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Congratulations to South Australia’s 2019 Australian Training Awards winner, Shaona Imaru.

2019 Vocational Student of the Year

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Shaona Imaru

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

Shaona Imaru was born in a refugee camp in Tanzania before her family were granted a visa to Australia when she was 11 years old. One of eight children, she helped care for younger siblings while completing her school studies and working at 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 around the world. 

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