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State Training Awards

The TAFE New England community were thrilled to receive the exciting news that the Institute is a finalist for several awards at the NSW State Training Awards. The awards presentation evening will be held on Wednesday 9 September at Darling Harbour and will be hosted by the Hon. John Barilaro MP, Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business.

TAFE New England students won several awards at the New England Training Awards earlier this year, and as a result, two students have been named as finalists for NSW Training Awards.

Bronwyn Cocking was awarded the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award. Ms Cocking studied the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) at TAFE New England, and is now employed by the Aboriginal Learning Circle as the Student Support Officer for Aboriginal students at TAFE New England.

Deborah Richardson is employed by New England Medicare Local as the Aboriginal Health Network Coordinator and completed the Diploma of Management at TAFE New England in 2014. Ms Richardson chose to study via TNE Connects to complete the course, which afforded her the flexibility to study while juggling a busy work schedule and family life.

In addition to their students, TAFE New England has been nominated as a finalist for the Industry Collaboration Award. TAFE New England and the Health & Safety Advisory Service collaborated to deliver training for Thiess John Holland Dragados JV during the course of the design and construction of the North West Rail Link Project in Sydney.

Acting Institute Director Lyn Rickard said “This is a great example of how TAFE New England ensures quality outcomes for students and industry partners”.

“I wish to congratulate the students and staff who have strived to achieve such a high level of success” Ms Rickard added.