1. Candidates may only be nominated by their Group Training Organisation, who must be a non associate financial member of AEN WA at the time the nomination is received.

Candidates must:
2. Be a permanent resident of Australia and be undertaking training in Western Australia.

3. Have a training agreement registered with the WA Apprenticeship Office as an apprentice or trainee.

4. On the application closing date, applicants/candidates must be employed under a training contract that leads to a nationally recognised outcome or qualification relevant to this award or have completed their contract on or after 30 June 2024.

5. Not still be enrolled at school.

6. Be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

7. At the discretion of the Group Training Organisation and the candidate, the candidate may also be nominated for the apprentice or trainee of the year awards.