2019 Awards

Each year the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) recognises the contribution of individuals and sites to the growth and improvement of the extractive industry through a number of awards. The awards process recognises the significant achievements across the industry which promote leadership and excellence. The awards profile the valuable contribution of our industry to our community and  aim to further the discussion about quality improvement, environment and safety.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards, with nominations closing on the 6th of August 2019

Celebrate your award with us at the IQA 2019 Conference in October 1st - 3rd.

Alec Northover Award

To recognise the best prepared portfolio of evidence submitted to a Registered Training Organisation in support of the applicant gaining a qualification for either: Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in surface extractive operations as recognised by Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Prize: The Alec Northover Award is a $2500 grant provided by the AIQEF annually.  AIQEF may provide an allowance of up to $2,000 for each of the top 1-3 candidates in each qualification (certificate to Diploma) to attend either the IQA or CIMIC Conference.

      Submission      

IQA Excellence in Innovation sponsored by Trimble

The award is to recognise an individual's contribution to excellence and innovation in the quarry industry, including outcomes in community engagement and consultation.

Prize: Framed certificate, trophy and a $5000 contribution for an approved professional development activity.

Online Submission

IQA Gold Environment Award sponsored by Groundwork Plus

To recognise a site’s contribution toward the advancement of environmental management in the industry at a given site.

Prize: Framed certificate and an engraved gold plated sprig of eucalypt leaves.

Online Submission

IQA Gold Hard Hat Site Safety Award

To recognise a site’s contribution to the advancement of OH&S in the quarry industry.

Prize: Framed certificate and an engraved Gold Plated Hard Hat

Online Submission

IQA President's Medal

To recognise a member who has given outstanding and ongoing service to the extractive industry that demonstrates leadership and the advancement of the industry as a whole. The winner will have supported the IQA through involvement in areas such as branch, sub-branch, committee, Board and Council membership over a period of time.

Prize: Framed certificate and inscribed medal

Online Submission


IQA Quarry Manager of the Year <10 FTE sponsored by Metso

To recognise an individual Quarry Operator with demonstrable achievements within the quarrying industry.

Prize: Framed certificate plus $3000 contribution to an approved professional development opportunity.

Online Submission

IQA Quarry Manager of the Year >10 FTE sponsored by Metso

To recognise an individual Quarry Operator with demonstrable achievements within the quarrying industry.

Prize: Framed certificate plus $3000 contribution to an approved professional development opportunity.

Online Submission

IQA Quarry Operator of the Year sponsored by Retracom

To recognise an individual Quarry Operator with demonstrable achievements within the quarrying industry. The winner will have evidence of personal commitment and leadership in OH&S and demonstration of broad industry knowledge of areas such as safety, risk, environment and operations.

Retracom's support for this award is in recognition and memory of Mr Sydneham Hill and his contribution to the extractive industry.

Prize: Framed certificate plus $3000 contribution to an approved professional development opportunity.

Online Submission

IQA Supplier of the Year

To recognise an individual IQA member within a quarry supplier organisation, with demonstrable achievements within the industry.

They will demonstrate and embody the highest standards of professionalism, IQA code of conduct, professional standards and values of the IQA.

Prize: Framed certificate and recognition through IQA marketing mediums such as the website, newsletter and social media


Awards Terms and Conditions

If you wish to submit your application through a paper form, please email admin@quarry.com.au for the form.