Winners and finalists

WA Training Awards 2022 Winners

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and State Training Board would like to congratulate all winners for their outstanding achievements. The 2022 WA Training Awards winners are ambassadors for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training. Winners from each state and territory (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete for a national award title. The Australian Training Awards also has a number of awards that are available by direct entry.

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WA Trainer of the Year 2022

Sponsored by the Training Accreditation Council WA

 

Stephen Delaney

• Trains in Painting and Decorating and Painters' Licensing

• Employed by MPA Skills

For 20 years, Stephen has delivered training to his students with a pastoral and holistic approach. He readily participates in training to upskill, as well as adapting and improving his teaching style to navigate modern-day challenges.

At MPA Skills Painting and Plumbing, Stephen's passion is training pre-apprentices which he says is "challenging and rewarding" but where he can make the biggest impact. 

He is also a professional artist and is studying a Diploma in Art Therapy, to further support at-risk students.

WA Trainer of the Year 2022, Stephen Delaney
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WA International Student of the Year 2022

 

Yu-Chien (Eva) Cho

• Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

• South Metropolitan TAFE

• Employed by Lot 20

It was the interactive learning environment in the training restaurant at South Metropolitan TAFE that captured Eva's attention and cemented her decision to study a Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Eva's career pathway started in Taiwan, but since moving to Perth, she has completed a Diploma and is now studying towards the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management.

Eva says her oral and written communication skills have improved immensely and she has gained an appreciation of working with students from other cultures.

WA International Student of the Year 2022, Yu-Chien (Eva) Cho
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WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 2022

Sponsored by Construction Training Fund

 

Feng Yang

• Certificate III Commercial Cookery

• South Metropolitan TAFE

• Employed by The University Club of Western Australia

A birthday wish from Feng's daughter for better lunches to take to school changed Feng's life, and began his journey into a new and exciting career. After moving to Australia from China and wanting to make his daughter proud while learning more about nutrition, Feng enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at South Metropolitan TAFE.

Aside from mastering different cuisines, Feng's communication skills have improved, his daughter's lunch box is the most popular at school and Feng is working towards his goal of becoming a chef.

WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 2022, Feng Yang
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WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2022

Sponsored by Maxima

 

Wayne Ryder 

• Diploma of Leadership and Management

• Australian Institute of Management WA

• Employed by Palmerston Association

From school captain to captain of his football team, Wayne has paved the way for Aboriginal men walking a similar journey. One of his proudest achievements was creating the Waakal Moort Kaadadjiny Festival, a health and wellbeing festival for at-risk Aboriginal people.

Wayne began working for Palmerston Association as a Community Aboriginal Worker, supporting individuals affected by drugs and alcohol following his lived experience. He later won a scholarship to study a Diploma of Leadership and Management with the Australian Institute of Management.

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2022, Wayne Ryder
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WA Vocational Student of the Year 2022

 

Caitlin Bezuidenhout

• Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

• Eastern Hills Senior High School

• Health Science Hub

Inspired after visiting her nanna at an aged-care facility, nine-year-old Caitlin was determined to make a positive change in the industry.

Still at school, Caitlin is completing her Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing studies through Health Science Hub and her Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) through Australian Medical Association WA.

Through her work placement with Baptistcare, Caitlin has been able to gain hands-on experience and is passionate about creating positive energy in her workplace.

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2022, Caitlin Bezuidenhout
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WA Trainee of the Year 2022

 

Brittany-Leigh Wragg

• Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways

• South Metropolitan TAFE

• Employed by Programmed Training Services (hosted by CIVMEC)

Being one of the first students to study a Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways Program, Brittany cites the unwavering support from the team at South Metropolitan TAFE and Programmed Training Services that helped her feel confident about her chosen career pathway in a male-dominated industry.

Brittany-Leigh has sampled different job roles while undertaking work placement rotations and gained real-life experience, all while building up a network of industry contacts. She hopes to begin an apprenticeship in defence on completion of her traineeship.

