Southern and South Western Sydney Region

The NSW Training Awards are celebrated throughout the state by 9 regional programs. View other regions.

2023 Southern and South Western Sydney Region Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Kimberley Brown
Qualification: Certificate III in Health Administration
Trained by: NSW Health RTO
Employed by: South Western Sydney Local Health District

Apprentice of the Year

Caitlyn Knox
Qualification: Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Fatusama Fuamatu
Qualification: Certificate III in Barbering
School: Eagle Vale High School
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Royal Blends Barbershop

Trainee of the Year

Benjamin Allen
Qualification: Certificate III in Drilling Operations
Trained by: Strategic Corporate Training Pty Ltd
Employed by: CH4 Drilling

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Ayla Ali
Qualification: Certificate II in Construction Pathways
School: Sydney Catholic Schools
Trained by: Southern Cross Catholic College

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Ben Peterson
Employed by: Endeavour Energy

Vocational Student of the Year

Nicholas Luttrell
Qualification: Diploma of Paralegal Services
Trained by: Australian Careers Business College
Employed by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

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
Dean Bain NSW Department of Education – Schools
Frederick Osman – Chair Boston University
Gary Davenport – Treasurer Peter Warren
Janelle Henson (Vice Chair) Sarina Russo
Mary-Jane Bancks Sydney Catholic Schools
Natalie Gardam TAFE NSW
Robert Macmaster (Public Officer) Training Services NSW
Shadi Faraj Bingo Industries
Skye Weeks Training Services NSW

Contact details

For more information about the Southern and South Western Sydney Regional Training Awards, please contact: TBA


  • Skills
  • VET


  • VET

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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