VET in Schools Student of the Year

Winner: Laurent De Biasio, Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

School: Darwin High School

Laurent De Biasio always knew he wanted to work in healthcare, but the volume of options left him feeling overwhelmed. That was until he stumbled across an advertisement on his school’s noticeboard calling for applications for a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance and his future became instantly clear.

“I went from having a blurry vision of my future to a focused view, leading me down the path of nursing and the potential I have to change my life,” Laurent said.

Since enrolling in the course, Laurent hasn’t looked back and credits his training in helping him develop his communication skills and self-confidence. “Enrolling in this course was the best thing I had ever done; not only did I learn a vast amount of skills related to healthcare, I made new connections with interesting people, increased my confidence not only in the workplace but also in my everyday life, which I am very thankful for.”

Runner up: Courtney Canavan

Last updated: 24 September 2019

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