WA Trainee of the Year 2022, Brittany-Leigh Wragg
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WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2022

Sponsored by the Electrical and Communications Association WA

 

Sophia Pitaro

• Certificate III in Sports and Recreation

• Applecross Senior High School

• North Metropolitan TAFE

• Employed by BlueFit (Leisure Employment Australia)

Driven to gain as much experience as she can while attending high school, Sophia has already completed Certificates in Events Management, Tourism and Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.
Now embarking on a traineeship through North Metropolitan TAFE, Sophia is completing a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation and has completed qualifications including her First Aid, Lifeguard and CPR Certificates while gaining on-the-job experience with BlueFit - Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre.

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2022, Sophia Pitaro
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WA Apprentice of the Year 2022

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by CCI WA

 

Megan Hazelden

• Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter ZA)

• South Metropolitan TAFE

• Employed by Alcoa

Growing up on a farm watching her parents work on machinery, Megan knew she wanted to become a mechanic.

Now completing a Certificate III in Engineering, she is well on her way to reaching her goal of becoming a Mechanical Fitter at Wagerup Refinery.

Throughout her apprenticeship, Megan has had the opportunity to represent women in the industry, presenting at schools and student career nights about career opportunities.

Winning South Metropolitan TAFE's Apprentice of the Year 2021 gave her the confidence to encourage women to apply for an apprenticeship in mechanical fitting.

WA Apprentice of the Year 2022, Megan Hazelden
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WA Small Employer of the Year 2022

 

Matera Electrical

Starting with just four staff, Matera Electrical has grown to over 90 employees, aiming for excellence in safety standards and high-quality work within the construction and oil and gas industries.

With roughly 80 per cent of employees actively engaged in training, and spending on average 200 hours per month in training, the company is committed to a team-focused approach, fostering positive change and prioritising communication and training to ensure staff are fully engaged and equipped for superior results.

WA Small Employer of the Year 2022, Matera Electrical
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WA Large Employer of the Year 2022

 

Byrnecut

Byrnecut is one of the world's leading underground contract miners with over 3,800 employees. Byrnecut's training programs undergo continuous improvement, with input from experienced operators and management to ensure quality learning opportunities.

With 21 per cent of employees undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship within WA, Byrnecut are committed to world-class training and development, individualised learning plans, unlimited support and access to thousands of resources and networks to set employees up for successful, long-term careers with the company.

WA Large Employer of the Year 2022, Byrnecut
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WA Industry Collaboration Award 2022

 

Making Tracks (Department of Justice)

Making Tracks is a collaborative industry training and employment network of partnerships for prisoners across WA to ensure VET delivery within prisons is relevant and appropriate to the needs of both the prisoners engaged in training and the businesses that go on to employ them.

Through collaboration with employers in key industries, the program reduces the stigma ex-prisoners face when seeking employment, while meeting the needs of the labour market, contributing to the economy and reducing reoffending.

WA Industry Collaboration Award 2022, Making Tracks (Department of Justice)
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WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2022

 

Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing

Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing (Taylorweir) is the longest established private hairdressing RTO in WA. The training delivery focuses on a client-driven approach, ensuring that students achieve their best outcomes with support from their employers and the outstanding teaching skills of the organisation's trainers.

With over 480 enrolled students, Taylorweir's 25-year journey continues to be one of learning, growth and change which has allowed it to maintain its position as the leader of hairdressing and barbering education in Australia.

WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2022, Taylorweir
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WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2022

 

South Metropolitan TAFE

South Metropolitan TAFE is one of WA's most diverse training providers. The college offers more than 340 qualifications, from foundation courses to apprenticeships and traineeships, to advanced diplomas and skill sets. The college is dedicated to working collaboratively with industry, ensuring their partnerships support economic and community development.

With 12 campuses throughout the southern corridor, including major campuses in Bentley, Carlisle, Fremantle, Murdoch, Rockingham, Thornlie and Mandurah, South Metropolitan TAFE has more than 28,000 students across their Perth campuses, as well as offshore students in a number of countries.

WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2022, South Metropolitan TAFE
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Australian Training Awards, Direct Entry Category - Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

 

WA Department of Justice

Congratulations to WA Department of Justice, who have been selected as direct-entry finalists for the 2022 Australian Training Awards Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award.

