Western NSW Region

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

2023 Western NSW Region Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Georgia Boland
Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: ECTARC
Employed by: Cobar Pre School

Apprentice of the Year

Caroline Morris
Qualification: Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Newcrest Mining Ltd

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Luka Smith
Qualification: Certificate II in Engineering
School: Orange High School
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Skillset
Hosted by: Hort Enterprises

Trainee of the Year

Amy Motley
Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: ECTARC
Employed by: Bogan Shire Early Learning Centre

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Colin Hawthorn
Employed by: Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst

Vocational Student of the Year

Angus Tomlinson
Qualification: Diploma of Agriculture
Trained by: RuralBiz Training
Employed by: Nahweenah Farms Pty Ltd

About the Committee

The Western NSW Skills Development Hub Inc was formed to reward and promote vocational education and training excellence in the Western NSW Region. The Western NSW region covers a large area from Lightening Ridge in the north, to West Wyalong in the south, Lithgow in the east and Broken Hill in the west. The Western NSW Skills Development Hub Inc comprises key stakeholders from within vocational education and training and business arena.

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2386-2387
  • 2671-2672
  • 2721
  • 2787-2800
  • 2804-2806
  • 2808-2880

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Committee members

Name Organisation

Judy Doulman - Chair


Kaye Stevenson - Treasurer

Training Services NSW

Emily Vardanega – Secretary

Training Services NSW

Leanne McKenzie

Training Services NSW

Troy Kelly

Training Services NSW

Emma Murphy

Training Services NSW

Amanda Ferguson

Skillset


Darren Foster

Verto

Sheree Richards

TAFE

Karen Gerke

OCTEC

Haylie Howarth

Apprenticeship Support Australia


Sophie Burgoyne

2021 Western NSW School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Justin Mobbs

Sureway

Contact details

For more information about the Western NSW Regional Training Awards, please contact:
Kaye Stevenson
E: kaye.stevenson@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0407 320 452

Leanne McKenzie
E: Leanne.Mckenzie2@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0457 544 370

Category:

  • Skills
  • VET

Topics:

  • VET

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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