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The Achievement Awards offer a total of 20 awards for nomination – 9 open to individuals and 11 best practice awards for organisations. Please click on an award below to view and download the relevant Award Assessment Criteria.

Individual Categories

The Highest Accolade in Public Administration in WA

The highest accolade in public administration in WA awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the State.

Open To

  • Individuals only.
  • Nominee need no longer be working in public service.

Nominated By

Third party only. (IPAA WA Council)

Criteria

  • C1: Outstanding contribution over a substantial number of years to, and excellence in, public administration and management.
  • C2: Exemplifying best practice within the role for which they are being nominated.
  • C3: Upholding and promoting public service values at all times.
  • C4: Leaving a legacy of improvement to the public sector, or improvement to service delivery, in Western Australia.
  • C5: Contribution to the goals and objectives of IPAA WA
Leader of the Year (5 Awards)

The winner of this award will be leading an organisation and would have clearly demonstrated leadership qualities. He/she will be respected and demonstrate excellence in leading an organisation to meet designated objectives and outcomes in the interests of public service and advancing excellence within the sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only, and
  • The nominee is currently, (or was during the preceding financial year), the head (e.g. CEO) of a State or Federal Government agency operating in WA; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership philosophy and the principles they bring to their organisation.
  2. Outline how the nominee has achieved significant strategic outcomes for their organisation.
  3. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in public administration and leadership throughout their career, focusing on recent years, including how the nominee promotes, encourages, and/or develops other leaders and managers.
  4. Using examples, demonstrate how the nominee’s organisation exhibits best practice in public administration as a result of the nominee’s leadership.

The winner of this award will be leading an organisation and would have clearly demonstrated leadership qualities. He/she will be respected and demonstrate excellence in leading an organisation to meet designated objectives and outcomes in the interests of public service and advancing excellence within the sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • The nominee is currently, (or was during the preceding financial year), the head (e.g. CEO) of a Local Government agency operating in WA; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership philosophy and the principles they bring to their organisation.
  2. Outline how the nominee has achieved significant strategic outcomes for their organisation.
  3. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in public administration and leadership throughout their career, focusing on recent years, including how the nominee promotes, encourages, and/or develops other leaders and managers.
  4. Using examples, demonstrate how the nominee’s organisation exhibits best practice in public administration as a result of the nominee’s leadership.

The winner of this award will be leading an organisation and would have clearly demonstrated leadership qualities. He/she will be respected and demonstrate excellence in leading an organisation to meet designated objectives and outcomes in the interests of public service and advancing excellence within the sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • The nominee is currently, (or was during the preceding financial year), the head (e.g. CEO) of a Not-for-Profit organisation operating in WA; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership philosophy and the principles they bring to their organisation.
  2. Outline how the nominee has achieved significant strategic outcomes for their organisation.
  3. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in public administration and leadership throughout their career, focusing on recent years, including how the nominee promotes, encourages, and/or develops other leaders and managers.
  4. Using examples, demonstrate how the nominee’s organisation has enhanced outcomes for the community as a result of the nominee’s leadership.

The winner of this award will be working in a management position within an organisation (from Local, State, or Federal Government, the Not-for-Profit or Academic sectors in WA) and would have clearly demonstrated leadership qualities. He/she will be respected and demonstrate excellence in leading a team to meet designated objectives and outcomes in the interests of meeting the needs of the sector or community or industry they work with and advancing excellence within the sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • The nominee is currently leading, (or led during the preceding financial year), a division, team or organisation operating in WA; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s leadership philosophy and the principles they bring to their organisation.
  2. Outline how the nominee has improved the effectiveness of their area of responsibility in; service delivery to their community or industry sector or contributed to the general goals of the organisation as a whole.
  3. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in public administration, management and/or leadership throughout their career, focusing on recent years, including how the nominee promotes, encourages, and/or develops others.
  4. Using examples, demonstrate how the nominee’s division, team or organisation exhibits best practice in public administration as a result of the nominee’s leadership.

Young people bring fresh ideas, energy and new perspectives to the workforce, and play a key role in ensuring the public sector is high performing and future fit.

