2016 Employment Awards

The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will host the 2016 Employment Awards. The Awards aim to recognise individuals and organisations for their continuous work and commitment to long-term unemployment while highlighting the excellence, dedication and achievements within the Employment Industry.

Award winners will be profiled by media partners and on the conference website and social media.

There will be five (5) awards presented at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference to be held at Mercure Brisbane, on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December 2016.

Awards close on Monday 31 October 2016.

The Categories for 2016 are;

  • Youth Employment Organisation of the Year
  •  Indigenous Employment Organisation of the Year
  • Disability Employment Organisation of the Year
  • Regional Employment Program of the Year
  • Employment Officer of the Year (Nominated by an Organisation)



Entries for the awards should address the following selection criteria:

Innovation and/or best practice

Identifying, developing and implementing innovative changes that significantly improve the type, standard and delivery of service.

How does your program/initiative demonstrate innovation and/or best practice in the recruitment, employment and retention of longterm unemployed?

Process and planning

Describe the process, planning and consultation for your program/initiative for the longterm unemployed.

Please complete all the questions below:

Please provide a Brief Overview of the Project

Organisational Profile

Terms and Conditions 

Nominations may be from an individual, organisation or groups and can be made by:

  • Self-nomination
  • Managers/supervisors
  • Co-workers

Individuals or groups are eligible to nominate for an Award. A group may consist of a work team or unit which has worked together to implement or achieve an outstanding contribution. A group may also consist of individuals from various organisations whose liaison and cooperation has produced an outstanding contribution.

Nominations will be made on the appropriate nomination form. Nominations must clearly set out the relevance and significance of the nomination by addressing the appropriate criteria.

Self-nominations must be supported by the nominee’s supervisor.

All nominations must be supported by at least two referees who are willing to support the nominee/s, who may be colleagues from the organisation.

The 2015 award winners:

  • Youth Employment Award – The Northern Futures Team
  • Employment Officer of the Year – Ms Gina Chinnery, Orygen The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
  • Indigenous Employment Award – WA VTEC Goldfields & Wheatbelt
  • Regional Employment Program – CoAct
  • Disability Employment Organisation – Liza Scrivens, STEPS Employment Solutions