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Epping local wins at Regional Training Awards


Epping local wins at Regional Training Awards

TAFE NSW Ultimo alumnus Troy Ward has been awarded Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Central and Northern Sydney Regional Training Awards Presentation Event at The Concourse, Chatswood last Thursday night.

TAFE NSW students claimed four of the six awards on offer at the Training Services NSW event, including Jane Tieken who won Vocational Student of the Year, Maddison Camilleri who won Trainee of the Year and Tahni Roberts who won Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

Troy, who is employed by Infinity Lifts said, “I am humbled to have received such an award. I tip my hat to my employer for giving me such an opportunity in my career and to TAFE NSW for helping me get to where I am today.

10 years ago I received cochlear implants in both of my ears, this increased my ability to hear giving me the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work in the electrotechnology and elevator industry.”

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Alison Wood congratulated Troy.

“These awards recognise our most passionate, industrious and skillful students, and they should be very proud to have been acknowledged for their excellence amongst their peers from across the region.”

TAFE NSW is determined to train students to the highest level, equip them with practical skills and the right work experience so they are ready to hit the ground running in their chosen field, Ms Wood said

“I have no doubt Troy will go on to forge a highly successful career and will be a wonderful ambassador for TAFE NSW,” said Ms Wood. 

The annual Training Services NSW event recognises and rewards the outstanding achievements of vocational students and demonstrates the extent of quality in the vocational education and training sector.

The winners of the Central and Northern Sydney Training Award will be considered for the NSW Training Awards held in September.

The full list of awards won by TAFE NSW students included:

Winner / Student name

Course Name

Award Category

Jane Tieken

Diploma of Event Management

Vocational Student of the Year

Maddison Camilleri

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

Trainee of the Year

Tahni Roberts

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Troy Ward

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Apprentice of the Year


Media contact: Emma Cawley, TAFE NSW Media Officer, mobile 0412 478 415,