TASTAFE students recently celebrated their graduation with teachers, families and friends at two Hobart-based ceremonies.
More than 7000 southern-based students were recognised for their achievements across a wide range of course completed in 2013.
TasTAFE chief executive officer Stephen Conway said graduations were a chance to acknowledge the hard work, persistence, determination and talent of students who took many different pathways to reach their goals.
“We honour students who have completed their Certificate I, right though to those who have finished their diplomas. Particular congratulations must go to students who received awards for excelling in their chosen field,” he said.
“No matter what course students have completed or what qualification they have achieved, they should be extremely proud of their efforts.
“At TasTAFE we pride ourselves on providing a range of flexible and supported learning options so that any student can choose their own path and learn, no matter what their circumstances.”
The ceremonies recognised students who received qualifications in vocational areas including aged care, accounting, community and children’s services, and migrant education.
Students who received qualifications in allied trades including the automotive industry, construction, hospitality, hair and beauty, visual and performing arts, and primary industries were also acknowledged.
Mr Conway thanked TasTAFE teachers during the ceremony for sharing their knowledge and passion for learning with students.
“There is no doubt that our teachers have been significant contributors to the excellent results that we are celebrating,” Mr Conway said.
“I would also like to thank all of the parents, families and friends of students for supporting students and the many Tasmanian businesses who have sponsored awards.
“I’m certain that the graduates will continue to build on the strong foundations created during their time at TasTAFE and I wish them all great success for the future.”
The southern ceremonies were the last of a series of graduation ceremonies held by TasTAFE across the state during March.
For a full list of southern graduates go to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au