The Department of Justice WA is one of the first states to successfully implement traineeships within prisons. In WA, prisoners are employed by the prison and paid in gratuity as well as the provision of room, board, health and training services in lieu of wages. Prisoners are offered a wide range of traineeships and apprenticeships within WA prisons, in areas such as kitchens, textiles, laundry, gardens, cleaning and maintenance.

The Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award recognises those employers who have made innovative improvements in training which provide beneficial outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees in Australia and to their local community.

Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award, WA Department of Justice
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Australian Training Awards, Direct Entry Category - School Pathways to VET Award

 

Busselton Senior High School

Congratulations to Busselton Senior High School, who have been selected as direct-entry finalists for the 2022 Australian Training Awards School Pathways to VET Award.

Busselton Senior High School has a long history of delivering high quality VET programs with very strong links to the local community. The school is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) School with scope to issue qualifications in a range of industry areas including: Business, Engineering and Sport Coaching.

Busselton Senior High School won the 2018 VET in School Pathways at the National Awards, reflecting their unique VET model and the positive outcomes for students.

The School Pathways to VET Award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations, group training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered one (or more) excellent VET programs to secondary school students.

School Pathways to VET - Busselton Senior High School
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2022 WA Training Awards Finalists

 

Congratulations to the 43 finalists across 13 categories in the 2022 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training (VET) awards program.

By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

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2022 WA Trainer of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Trainer of the Year Finalists

 

Sponsored by the Training Accreditation Council

 

  • Robert Carter
  • Stephen Delaney
  • Sharleen Jordan
  • Tania O’Dea

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA International Student of the Year Finalists

2022 WA International Student of the Year Finalists

 

 

 

  • Yu-Chien Cho
  • Sophie Giraud
  • Lea Krebs

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA Cultural Diversity Training Award Finalists

2022 WA Cultural Diversity Training Award Finalists

 

Sponsored by Construction Training Fund

 

  • Thanh Cong Luu
  • Dilrukshi Muthuthanthrige
  • Feng Yang

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Finalists

 

Sponsored by Maxima

 

  • Courtney Charles
  • Jye Graham
  • Lieshia Green
  • Wayne Ryder

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA Vocational Student of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Vocational Student of the Year Finalists

 

 

 

  • Caitlin Bezuidenhout
  • Corrie Ramsay
  • Naomi Rigby
  • Christopher Smithall

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA Trainee of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Trainee of the Year Finalists

 

 

 

  • Tenaya Ewings
  • Zoe Gillard
  • Emily Prickett
  • Brittany-Leigh Wragg

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA School-based Apprentice of the Year Finalists

2022 WA School-based Apprentice of the Year Finalists

 

Sponsored by the Electrical and Communications Association of Western Australia

 

  • Isabella Amey
  • Desiree Baxter
  • Khesharna Lee
  • Sophia Pitaro

(Pictured left to right)

 

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2022 WA Apprentice of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Apprentice of the Year Finalists

 

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by CCIWA

 

  • Josh Fraser
  • Megan Hazelden
  • Dylan Kent
  • Jake Lee

(Pictured left to right)

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2022 WA Small Employer of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Small Employer of the Year Finalists

 

 

  • Consolidated Group
  • Matera Electrical

(Pictured top to bottom)

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2022 WA Large Employer of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Large Employer of the Year Finalists

 

  • Byrnecut
  • Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation (Synergy)

(Pictured top to bottom)

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2022 WA Industry Collaboration Award Finalists

2022 WA Industry Collaboration Award Finalists

 

 

  • Defence Industry Pathways Program (South Metropolitan TAFE)
  • Making Tracks (Department of Justice)
  • National Energy Technician Training Scheme (Programmed)

(Pictured top to bottom)

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2022 WA Small Training Provider of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Small Training Provider of the Year Finalists

 

 

  • Future Institute of Australia
  • Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing
  • WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin

(Pictured top to bottom)

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2022 WA Large Training Provider of the Year Finalists

2022 WA Large Training Provider of the Year Finalists

 

 

  • Central Regional TAFE
  • LabTech Training
  • South Metropolitan TAFE

(Pictured top to bottom)

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Being an ambassador

As a WA Training Awards winner or finalist, you’re an ambassador for vocational education and training in WA.

