It has been a highly successful year for the NSW vocational education and training sector.
The NSW Training Awards received a record 1063 applications from apprentices, trainees, students, schools, teachers, employers and training organisations.
And the 2011 NSW Training Awards presentation event held in Sydney earlier this year, hosted by the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli MP, was another exciting night, with 870 finalists and guests in attendance.
Many of the individual and organisation award winners went on to represent NSW at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane.
- Brendon Hillsley (Apprentice of the Year)
- Renee Zacher (Trainee of the Year)
- Josh Toomey (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year)
- Galit Segev (Vocational Student of the Year)
- Sydney Ferries (Large Employer of the Year Award)
- Equalis (Small Training Provider of the Year Award)
- TAFE NSW - New England Institute (Large Training Provider of the Year Award)
NSW also had finalists in all five National Focus Awards:
- Essential Energy (Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award)
- Southern Cross Vocational College (School Pathways to VET Award)
- Ms Jeanette Allen (Leadership in Quality Award)
- Western College (Community Pathways to VET Award)
- TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute, TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute and TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (Skills for Sustainability - Educational Institute Award)
The winners of all the Australian Training Awards categories can be found at: www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au