Apply now for the NGIV 2018 Industry Awards!

Are you working with a potential award-winning colleague or employee?

The annual NGIV industry awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those working in the industry.The winners of our two awards – Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria Scholarship and the NextGen Victoria Trainee/Apprentice of the Year – are determined from applications submitted to NGIV. Those eligible to apply include students, registered training organisation and employers. So we ask all relevant members to apply for these significant awards – or encourage a colleague to do so.

Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria Scholarship

The Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria Scholarship is proudly sponsored Tree and Shrub Growers of Victoria and is open to a student of any age studying an apprenticeship or training course within the horticulture sector.

The scholarship, provides the recipient with up to $2,000 of value to use on any NGIV managed training and/or event.

These may include:
Attendance at monthly Tree and Shrub Grower meetings & NextGen meetings
Attendance on the Tree & Shrub Growers Interstate Tour
Attendance at national or state conferences
Attendance at NGIV training courses of choice
Work experience at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

To be eligible, applicants must be a permanent resident of Australia, an NGIV member or employee of an NGIV member and a Tree and Shrub Growers or NextGen Member, and studying an apprenticeship or training course within the horticulture sector.

NextGen Victoria Trainee / Apprentice of the Year Award


The NextGen Victoria Trainee/Apprentice of the Year Award is open to a student of any age undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship between October 1, 2017 and December 30, 2018 in a vocational education and training course that leads to a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the Victorian Apprentice of the Year.

This scholarship provides:

A $500 horticulture gift voucher
Free attendance to all NextGen meetings and events for one year
Access to Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria Trade Day for one year
One year’s subscription to Groundswell magazine

Eligible applicants must be permanent residents of Australia residing in Victoria, NGIV members or staff of an NGIV member and have a contract of training registered with Department of Education and Training (DEECD) Higher Education.

How to Apply To submit an application, download the editable .pdf nomination form here or request the form via ngiv@ngiv.com.au. Either post or email the completed form to NGIV.

Winners of all awards will be announced at the NGIV Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday,  

February 23, 2019 at the RAVC Club. Applications close on Monday, February 4, 2019, so don’t delay. Get your application in now!