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2016 Beazley Medal winner from Esperance TAFE

Congratulations to former South Regional TAFE Esperance student Tate Bertola, 18, on being awarded the 2016 Beazley Medal for Vocational Education and Training. 

Tate completed a Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology through the Vocational Education and Training in Schools program at South Regional TAFE Esperance Campus. He was also a student at Esperance Senior High School.

The Beazley Medal recognises the highest achievers in Western Australian Secondary Schools. The Vocational Education and Training medal demonstrates a student’s consistent hard work and dedication to their training.

Tate's achievements included a VET exhibition and VET certificate of excellence in Automotive, Engineering and Logistics plus consistent achievement of 'A' grades in his WACE courses.

Tate said he enjoyed his time studying in Esperance and was looking forward to doing his apprenticeship in Esperance with a local company.

“Esperance Senior High School and South Regional TAFE run an excellent program,” Tate said.

“The teachers and lecturers guide you very well and set high standards,” he said.

“They help make the whole process of learning more enjoyable.”

Esperance Head of Programs Hammond Chitate said he was very excited for Tate and the 2016 cohort. 

Hammond congratulated Tate and his family on the excellent news. 

“Tate was an extremely dedicated student,” Hammond said.

“He always wanted to put in extra effort and was extremely passionate about his course.

“It is wonderful to hear that he will continue on to do an automotive apprenticeship,” he said.

“Tate was a student who led by example and was an excellent role model to other students in his class.

“He was always the last one to finish up his activities in the workshop because he was so keen to continue learning.”

Hammond also thanked and acknowledged the hard work put in by the students, lecturers and the local industry in supporting work placement for students.

Hammond said that the Esperance Campus would continue to provide a high quality training experience to its students, supporting them to produce excellent results and train for their dream careers. 

Tate is pictured here being congratulated by Education Minister Peter Collier.


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