NSW State Finalists

The 2016 NSW state finalists for both individual and organisation award categories are listed below. Winners will be announced at the NSW Training Awards presentation event held at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour. To purchase tickets to the presentation event, please click here.

Individuals Award Category

Congratulations to the 2016 NSW Training Awards individual finalists!

Apprentice of the Year


Name: Billy Fox
Trade: Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute
Employed by: Chifley Wollongong

Name: Courtney Harrison
Trade: Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle) Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - New England Institute
Employed by: Dieselequip

Name: Nicholas McLennan
Trade: Electrotechnology - Electrician Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute
Employed by: AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd

Name: Jarrad Page
Trade: Carpentry Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute
Employed by: North Construction & Building Unit Trust

Name: Megan Riley
Trade: Automotive Refinishing Technology Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute
Employed by: Pymble Accident Repair Centre

Name: Liam Warburton
Trade: Electrotechnology - Electronics and Communications Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute
Employed by: Bellinger Instruments PTY LTD

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Trainee of the Year

Name: Daniel Kelty
Vocation: Telecommunications - Network Engineering Certificate IV
Trained by: Ramsden Telecommunications Training Pty Ltd
Employed by: Programmed Skilled Workforce Ltd
Hosted by: Telstra

Name: Curtis Millar
Vocation: Information Technology - Networking Certificate IV
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute
Employed by: Australian Training Company
Hosted by: Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta

Name: Lily Nugent
Vocation: Animal Care and Management - Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV
Trained by: Provet Pty Ltd
Employed by: The Merimbula Vet Clinic

Name: Jeffrey Rodrick
Vocation: Conservation and Land Management Certificate III
Trained by: Tocal College
Employed by: Office of Environment & Heritage

Name: Lauren Tarrant
Vocation: Conservation and Land Management Certificate III
Trained by: Tocal College
Employed by: Office of Environment & Heritage

Name: Karen Thompson
Vocation: Community Services - Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III
Trained by: ECTARC
Employed by: Campbelltown City Council

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School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Name: Alana Samrani
Vocation: Property Services (Agency) Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute
Employed by: Ray White Caringbah
School: Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College

Name: Tearra Charles
Vocation: Health Services - Health Services Assistance Certificate III
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute
Employed by: Far West Local Health District
School: Balranald Central School

Name: Tyrone Pynor
Vocation: Business Services - Business Services Certificate II
Trained by: Australian College of Commerce & Management Pty Ltd
Employed by: Aboriginal Employment Strategy Ltd
Host Employer: National Australia Bank
School: Pendle Hill High School

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Name: DJ Ah Kee
Vocation: Training and Assessment Certificate IV
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute
Employed by: TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute

Name: Leteah Mitchell
Vocation: Community Services Work Certificate IV
Trained by: TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute

Name: Rachel Bloxsome
Vocation: Community Services - Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III
Trained by: ECTARC
Employed by: Lyrebird Pre-School Kindergarten Inc

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Vocational Student of the Year

Name: Francine Ikirezi
Vocation: Business Administration Diploma
Trained by: TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute

Name: Jesse Britten
Vocation: Work Health and Safety Certificate IV
Trained by: Coates Hospitality Services Pty Ltd
Employed by: Teys Australia Tamworth

Name: Rochelle Butler
Vocation: Horticulture (Landscape) Diploma
Trained by: TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute
Employed by: Green Room Landscape Designs

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VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Name: Jane Chamberlain
Employed by: TAFE NSW - New England Institute

Name: Donna Colombini
Employed by: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute

Name: Rebecca Coventry
Employed by: TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute

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VET in Schools Student of the Year

Name: Connor Crawford
Vocation: Hospitality - Kitchen Operations Certificate II and Live Production and Services Certificate III
Trained by: Public Schools NSW Wagga Wagga
School: Kooringal High School

Name: Erin Gray
Vocation: Live Production and Services Certificate III
Trained by: Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Parramatta
School: St Andrew's College

Name: James Gordon
Vocation: Engineering Certificate I, Agriculture Certificate II and Construction Certificate II
Trained by: Public Schools NSW - Wagga Wagga
School: Denison College - Bathurst High Campus

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Organisations Award Category

Congratulations to the 2016 NSW Training Awards organisational finalists:

Industry Collaboration of the Year

  • Central Coast Local Health District
  • TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute
  • Transport for NSW

Medium Employer of the Year

  • Delando Corporation Ltd
  • Express Lube Pty Ltd
  • Maritime Employees Training Limited

Large Employer of the Year

  • House with No Steps
  • KFC
  • Richmond Valley Council

Small Training Provider of the Year

  • Australian Business Academy
  • Enterprise & Training Company Limited

Large Training Provider of the Year

  • McDonald's Australia Ltd
  • TAFE NSW - Open Training and Education Network

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Contacts

Subscribe:
Subscribe to the NSW Training Awards

Email:
NSW.TrainingAwards@industry.nsw.gov.au

Phone:
1800 306 999 or (02) 8267 7609

Mail:
NSW Training Awards
NSW Department of Industry
Level 12, 1 Oxford St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(PO Box 960, Darlinghurst NSW 1300)

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Page last updated: 10 August 2016