TAFE NSW – Western Institute has been declared the 2006 Large Training Provider of the Year in the prestigious NSW Training Awards.
According to David Thomas, Acting Institute Director, this is a fantastic result for all of the staff of the Institute and the communities the organisation serves in this region.
“We are very excited to receive this award which, through an independent process, has judged that Western Institute is the very best in the state,” he said.
“People who live in the communities supported by Western Institute should be encouraged by the evaluation that they have access to the highest standard of training.”
Mr Thomas said this proves that just because you live in the country doesn’t mean that you get anything less than the very best.
TAFE NSW – Western Institute services an area covering 60 per cent of New South Wales, taking in the Central West, North Western and Far West regions, including some of the most isolated and remote communities in Australia.
With 24 campuses and more than 60 associated centres, numerous worksites and community facilities it offers courses to more than 34,000 students each year and is one of Australia’s largest single providers of vocational education to Aboriginal people.
Western Institute’s win was announced by the Minister for Education and Training, Carmel Tebbutt at a function in Sydney last night.
More than 510 nominations were submitted from students, teachers, training organisations and employers across the state for the various categories recognised in the awards.