Your success in your training and through the WA Training Awards will be an inspiration for others to follow a VET pathway.

As a WA Training Awards winner, you may be invited to participate in activities, including but not limited to:

  • photo and video shoots promoting your achievements;
  • media opportunities (speaking with local press, radio and online journalists);
  • panel discussions;
  • WA training forums, national and state conferences;
  • judging for your category;
  • professional development days for award winners; and
  • industry/VET sector events.

Should you also win your category at the Australian Training Awards, you’ll be invited to promote the sector on a national scale through a variety of additional activities.

By sharing your experiences, advice and knowledge, you can encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider how vocational education and training could benefit them and potentially change their lives. In addition, you may be able to inspire employers and training providers to review their training methods and continue to make improvements. All WA Training Award finalists and winners, both in the individual and organisation categories, have a story worth sharing. You never know who might be listening, how your story can inspire others, and how this could expand their horizons.

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      Real stories, Real achievements

      Featuring past winners and finalists of the Australian Training Awards, these inspiring stories prove that vocational education and training can lead to greater employability, greater job security, greater earning potential, greater choices for work options and, for many individuals, a better life!

      For Australian businesses, the videos share evidence of best practice in training and how business, both large and small, have increased their ‘bottom line’ and enjoyed sustainable growth through the provision of nationally recognised training to their employees. The people and organisations involved in the Australian Training Awards are true champions of the skills sector.

      Please follow the links below to find out more about our previous winners.

       

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      Honour roll

      All WA Training Award winners from previous years are detailed here. Please note that some categories listed are no longer part of the WATA program.

      WA Apprentice of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021 Christian Ferrone Aviation
      2020 Bethany Clarke Resources
      2019 Anthony Di Cristofaro   Building and construction
      2018 Megan Feaver Electrical
      2017 Jamie Stewart Carpentry
      2016 Brendan Carlson Electrical instrumentation
      2015 Jared Stone Electrical
      2014 Geoffrey Franklin Hospitality
      2013 Emma Stevenson Electrical Engineering
      2012 Samuel Goodall Carpentry
      2011 Ailin Gay Hospitality
      2010 Emerson Lievense Electrical
      2009 Blake McCarthy Electrical
      2008 Ashlee Scinocco Cabinet Making
      2007 Brendan Pratt Hospitality
      2006 Gavin Zimmer Automotive
      2005 Michael Sonnerman Aerospace
      2004 Drew Wheeler Cabinet Making
      2003 Stacey Miller Hospitality
      2002 Ben Moran Electrical
      2001 Kate Cooper Hospitality
      2000 Simone Mercer Electrical
      1999 Grant Chettleburgh Horticulture
      1998 Mark Rintoul Butchery
      1997 Deborah Brayley Horticulture
      1996 Una Smith Hospitality
      1995 Teresa Greer Plumbing
      1994 Heidi Hughes Health

      WA Trainee of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021 Amber Ugle-Hayward Government
      2020 Cheyne Pearce Horticulture
      2019 Rebecca Hudson Resources
      2018 Beth Hodder Business
      2017 Claire McLeary Meat Processing
      2016 Blake Sayer Maritime
      2015 Sandra Van Der Gaag Process Plant Operations
      2014 Emma Hay Veterinary Nursing 
      2013 Joshua Antunovich Process Plant Operations
      2012 Nicola Howe Finance
      2011 Abbey Sergeant Community Services
      2010 Hayley Easter Agriculture
      2009 Adam Selby Resources
      2008 Joanna Wren Horticulture
      2007 Zoe Howarth Performing Arts
      2006 Gemma Backshall Business
      2005 Richard Stocker Resources
      2004 Samantha Johnson Business
      2003 Colbi Perreira Finance
      2002 Nicole Goode Hospitality
      2001 Marissa Eastough Retail
      2000 Sharon Williams Land Management
      1999 Katherine Bodey Hospitality
      1998 Paul Edwards Retail
      1997 Chelsea Collins Business
      1996 Mark O’Malley Engineering
      1995 Bradley Hulm Transport and Logistics
      1994 Fiona Coda Travel and Tourism

      WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021  Kevin Wilson Graphic Design
      2020 Colleen Little Business
      2019 Rekeisha Voss Government
      2018 Soleil White Health
      2017 Kim Dick Training and Assessment
      2016 Naomi Beath Resources
      2015 Kahli King Elliot Public Administration
      2014 Regina Richardson Community Services
      2013 Ryan D’Souza Construction
      2012 Nathan McGuire Interior Design
      2011 Calvin Buckle Electrical
      2010 Eugene Winmar Travel and Tourism
      2009 Salathiel McKay Electrical
      2008 James Palmer Education
      2007 Charlie Colbung Visual Arts
      2006 Nadine Johnston Business
      2005 Mitchell Sellen Travel and Tourism
      2004 Merridoo Walbidi Education
      2003 Roberta Tacey Business
      2002 Hamid Bin Saad Aquaculture
      2001 Cherie Wood Education
      2000 Loretta McNamara Education
      1999 Alison Gear Resources
      1998 June Djiagween Elliot Engineering
      1997 Leonard Ashburton Business
      1996 Michelle Simms Health
      1995 Jenna George Business
      1994 Natalie Mippy Business

      WA International Student of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021 Johanna Faber Tourism
      2019 Dushica Poposki Nursing
      2018 Ananda Paiva  Hospitality
      2017 Rui Sheidt Feix Horticulture
      2016 Natalie Robinson Health

      WA School-based Apprentice of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021  Courtney Short Commercial Cookery
      2020 Joel Pearson Arts Administration
      2019 Tiffany Heilan Sport and Recreation
      2018 Caitlin Whittle Hospitality
      2017 Ben Rowe Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
      2016 Liam Brien Retail
      2015 Thalia Wilkinson Electrical
      2014 Taylor Wood Hospitality
      2013 Henry Kemp Electrical
      2012 Timothy Gossage Engineering
      2011 Benjamin King Automotive
      2010 Hudson O’Dwyer-Flynn Electrical
      2009 Daniel Lowe Hospitality

      WA Vocational Student of the Year

      Year Winner Industry
      2021 Zoe Tucker Landscape Design
      2020 Trent Caldwell Marketing and Communications
      2019 Chloe Baigent Community Services (Youth Work)
      2018 Caitlan Noble Health
      2017 Kyle Morgan Environmental Monitoring
      2016 Louise Brookes Hospitality
      2015 Katherine Haag Community Services
      2014 Genaro Auriemma Construction
      2013 Natasha Farr Laboratory Technology
      2012 Stephen Moore Performing Arts
      2011 Jonté Pike Fashion Design
      2010 Denese Smythe Community Services
      2009 Jon Arlow Aquaculture
      2008 Debra Franks Community Services
      2007 Lisa Horn Jewellery Making
      2006 Johanna Swoboda Aquaculture
      2005 Virginia Gay Performing Arts
      2004 Latasha Santostefano Hospitality
      2003 Anthony Pagan Aquaculture
      2002 Leanne Edwards Travel and Tourism
      2001 Justine Davis Fashion Design
      2000 Kylie Hooker Health
      1999 Peta Crane Community Services
      1998 Alana Farrel Travel and Tourism
      1997 Craig Shearer Hospitality
      1996 Dionne Blake Hospitality
      1995 Shelley Boyd Children’s Services

      WA Cultural Diversity Training Award

      Year Winner Industry
      2021 Agnes Toluwade Mental Health
      2019 Elena Smirnova EAL
      2018 William Bol Security
      2017 Esfandiar Shahmir Education Assistance
      2016 Jasmin Porter Children's Services
      2015 Maureen Guiloy Business
      2014 Navjot Randhawa Telecommunications
      2013 Marjan Ghadirian Mechanical Engineering
      2012 Maria Lima Villahermosa Community Services
      2011 Eduardo Pena Transport and Logistics

      WA Trainer of the Year

      Year Winner
      2021  Maryke Gray
      2019 Matthew King
      2018 Crystle Challinger
      2017 Jane Goodfellow
      2016 Tegan Mossop
      2015 Danni Grundy
      2014 Kathryn Schache
      2013 Jacky Cheng
      2012 Guy Truss
      2011 Amanda Smith
      2010 Charles Dornan
      2009 Bel Skinner
      2008 Elizabeth Haythornthwaite
      2007 Paul Tennant
      2006 Dr Michael Cheah
      2005 Sarah Hardie
      2004 Margaret Rhodes
      2003 Maria Amesz
      2002 Lynne Butler
      2001 Sharleen Jordan

