Australian School Based Apprentice of the year!

Whole School

Caitlin Whittle (Year 12) is officially the 2018 National School Based Apprentice of the year!

Caitlin, along with her fellow WA Training Award winners attended the Presentation awards on Friday 16 November in Sydney. Over 750 people gathered in the Sydney International Convention Centre to celebrate the nation’s best in vocational education and training (VET) sector. This is a huge accomplishment for Caitlin and the school is thrilled to congratulate her on her success. We wish Caitlin the best for her future endeavours.

Mrs Jo Finlay
Vet Coordinator

(November 2018)

WA Training Awards 2018 - Outstanding Achievements for VET Students

Two of our Year 12 students, Jess Haydon and Caitlin Whittle were both shortlisted as finalists in separate categories: Jess for Vocational Student of the Year, and Caitlin for School Based Apprentice of the Year.

The prestigious ceremony was held at Crown Perth with over 600 guests in attendance. I am very proud to announce that Caitlin, our very own Trainee, won her category and will now be flying to Sydney in November to represent Western Australia at the Australian awards. As part of her award, Caitlin also received a $3,000 study grant. The citation on the WA Training Award website reads:
Juggling studying five ATAR subjects with a Certificate II in Hospitality, Caitlin has thrived in the workplace environment. She credits the experience with increasing her confidence and dedication, and has seen her grades improve as a result. Caitlin has transferred her new skills assisting with numerous school events. She is also a strong advocate for Swan Valley Anglican Community School’s hospitality program, presenting to younger students and writing articles for her local newspaper and the school website.

Although Jess didn't win his category, to have been shortlisted as a finalist was outstanding, particularly given that other finalists in his category were not all school-based. Jess has had some other very exciting news, however, as he has now been shortlisted for an award in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s awards for outstanding achievement in VET 2018. Jess will now attend an interview with the selection panel in coming weeks. Congratulations Jess – we wish you all the best!

Ms Melissa Powell

(October 2018)

Pictured above: 

  • Caitlin Whittle, winner of the Australian School Based Apprentice award for 2018
  • Caitlin Whittle with the 2018 Australian School Based Apprentice award.
  • Caitlin Whittle speaking at the Training Awards Finals ceremony in Sydney.
  • Caitlin Whittle WA School Based Apprentice of the Year winner 2018.
  • Jess Haydon WA Training Awards 2018 Finalist.
  • Group photo (left to right): Jess Haydon, Mrs Jo Finlay, Caitlin Whittle (WA SBA winner 2018) and Thalia Wilkinson (Alumni student 2015 and WA SBA 2015 winner). 

Photos courtesy of Department of Training and Workforce and The Department Education and Training.

Click here  for the FULL article including the announcement of our WA Training Award finalists in July 2018.