Lower Chittering youth recognised at the Australian Training Awards

Photo Credit: Australian Training Awards

Photo Credit: Australian Training Awards

Last night, Australia’s finest apprentices, trainees, teachers, training providers, along with small and large employers, celebrated the sector’s night of nights at the 25th annual Australian Training Awards, which recognise those with outstanding skills, professional characteristics and practices.

Congratulations to Caitlin Whittle from Lower Chittering who was named winner of the 2018 Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year. 

“The annual Awards reinforce the benefits of a vibrant VET sector to our community,” Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter said.

“The Awards are an opportunity for us to acknowledge hard-working Australians and the journeys they are undertaking - their dedication, skills and passion.

“The ever changing global economy means employers are actively searching for candidates with relevant, transferable and innovative skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow and this is what VET offers.

“I would like to congratulate Caitlin on winning the 2018 Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year – completing five ATAR subjects while studying a Certificate II in Hospitality is an outstanding achievement.

“Caitlin has thrived in her school-based workplace environment, where she has strengthened her practical skills and learnt about her industry, now fully prepared and confident about entering the workforce.”

The Australian Training Awards - the peak national awards for the VET system in Australia - are held each year in November.

A full list of winners is attached and more information is available at