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National training trophy for TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland has been named the Large Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Australian Training Awards.

It's no small feat to be recognised as the best vocational education and training (VET) provider in the country, but TAFE Queensland has done just that.

TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer John Tucker said the Australian Training Award win was a significant achievement.

"It showcases TAFE Queensland’s commitment to training excellence and capability to constantly provide industry with job-ready graduates who are confident, capable, and who have the hands-on skills employers need," Mr Tucker said.

"TAFE Queensland strives to be innovative, progressive and authentic by offering modern learning experiences and focusing on continuous improvement to provide exceptional outcomes to over 126,000 students per year."

"I am incredibly thankful that we have so many skilled and committed people working in our organisation who are highly experienced, are closely connected with their industries, and are dedicated to delivering best-practice and innovative training that provides real employment outcomes."

"We know the power of training and skills and we are in the privileged position of not only being able to help our students to change their lives and achieve their career aspirations, but also enhance the social wellbeing and financial sustainability of the communities in which we work and live throughout Queensland."

Education is a transformative force and TAFE Queensland is committed to providing outstanding VET opportunities.

Put simply, TAFE Queensland's training changes people's lives and helps students from far and wide achieve their training and career goals.

TAFE Queensland-trained students Jessica Addo and Kyezaya Namai-Sabatino also collected trophies at the 2023 Australian Training Awards.

Jessica, from Cairns, was named the Vocational Student of the Year, recognised for her dedication to providing positive learning environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

After completing her RATEP training at TAFE Queensland, Jessica used her studies to pathway to university.

The School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award went to Kyezaya Namai-Sabatino.

While completing Year 12, Kyezaya undertook his school-based diesel fitting apprenticeship through MRAEL and TAFE Queensland, and is continuing to work with Rio Tinto in Weipa.

Commencing in 1994, the Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the VET sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.