Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Sponsored by East Arnhem Shire Council.

Winner: Lisa Oosen - Certificate II in Business Administration

Employer: Pacific Aluminium - Gove Operations
Registered training provider: Nhulunbuy High School

By her own admission, Lisa Oosen was a naïve, young kid, fresh out of school with no confidence and no idea of her potential or the opportunities available to her beyond school life. However, after joining the Pacific Aluminium Arnhem Learning Education Regional Training (ALERT) program in 2010, the 19-year-old now says she is a determined, focused, skilled and confident young woman who knows exactly what she wants out of life.

So far, Lisa has completed a Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure, a Certificate II in Business Administration and has now commenced a Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Warehouse and Storage) so that she can reach her goal to be a qualified warehouse operator at Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Operations.

A self-confessed ‘people person’, Lisa loves to swim, fish and go camping with family and friends. She is also aware that her young Aboriginal nieces, nephews and cousins need positive role models, so she spends time reading to them and encouraging them to attend school and continue with their own educations.

Runner up: Myra Clark - Certificate III in Beauty Services

Employer: Palmerston Day Spa
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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