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.

Award Winners 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Minister’s Student Achiever Award winners:

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

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


Previous Award Winners

View previous Minister’s Student Achiever Award Winners

Further information

For further information please contact
Rochelle Stubbing

Related pages

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