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South Australian Training Awards 2019

Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support (Business SA)

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Kate Jansen

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - Cook
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Windy Point Restaurant

Kate is the Head Chef at Windy Point Restaurant/Café. She says it was hard work and determination that helped her achieve her goal of becoming a leader in the food industry; something she has worked towards since the beginning of her apprenticeship. Having set goals ensured that whatever opportunity or difficulty arose, Kate was always working with a purpose and to the best of her ability. She has always been passionate about food and the way it brings people together, and says becoming a chef is the best choice she’s ever made.

School-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Department for Education

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Sophie Nuske

Certificate lll in Agriculture
Attends Cleve Area School
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Jennifer Anne & William Robert Nosworthy

Sophie is a 17-year-old future farmer from the South Australian community of Sheringa. As a boarder at Cleve Area School undertaking the Certificate in Agriculture course, Sophie is passionate about the Merino wool industry and took on a school-based apprenticeship to work alongside experts in the field. Sophie comes from a long line of South Australian farmers and takes the legacy seriously—showing sheep at the Royal Adelaide Show, classing hoggets and helping manage her school’s flock.

Trainee of the Year Award

Sponsored by MEGT

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Sarah Mills

Certificate III in Beauty Services
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Brazilian Beauty North Adelaide

Sarah completed a Certificate III in Beauty Services with TAFE SA and is now working full-time at Brazilian Beauty in North Adelaide. Her focus is making people feel confident in their own skin. Sarah sees this work as a stepping stone to her ultimate goal of becoming a dermatologist, a dream she’s had ever since experiencing skin problems of her own as a teenager. She would like to help people cope with similar conditions and come up with solutions that aren’t too complex or harsh on her patients’ skin.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award - Sponsored by Department for Energy and Mining
Tyrone Hughes
Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety
Trained by SG Learning and Development Pty Ltd
Employed by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Vocational Student of the Year Award - Sponsored by NewsCorp
Shaona Imaru
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Uniting SA

VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year Award - Sponsored by Skilled Careers
Gina Dal Santo
Employed by TAFE SA

Training Provider of the Year Award - Sponsored by MAS National
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Education Centre

Small Employer of the Year Award - Sponsored by MAS National
Vincent Painting Services

Large Employer of the Year Award - Sponsored by TAFE SA
OTR

VET Innovation for Schools Award - Sponsored by Department for Education
Edward John Eyre High School

Industry Collaboration Award - Sponsored by Maxima
Collaboration of: Datacom, TAFE SA, Workskil and SYC  
Symbiotically Committed to Positive Community Outcomes