North Coast regional finalists announced for Queensland's top training awards


The top 33 finalists have been selected to contest the North Coastregional final of the 58th Queensland Training Awards.

Member for Murrumba Steven Miles congratulated the finalists on reaching this significant achievement.

“These apprentices and trainees, students, teachers, employers, and training and community organisations have used training to build their careers, grow their businesses and strengthen their communities,” Mr Miles said.

Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said these high calibre finalists represent a wide range of industries and occupations, from mechanics, electricians, small bakeries and hairdressing salons, to migrant support organisations and big businesses.

“Finalists from North Coast region will join more than 220 finalists from across seven regions who will vie for a place at the state final of the Queensland Training Awards in Brisbane on 14 September,” Mr Ryan said.

“I congratulate all of them for becoming a finalist in these prestigious awards, and for their dedication to training.”

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting training and skills development for all Queenslanders.

“The Queensland Training Awards focuses the spotlight on the excellence that exists in the state’s training sector and supports our commitment to fostering skilled workforces,” Mr Saunders said.

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said being selected as a regional finalist recognises their outstanding contribution to the state’s growth and economy and they should be proud of their achievements so far.

“I encourage local community members to attend the regional final on 27 July in Bundaberg to recognise and support their local finalists,” Ms Fentiman said.

The 11 regional award categories are Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year; Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year; Vocational Student of the Year; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year; School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year; VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year; Equity VET Student of the Year; Community Training Initiative of the Year; and Small, Medium and Large Employer of the Year.

The Queensland Training Awards are run by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training with the support of regional and state sponsors.

All the finalists competing in the 11 award categories for the seven regional finals are available at

Regional final tickets will go on sale in June, visit for details.

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Community Education & Schools Queensland Government University & TAFE

Shannon Fentiman MP : Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development :
1 William Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7500
Shannon Fentiman MP  :  Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Small Business commissioner office now open 28 May 2020 | Queensland’s Small Business Champion, Maree Adshead, will take on the new role of Small Business Commissioner until the end of 2020 to help the sector recover from the impact of COVID-19. More information...
Delivering a win for local cafes and restaurants 05 May 2020 | The Palaszczuk government welcomes today’s announcement from Deliveroo that will assist local businesses who are doing it tough during COVID-19. More information...
#SupportSmall this month 01 May 2020 | May is the month to show your support even more for our State’s thousands of small businesses. More information...
Queensland Training Awards to go ahead as virtual events 30 April 2020 | The annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history. More information...
Commissioner to help Queensland small business recover 23 April 2020 | “Our thousands of small businesses are struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis, and now more than ever they need assistance,” Ms Fentiman said. More information...
Moves to give takeaway business relief from hefty delivery fees 16 April 2020 | The State Government is taking action to ensure delivery services give Queensland café and restaurants a fair go during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information...
COVID-19 survival tips help thousands of Queensland small businesses 08 April 2020 | Queensland small businesses are being reminded that state government help is available, Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said today. More information...
Calls grow for big business to pay on time 03 April 2020 | Queensland’s Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on big business to do the right thing and pay their small business suppliers on time. More information...
New job vacancies in Brisbane 02 April 2020 | A new round of job vacancies is being advertised in Brisbane during Australia’s unprecedented COVID-19 response. More information...
State Government joins forces with industry to support small business 26 March 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government is increasing its efforts to help small business during the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) to deliver widespread assistance... More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service