VET in School Student of the Year

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Winner: Lachlan Synnott - Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations - Coxswain)

School: Good Shepherd Lutheran College
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

An opportunity to combine his love of the sea with formal qualifications while still at school had immediate appeal for Lachlan Synnott.

Completing his Certificate II in Maritime Operations will enable him to legally operate vessels up to 12 metres long. This will not only benefit his future career but also helps in his other passion - fishing.

Lachlan is in year 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran College and wants to take up an electrical apprenticeship when he completes year 12. He says a Certificate II in Maritime Operations will help him meet his career aim of carrying out electrical work on large boats.

He also devotes time to working with refugees and tutors young students who have English as a second language.

Runner up: Tayla Benn - Certificate I in Hospitality, Certificate II in Hospitality

School: Nhulunbuy High School
Registered training provider: Nhulunbuy High School

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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