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Individual Awards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by Department for Energy and Mining

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Tyrone Hughes

Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety
Trained by SG Learning and Development Pty Ltd
Employed by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Tyrone is a proud Yorta Yorta man who is currently leading positive change towards a safer environment for all in the role of Safety Advisor for the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure. His love for the construction industry grew the moment he first began a traineeship in Civil Construction and Plant Operation in 2015. Tyrone’s goal is to help the broader community in any way possible and continue on his vocational pathway.

 

Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support (Business SA)

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Kate Jansen

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Cook
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Windy Point Restaurant

Kate is the Head Chef at Windy Point Restaurant/Café. She says it was hard work and determination that helped her achieve her goal of becoming a leader in the food industry; something she has worked towards since the beginning of her apprenticeship. Having a set goals ensured that whatever opportunity or difficulty arose, Kate was always working with a purpose and to the best of her ability. She has always been passionate about food and the way it brings people together, and says becoming a chef is the best choice she’s ever made.

School-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Department for Education

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Sophie Nuske

Certificate lll in Agriculture
Attends Cleve Area School
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Jennifer Anne & William Robert Nosworthy

Sophie is a 17-year-old future farmer from the South Australian community of Sheringa. As a boarder at Cleve Area School undertaking the Certificate in Agriculture course, Sophie is passionate about the Merino wool industry and took on a school-based apprenticeship to work alongside experts in the field. Sophie comes from a long line of South Australian farmers and takes the legacy seriously—showing sheep at the Royal Adelaide Show, classing hoggets and helping manage her school’s flock.

Trainee of the Year Award

Sponsored by MEGT

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Sarah Mills

Certificate III in Beauty Services
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Brazilian Beauty North Adelaide

Sarah completed a Certificate III in Beauty Services with TAFE SA and is now working full-time at Brazilian Beauty in North Adelaide. Her focus is making people feel confident in their own skin. Sarah sees this work as a stepping stone to her ultimate goal of becoming a dermatologist, a dream she’s had ever since experiencing skin problems of her own as a teenager. She would like to help people cope with similar conditions and come up with solutions that aren’t too complex or harsh on her patients’ skin.

Vocational Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by NewsCorp

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Shaona Imaru

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Uniting SA

Shaona was born in a refugee camp in Tanzania before her family were granted a visa to Australia when she was eleven. One of eight children, she helped care for younger siblings while completing her school studies and working a part-time retail job. Shaona enrolled in a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance with TAFE SA, believing the course would give her real insight into a career in the health industry. She’s since commenced a Bachelor of Nursing, which will allow her to achieve her goal of caring for people and working all around the world.

VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year Award

Sponsored by Skilled Careers

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Gina Dal Santo

Employed by TAFE SA

Gina teaches a range of subjects in her roles as a lecturer with TAFE SA, but her main discipline and passion is cheese making. A passion for learning about food, cheese, and her Italian background inspired Gina to become a Food Technologist. She’s now managing the Artisan Cheese Making Academy and travels the world judging international cheese competitions and furthering her expertise. She received the Dairy Industry Association Manufacturing Scholarship in 2011 and Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2015.

 

Organisation awards

Training Provider of the Year Award

Sponsored by MAS National

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Australian Nursing & Midwifery Education Centre

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre is a leading education provider for people seeking a career within nursing, health, aged or community care.

As the education division of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch)—the peak professional and industrial body for nurses, midwives and personal care workers—the Centre is underpinned by an educator force of practising clinicians and a direct relationship with the health care industry. An exclusive alignment with research partners ensures its curriculum remains at the forefront of evidence-based industry best practice.

Small Employer of the Year Award

Sponsored by MAS National

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Vincent Painting Services

Vincent Painting Services is a proud family run and award-winning business, with the principal painter boasting over 24 years’ experience in the trade. The business offers quality workmanship and service for painting jobs of all sizes; including restorations and new builds. Their motto is: Show us your vision and we will show you how to achieve it.

Medium Employer of the Year Award

Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission

 

Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation

Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation’s mission is to alleviate disadvantage among the local Aboriginal and broader community. This involves providing community development services, support, and employment and training opportunities. The Working on Country program employs Indigenous Rangers and Coordinators to undertake environmental activities in the Lower River Murray, Lakes and Coorong region.

Activities include maintenance of a native plant nursery, rehabilitation of wetlands, habitat restoration, monitoring and protection of threatened plant and animal species, weed and pest control and cultural site protection. The Raukkan Aboriginal Learning On Country program provides employment and training to Aboriginal community members.

Large Employer of the Year Award

Sponsored by TAFE SA

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OTR

OTR is proudly South Australian owned and operated. Parent company, Peregrine Corporation, is the state’s largest private employer, employing over 4,000 Australians. As South Australia’s most innovative and leading convenience retailer, OTR has more than 145 petrol and convenience stores across metropolitan and regional South Australia, including two stores in regional Victoria.

Evolving from a traditional model of a fuel store, OTR has become a world-class 24/7 retail convenience store that provides guests with an extensive range of products and services around the clock.

VET Innovation for Schools Award

Sponsored by Department for Education

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Edward John Eyre High School  

Edward John Eyre High School

Edward John Eyre High School offers students the chance to connect with industry through quality VET programs, helping school graduates prepare for the demands of the workplace in an ever-changing and globally competitive economic environment.

In partnership with TAFE SA, the school delivers 18 courses across Certificate II and III, allowing students to explore a variety of industries and careers.

To help students keep up to date in their VET and other school studies, the school has developed an innovative week-block delivery model. They’ve also appointed a support teacher for each course to provide students with weekly support sessions.

Industry Collaboration Award

Sponsored by Maxima

Name of Collaboration: Datacom, TAFE SA, Workskil and SYC - Symbiotically Committed to Positive Community Outcomes
Datacom Connect Pty Ltd
TAFE SA
Service to Youth Council
Workskil

Datacom

Datacom, TAFE SA, Workskil and SYC have joined forces to help ensure the long-term sustainability of career and training opportunities for the people of South Australia.

An innovative model of collaborative recruitment, job screening and pre and post-employment training programs has enabled the establishment of a bespoke vocational education and training program.

This program addresses participants’ low self-esteem and self-confidence concerns through creative training methodologies and has resulted in a decrease in unemployment within Northern Adelaide suburbs.