This award recognises a person aged 24 years and under (at the date nominations close) and working in the WA public sector who are making a direct and immediate difference to their agency. A proactive team player, they will be achieving at a mature level in the Personal Leadership context as described in Building Leadership Impact and Leadership Expectations.

The award not only highlights the important contribution of young people to the work of the public sector but also provides an opportunity for agencies to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • The nominee is aged 24 years and under (at the date nominations close); and
  • The nominee is currently working in the WA public sector (departments, SES organisations and non-SES organisations).

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Describe how the nominee demonstrates the expected behaviours and mindsets for the Personal Leadership context as described in Building Leadership Impact and Leadership Expectations. Note: underlined are web links.
  2. Using examples, show how the nominee contributes to and supports their team and the agency in delivering strategic goals.
  3. Outline how the nominee embodies the spirit of public service in their decision making, interactions and professional activities.
Best Practitioner in the Public Service (4 Awards)

The winner of this award will be working at manager level or higher. He/She will be a respected human resource management practitioner, and demonstrate excellence in high achievement in their field of expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • This nomination is supported by the nominee’s CEO (or organisation leader); and
  • The nominee is currently working in the WA public service or has worked in the WA public service during the preceding financial year; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by self or a third party.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s initiatives and achievements in the workplace, including an overview of the outcomes / impacts of these initiatives and achievements. NB: Judges will be looking for how the nominee has contributed to the outcomes of the organisation and any innovative practices.
  2. Submit a summary statement from the nominee’s Manager and / or CEO demonstrating the qualities they bring to the position and reason for nomination.

The winner of this award will be working at manager level or higher. He/She will be a respected information technology practitioner, and demonstrate excellence in high achievement in their field of expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • This nomination is supported by the nominee’s CEO (or organisation leader); and
  • The nominee is currently working in the WA public service or has worked in the WA public service during the preceding financial year; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a summary of the nominee’s initiatives and achievements in the workplace, including an overview of the outcomes / impacts of these initiatives and achievements. NB: Judges will be looking for how the nominee has contributed to the outcomes of the organisation and any innovative practices.
  2. Submit a summary statement from the nominee’s Manager and / or CEO demonstrating the qualities they bring to the position and reason for nomination.

The winner of this award will be working at manager level or higher. He/She will be a respected policy practitioner, and demonstrate excellence in high achievement in their field of expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • This nomination is supported by the nominee’s CEO (or organisation leader); and
  • The nominee is currently working in the WA public service or has worked in the WA public service during the preceding financial year; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  • Provide a summary of the nominee’s initiatives and achievements in the workplace, including an overview of the outcomes / impacts of these initiatives and achievements. NB: Judges will be looking for how the nominee has contributed to the outcomes of the organisation and any innovative practices.
  • Submit a summary statement from the nominee’s Manager and / or CEO demonstrating the qualities they bring to the position and reason for nomination.

The winner of this award will be working at manager level or higher. He/She will be a respected finance practitioner, and demonstrate excellence in high achievement in their field of expertise.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for an individual only; and
  • This nomination is supported by the nominee’s CEO (or organisation leader); and
  • The nominee is currently working in the WA public service or has worked in the WA public service during the preceding financial year; and
  • The nominee is not an elected member of local, state, or federal government; OR, if the nominee is an elected member of local, state, or federal government, this nomination does not pertain to their work as an elected member.

This award is nominated by a third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a response outlining the nominee’s achievements in each of the criteria areas below: Strategy; Financial Accounting & Reporting; Business Performance Reporting & Analysis; Technical; Stakeholder Communication; Risk Management; Leadership; Innovation. NB: Judges will be looking for how the nominee has contributed to the outcomes of the organisation and any innovative practices.
  2. Submit a summary statement from the nominee’s Manager and / or CEO demonstrating the qualities they bring to the position and reason for nomination.

Organisational Categories

Best Practice in Collaboration (2 Awards)

The award will go to a project or an ongoing practice that demonstrates high level collaboration and coordination across organisations to meet a priority objective in the delivery of service to the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative); and
  • The partnerships described in this nomination are between a government organisation(s) and a non-government organisation(s) (this is including but not limited to, a private, corporate, or NFP organisations).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisations, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved service delivery to their community, and/or how the initiative, program or project has achieved significant outcomes and/or contributed to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Demonstrate how the nominee has shown effective engagement with relevant internal and/or external stakeholders. Please give examples of demonstrating partnership and relationship management.
  4. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated and/or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.
  5. Provide evidence to support the nominee demonstrating excellence in administration and management.

