Illawarra & South East NSW

About the committee

Illwarra Training Vocation Committee logoThe role of the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee (IVTC) is to recognise and promote vocational education and training excellence in our region, particularly through apprenticeships and traineeships.  Regional Training Awards are held each year to recognise local achievements.

With the growing importance of vocational training in enhancing the region’s prosperity, the awards play a critical role in our economic landscape by encouraging and celebrating excellence in a broad range of work, community and life skills. Organisations that participate as sponsors in the regional awards are recognised as leading contributors in building a skilled region which, in turn, assists with addressing the national skills shortage.

The Regional Training Awards are organised by the IVTC, which has been active in the region now for more than 50 years. This region covers a large area from Helensburgh in the north, to Eden in the south, and out to Cooma/Monaro, Queanbeyan, Yass, Goulburn and the Southern Highlands.

The IVTC comprises key stakeholders from within the vocational education and training and business arenas.

Each year award winners represent the region at the annual NSW Training Awards and may progress to the National Awards.

2018 Regional Winners at the Gala dinner at Villa D'Oro in Wollongong


2018 Regional Winners at the Gala dinner at Villa D'oro in Wollongong

2019 Committee members

Firstname Surname Member Organisation
Darryl Leslie Chair Endeavour Energy
Lyn Eckersley Training Services NSW Representative Training Services NSW
Kirsty Shee Treasurer IMB
Meri Angelkoski Secretary Training Services NSW
Meagan Thorpe Marketing Co-Ordinator 1300apprentice
Dot Hennessy Media Co-Ordinator Rotary Club of Wollongong
Jan Langtry Assistant Treasurer ECTARC
Tony Keir Assistant Chair Apprenticeship Support Australia
Dannelle Robson Assistant Secretary WEA - Illawarra
Leanne Smith VTC Member Workplace Learning Illawarra
Jacqui Spears VTC Member TAFE NSW
Fiona Crane VTC Member Industry
Rose Grozdanic VTC Member Wollongong City Council
Pauline Hogg VTC Member MEGT
Amanda Whittall VTC Member Apprenticeship Support Australia
Cathy James VTC Member Wesley Vocational Institute
Corey De Bruin VTC Member TAFE Student
Rebecca Radic VTC Member Illawarra ITeC
Nyssa Murray VTC Member Warrigal Employment
Graham Frost Public Officer Training Services NSW

Platinum Sponsor

  • ACCM College

Gold Sponsors

  • 1300apprentice
  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • UOW College Australia
  • Illawarra ITeC
  • Australian College of Higher Studies
  • Hume Coal
  • WGE Group
  • Endeavour Energy
  • MEGT
  • Southern IML Pathology

Silver Sponsors

  • My Gateway
  • HVTC Illawarra
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Fusion Training Solutions
  • IMB Wollongong

Bronze Sponsors

  • Stellar Asia Pacific
  • Rotary Clubs of Illawarra
  • Kiama Community College Inc
  • Peter M Woods & Associates

Contact details

To find out more about the Vocational Training Committee for the Illawarra and South East NSW Region, please contact:

Meri Angelkoski
Illawarra Vocational Training Committee
P.O. Box 469
Wollongong, NSW 2520
Phone: (02) 4240 3700
Fax: (02) 4224 9334

Page last updated: 14 February 2019