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
|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|
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