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 in 2019 and 2020
  • 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.

2020 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards are now open.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 5 February 2021.

Minister’s Student Achiever Awards will be presented to award recipients in March 2021.

Please read the Minister’s Student Achiever Awards terms and conditions before making a nomination.

Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Minister’s Student Achiever Award winners:

Kaiah Barry
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
The Hotel School, Sydney

Patrick Bolland
Diploma of Hospitality Management
Barrington Training Services

Gabriella Bombara
Commercial Cookery Certificate III
TAFE NSW Northern Beaches Campus

Cassandra Farquharson
Bachelor of Tourism Management
Western Sydney University

Steven Green
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
TAFE NSW, Grafton

Sophie Hoschke
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)
William Blue at Torrens University

Tara Martin
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
TAFE NSW Region South, Wagga Wagga

Sarah Rodriguez
Bachelor of Management (Tourism)
University of Technology Sydney

Sophie Scriven
Certificate III in Tourism
TAFE Digital, Strathfield

Victoria Smyth
Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management)
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia

Kumi Taylor
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Southern Cross University

Emily Walsh
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

Laura Watt
Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Tourism)
University of Newcastle

Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres with the winners of the 2019 Student Achiever Awards

Previous Award Winners

View previous Minister’s Student Achiever Award Winners

Further information

Contact Rochelle Stubbing

Related pages

Media release - State’s best tourism students honoured 2018