Minister’s Student Achiever Awards

27 June 2012

Since 1991 the NSW Minister for Tourism has been rewarding high-achieving students studying tourism.

The awards are presented during a ceremony each year to outstanding young students for their consistent academic achievement, and for demonstrating the capabilities and personal qualities that would make a significant contribution to the tourism and hospitality industry in NSW.

The Minister’s Student Achiever Awards acknowledge the importance of professional training to the tourism industry and encourage talented students to progress with a career in tourism. Each award includes a cash prize for the student.

Students from NSW public and private institutions offering degrees, diplomas and certificate courses in tourism studies can be nominated for the awards. To be eligible, students must have completed one year full time, or equivalent, of their studies and be a resident of NSW.

The Minister’s Student Achiever Awards aim to:

  • reward students who have sustained academic achievement throughout their course for the previous year
  • recognise the capabilities and personal qualities required to make a significant contribution to the tourism industry in NSW
  • continually promote excellence in the field of tourism and hospitality training.

2016 Minister’s Student Achiever Award Winners

2016 Minister's Student Achiever Award Winners

Ashleigh Barnes Certificate III in Tourism at TAFE NSW, Illawarra Bega
Emma Blanshard Diploma of Travel & Tourism at TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney Institute
Nicholas Cachia Certificate III Travel at Australian Pacific College
Oksana Diadyk Advanced Diploma of Travel & Tourism at TAFE NSW, SWSi Bankstown College
Dominic Elmaloglou Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at North Coast TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Kyle Ferguson Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at TAFE NSW, Riverina Institute Albury Campus
Danielle Fuller Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) at William Blue College of Hospitality Management
Anthony Hiscox Future Club Leaders Program, Diploma of Human Resource Management (Hospitality) at Barrington Training Services
Natalie Johnson Certificate III in Travel at TAFE NSW, Western Sydney Institute
Jacqueline Jones Bachelor of Tourism Management at Western Sydney University
Amy Lawry Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School & Torrens University
Katie Lee Bachelor of Business (Tourism) at The University of Newcastle
Kylie Monckton Bachelor of Business (Tourism & Hospitality Management) at Southern Cross University, Lismore
Zoe Saunders Diploma of Hospitality at Hunter TAFE Hamilton
Chelsea Smailes Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) at The Hotel School, Sydney
Clare Wang Bachelor of Management (Tourism) at University of Technology, Sydney

 

See previous award winners here.

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2016 Minister’s Student Achiever Award Winners

Further information

For further information please contact
Amy Forsyth
E: amy.forsyth@dnsw.com.au