Local Student Named the State’s Best at NSW Training Awards


Adam Hansen from Oran Park has been named Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the 2021 annual NSW Training Awards.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said Adam has made Camden proud and will go on to represent NSW at a national level.

“Adam has been delivering Aboriginal cultural competency workshops for more than 10 years and has worked with high schools to encourage Aboriginal participation in education,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“Adam has now gone on to study at TAFE NSW to become a teacher and further inspire our local community”.
Adam said he’s passionate about sharing Indigenous culture with people who may not be familiar with Aboriginal knowledge.

“I’m proud to bridge the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians,” Adam said.

“I’m now qualified to deliver workshops to a range of people and organisations and, in turn, make a huge impact on my community”.

NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee congratulated Adam on receiving the prestigious award after he completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at TAFE NSW.

“It is a great honour to be recognised on a State level and I have no doubt Adam will go on to be a great ambassador for vocational education and training,” Mr Lee said.

“The students, educators and training providers represented at the NSW Training awards are living proof that NSW’s training system is gold standard. “I congratulate Adam on being named NSW Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Student of the Year and wish him the best when he represents NSW at the Australian Training Awards.”

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by the NSW Department of Education in recognition of outstanding achievements in VET.

A full list of winners is available at https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/training_awards/

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