Institute awards

Institute awards

2011 Green Gown Awards - Highly Commended

2014 Green Gown Awards - Highly Commended

​The Northern Sydney Institute’s Early Childhood Education Faculty was announced as Highly Commended at the Australasian Green Gown Awards in 2014.

The Northern Sydney Institute was one of just four finalists in the category of Learning and Teaching Sustainability.

The multigenerational and community approach aims to develop sustainable skills and attitudes. With over 2,500 students and 130 early childhood professionals engaged in this program, environmental sustainability is embedded in Early Childhood Education at the Northern Sydney Institute.

Gold Sustainability Advantage

2012 Gold Sustainability Advantage

NSI is the first public sector organisation and one of only seven organisations in Australia to be recognised as a Gold Partner in the Sustainability Advantage Program of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The Gold Partnership recognises NSI's outstanding environmental achievements and leadership and as a leading training provider.

The Sustainability Advantage Program acknowledges organisations ongoing contribution and performance in business sustainability and environmental management.

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2011 Australian training awards - Finalist

2011 Australian Training Awards - Finalist

The Northern Sydney Institute was a finalist in the 2011 Australian Training Awards, Skills for Sustainability category.

The award was presented by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising and rewarding organisations and individuals for their outstanding contribution to skilling Australia.

2011 NSW Export Awards – Highly Commended

2011 NSW Export Awards - Highly Commended

The Northern Sydney Institute received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2011 NSW Premier’s Export Awards under the Education and Training category.

The Premier's NSW Export Awards recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by NSW business.

The awards acknowledge the sound sustainable export policies of these successful businesses. Also acknowledged is their ability to maintain overseas development as well as their important contribution to the economy.

2011 LearnX Asia Pacific Expo - 'Best Partnership in a Training Program'

2011 LearnX Asia Pacific Expo - 'Best Partnership in a Training Program'

The Northern Sydney Institute received a ‘Best Partnership in a Training Program’ Award at the LearnX Asia Pacific Expo, held in Brisbane, September 2011.

The award recognised the Institute’s partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and TAFE NSW National Business.

The three organisations worked together to successfully deliver the newly introduced Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection).

2011 Prime Minister's Award - Patrick Nicols

2011 Prime Minister's Award - Patrick Nicols

Greg Jewson, CEO of NCS International (NCSI) Pty Ltd - an independent standards certification body - recognised NSI for its commitment to incorporating sustainability principles, following NSI's ISO14001 certificate presentation.

Mr Jewson attended an ISO14001 certificate presentation at NSI's St Leonards Campus. The ISO14001 certification follows NCSI's completion of 18 external audits of teaching sections and operational units. NSI has maintained ISO14001 since 2003.

2010 TAFE NSW Quality Award

2010 TAFE NSW Quality Award

'National Hospitality Training', a partnership between Northern Sydney Institute and TOGA won the Business Relationships category at the 2010 TAFE NSW Quality Awards.

The National Hospitality Training project provided a training solution for Toga Hospitality Group for the delivery of hospitality qualifications to increase their staff’s capability throughout Australia.

2010 Interpretation Australia National Excellence Awards - Bronze Award

2010 Interpretation Australia National Excellence Awards - Bronze Award

NSI's Indigenous cultural tourism program, the Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture), received a Bronze Award at the Interpretation Australia 2010 National Excellence Awards.

Interpretation Australia is a national membership-based organisation dedicated to the advancement of the tour guiding profession in the area cultural and natural heritage interpretation.

The program was developed and delivered in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife. The main focus was the development of cultural interpretation skills for Aboriginal communities in NSW, to ensure tourism products are culturally authentic and have the support and approval of community Elders.

The program also won a 2009 TAFE NSW Gili Award, a 2009 NSW Training Initiative Award and was a finalist in the 2009 Australian Training Initiative Awards.

2010 WSET International Wine Educator of the Year

2010 WSET International Wine Educator of the Year

The Sydney Wine Academy won the prestigious Riedel Trophy and was named Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) International Wine Educator of the Year for 2010 at a ceremony in the Guildhall in London in 2011.

The award is open to individuals and companies who have made a significant contribution to WSET courses and qualifications in the past year, and who have achieved outstanding results in WSET programs, demonstrating commitment and innovation in education.

The Sydney Wine Academy was chosen from over 400 program providers from around the world.

2009 Sustainability Training Award

2009 Sustainability Training Award

The Northern Sydney Institute was the winner of the 2009 Australian Training Awards inaugural Skills for Sustainability - Educational Institution Award.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for vocational education and training, recognising innovation and excellence in the training sector across Australia. The award recognises an educational provider's outstanding achievements in delivering qualifications and skill sets that embed sustainability principles.