VET in School Student of the Year

Sponsored by Glencore’s McArthur River Mine.

Winner: Cameron Brodie, Certificate I in Automotive and Certificate II in Maritime Operations

Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University and AMFA

VET in School Student Cameron Brodie has achieved quite a bit in a short life.

The 16 year old is a student at the Good Shepherd Lutheran College where as part of his studies he is undertaking a Certificate I in Automotive and a Certificate II in Maritime Operations.

Cam’s school has received great employer feedback and he has started to enjoy learning more as he tackles new opportunities on top of his classroom work.

As a senior cadet he is an active member of the St John Ambulance Cadet Program and he attends weekly meetings to help junior cadets and train alongside adults. He is also a member of the NTFL Junior Umpiring Academy; on the school pit crew for the Pedal Prix competition; a LIONS volunteer and award recipient; as well as a volunteer for many other organisations and activities.

Runner up: Alison Morrison, Certificate III in Agriculture

School: Tennant Creek High School
Registered training provider: Department of Education

VET in School Student Alison Morrison is from Borroloola and boards in Tennant Creek to attend high school where she is completing Certificate III in Agriculture as part of her NT Certificate of Education.

Alison has a passion for working with animals and an interest in horses, cattle and the livestock industry. English is not Alison’s first language and she attributes practical VET with advancements in her English literacy and numeracy.

Alison is a member of the Stars Foundation, a girl’s engagement program that has given her the opportunity to participate in ANZAC day activities and NAIDOC week events as well as experience excursions in urban settings.

In Tennant Creek she lives in a hostel and plays a leading role in supporting younger students also from the Barkly region who board to attend high school.

In previous years Alison completed a Certificate I in AgriFood Operations and a Certificate II in Rural Operations.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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