Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by ISACNT.

Winner: Thomas Moulds, Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Employer: Electric NT
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Thomas Moulds completed his Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician this year.

In addition to the qualification he has also obtained multiple tickets through short courses such as Working at Heights, Working in Confined Spaces, First Aid, Advanced First Aid, LV Rescue, CPR, Test and Tag and an EWP licence.

Employed by Electric NT, his employer says, “due to his diligence and skill levels, Tom is on his way to becoming our main switchboard manufacturer and he is now teaching his skills to our other apprentices”.

Tom says a trade can be rewarding, can offer a lifetime career and that there are many different vocational pathways for people to choose. He has been playing soccer for 16 years and enjoys the teamwork skills he’s learned in sport and applying them to his work environment. In 2016 Thomas won the NT Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Award.

Runner-up: Timothy Childs, Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems

Employer: Power Water Corporation
Registered training provider: Aurecon
Group training organisation: Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT)

Twenty-nine year old mature aged apprentice Timothy Childs successfully finished his linesman apprenticeship in 2016 completing a Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems (Overhead Distribution).

So successful was he, that his employer, GTNT and his host business, Power Water Corporation, offered him a second apprenticeship to become a qualified electrician studying a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

Timothy won the GTNT, Most Outstanding Apprentice stage 1, Most Outstanding Apprentice stage 2 and Most Outstanding Apprentice stage 3 in 2014, 2015 and  016.

Timothy has represented GTNT at numerous events including the Skills, Employment and Career Expo encouraging other ‘would be’ apprentices.

He is committed to VET and advocate for the ongoing life opportunities that learning provides.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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