Monday, 12 September 2022
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Charles Darwin University (CDU) students were honoured at the recent Northern Territory Training Awards. Pictured: CDU student and Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year Mary Coulter and Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Paul Kirby.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) students were honoured at the recent Northern Territory Training Awards. Pictured: CDU student and Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year Mary Coulter and Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Paul Kirby.

CDU VET students honoured at NT Training Awards

Several students from Charles Darwin University (CDU) are celebrating individual category wins at the Northern Territory Training Awards held recently. 

The awards in its 67th year, celebrates the achievements of Territorians in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and recognises the outstanding contributions made by NT businesses, training organisations, apprentices, trainees, trainers and students.

At the gala event, 25-year-old CDU student Mary Coulter, of Nightcliff, was awarded the prestigious Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year award.

Ms Coulter recently completed a UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician and a UEE31220 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control at CDU and currently works as an electrical and instrumentation technician.

“Completing my qualifications at CDU has helped to open up so many doors for my future and makes me look more desirable for any employer,” Ms Coulter said.

Earlier this year Ms Coulter was awarded the GTNT Apprentice of the Year Award which led to her nomination for the NT Training Awards.

“The award is a nice recognition of the hard work I have put into my study and apprenticeship and puts me in a position to help promote VET pathways and apprenticeships as well as encourage more women into the trades,” she said.

CDU student Bella Faull was awarded the School Based Apprentice of the Year Award after studying a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing at CDU and Kira Vanderkley was awarded the Vocational Student of the Year Award after studying a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

CDU, Territory Generation and Gastrain were also awarded the Industry Collaboration of the Year Award for the GAS Type B project.

CDU was also runner up in the Large Training Provider of the Year category.

CDU Acting Vice-Chancellor Sam Jacob, said the awards recognised the outstanding achievements and dedication of students at the university.

“I extend my congratulations to the CDU students who won awards and all the finalists who have had their dedication to their respective profession and field recognised at the NT Training Awards,” Mx Jacob said. 

The NT Training Awards gala event was held in Darwin on September 3 at the Darwin Convention Centre.