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TAFE NSW's rising stars in tourism

23 May 2011

TAFE NSW Category Finalists

TAFE NSW tourism and hospitality students received the 2011 Minister for Tourism’s Student Achiever Awards
at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House

Congratulations to six outstanding TAFE NSW tourism and hospitality students who received the 2011 Minister for Tourism’s Student Achiever Awards at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House on Monday, 23 May 2011.

The students, from the Hunter, Riverina and Sydney metropolitan areas, were nominated by their Institutes for this prestigious award. They were recognised for their commitment to excellence, enthusiasm and drive to promote the tourism sector.

The six TAFE NSW winners are:

  • Fiona Drewett-Lane: TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute, Ourimbah Campus
  • Kieu Ha: TAFE NSW – North Sydney Institute, Ryde Campus
  • Ruth Kiely: TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute, Baulkham Hills Campus
  • Nicole Smith: TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute, St George Campus
  • Kai Ward: TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute, Albury Campus
  • Nicole Warren: TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute, Campbelltown Campus

“Our State boasts one of the most beautiful cities and the most magnificent and diverse regional settings in Australia, from world-class surf beaches to iconic Outback settings to World Heritage-listed national parks."

“We also have a 12-month calendar packed with a range of world-class events designed to showcase our State’s attractions and experiences. But as significant as these resources are, our tourism industry is only as strong as the people who drive it,” said Mr Souris, Minister for Tourism and Major Events.

New South Wales is Australia’s premier tourist destination. Tourism is a vital business valued at more than $28.3 billion which directly supports around 162,500 jobs – almost 5 per cent of all jobs in the State. In 2010, NSW had 32 per cent of all overnight international and domestic visitor nights in Australia, the highest of any State.


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