State’s best tourism students honoured

Twelve of the State’s best and brightest tourism and hospitality students were recognised in a special ceremony at NSW Parliament House today to mark the 2018 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards.

27 September 2018

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall congratulated the award recipients and commended them for their commitment to excellence in an industry that is critical to the State’s economy.

“Tourism is big business and today we are rewarding the future generation of stars in the industry to commend them for their efforts and encourage them to continue on this promising path,” Mr Marshall said.

“The NSW Government is committed to growing the NSW visitor economy to ensure we remain the number one State for tourism and major events in Australia.

“We recently released a target of $55 billion in visitor spending by 2030 and today’s award recipients will be part of NSW realising this ambitious goal.

“NSW is home to some of the best tertiary institutions in the industry. The combination of quality facilities and world-class teachers makes for excellent learning environments to foster our future industry leaders.”

Since 1990, the NSW Government has acknowledged academically high achieving tourism and hospitality students at an annual Minister’s Student Achiever Awards ceremony.

Students from NSW education institutions offering degrees, diplomas and certificate courses in tourism and hospitality studies can be nominated for the Awards.

To be eligible, students must have completed one year of their studies and be a resident of NSW.

The 2018 Award recipients are:

· Alice Bowen

Bachelor of Tourism Management, Western Sydney University

· Bailee Staines

Certificate II Kitchen Operations, TAFE NSW, Lithgow

· Danyon Pilbeam

Certificate III in Tourism, TAFE NSW, Bega

· Donata Jones

Certificate III and IV in Patisserie, Le Cordon Bleu Sydney

· Georgia-May Galea

Advanced diploma of Hospitality Management and Advanced Diploma of Event Management, Kenvale College

· Kieran Iggo

Certificate IV in Hospitality, TAFE NSW, Ultimo

· Lorenzo Merriman

Bachelor of Hospitality Management, International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

· Marcello Polifrone-Occelli

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, TAFE NSW, Northern Beaches

· Phuong Nguyen

Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism, TAFE NSW, Bankstown

· Renee Bridges

Certificate II / Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, TAFE NSW, Loftus

· Sean Goggin

Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management, TAFE Digital

· Morgan Page

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management), The University of Newcastle

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2018 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards. Parliament House. 27th September 2018. Photograph Dallas Kilponen