Issue 7
Monday, 07 September 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Former CDU apprentice Rory Milner won the Austin Asche Award last year before going on to win an Australian Training Award
Former CDU apprentice Rory Milner won the Austin Asche Award last year before going on to win an Australian Training Award

Twelve on shortlist for Training Awards

Charles Darwin University will be well represented at the Northern Territory Training Awards this month with 12 Vocational Education and Training students short-listed as finalists in six categories.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks congratulated the students on their nominations and the VET staff who deliver their training.

“CDU has a long and proud tradition of having encouraged, challenged and developed the skills of thousands of apprentices and trainees across a wide range of industries,” Professor Maddocks said.

The awards, now in their 65th year, are the premier event for recognising training excellence and achievement in the NT. Category winners and runners-up share in cash prizes and some will have the opportunity to represent the NT at the Australian Training Awards.

Last year was momentous for Darwin tradesman Rory Milner who won the Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year and the Australian Apprentice of the Year. 

2020 finalists from CDU include:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year: Dale Dhamarrandji and Luke Roberts
Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year: Shannon Veltman and Michael Francis
School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year: Harry Newton and Brooke McKenna
Trainee of the Year: Shailee Edwards-Devery
VET in School Student of the Year: Raylene Rankin and Sophie Reid
Vocational Student of the Year: Yuliia Shchedrovska, Eliza Rynne and Zoe White.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Darwin Convention Centre on Saturday, 19 September.