Staff awards

Staff awards

2011 NSW Quality Teaching Award - Robyn Spencer

2011 NSW Quality Teaching Award - Robyn Spencer

Events Management teacher Robyn Spencer was the recipient of a 2011 NSW Quality Teaching Award.

Robyn, a teacher Northern Beaches Campus received the award for her long standing commitment to vocational educational and training and excellence in teaching.

One of the education sectors greatest honours, the Quality Teaching Award is presented by the NSW Minister for Education and Communities and the Australian campus of Educators, and recognises and celebrates accomplished teaching practice.

2011 Premier Scholarship Winners – Kate Low and David Bartolo

2011 Premier Scholarship Winners - Kate Low and David Bartolo

Teachers Kate Low and David Bartolo were each the recipients of a NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship in 2011.

Kate Low, Head Teacher of Natural Resource Management at Ryde Campus received the Premier's TAFE Scholarship.

David Bartolo, teacher of Digital Media at St Leonards Campus received the Premier's Logitech New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship.

The NSW Premier's Scholarships are awarded to exceptional TAFE teachers to study and examine best practice in partnerships between Vocational Educational Providers and Business.

Tourism Training Australia National Industry Training Legends Award – Kevin Harris, Institute Director

Tourism Training Australia National Industry Training Legends Award - Kevin Harris, Institute Director

Northern Sydney Institute Director Kevin Harris was a recipient of a Tourism Training Australia National Industry Training Legends Award.

One of the tourism industry's most coveted awards, Kevin was honoured for his outstanding support and leadership of tourism and hospitality in Australia.

The National Tourism Legends Award recipients are independently nominated and judged by the Board of Tourism Training Australia in NSW.

2011 NSW Woman of the Year, Finalist – Robyn Woolley

2011 NSW Woman of the Year, Finalist - Robyn Woolley

NSI's Women's Strategy Coordinator Robyn Woolley was nominated as a finalist for the 2011 International Women's Day NSW Woman of the Year Award. The award recognises the state's most inspirational women with only 10 finalists selected across NSW.

As well as the Women's Strategy Coordinator at NSI, Robyn is the National Co-convenor of Women in Adult & Vocational Education Inc (WAVE).

Robyn has spent some 25 years working in the field of women's studies, and has been involved with the development of several educational programs for women, including Digi Girls, Work Wise Women and short courses for women in home and small business.

2010 Learning for Sustainability Award - Richard Etherington

2010 Learning for Sustainability Award - Richard Etherington

Northern Beaches Campus commercial cookery teacher Richard Etherington was recognised by the Department of Education and Training as part of the Year of Learning for Sustainability.

Richard received the award for introducing the Pulpmaster system at Northern Beaches Campus, a machine that pulps fruit and vegetable waste before it is turned into renewable energy or fertiliser.

The need for an environmentally friendly, cost saving system was the key driver of Richard's award winning solution.

2010 Univeristy of Technology Phillips Prize – Greg O'Neill

2010 Univeristy of Technology Phillips Prize - Greg O'Neill

Carpentry teacher Greg O'Neill was the recipient of the University of Technology (UTS) 2010 Phillips Prize. The Phillips Prize is awarded each year to a student who has achieved outstanding academic results.

Greg completed a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education at UTS and has been teaching carpentry at NSI for three years.

Beginning his career as a carpenter, Greg moved to Africa to work in missionaries and has had experience mentoring youth groups.

Greg is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education Leadership at the University of Western Sydney.

2010 Liquor Merchants of Australia Association's (LMAA) – Clive Hartley

2010 Liquor Merchants of Australia Association's (LMAA) - Clive Hartley

Sydney Wine Academy Director, Clive Hartley was nominated as one of the Liquor Merchants of Australia Association's (LMAA) Drinks Trade Magazine's most outstanding and influential figures.

The prestigious award honours the contributions of outstanding and influential individuals in the Australian liquor industry over the last 21 years.