TAFE SA has reinforced its status as one of the nation’s leading providers of vocational education and training after being named as South Australia’s Large Training Provider of the Year for the second consecutive year at the South Australian Training Awards.
TAFE SA won the ‘Large Training Provider of the Year’ category at the awards presentation dinner on Friday evening, hosted by the Training and Skills Commission, at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
The South Australian Training Awards recognise exceptional achievement in the state’s vocational education and training sector.
TAFE SA Chief Executive, Robin Murt, said TAFE SA was proud to be acknowledged for delivering high quality qualifications, workplace competencies and short courses to thousands of students every year.
“At TAFE SA, we are proud of the diverse and significant portfolio of vocational education and training qualifications that we provide and the positive impact we have on students, businesses, industries and communities across the state,” Mr Murt said.
“Our passionate teaching staff deliver high-quality education using our network of industry and community partnerships to increase our students’ opportunities for employment.
“Our training is hands-on, it’s practical, and it’s job-ready, and this award recognises our efforts to equip students with the skills and knowledge that will last them a lifetime.”
TAFE SA was involved in three other category wins during the presentation dinner.
Apprentice of the Year Award – Laura Pivovaroff - Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, trained by TAFE SA, employed by Wishart Jewellers
Trainee of the Year Award – Sandy Beaton - Certificate lll in Business Administration, trained by TAFE SA, employed by Rural City of Murray Bridge
Vocational Student of the Year Award – Rachelle Boyle - Advanced Diploma of Event Management, trained by TAFE SA, employed by All Occasions Group
A total of 11 award categories were announced on the night. TAFE SA was eligible to enter in eight categories and had finalists in each.