Seymour Student Recognition Ceremony


GOTAFE celebrated the success of their students last night with an Awards Recognition Ceremony held at the GOTAFE Seymour Campus. The event recognised students who successfully completed their studies in 2016 within the Services sector including Business, IT, Art and Design, Sport and Recreation, Community Services and Health.

Danni Thompson was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for successfully completing Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113). GOTAFE Community Services Team Leader, Mary Katsoutas, describes Danni as diligent, persistent and professional. “Danni came to us from a completely different industry. She set a high precedent and always strived for a high level work. A stand out student.”

Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612) student Fiona Dowling was also recognised, awarded the Outstanding Student Award for Health. “It was a privilege to teach such a student who demonstrated such commitment to her studies and goals. Fiona was an outstanding student who participated in classroom discussion regularly and demonstrated that the skills and knowledge gained in class were well performed in the workplace,” explained GOTAFE Health Team Leader, Andrea Steele. “Fiona definitely matured over the course duration and demonstrated her dedication and commitment to providing the best care possible, going that extra mile to achieve satisfaction not only to her clients but for herself in what she achieved.”

GOTAFE Executive Manager for Services Industries, Louise Pearce, was excited to catch up with the students to find out where their training has taken them. “We are excited to see these newly qualified students enter the local workforce and use their skills to better the community. GOTAFE is dedicated to providing regional students with access to unique programs, facilities and pathways to university.”

This event is one of a series held throughout the region this March.