Judging process

  • Each award category is supported by a selection criteria tailored to address the specific demands and requirements of each category.
  • Judges are asked to apply a rating scale to each application against the appropriate criteria.
  • A consistent approach and questioning will be used with all nominations to ensure fairness and equity.
  • Judges will review and consider all applications individually, then consider and rank applications and shortlist nominees.
  • Interviews will be held with shortlisted nominees after consulting with their referees.
  • The judging coordinator will consult with Quality Education and Care Northern Territory (QECNT) to ensure shortlisted nominees are not subject to significant non-compliance issues.
  • Judges will then determine the winners of each category.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and not subject to appeal.

Judgement Process

Ensuring integrity of the judging process

  • A number of policies and internal procedures are applied to the awards to ensure the integrity of the judging process and ensure transparency and fairness in decisions made by the judging panel.
  • To safeguard the integrity of the judging process, a separate organisation is engaged to coordinate the logistics of the awards.
  • Judges are requested to complete non-disclosure agreements to ensure the confidentiality of information received through the awards process and decisions made by the judging panel.
  • Any possible perceived, or actual, conflicts of interest, must also be declared immediately by the judges to allow appropriate action to be taken.