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South Australia's 2017 Australian Training Award Winners

Congratulations to South Australia's 2017 Australian Training Awards winners listed below.

Individual Award Winner

Vocational Student of the Year Award

Rachelle Boyle award winner  

Rachelle Boyle

Advanced Diploma of Event Management
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by All Occasions Group

Rachelle Boyle has harnessed her creativity and organisational skills to pursue a career in event management. Rachelle's studies at TAFE SA took her to Melbourne to represent the state at AIME with the Convention Bureau. She was involved in managing a runway event for Adelaide Fashion Week and has interned for a number of organisations. Rachelle is employed by All Occasions Group and juggles work with study as she completes an Advanced Diploma of Event Management at TAFE SA.

Organisation Award Winner

Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

SA Power Networks award winners  

SA Power Networks

SA Power Networks has a rich history of training apprentices, providing employment and ensuring homes and businesses function effectively in South Australia. The business delivers electricity to around 845,000 customers through a network which includes 88,000 kilometres of powerlines, 400 substations and thousands of poles and transformers.

SA Power Networks has trained hundreds of apprentices in technical skills and safety. They deliver training for the 2,200 employees and numerous contractors within the electricity supply industry.

Training is delivered in two dedicated training sites as well as depots across the state. The dedicated sites have off grid control rooms, poles, towers and confined spaces to ensure the best learning outcomes.

Direct tangible benefits attributed to training include increased safety and a very low lost-time-injury rate.  Additionally, the organisation enjoys high employee retention rates and internationally recognised ‘best in industry’ skills.

Individual Award Runner-up

Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Max Miegel award winner  

Max Miegel

Certificate III in Agriculture
Attends Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Trained by Regional Skills Training
Employed by IL & JA Mueller

At 17 years old, Max Miegel is living his dream to pursue what he loves and follow an agricultural pathway. He attends Urrbrae Agricultural High School and is completing an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship in Agriculture while working on a dairy farm. Max enjoys hands-on learning and is grateful for the career opportunities his apprenticeship has provided him with. He has a driving passion for farming, and plans to continue his learning and eventually start his own farm.

For more information about the national awards, visit the Australian Training Awards website.