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TAFE NSW Dubbo student Mark Woodhead has been recognised for his
academic achievement and positive work ethic at the TAFE NSW
Excellence Awards in Dubbo this week.
Mr Woodhead, who completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology at
TAFE NSW Dubbo in 2018, was announced as the winner of the
Infrastructure, Energy and Construction Student of the Year at a gala
awards ceremony at Lazy River Estate.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Kate Baxter, commended the winners
for the commitment and dedication they have shown to their studies.
“Mark was an exemplary student who received outstanding results in
all of his assessments,” Ms Baxter said.
“As a result of his achievements at TAFE NSW, Mark was able to finish
his apprenticeship early to pursue an exciting career in the
“The awards emphasise TAFE NSW’s commitment to training the workforce
leaders of the future when, where and how it suits them.”
TAFE NSW Electrotechnology Head Teacher, Philip Redenbach, said Mark
heeded the advice from his teachers during the course and was able to
apply the hands-on skills he had learnt in the workplace.
“During his apprenticeship, Mark worked on the redevelopment of Dubbo
Hospital and has gained an in-depth understanding of the evolving
industry and the many pathways he can take.
“I have no doubt that Mark has a bright future ahead of him in the
electrical industry,” Mr Redenbach said.
Mark said that he was grateful to receive the award and encouraged
others considering studying Electrotechnology at TAFE NSW to be
committed, know your limits and look for support if you need it as
there is always someone who can help.
Students from Orange, Gunnedah, Armidale, Parkes, Bathurst, Lithgow
and Dubbo shared the 13 awards that were presented at the ceremony.
TAFE NSW Excellence Award Winners:
Student of the Year – Holly Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Agribusiness Student of the Year – Emily Southey, TAFE NSW Armidale
Apprentice of the Year – Clinton Larkings, TAFE NSW Orange
Trainee of the Year – Claire Bignell, TAFE NSW Parkes
Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability Skills
Student of the Year – Kirsten Fitzpatrick, TAFE NSW Bathurst
Health, Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the Year
–Jeremy Kenny, TAFE NSW Lithgow
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award –
Holly Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Innovative Manufacturing, Robotics and Science Student of the
Year – Clinton Larkings, TAFE NSW Orange
Infrastructure, Energy and Construction Student of the Year –
Mark Woodhead, TAFE NSW Dubbo
Technology and Business Services Student of the Year – Holly
Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Tourism and Experience Services Student of the Year –Lucy
Schillert, TAFE NSW Gunnedah
VET in Schools Student of the Year – Kirsten Fitzpatrick, TAFE
SBATS Student of the Year – Lachlan Carpenter, TAFE NSW Orange
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer, (02) 6338
2509, mobile 0427 901 515