The award will go to a project or an ongoing practice that demonstrates high level collaboration and coordination across organisations to meet a priority objective in the delivery of service to the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative); and
  • The partnerships described in this nomination are between two or more government organisations (this is including federal, state, or local government organisations).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisations, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved service delivery to their community, and/or how the initiative, program or project has achieved significant outcomes and/or contributed to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Demonstrate how the nominee has shown effective engagement with relevant internal and/or external stakeholders. Please give examples of demonstrating partnership and relationship management.
  4. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated and/or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.
  5. Provide evidence to support the nominee demonstrating excellence in administration and management.
Organisation Demonstrating Best Practice (9 Awards)

This Award focuses on how the initiative, program or project being nominated has actively used innovative practices to improve service delivery to the community, value added or achieve significant outcomes for their organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates active use of innovative practices; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisations, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved service delivery to their community, and/or how the initiative, program or project has achieved significant outcomes and/or contributed to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Outline how the nominee has shown an active use of innovation through their initiative, program or project.
  4. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated and/or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.
  5. Provide evidence to support the nominee demonstrating excellence in administration and management.

This award recognises the outstanding progress or contribution towards eradicating discrimination and enhancing the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and other sexually or gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people. Recipients of this award will have developed and implemented programs, practices and/or polices that positively promote equality and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ people within the workplace and/or broader community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace and/or community; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisations program, practice or policy being nominated.
  2. Excellence should be demonstrated through: The program, practice or policy is planned and supported through inclusive and appropriate consultation; The program, practice or policy is clearly communicated and understood by key stakeholders; Program planning incorporates long-term considerations to ensure outcomes are sustainable for LGBTQIA+ people; The culture and values of the organisation are aligned to support the successful delivery of the program; The program, practice or policy supports LGBTQIA+ people within the organisation or community.
  3. The program, practice or policy has achieved (or will achieve) positive outcomes for LGBTQIA+ people. Intended outcomes must be clearly defined and measurable as described in an evaluation plan.
  4. Workplace testimonials and/or beneficiary testimonials.

Excellence in demonstration and delivery of programs, policies and approaches in public values in corporate citizenry, social responsibility and welfare of staff are the two foci of this award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates an ongoing delivery and commitment to corporate social values; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisation, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has contributed positively to the community or to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Outline how the nominee has demonstrated corporate social values through their initiative, program or project.
  4. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.

Excellence in demonstration and delivery of programs, policies and approaches in public values in corporate citizenry, social responsibility and welfare of staff are the two foci of this award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates an ongoing delivery and commitment to health and wellbeing; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisation, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved outcomes for their staff, the community and/or the organisation.
  3. Outline how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in administration and management, and provide evidence to support this.
  4. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated and/or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.

Excellence in the design, implementation and reporting of evaluation strategies or individual studies of programs or policies that benefit the WA community is the focus of this award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates excellence in the practice of evaluation; and
  • This nomination is for evaluation strategies or studies implemented or completed within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last; and
  • The evaluation study has been conducted by an organisation operating in Western Australia in any tier of public service including Local; State; Federal; Not-for-Profit and the Academic sector.

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Outline how the nominee has applied sound use of evaluation theory and/or approaches.
  2. Describe how the nominee has shown high quality and effective practice in consultation, design, planning, data collection and analysis, and/or reporting.
  3. Outline how the nominee has shown an active use of innovative best practice in evaluation.
  4. Provide a minimum of two stakeholder testimonials which demonstrate that the stakeholders are highly satisfied with the evaluation work and its use and/or impact.

