Medium Employer of the Year Award
Barry Maney Group
Founded by the late Mr Barry Maney OAM in July 1976, the Mt Gambier-based Barry Maney Group holds six automotive franchises and boasts a team of around 100 people. The Barry Maney Group is a passionate supporter of the local community and is committed to nurturing its team culture and supporting its valued clients.
Large Employer of the Year Award
Treasury Wine Estates - Bilyara Packaging Centre
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, with a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most awarded wine brands, including Penfolds, Pepperjack, Wolf Blass, and Lindeman’s.
TWE employs approximately 3,500 people globally, has world-class production facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the United States, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
TWE’s Bilyara Packaging Centre, located in the Barossa, is the company’s largest bottling operation in Australia, employing 250 people, operating four bottling lines, packaging 216 million bottles per year, and exporting to more than 100 countries around the world.
Small Training Provider of the Year Award
Flight Training Adelaide
Established in 1982, Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) is an award-winning flying college that has set the benchmark for delivering flight training to airline pilots. FTA has continued to attract export interest and has established long-term partnerships with leading airlines in Australia and worldwide, fostering an unparalleled brand loyalty in the Asia Pacific region.
The secret to FTA’s success is its quality end product, its responsiveness to customer requirements and its ability to remain price-competitive in the international market.
Large Training Provider of the Year Award
TAFE SA is one of Australia's largest providers of vocational education and training, teaching a significant and diverse portfolio of qualifications, workplace competencies and short courses to thousands of students every year. We work with industry and business to deliver high-quality education and training that is tailored to industry needs and helps students achieve personal and professional learning objectives.
At TAFE SA, we are proud of our role in helping people find jobs and develop career paths – and ultimately in contributing to a skilled workforce that can respond to economic priorities and support thriving communities across South Australia.
Industry Collaboration Award
Name of Collaboration: Murraylands Food Alliance (MFA) Jobs 4 Murraylands
Murraylands Food Alliance members were calling out for skilled and motivated local workers to help them grow their businesses. In response, RDA Murraylands and Riverland collaborated with the MFA to develop Jobs 4 Murraylands, an innovative pre-employment program for people looking for work in the food industry.
The accredited and non-accredited training is tailored to meet the needs of MFA businesses, and participants receive a gym membership to physically prepare them for work demands, along with receive intensive one-on-one mentoring to help them overcome any individual employment barriers. At the end of the program participants are connected directly with employers based on their aptitudes