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20 Nov 2020 - Australian Training Award winners

A small audience in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point watched the virtual presentation of the 2020 ATAs, including Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff, our finalists, their families, friends and training providers.

It was another a terrific year for Tasmania!

A small audience in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point watched the virtual presentation of the 2020 ATAs, including Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff, our finalists, their families, friends and training providers.

It was another a terrific year for Tasmania!

Caitlin Radford - 2020 Australian Apprentice of the Year

Certificate III in Agriculture

Training Provider – TasTAFE

Employer – SW Radford Pty Ltd

Caitlin is a fifth-generation farmer from Moriarty. In 2016 Caitlin was a finalist in the Tasmanian Training Awards VET in Schools Student of the Year Award. In 2018 she started her Certificate III in Agriculture apprenticeship through TasTAFE at the family farming business. Caitlin has since progressed to a Diploma of Agribusiness Management, which she is currently completing at TasTAFE.

Heetham Hekmat - 2020 Australian Vocational Student of the Year

Diploma of Community Services

Training Provider – TasTAFE

Employer – The Link Youth Health Service

Heetham arrived in Australia as a refugee in 2012 with very little English. Since then he has completed nine qualifications, beginning with Certificates in Spoken and Written English right up to his Diploma of Community Services. Studying at TasTAFE suited Heetham’s learning style where he could build strong relationships with teachers and classmates.

Fairbrother - 2020 Australian Apprenticeships - Employer Award

Fairbrother was established in 1972 as a small, family-owned and operated business in Tasmania’s north west and has steadily grown to become a recognised leader in the building and construction industry. Wholly owned by the Fairbrother family and kay management staff and employees, the company’s success in the Tasmanian market has enabled them to expand into regional Victoria.

If you’d like to watch the virtual ceremony it can be found here: www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au

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