CDU takes top training provider title at annual awards 


Charles Darwin University has enjoyed outstanding success at the 2009 NT Training Awards, taking out the major training award for an institution and winning many individual categories.

At the annual awards in Darwin at the weekend, the university was named Training Provider of the Year for its outstanding achievements in all aspects of delivering Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover said he was delighted with the success of the University’s VET staff and students, and he congratulated the winners and runners-up on their achievements.

“CDU’s success is undoubtedly due to the hard work of teaching staff, students and the administrative support staff in all areas of the University and highlights our commitment to building a skilled Territory workforce for generations to come,” Professor Glover said.

“Training is fundamentally a three-way partnership and success at these awards is underpinned by a strong commitment from students, employers and CDU as the trainer.”

The NT Training Awards honour the Territory’s top apprentices, VET students, employers, businesses, VET teacher/trainers and registered training organisations.

Awards which recognised CDU included:

VET in Schools Student of the Year
Winner: Kirsten Hunter, Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

School Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Winner: Jarrod Benton, Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management
Runner-up: Bianca Erlandson, Certificate III Business Administration.

VET in Schools Excellence Award
Runner-up: Charles Darwin University for delivering flexible programs in unique and innovative ways that meet the needs of individual schools and students across the NT.

Trainee of the Year
Runner Up: Katharina Gerste, Certificate III in Multimedia.

Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year
Raymond Brown, Certificate III in Carpentry.