Vocational Student of Year Evening
Apprentice Student of Year Evening
Being nominated for Box Hill Institute’s Outstanding Student of the Year is no mean feat, considering there are 40,000 students to choose from.
Box Hill Institute recently awarded its top students the honour of Outstanding Student of the Year in the vocational and apprentice categories.
The awards which are proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Box Hill were held at Fountains Restaurant recently, which is Box Hill Institute’s hospitality training facility over two nights.
As one of Australia’s leading TAFE Institutions, the Box Hill Institute Outstanding Student Awards are a highlight for the nominated students and a great opportunity for them to showcase their expertise and skills in the hope of becoming student of the year.
With such a great depth of talent across the respective categories, the 2012 nominees were put through a rigorous judging process. The criterion takes into account a holistic view of a student’s academic ability, attitude to study and the community around them.
The winner of the 2012 Vocational Student of the Year is sport student, Julian Murphy from Balwyn. Julian is an outstanding candidate who completed a Diploma in Sport (Athlete Support Services) and a Diploma in Sport (Development).
Julian who is also actively involved in football umpiring with the Yarra Football League, also helped set up a sport and recreation club at Box Hill Institute, where he took on the role of inaugural President. Julian has now secured himself a full time position with Tennis Australia- Tennis World.
The Outstanding Student of the Year Apprentice Award went to Joshua Whiting who completed a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning.
Joshua, a mature-aged student, has two previous apprenticeships to his name, but feels he has found his niche in the area of refrigeration, working for Frostline Refrigeration Services in Springvale.
Joshua has represented the state in martial arts and also finds time with his family to support foster children.
Other award winners are:
Alan Broadhead Second Year Apprentice of the Year - Jessica Sutherland.
Jessica is a talented hairdresser who works at Birdie Hair and Beauty in Lower Templestowe.
Alan Broadhead First Year Apprentice of the Year – Elise O’Neill.
Hairdressing apprentice Elise works at Kawsa on Belmore in Balwyn.
Rotary Club of Box Hill Trainee of the Year – Debbie Cerda-Pavia
Debbie is a veterinary nurse who works at the Seymour Veterinary Clinic makes the long trip to Box Hill Institute for training.
Pathways/VET in Schools Student of the Year – Chloe Barr
Chloe studied a Certificate III in Community Services at the Institute where she excelled in her course. Chloe is now studying a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Speech Pathology at Latrobe University.
The Institute is fortunate to have the support of the Rotary Club of Box Hill who generously sponsors an achievement award to a student who has been extremely dedicated and determined with their studies. The winner of this award for 2012 is business student, Donna Tomlinson from Frankston. Donna completed a Certificate IV in Business and has returned to the Institute this year to study a Diploma of Business (Marketing).
Box Hill Institute extends their congratulations and thanks to these students for the valuable contributions they have made across their respective fields.