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The eyesight of more than 32,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be saved if the Government invested just $227 million over 10 years, a new report has found.
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An Indigenous internship program that is rebuilding community trust by asking corporate Australia to make a 10-year commitment is now targeting the tertiary sector.
City workers and residents with a love of both books and art are invited to join a book club with a difference that meets five times a year at the QUT Art Museum at Gardens Point.
Orbost Secondary College student Ruby Anderssen has won the $2,000 first prize at the ReFresh Art Award, announced at Federation University Australia’s recent Open Day.
In addition to Ruby receiving the award, Orbost Secondary College also received a $1,000 cash prize for their Visual Arts department.
The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at FedUni awarded a total of $5,200 in prize money to Gippsland VCE art students and their schools through the award, recognising the outstanding young creative talent in the region.
Ruby’s winning entry, Cycles of Me, is a work consisting of three self portraits in watercolour.
FedUni Switchback Gallery Director, Dr Tony Hanning, said Ruby’s work was all the more impressive due to the ‘unforgiving’ nature of watercolour as a medium.
Second Prize of $1,000 was taken out by Stephanie Apps from Warragul Regional College for her photographic piece entitled Four. Warragul Regional College also received $500.
A $500 Encouragement Award was won by Rachel Woodhouse from Gippsland Grammar Sale for her oil on canvas entitled Mavis.
“The feedback from all students who exhibited was that it was an exciting experience to show their work in a professional gallery,” Dr Hanning said.
“Some of them commented that the simple act of others observing their work in a public space was inspiring.”
Gippsland artist and Chair of the Arts Resource Collective, Sharon Anderson and John Calabro from The View From Here graphics in Traralgon, selected the winning works.
Mr Calabro said he was so taken by the expertise and talent in the exhibition that he donated a further sum of money to enable a fourth prize encouragement award to be given to Shae Berry of Maffra Secondary College.
The Awards were announced jointly by Head of the Gippsland Campus, Dr Harry Ballis, and the Dean of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia, Professor John McDonald.
Dr Tony Hanning is available for interview.
Associate Professor Steve Shanahan ... "Excellence among our trainers and support staff."
Charles Darwin University has won the prestigious NT Training Provider of the Year award at the 60th annual NT Training Awards in Darwin.
Three Charles Darwin University students also won individual awards, including Katherine-based electrotechnology electrical apprentice Taylor Fishlock, who won the Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year award.
Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor VET Associate Professor Steve Shanahan said it was a great honour for the university to have been recognised for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the delivery of vocational education and training.
“As the deliverer of some 220 qualifications, we knew we were the biggest training provider in the NT, but it’s highly rewarding to also be recognised as the best,” he said.
“Our staff delivered about 2.8 million curriculum hours of training and assessment and trained more than 12,500 students, apprentices and trainees last year.
“The award reflects the excellence among our trainers and support staff who provide CDU with the capacity to deliver high-quality, nationally recognised education qualifications to students in the Northern Territory and throughout our region.
“I congratulate my VET colleagues for their professionalism and commitment for having sustained a high level of excellence, often in the face of ongoing external challenges.”
Dr Shanahan also congratulated CDU students Taylor Fishlock, Philadelphia Hughes and Raymond Fordimail, all individual category winners, who now advance to the Australian Training Awards in Hobart in November.
“These three winners, plus Hayley Statham who was runner-up in her category, and several others who were finalists, exemplify what’s possible when you combine quality, effort and opportunity,” he said.
Charles Darwin University at the NT Training Awards:
Trainer Provider of the Year winner – Charles Darwin University.
Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year winner – Taylor Fishlock, Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrical. Finalist – Deborah Trebilcock, Certificate III in Retail Baking.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year winner – Philadelphia Hughes, Certificate IV in Frontline Management. Finalist – Zachery Cork, Certificate III in Business Administration.Vocational Student of the Year runner up – Melissa Bridge, Certificate III and IV in Fitness. Finalist – Anke Pfannkuchen, Certificate III and IV in Fitness; School-based Apprentice of the Year winner – Raymond Fordimail, Certificate III in Business. Runner up – Hayley Statham, Certificate III in Business.VET in Schools Student of the Year finalists – Caitlin Riedel, Certificate III in Media; Chad Robinson, Certificate II in Business.VET Teacher / Trainer of Year finalist – Margaret Keighley, business trainer.