Vocational Student of the Year

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Winner: Kaylee Appleyard, Diploma of Training Design and Development

Employer: Alana Kaye College
Registered training provider: Alana Kaye College

Teaching the teachers is a skill Kaylee Appleyard revels in as she works towards becoming a leading force for change in the NT.

Committed to shaping the lives of adults and children alike as a trainer in the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications, Kaylee teaches others the skills and knowledge required to make a difference in children’s lives.

Kaylee has a Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and recently completed a Diploma in Training Design and Development. Kaylee recognises the
challenges in the ever changing childcare industry and relies on the support and advice from other industry professionals to help overcome obstacles and maintain faith in herself and her abilities.

Runner Up: Emily Tjung, Certificate III and IV in Fitness

Employer: Training for Warriors
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

Emily Tjung has learnt dedication can change both your mind and body after establishing her own personal training business.

Losing weight and increasing muscle mass are a positive by-product of Emily’s service with the main aim to create better headspace and motivation for clients to lead a healthier life. Emily, who grew up in the Territory, radiates enthusiasm and is enjoying her increased confidence and knowledge after completing her Certificate III and IV in Fitness.

Emily also has a third degree black belt in Tang Soo Do karate and is actively involved in the Chung Wah Society Lion Dance Troupe. In 2017, she was awarded the Certificate IV Fitness Student of the Year and the Mitchell Russell Memorial Award of the Most Outstanding Personal Training Results.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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