Southern and South Western Sydney Region

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2021 Southern and South Western Sydney Region Training Awards Winners

Name Category Trained by VET course School Employer Host
 Adam Hansen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year  TAFE NSW  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment    3Bridges Community  
Lachlan Skillcorn Apprentice of the Year Kangan Institute Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology   Apprenticeships Are Us Ltd Purnell Motors Jaguar Land Rover
Libby Clapson School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Australian College of Commerce & Management Certificate III in Business Administration Magdalene Catholic College My Gateway Campbelltown City Council
Joanne Sultana Trainee of the Year Train Australia Pty Ltd Certificate III in Individual Support   Bridges Alliance Pty Ltd  
Zeyad Al-Dulaimi VET in Schools Student of the Year Health Education & Training Institute Certificate III in Health Service Assistance Liverpool Boys High School    
Debrah Petrovski Vocational Student of the Year IRT Academy Certificate III in Individual Support   IRT  
Karla Kimber VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year   Hospitality Kitchen Operations   Public Schools NSW, Ultimo  

About the Committee

The 2021 S&SWS committee comprises of key stakeholders from within the vocational education and training arena. Committee volunteers are from Training Services NSW and representatives from a range of organisations within the S&SWS catchment including employers, local business groups, training organisations, community and local colleges, Department of Education and TAFE NSW.

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2020
  • 2049
  • 2130-2136
  • 2141
  • 2143
  • 2161-2166
  • 2167-2179
  • 2190-2203
  • 2205-2234
  • 2555-2560
  • 2563-2574
  • 2752

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Committee members

Name Organisation

Robert Macmaster

Department of Education – Training Services NSW

Nicky Ellner

Department of Education – Training Services NSW (Secretary)

Skye Weeks

Department of Education – Training Services NSW

Frederick Osman

Boston University (Chair)

Joe Lopino

Applied Training Solutions (Treasurer)

Shannon Brough

Applied Training Solution

Gary Davenport

Peter Warren (Co- Chair)

Shadi Faraj

Bingo Industries

Janelle Henson

Sarina Russo

Heather Koorey

Transport NSW

Natalie Gardam


Dean Bain

Department of Education - Schools

Deb Nooyan


Rose Cox

NSW Training Awards Ambassador

Elizabeth Kymantas

Project Manager

Contact details

For more information about the Southern and South Western Sydney Regional Training Awards, please contact:
Nicky Ellner
M: 0481 341 288

Skye Weeks
M: 0448 112 508

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