The focus of this award is to recognise excellence in digital transformation that has led to the delivery of better services to the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual), or a joint nomination between one or more organisations, which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates an ongoing commitment to, and delivery of, digital transformation; and
  • This nomination is for a digital transformation project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award:

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Demonstrate a clear strategy for the adoption of the digital transformation projects, programs, and/or initiatives addressing: key benefits to be realised; risk considerations; and alignment to whole of government outcomes.
  2. Demonstrate how digital transformation projects, programs and/or initiatives have generated outcomes aligned with one or more of the key Government digital transformation priorities: Implementing higher cyber security standards across government; Improving delivery of online services to the community; Developing policy and strategy to support a culture of data protection and sharing; Building data analytics capabilities within the public sector to underpin good policy development and better targeted service delivery; Supporting the implementation of information technology procurement reforms across the sector; and Investigating strategies to reduce the digital divide and any digital disadvantage.
  3. Outline how specific projects, programs and/or initiatives have driven improved outcomes to the community.
  4. Provide workplace testimonials and/or beneficiary testimonials.

This award recognises an organisation for best practice in consulting with children and young people (aged 18 and under) through a project, program or initiative. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated excellence in listening to and using the views of children and young people to achieve significant outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) which has delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • This nomination demonstrates active use of consultation with children and young people; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative that has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisation, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved service delivery to their community, and/or how the initiative, program or project has achieved significant outcomes, added value or contributed to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Outline how the nominee has shown an active use of consultation with children and young people through their initiative, program or project.
  4. Describe how the organisation has demonstrated and/or adopted best practice in their sector with their initiative, program or project.
  5. Provide evidence to support the organisation demonstrating excellence in listening to the views of children and young people.

The winning organisation of this award will demonstrate the implementation and use of innovative practices and approaches to meet community and public service objectives.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a not-for-profit organisation (i.e. not an individual); and
  • This nomination is for the organisation’s general work, project, program, and/or initiative which have delivered outcomes in WA; and
  • The nominated work has commenced within the last year, or been significantly amended in the last year, or the nomination focuses on the outcomes achieved within the last year (for a previously established project, program or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

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How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisations, initiative, program or project being nominated.
  2. Demonstrate how the organisation, initiative, program or project has improved service delivery to their community, and/or how the initiative, program or project has achieved significant outcomes and/or contributed to the goals of the organisation.
  3. Outline how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in administration and management, and provide evidence to support this.

This Award focuses on how the procurement or contract management approach nominated, has actively used best practice approaches to improve service delivery, and outcomes for WA Government and the community. The approach should consist of an Agency meeting a need in a way that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only to the organisation, but also to community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This nomination is for a project, program, and/or initiative (i.e. not an individual) undertaken by a WA Government agency; and
  • This nomination is inclusive of all streams of procurement (Goods & Services, Works, and Community Services); and
  • This nomination demonstrates active use of procurement and/or contract management best practice; and
  • This nomination is for a project, program, contract, or procurement which focuses on the outcomes achieved within the previous year (for a previously established project, program, or initiative).

This award is nominated by self or third party only.

Download Award Assessment Criteria Document

AA-Criteria

How to nominate for this award

  1. Ensure you have carefully read the general How to Nominate page (in particular the Nomination Checklist)
  2. Download and complete the Award Assessment Criteria Document (see above)
  3. Upload the completed Assessment Criteria with a brief summary statement (100 words) and details of at least one referee to the Online Entry Form.

Criteria

The criteria listed below is for reference only. Please ensure you address the criteria in the official Award Assessment Criteria Document linked above. 

  1. Provide a brief overview of the program, project, procurement, or contract management approach being nominated. Include a description of how the challenges and/ or opportunities influenced the approach taken.
    Please note the Commissioning approach for community services can be considered a program for the purposes of this award.
  2. Describe how the nominee has shown high quality, best practice, innovative, and fit for purpose procurement or contract management. Consider elements such as: strategy, market analysis (including regional challenges), risk management, stakeholder management and consultation, process design, program integration, capability and capacity building, service co-design, planning and execution.
  3. Outline how the program or project and the procurement, or contract management approach achieved value for money and has driven improved outcomes for the agency(s), community and/or government objectives, e.g., social procurement outcomes.
  4. Provide stakeholder testimonials which demonstrate that the stakeholders are highly satisfied with the procurement or contract management and its impact.

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