Local Students Shine at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards

Maxyn Dorz with her TAFE Excellence Awards in VET and Creative Design. Photo: supplied.

COFFS Coast TAFE student Maxyn Dorz has some impressive new glassware on show after registering two top gongs at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards held last week.

Miss Dorz, who studied a Certificate III in screen and media received the honours for both VET in Schools student of the year, and Creative Design and Ideation Student of the Year.

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The accolades, awarded for exemplary academic achievements, demonstrated leadership qualities, commitment to industry and exceptional attitude to learning were a cherry on the top, according to the young scholar.

“The course was really valuable in helping me figure out my options in the future.

“It gave me the practical experience to figure out which path I wanted to follow within the film industry.”

She said that in her final year of studies the collaboration between TAFE and her school, Bishop Druitt College, was essential.

“Both TAFE and my school encouraged me to get involved with the course.

“They helped with all of the logistical issues which made my experience, especially in year twelve much easier.”

Port Macquarie based plumber Joel Bailey also received a major award for Trainee of the Year for his dedicated work while at the Coffs Harbour Campus.

The North region TAFE NSW Excellence Awards celebrate the academic achievement of students and draw from a pool of thousands of candidates from the Hunter to Kingscliff.

Other major award winners at the 2022 awards were Belmont’s Dennis Gordon for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Grafton’s Jonathon O’Connor for Apprentice of the Year and Muswellbrook’s Lauren Booth for TAFE Student of the Year.


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