      WA Small Training Provider of the Year

      Year Winner
      2021 Niche Education Group
      2019 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services
      2018 Mental Health Commission (Strong spirit strong minds Aboriginal Program)
      2017

      Auswest Specialist Education and Training Services(Department of Justice)

      2016 Scope Training
      2015 Scope Training
      2014 Marr Mooditj Training
      2013 Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing
      2012 LabTech Training
      2011 Nara Training and Assessing
      2010 College of Electrical Training
      2009 Jobs South West Community Services
      2008 Australian College of Training
      2007 Nara Training and Assessing
      2006 Marr Mooditj Foundation
      2005 Hospitality Group Training
      2004 XLT Industrial Training
      2003 Marr Mooditj Foundation
      2002 Dental Nursing Australia
      2001 West Pilbara College of TAFE
      2000 PPTC Skills

      WA International Training Provider of the Year 

      Year Winner
      Please note: This award category is no longer active.
      2015 DNA Kingston Training
      2014 Central Institute of Technology
      2013 Central Institute of Technology
      2012 Australian College of Applied Education
      2011 Central Institute of Technology
      2010 Central Institute of Technology

      WA Large Training Provider of the Year

      Year Winner
      2021  North Metropolitan TAFE
      2019 North Regional TAFE
      2018 North Metropolitan TAFE
      2017 North Regional TAFE
      2016 South Metropolitan TAFE
      2015 Durack Institute of Technology
      2014 NECA College of Electrical Training
      2013 Kimberley Training Institute
      2012 Challenger Institute of Technology
      2011 Polytechnic West
      2010 Durack Institute of Technology
      2009 Central TAFE
      2008 Great Southern TAFE
      2007 West Coast TAFE
      2006 Swan TAFE
      2005 Challenger TAFE
      2004 Challenger TAFE
      2003 Central West College of TAFE
      2002 Central West College of TAFE
      2001 South East Metropolitan College of TAFE
      2000 South East Metropolitan College of TAFE
      1999 South East Metropolitan College of TAFE
      1998 West Coast College of TAFE
      1997 North Metropolitan College of TAFE
      1996 South East Metropolitan College of TAFE
      1996 The Lady Gowrie Centre

      WA Medium Employer of the Year

      Year Winner
      2021 Consolidated Group
      2019

      Eden Corporation Pty Ltd T/As McDonald's Karratha

      2007 Western Geotechnics
      2006 WA Freightlines Group of Companies
      2005 Therapy Focus
      2004 Perth Zoo
      2003 Australian Portfolio Administrators
      2002 Not awarded
      2001 Doric Group
      2000 Market Equity
      1999 Arrix Integrated
      1998 The Purslowe Group of Funeral Companies
      1997 Arrix Services
      1996 Dalwallinu Health Services
      1995 Arrix Cleaning Services
      1995 Australian Broadcasting Commission
      1994 Dalwallinu District Hospital

      WA Large Employer of the Year

      Year Winner
      2021  McDonald's WA
      2019 Barminco Pty Ltd
      2018 Roy Hill
      2017 McDonald's Australia
      2016 Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd
      2015 Crown Perth
      2014 Main Roads WA
      2013 McDonald’s Australia
      2012 Main Roads WA
      2011 City of Cockburn
      2010 Chevron Australia
      2009 Hollywood Private Hospital
      2008 Western Australian Police
      2007 Worsley Alumina
      2006 John Holland
      2005 City of Albany
      2004 Co-operative Bulk Handling
      2003 Disability Services Commission–Learning Development Branch
      2002 Fremantle Hospital and Health Care
      2001 Alcoa World Alumina Australia (WA Operations)
      2000 Brightwater Care Group and E G Green and Sons
      1999 St John of God Health Care, Subiaco
      1998 Austal Ships
      1997 Department of Land Administration
      1996 BHP Iron Ore Pty
      1995 BHP Iron Ore, Port Hedland
      1994 Sheraton Perth Hotel

