TAFE Gippsland has won the silver medal in the Large Training Provider of the Year category at the country’s highest accolade for vocational training organisations, the Australian Training Awards.

The award recognises large, registered training providers with 500 or more students that offer a range of training products and services and that demonstrate excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.

TAFE Gippsland chief executive officer Laura Macpherson said the award was an acknowledgement of the dramatic but considered transition of TAFE Gippsland into the leading vocational provider.

TAFE Gippsland has won the silver medal in the Large Training Provider of the Year category at the Australian Training Awards. Photos: Contributed

“Winning the Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year award earlier this year was such a thrill, so to take home silver in the Australian awards is such a fantastic achievement for our organisation and region,” she said.

“It is recognition on the national stage for the great deal of work performed by so many at TAFE Gippsland over the past six years.

“Through this awards process, we have been able to showcase the amazing work our team has achieved, our commitment to partnering with industry and community, our high level of student achievement and the satisfaction of our students and staff.”

Ms Macpherson said the silver medal was a great accolade that would provide staff with added incentive to continue their everyday work to achieve TAFE Gippsland’s vision of providing a skilled and thriving Gippsland.

“Our role is to deliver valued education and training that supports and inspires individuals, industries and communities, and we are beyond proud to be awarded and acknowledged as the leading provider of vocational training in our country.”