2023 Australian Training Awards - Apprenticeship Support Australia Winners


Congratulations to our amazing winners from the Australian Training Awards 2023!

Posted on 20/11/23 in

Apprenticeship Support Australia are so proud of our winners at the recent Australian Training Awards

What an outstanding achievement. 

We would also like congratulate our runners up and finalists from the night for their achievements throughout the past year.

Apprentice of the Year Award - Amy Hunt - Western Australia



Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing

RTO: Power Training Services

Employer: Western Power

Amy was inspired to pursue a career that would allow her to work outdoors, collaborate within a team, and face new challenges daily. Captivated by the dynamic nature of the power industry, she enrolled in a Certificate III program in ESI—Power Systems—Distribution Cable Jointing, while undertaking her apprenticeship with Western Power.

Amy cites her experience working on low and high voltage electrical cables as having opened her eyes to the implicit value of safety; both on an individual level and within a team. As the only woman and the youngest cable jointer at her worksite, Amy has brought a new perspective to the team, and credits her training experience with enhancing her leadership and communication skills.  


Trainee of the Year Award - Bridie Searle - New South Wales



Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

RTO: Australian College of Commerce & Management

Employer: Thales Australia Limited

In 2022, Bridie had never set foot on a ship. Now, she holds the responsibility of overseeing million-dollar maritime projects at Thales Australia Limited within the Above Water Systems business, made  possible through her vocational journey.

After securing a traineeship, Bridie began her Certificate IV in Project Management Practice at the Australian College of Commerce & Management. “I’ve always been a hands-on learner,” she says. “The balance of theory and practical work offers an unmatched training program – it was pivotal to my success.” 


Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award - Komatsu - New South Wales





Komatsu is a global leader in manufacturing, innovation, technology, and people development. Komatsu's commitment to people development and training the next generation of industry leaders is evident through its Apprentice Development System (ADS), a comprehensive approach to apprenticeship training.  

Komatsu onboards new apprentices every year, selected through a rigorous recruitment process that targets diverse age groups and life experiences. Their dedicated Technical Capability Team mentors the apprentices, ensuring they receive the best training and support for success in their future careers. 

Since its inception in 2009, the program has benefited over 720 apprentices and trainees, preparing them with technical skills and life skills necessary for personal growth and success. This includes training in areas such as mental health awareness, public speaking, road safety and fatigue management, business skillsets and drug and alcohol awareness.  


Small Employer of the Year Award - Beaufort and Skipton Health Service - Victoria





Beaufort and Skipton Heath Service (BSHS) is a small rural hospital that has acute and aged care facilities and community services. It caters to the needs of a population of 6,000 people across 2 campuses and includes a medical practice and Allied Health services.    

Significant changes to the organisation in 2019 have proven to be successful, with a marked increase in staff motivation, engagement, and retention. Patient satisfaction survey results also remain strong with 95% of patients rating the care received while in hospital as ‘very good’.   

To read the full list of winners and finalists, head to the Australian Training Awards website here.

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