TAFE SA recognised as a leader in VET

Sep 01, 2021

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TAFE SA has been named the Training Provider of the Year at the 2021 SA Training Awards.

Presented by the South Australian Skills Commission, the Training Awards program is designed to showcase VET as a pathway of choice for the state's current and future workforce.

TAFE SA provides high-quality education and training across the state and is focused on increasing access and choice for its students.

Courses are aligned to meet South Australia’s workforce needs, now and into the future, and TAFE SA works closely with industry to ensure graduates are job ready.

TAFE SA Chief Executive David Coltman says it was a huge honour to accept the award on behalf of the organisation.

“Receiving this award would not be possible without the passion and hard work of our teams who are dedicated to supporting our students and the delivery of our quality education and training,” he says.

“It was also fantastic to have six student finalists at the SA Training Awards and I would like to acknowledge the outstanding training and support provided by the lecturers of all the finalists.”

TAFE SA Cookery Lecturer Stuart Rimmington was presented with the VET Teacher of the Year Award.

Inspired by his experience as a TAFE student in Western Australia, Stuart is a strong advocate for VET and the opportunities it provides.

Stuart’s cooking resume ranges from fine dining restaurants to bistros and hotels around the world and he is now nurturing the next generation of chefs at TAFE SA’s Regency Campus.

“If I can impact one student’s future career the way my lecturers shaped mine, I will be able to retire knowing I’ve done something worthy,” he says.

TAFE SA, together with partners Flinders University and BAE Systems Australia, also received the Industry Collaboration Award for the Diploma of Digital Technologies.

The Diploma qualification is designed to further sovereign capability and encourage innovation with a focus on the naval shipbuilding industry.

Major aims include equipping workers with the skills needed in a world-class digital shipyard and seeding the capability to drive Industry 4.0 enabled world-leading practices.