Central Regional TAFE (CR TAFE) celebrated two graduation ceremonies last week in the Gascoyne region, where graduating and outstanding achievement students for 2022 were recognised for their hard work and efforts.
More than 60 Carnarvon residents completed their studies this year with CR TAFE in 2022, and Exmouth doubled their numbers from 2021, with 74 students graduating.
Carnarvon’s celebrations were held at the Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre on Tuesday 29 November and saw two students complete their Diploma qualifications - Vickie Milton graduated with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and Akosita Tuipulotu with the Diploma in Business.
A group of students were collectively awarded the Most Dedicated Student of the Year Award for their combined efforts, enthusiasm and commitment throughout the year to bring together a photography exhibition as a part of the training in Certificate I in GATE (Gaining Access to Training and Education). The exhibition will be held from 6 December 2022 – 31 January 2023, at the Carnarvon Library and Gallery titled “Through Our Eyes” showcasing the natural beauty of the Gascoyne.
The team at Granny Glasgow Day Care Centre in Carnarvon were presented with their Employer of the Year Award for their outstanding support for vocational education and training delivered to secondary school students (VETDSS). Additionally, Candice Campbell was recognised for her nomination in the category of Higher Vocational Studies Student in the College’s VETDSS Awards. Candice studied a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Exmouth held their awards at the Exmouth Yacht Club on Wednesday 30 November, and acknowledged students from diverse backgrounds.
Secondary student, Jarra Seaton-Atherton, went home with two Major Awards for Best Overall Performance by a CR TAFE Student and Best Overall Performance by an Exmouth Secondary Student.
The ceremony highlighted the success of full qualifications delivered at our Exmouth campus, which has exactly doubled from 37 last year to an impressive 74 qualifications in 2022.
A total of 57 Maritime certifications were also completed, nearly doubling from last year as a result of the Lower Fees Local Skills half-price initiative. Delivery of these qualifications are particularly relevant to supporting the local maritime industry.
Central Regional TAFE Managing Director, Jo Payne praised students for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.
“Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have dedicated their time, effort and energy to completing their training, setting them on a pathway to future careers. Staff at the College are very proud of their achievements,” she said.
“The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate success and we have seen students from both campuses excel beyond expectations throughout their learning journey.”
“We would like to congratulate our graduates and award winners for their hard work and wish them all the best in their future endeavours,” said Ms Payne.
CR TAFE would also like to take the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge our 2022 sponsors and industry partners who make the awards possible and who support training in the Gascoyne region.
- 2022 Vocational Student of the Year – Alice Hatt, Certificate III in Education Support
Sponsored by Shire of Carnarvon
- 2022 Aboriginal Student of the Year – Annabelle Winder, Certificate IV in Education Support, sponsored by Real Futures
- 2022 Most Dedicated Group – Russell Carnaby, Lewis Davies, Josh Herrits, Patrick Kershaw and Lisa Masierowski, Introductory Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment, sponsored by RioTino
- 2022 Outstanding Achievements Award – Annabelle Winder, Certificate IV in Education Support, sponsored by Gascoyne Development Commission.
- Best Overall Performance by a CR TAFE Student – Jarra Seaton Atherton, Certificate III in Business and Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), sponsored by Shire of Exmouth.
- Best Overall Performance by a Maritime Exmouth Student – Hew Deane, Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 Metres Near Coastal) and Certificate III in Maritime Operations, sponsored by MG Kailis.
- Best Overall Performance by an Exmouth Secondary Student – Jarra Seaton Atherton, Certificate III in Business and Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), sponsored by Exmouth IGA.
- Most Dedicated Exmouth CT TAFE Student – Dale Woolaway, Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement, sponsored by Ningaloo Harvest IGA.