Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a finalist in a number of award categories at this year’s Northern Territory Training Awards.
The Northern Territory Training Awards, hosted by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET), honours and celebrates outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in both student and organisational categories.
CDU, a finalist in the organisational category of Training Provider of the Year, will compete with a number of other training providers for the coveted award.
VET lecturers, Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby, Ty Lee and Nick Desilva, are all finalists in the 2006 VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award.
The VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award recognises excellence and innovation in achieving significantly improved outcomes for Territory students by outstanding teachers, teams and schools.
Certificate IV Business student, Huw Brokensha, will fly the flag for CDU as a finalist in the Vocational Student of the Year category, as will apprentice plumber Michael Lane, the CDU finalist in the Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year.
Director of VET-Quality and Planning, Adrian Stephens, said the awards recognise CDU’s top apprentices, trainees, Indigenous students, VET teachers and trainers.
“The training awards acknowledge and highlight the achievements of our VET staff as well as encouraging and motivating our apprentices, trainees and vocational students at all levels,” he said.
“To be a finalist in the training provider of the year again highlights CDU’s achievements and our continued commitment to quality training.”
The 2006 DEET Northern Territory Training Awards are a state-wide competition which draws nominations from training providers all over the Territory.
Nominations closed on 27 July with the gala dinner to be held in Darwin on Saturday 16 September.