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Winners - 2010

The Co-operative Housing Societies Association of NSW wishes to thank the following training organisations which have nominated their outstanding apprentice/s in the one of the building trades. The following background information has been provided by the training organisation to support their nomination.

Ethan Gusse

3rd year Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner

Ethan started his apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery with the Newcastle Master Builders on the 07/07/2008


Ethan’s Tafe studies have been consistently good throughout his Apprenticeship, always achieving at the top end of his class.

Ethan has some outstanding quality’s which is what make for an excellent Apprentice. He has a “can do” attitude and a “nothing is a problem” approach. His tool collection is a credit to him, nothing further is required….


Ethan’s Host Employer is Belmont Bay Constructions, a larger type Sub-Contracting service local of Belmont. It services Newcastle and the surrounding suburbs completing Residential and the smaller Commercial type projects.


Belmont Bay Constructions are extremely happy with Ethan’s efforts in the workplace and have always assessed Ethan with “above average & excellent” results.


Ethan will undoubtedly be a nomination for our Newcastle Master Builders Apprentice of the year for 2011 and the H.R.A.T.A 2011 awards.


We also would like to thank Belmont Bay Constructions for their outstanding training and support they have shown Ethan throughout his Apprenticeship.


Ethan is a very worthy candidate for the Wallace G Pooley & Keith E Downing Award.


Mitchell Wearn

TAFE – Western Sydney Institute


Mitchell is employed by a Sydney based family business, G & C Waller Builders, and is currently enrolled at Nirimba in the Certificate IV in Building Studies (Course 18740) and also the Carpentry Trade Certificate III (Course 4429).


Mitchell has previously completed the Construction (TVET) Statement of Attainment (course 4429).


Mitchell has been an exceptional student primarily for the following reasons:


Mitchell has achieved a level of distinction throughout a broad range of subject areas, with a consistency of achievement over all areas of the course with results in the range of 80/100 to 98/100.


Mitchell, is an exceptional student who encourages others to achieve above their potential. He has maintained a very positive attitude to all his studies throughout the course and has been a very willing participant in all assigned tasks.


Mitchell has been more than capable in demonstrating strong leadership skills within a small group and his average class marks are above a distinction level.


Mitchell has shown a very high capability through all components of the Certificate IV course and has been consistent in presentation work and been on time with assigned tasks. Mitchell has demonstrated a sound and highly capable ability in all given set tasks requiring self-motivation. Mitchell’s work ethic encouraged the rest of the group to perform to their best.


Perrin Walsh

TAFE – Western Sydney Institute


Perrin has recently completed his certificate III in the plumbing trade course and has just commenced the certificate IV in plumbing. He has always been an inquisitive and obliging student throughout all stages of his trade course. These attributes he still possess  with myself in the certificate IV course attending Mount Druitt TAFE two nights per week after work each day.


Perrin is a mature aged student and a father of two small children. Before commencing plumbing he was in the armed services and he is still an active reservist within the Australian army.


He comes highly recommend by all of his teachers from within the plumbing section for his concisions, courteous and diligent work ethic at TAFE.


Therefore on behalf of the plumbing section I would like to put his name forward as a worthy candidate for the Wallace G Pooley & Keith E Downing Award.

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