Vocational Student of the Year

Winner: Jacqui Culgan, Certificate III and IV in Fitness

Training provider: Charles Darwin University

Like many people starting out in the workforce, Jacqui Culgan wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to do. However, soon after starting a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Jacqui’s confidence and passion grew.

“I began to realise my potential and exactly where my future lay,” Jacqui said. “I realised I wanted to help people, especially clients who no longer exercised because of injuries and mental and physical health prohibiting them.”

Outside of her studies, Jacqui was elected as one of the captains at the recent Arafura Games for the NT Territory swimming team.

“I have also committed the last five years to coaching swimming at The Gold Fish Bowl and work with both brand new swimmers and those who have graduated to the swimming squad.”

After completing her certificate, Jacqui decided to take the next step and begin a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. “My goal now is to become a sports physiotherapist and work with rehabilitation among athletes.”

Runner up: Despina Rossides

Last updated: 24 September 2019

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