Students from St Patrick’s Technical College have continued their dominance of the Australian Vocational Student Prizes (AVSP). Once again, all four nominees from St Patrick’s in 2013 have received this prestigious award which will be announced officially in the coming weeks.
We congratulate Class of 2013 graduates, Sarah Voigt (Food & Hospitality), Declan Stanton (Automotive), Victoria Filsell (Applied Engineering) and Nathan Mastantuono (Electrotechnology) on their awards and look forward to welcoming them to St Pat’s in the coming months for an official presentation.
The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding skills while completing vocational training in senior secondary years.
The Australian Vocational Student Prize promotes the value of gaining vocational skills while at school. It acknowledges that vocational education prepares students for further training and employment.
Five hundred prizes, of a certificate and $2000, are available nationally each year. The best of these students will be selected for the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence in School which carries a prize of an additional $2000.
Each year schools are invited to nominate students who have chosen to do practical, vocational training while completing their senior secondary studies.
Nominating students must:
- have completed, or be due to complete, Year 12 in the year of nomination
- have completed, or be due to complete, a Vocational Education and Training programme or an Australian School-based Apprenticeship to a minimum Certificate II as part of their senior secondary studies
- have their vocational education and training or Australian School-based Apprenticeship results recorded on their senior secondary certificate