NSW State Finalists

The 2018 NSW finalists for individual and organisation award categories are listed below. Winners will be announced at the NSW Training Awards presentation event held at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 12th September.

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Individuals Award Categories

Congratulations to the 2018 NSW Training Awards individual finalists!

Apprentice of the Year finalists

Name Kristy Blacka
Qualification Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Trained by TAFE NSW - Illawarra RTO
Employed by Hunter Valley Training Co Pty Ltd
Hosted by ANSTO
   
Name Bianca Caires
Qualification Certificate III in Hairdressing
Trained by TAFE NSW - Sydney RTO
Employed by Cabelo Culture
   
Name Ashleigh Dallas
Qualification Certificate III in Hairdressing
Trained by TAFE NSW - New England RTO
Employed by Wavelengths 489
   
Name Mitchell Earl
Qualification Certificate III in Carpentry
Trained by TAFE NSW - Hunter RTO
Employed by North Construction & Building Pty Ltd
   
Name Michael Edwards
Qualification Certificate III in Electrotechnology – Electrician
Trained by TAFE NSW - Riverina RTO
Employed by Snowy Hydro Ltd
   
Name Samantha Trotter
Qualification Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
Trained by TAFE NSW - Illawarra RTO
Employed by The Gumnut Patisserie Pty Ltd

Trainee of the Year finalists

Name Ryan Gordon
Qualification Certificate III in Financial Services
Trained by Australian College of Commerce & Management Pty Ltd
Employed by East Gosford & Districts Financial Services Ltd
   
Name Skyhe Hoyt
Qualification Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services)
Trained by Strategic Services Australia Ltd
Employed by Lismore City Council
   
Name Renee Keir
Qualification Certificate III in Local Government
Trained by Australian Training and Consulting
Employed by Lake Macquarie City Council
   
Name Tara Proberts-Roberts
Qualification Certificate II in Civil Construction
Trained by TAFE NSW - Western Sydney RTO
Employed by CPB Dragados Samsung Joint Venture
   
Name Gerard Samson
Qualification Certificate III in Business
Trained by Train Australia Pty Ltd
Employed by ARC Group Training Ltd
Hosted by Westpac
   
Name Caleb Weir
Qualification Certificate III in Retail
Trained by Murray Mallee Training Co Ltd
Employed by Watters Mens & Boys Wear Pty Ltd

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year finalists

Name Lucy Allen
Qualification Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Trained by TAFE NSW - Hunter RTO
Employed by Hunter New England Local Health District
School Maitland Grossman High School
   
Name Joshua Bartlett
Qualification Certificate II in Engineering - General
Trained by Educational Living Pty Ltd
Employed by Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd
School Corowa High School
   
Name Thomas Burn
Qualification Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Trained by TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO
Employed by Merimbula Engineering
School Eden Marine Technology High School

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year finalists

Name Chloe Herbert
Qualification Diploma in Community Services
Trained by TAFE NSW - Illawarra RTO
   
Name Lowana McDougall
Qualification Certificate III in Financial Services
Trained by Australian College of Commerce & Management Pty Ltd
Employed by Aboriginal Employment Strategy Ltd
Host Employer National Australia Bank
   
Name Tarnisha Winsor
Qualification Certificate II in Business
Trained by Public Schools NSW, Tamworth
Employed by Upper Hunter Shire Council
School Merriwa Central School

 

Vocational Student of the Year finalists

Name Michelle Brown
Qualification Diploma of Visual Arts
Trained by TAFE NSW - South West Sydney RTO
   
Name Tayla Constable
Qualification Diploma of Agriculture
Trained by TAFE NSW - New England RTO
   
Name Katayoon Karimodini
Qualification Diploma of Community Services
Trained by TAFE NSW - Hunter RTO

 

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year finalists

Name Herve Boutin
Employed by TAFE NSW
Field of Study Baking Trades
   
Name Nicholas Crook
Employed by TAFE NSW
Field of Study Landscape Construction
   
Name Belinda Maudson
Employed by TAFE NSW
Field of Study Entertainment Design

 

VET in Schools Student of the Year (NSW only category)

Name Emma Peat
Qualification Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Trained by Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Broken Bay
School St Peter's Catholic College - Tuggerah Lakes
   
Name Kieran Sullivan
Qualification Certificate II in Agriculture
Trained by Public Schools NSW, Tamworth
School Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
   
Name Madison Weal
Qualification Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Trained by Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst
School MacKillop College

 

Organisation Award Categories

Congratulations to the 2018 NSW Training Awards organisational finalists:

Large Employer of the Year finalists

  • International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
  • Marine Rescue NSW
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia (Taronga Zoo)

 

Medium Employer of the Year finalists

  • Capital Veneering Pty Ltd
  • North Construction and Building Pty Ltd
  • Whittaker Contracting Pty Ltd

 

Large Training Provider of the Year finalists

  • BCA National Training Group
  • TAFE NSW Sydney RTO - Design Centre Enmore
  • TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Ryde Campus

 

Small Training Provider of the Year finalists

  • Construction Trade Qualifications
  • Risk Response and Rescue
  • Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd

 

Industry Collaboration Award finalists

  • TAFE NSW & Central Coast Local Health District – Working together 'Caring for the Coast'
    Collaboration by:
    Central Coast Local Health District & TAFE NSW
  • TAFE NSW & Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia - Excelling in Exhibitions Program
    Collaboration by: TAFE NSW & Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia
  • WestConnex Skills Legacy
    Collaboration by: Health & Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd & CPB Contractors Pty Ltd

PLATINUM PARTNER

NSW Skills Board logo

GOLD PARTNERS

NSW Department of Education
NSW TAFE logo

BRONZE PARTNERS

Apprenticeship Australia logo
Australian Industry Group logo
Australian Training Awards logo
Group Training logo
NECA Group Training logo
Unions NSW logo
Visual Connections logo

MEDIA PARTNER
Daily Telegraph logo

Contacts

Subscribe:
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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: 8 August 2018