      WA Industry Collaboration Award

      Year Winner
      2019 The Electrical Industry Female Participation Program (EIFPP)
      2018 Central Regional TAFE
      2017 MPA Skills

      WA Small Business of the Year

      Year Winner
      2013 Barber Drilling
      2012 Ceiling Solutions
      2011 Subicare Child Care Centre
      2010 Verriers Engineering Services
      2009 Not awarded
      2008 Verriers Engineering Services
      2007 Not awarded
      2006 Not awarded
      2005 Geraldton Resource Centre
      2004 Leeder Cleaning Services
      2003 Goolarri Media Enterprises
      2002 Bunbury Florist
      2001 Satterthwaite Consulting
      2000 Warnbro Fair News and Books
      1999 Shamrock Hotel
      1998 Shamrock Hotel
      1997 Mareena Purslowe and Associates
      1996 Melville Panel and Paint
      1995 Southside Personnel Services
      1994 2 Dance Plus
      1993 Pierrots Hair Salon

      WA School Pathways to VET (formerly VET in Schools Excellence)

      Year Winner
      2015 Newton Moore Education Support Centre
      2014 Busselton Senior High School
      2013 Hampton Senior High School
      2012 MPA Skills and John Forrest Secondary College
      2011 WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin
      2010 Kimberley TAFE
      2009 WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin
      2008 Central West TAFE with Clontarf Midwest Football Academy and Geraldton SHS
      2007 Tom Price Senior High School
      2006 WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin
      2005 Tom Price Senior High School
      2004 North Lake Senior Campus
      2003 Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre
      2002 Hamilton Senior High School
      2001 Belmont City College
      2000 Excellence in Education Compact
      1999 Excellence in Education Compact

      State Training Board Award for an Employer of Apprentices or Trainees

      Year Winner
      2007 Fletcher International WA
      2006 Western Geotechnics Group

      WA Innovative Product of the Year

      Year Winner
      1995 Taylor Weir School of Hairdressing

      WA Resource Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

      Year Winner
      2007 Melissa Roguski, Bunbury Business College
      2006 Damien Challis, Pilbara TAFE/Apprenticeships WA

      State Training Board Medal

      Year Winner
      2005 Wooden Boat Works
      2004 Mr Donald Boyle

      WA VET in Schools Student Awards

      Year Winner
      WA VET in Schools School Based Trainee of the Year
      2007
      2006
      Megan Labruyere, Geraldton Grammar School
      Mac Prosk, St Joseph’s College, Albany
      WA VET in Schools Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
      2007
      2006
      Ellie Penny, Belmont City College
      Kendall Roe, Carnarvon Senior High School
      WA VET in Schools Education Support Student of the Year
      2007
      2006
      Theresa Williams, Cannington Community Education Support Centre
      Joshua Yates, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar
      WA VET in Schools Student of the Year
      2007
      2006
      Jessica Ogden, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
      Christopher Giles, WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin

      WA Training Initiative (formerly WA Access and Equity Award)

      Year Winner
      2015 Central Institute of Technology – Jump Start Training Program
      2014 Fairbridge Western Australia
      2013 Durack Institute of Technology
      2012 JSW Training and Community Services
      2011 Central Institute of Technology and the David Wirrpanda Foundation
      2010 Rio Tinto Iron Ore
      2009 Department of Corrective Services
      2008 Macmahon Contractors
      2007 SMYL Community Services
      2006 C.Y. O’Connor College of TAFE and West Australian Country Health Service, Wheatbelt
      2005 Central West TAFE
      2004 Department of Justice
      2003 Abmusic Aboriginal and Islander Music College
      2002 Cheeditha Community Training Program and West Pilbara College of TAFE
      2001 Kimberley College of TAFE
      2000 Association for the Blind of WA and Central West College of TAFE
      1999 C.Y. O’Connor College of TAFE
      1998 Keightley Consultancies
      1997 South Metropolitan College – Disability Services and Hospitality
      1996 Industry Reference Group – Childcare Assessment and Bridging Project and Learning Centre Link
      1995 WA Arts, Sports and Recreation Industrial Training Council Incorporated
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