Riverina/Murray Region

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2023 Riverina/Murray Region Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Jade Tapfield
Qualification: Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Apprentice of the Year

Kurt Wassink
Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Snowy Hydro Ltd

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Caitlin Jolliffe
Qualification: Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
School: Wagga Wagga High School
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Trainee of the Year

India-Rose Toll
Qualification: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: International Child Care College Pty Ltd
Employed by: Little Wonders Early Educational Centre

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Grace Heffernan
Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
School: Kildare Catholic College
Trained by: Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Vicki Fraser
Employed by: International Child Care College Pty Ltd

About the committee

The Riverina VET Promotional Committee was established as a training awards committee in 1999. The awards started with just the apprenticeship and traineeship categories and now include all student categories. The membership and the role of the committee have grown to now become the Riverina-Murray Vocational Education and Training Committee Inc.

The Committee is comprised of representatives from the key stakeholders within the vocational and education sectors across the region. These Committee members represent: NSW Department of Education, Industry, Registered Training Organisations, Apprenticeship Network Providers, Catholic Schools Office and NSW Department of Education.

The Committee objectives include:

  • To promote Vocational Education & Training (VET) across the Riverina-Murray region
  • To encourage industry support for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • To encourage schools across the region to support School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • To liaise with VET stakeholders to promote VET
  • To showcase the success of VET in the Riverina -Murray region by conducting and promoting the NSW Training Awards.

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2585-2594
  • 2640-2663
  • 2665-2669
  • 2675
  • 2678
  • 2680-2717
  • 2720
  • 2722-2739
  • 2803
  • 2807

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Committee members

Name Organisation

David McDonald – Chair

Compact Ltd

Michael Edwards – Vice Chair

Snowy Hydro – 2018 NSW Apprentice of the Year Winner

Haley Halligan – Secretary

Training Services NSW

Ness Barton – Treasurer

Training Services NSW

Garry Whittaker – Public Officer

Training Services NSW

Committee Members


Susie Stafford

Murray Mallee Training Co

Pippa Maddocks

VERTO

Gavin Fletcher

Dept of Education

Vanessa Jennings

Catholic Education, Diocese of Wagga Wagga

Jonathan Davis

TAFE NSW

Angela Rey

Murray Riverina Jobs

Contact details

For more information about the Riverina/Murray Regional Training Awards, please contact:

Haley Creek
E: haley.creek3@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0409 775 132

Category:

  • Skills
  • VET

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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