TAFE SA shines at SA Training Awards

Sep 10, 2019



TAFE SA's students, teachers and programs were in the spotlight at this year's SA Training Awards, hosted by the Training and Skills Commission and held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on September 6.

It was an outstanding night for TAFE SA students, with four receiving the top award from the five student categories. Gina Dal Santo was awarded the VET Teacher of the Year Award and our partnership with Datacom, Workskil and SYC was recognised with the Industry Collaboration Award.

TAFE SA's Chief Executive, David Coltman, was in attendance, and acknowledged the outstanding training and support provided by the lecturers of all the finalists.

"It was really inspiring to hear the students talk about their appreciation for the passion and dedication of their lecturers and the positive experiences they’ve had at TAFE SA," he said.

"It was also really pleasing to see two other award winners - Edward John Eyre High School in Whyalla and Vincent Painting Services – both mention their close links with TAFE SA."

The TAFE SA award winners listed below will now proceed to the Australian Training Awards in November.

Individual Awards

Kate-Jansen Apprentice-of-the-year

Apprentice of the Year 

Kate Jansen
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery – Cook  


Sophie-Nuske School-based-apprentice-of-the-year

School-based Apprentice of the Year 

Sophie Nuske
Certificate lll in Agriculture
Attends Cleve Area School
Sarah-Mills Trainee-of-the-year

Trainee of the Year 

Sarah Mills
Certificate III in Beauty Services 

Shaona-Imaru Vocational-student-of-the-year

Vocational Student of the Year 

Shaona Imaru
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance  
VET in Schools Agreement: delivered by Paralowie R-12 School in partnership with TAFE SA
Gina-Dal-Santo Vet-trainer-of-the-year

VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year 

Gina Dal Santo  

Organisation Awards

Industry Collaboration 


Symbiotically Committed to Positive Community Outcomes - Datacom, TAFE SA, Workskil and SYC