.
(e) Nominees must be able to attend an interview at a time set by RMIT and the successful candidate must be able to accept the award personally at a conferring ceremony in the year of the award. Nominees will be required to meet any costs incurred in attending the interview.
The nominees shall be assessed on :
(a). performance in the course ;
(b). written application ;
(c). personal presentation ;
(d). attitude to study ;
(e). future ambitions ;
(f). recommendation of employer ;
(g). recommendation of Head of School.
Value and form of the award
The Award will consist of a certificate and a cash prize based on income from the Beazley fund.
Management of the award
The Beazley Award shall be administered by the Awards Unit which will ensure that :
i. the standards for selection of suitable winners of the Beazley Award are maintained;
ii. the award is correctly awarded and the aim of the award is furthered.
The Awards Unit shall establish and administer procedures for nominations, selection processes, and for any other action required in connection with the award.
Process for the award of the prize
(a). During the first week of December the Awards Unit shall request one nomination from each of the portfolios which enrolls apprentices.
(b). By the last working day of February, portfolios shall forward to the Awards Unit names of final year apprentices nominated for the Beazley Award, together with the following information :
i. a complete record of the nominee's official results ;
ii. a statement of recommendation from the Head of School, or Deputy Dean (VET) ;
iii. a statement of recommendation from the nominee's employer ;
iv. a written statement from the nominee in support of the nomination ;
v. name of School or portfolio staff member who will sit on the selection panel. This should be a Head of School or authorised nominee who was not involved in the nomination.
(c). All documentation must be complete and clearly legible.
(d). Nominations received after the closing date may not be accepted.
(e). The Awards Unit will convene a meeting of the selection panel in the first or second week of March. Each candidate will be invited to attend for an interview. Prior to the interview, all nominees shall be forwarded information on the Beazley Award.
(f). The Academic Registrar (or nominee) shall chair the selection meeting. The Awards Unit will provide administrative support.
(g). The selection panel will interview each candidate and will rate each in accordance with the selection criteria. It will then decide which candidate is to be recommended to receive the award.
(h). The recommendation shall be referred to the next available meeting of the Board of Technical Studies.
(i). Immediately following approval of the award winner by the Board of Technical Studies, each candidate will be advised of the decision of the selection panel. The Awards Unit will also advise the Pro Vice-Chancellor (VET) and the VET Sectors of the relevant portfolios.
(j). The Awards Unit shall arrange for the award to be presented at an appropriate conferring ceremony.
(k). The Awards Unit shall maintain a register of the Beazley Award.[Next: Supporting documents and information ]