Holmesglen Student Wins Victorian Training Award 1

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15th September 2010, 04:26pm - Views: 679

15 September 2010



Former Holmesglen student Michael Hogan, from Sunbury, has won the Victorian Vocational Student of the

Year Award. Michael was one of four finalists at the Victorian Training Awards 2010 in the Victorian

Vocational Student of the Year category.

“I was ecstatic to win the state finals and feel fortunate to not only be rewarded for doing something I love but

being able to pursue a career in it, I found Holmesglen is the perfect combination of hands on trade work and

practical theory” said Hogan.

After completing his Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology, Hogan started his own automotive

accessory business, contracting to various Victorian stores. He went on to complete the Certificate IV in

Training & Assessment at Holmesglen and is now teaching the same subjects he learned at Holmesglen! He

is also a lieutenant with the CFA and labels himself as a walking advocate for vocational training.

Charles Vella, Coordinator of Automotive Technology at Holmesglen said, "I'm so proud to see Michael

putting the skills he has learnt into practice in his own classroom. He is passionate about passing on his

knowledge to others."

The Victorian Training Awards are one of the ways the Victorian Government rewards outstanding

achievements and innovations in vocational education and training. The Awards recognise the valuable

contribution of apprentices, trainees, students, teachers, employers, training providers and industry in

building a world class vocational education and training system in Victoria.

In May this year, Hogan also jointly won the Outstanding Certificate Student award at Holmesglen’s Awards

Festival. The award recognised Michael’s commitment to learning, his entrepreneurial skills as well as his

passion for passing on his knowledge.

Over 530,000 students undertook a course within the vocational training sector in 2009.  The State Training

Awards are hotly contested by nominations from students who excel at all of the 18 Victorian TAFE Institutes

and many of the private providers.  It is a great honour to become a finalist in one of the student award

categories and an even greater one to be awarded the title of winner which brings with it a prize of $10,000

in cash


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Karen Hook, Marketing and Communications Manager

T +61 3 9564 1651   F +61 3 9564 1812  

E: Karen.Hook@holmeslgen.edu.au 

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About Holmesglen

Renowned as a

centre of excellence for the design and delivery of education and

training services,

Holmesglen is now one of the largest providers of

higher and vocational education in Victoria, with over

50,000 students across three campuses at Chadstone, Moorabbin and Waverley.

Offering over 600 programs across sixteen study

areas, including bachelor degrees, advanced diplomas,


certificates and certificates, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships


community and

industry short courses, Holmesglen is much more than a traditional TAFE.

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