Graduation and Awards

Work & Training 2023 Graduation & Awards Ceremony was held on the 24th November at Blundstone Arena, Hobart.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and ongoing support, and congratulations to all of our 2023 award winners:

Pre-Vocational Student of the Year | Belinda Wright
Community Services Student of the Year | Anne-Maree Jeffries
First Year Apprentice of the Year | Indie Douglas & Kodie Joseph
Second Year Apprentice of the Year | Luke Sherrin
Third Year Apprentice of the Year | Thomas Liefhebber
AATSI Student of the Year | Paige Parker
Business & Service Industries Student of the Year | Emma Caswell
School-Based Trainee of the Year | Shyla Bennett
Equity Student/Trainee of the Year | Maryam Azizi
Work & Training ‘26TEN Award’ | Blueline Laundry
RTO Training Student of the Year | Belinda Wright
Jack Kelleher Perpetual Trophy for Emerging Potential | Ruby Tucceri
Runner-Up Trainee of the Year | Ebony Allison & Hannah Steele
Trainee of the Year | Ella Phillips
Runner-Up Apprentice of the Year | Jake Barrett
Apprentice of the Year | Tom Morgan

You can browse the full gallery of images from the night HERE.

Diamond Sponsor


In collaboration with business, government and industry, Mas works to equip Australia’s workforce with the skills they need to grow, offering services and solutions that are tailor-made to each and every customer. Mas is committed to delivering better workplace solutions for individuals and businesses through apprenticeship and trainee programs across all industries. 

Platinum Sponsors

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IntoWork Australia

A national leader in specialist recruitment, employment and training services. IntoWork Australia is your one-stop employment shop.


Emmpressit is an Australian owned marketing communications management company designed to provide market best efficiencies, economies and technological solutions tailored to manage your end-to-end marketing requirements.

Gold Sponsors

26 TEN

26TEN is a network of organisations and people working together to improve adult literacy and numeracy in Tasmania. Better literacy and numeracy means a better Tasmania for everyone. The network has a members program that helps build the network and extend the range of programs, services, and support available to Tasmanians.

Macquarie Builders

Macquarie Builders is a Tasmanian-owned and operated company that’s been in business for over 20 years. They’re one of the leading construction companies in Tasmania and offer a wide range of services, including commercial and residential building, as well as large development projects. Macquarie Builders is committed to providing their clients with simple and smooth solutions based on their core values of quality workmanship, service, leadership, integrity and teamwork.


TasTAFE is Tasmania’s largest vocational education and training provider. Working closely with industry, we help build and shape the workforce for Tasmania, and enable people to realise their potential and contribute to their community. TasTAFE trains more than 20,000 students each year across 172 qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level, as well as short courses, skill sets and pre-vocational programs.

Spirit Super

Spirit Super is an Industry SuperFund with $26 billion funds under management and over 325,000 members across Australia. We’re here to help hard-working Australians get the most out of their super. We offer low fees, free advice and a focus on competitive investment returns. We take great pride in offering excellent service no matter your life stage or retirement goals. When it comes to super, it all starts with spirit.

Advice on Spirit Super is provided by Quadrant First Pty Ltd (ABN 78 102 167 877, AFSL 284443) and the issuer is Motor Trades Association of Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd (AFSL 238 718, ABN 14 008 650 628) the trustee of Spirit Super (ABN 74 559 365 913). Consider the PDS and TMD at before making a decision.

Silver Sponsors

Co-Op Toyota

Co-Op Motors proudly carries the name of being the longest serving motor dealer in Australia. Co-Op Toyota continues to be the market leader in the Tasmanian Automotive Industry.

Interact Australia

Interact Australia is a leading national provider of individualised supports and employment services for people living with disability. Interact Australia is a values based not-for-profit organisation and aims to create more inclusive and supportive communities. We work with individuals, business and government to champion and support the choices of people living with disability.


Winc is a workplace support company. We free up organisations to what they do best by taking care of everything a workplace needs to work. Our team of industry specialists is dedicated to delivering tailored solutions for our customers. From Office, school, facilities and safety essentials, to demonstrating what’s possible with our technology and managed print services, Winc has one of the widest product ranges available.


With 20+ years of industry expertise, a strong nationwide network and highly passionate team members, FindStaff is the leading agency for recruitment in the printing, manufacturing, transport and logistics, government, administration and civil sectors.

Workskills Tasmania

As a Workforce Australia provider, Workskills Tasmania supports job seekers to gain and retain employment depending on their individual circumstances and needs. Through their partnership with Work & Training, Workskills Tasmania provide job-seekers with opportunities to be job ready through pre-employment and vocational pathway training.

Bronze Sponsors

North Hobart Football Club

North Hobart is a very proud club, rich in history and one of the most famous football clubs in Australia. The club is going from strength to strength and this year created history by winning our first Women’s premiership.

Tasmanian Hospitality Association

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association is the peak industry body for hotels, accommodation, restaurants, cafes, community, sporting and RSL clubs in Tasmania. The THA is a proactive body which seeks at all times to advocate for the hospitality sector, and ensure Tasmania has a viable and profitable hospitality industry both now and into the future.

Everyday Learning

Everyday Learning Pty Ltd provides a range of first aid training material that is accurate, up to date, easy to use and mapped against current first aid units of competency. Everyday Learning provide extensive first aid training resources for trainers, registered training organisations and people from all walks of life.

Thank you for your ongoing support