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Meet Nerida Blankenzee – Hospitality trainer

With a wealth of experience under her belt, Nerida Blankenzee currently delivers an extensive list of courses at Atwea College including Hospitality, Customer Service, Hygiene, RSA and RCG, Operate A Bar and Barista Coffee Making. Her training involves lots of hands-on practical experience as well the knowledge side of all facets of Barista, Hygiene, Customer […]

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Hospitality Certificate helps Ricki-Lee achieve career goals

Ricki-Lee Paul recently completed her Certificate III in Hospitality at Atwea College, a course she was encouraged to take by her current employer as they saw potential in her and wanted to see her further her knowledge and skills in the industry. “My job provider got me into the course with Atwea College, and as […]

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Building confidence through upskilling

Quillisa Richardson loves sharing her 22 years of massage therapy experience with her students at Atwea. As a trainer for the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, Quillisa enjoys the smaller classes and community feel where you get to know the students on an individual basis for an engaged learning environment. She often tailors content delivery […]

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Providing life saving First Aid skills to the local Tuncurry community

Providing education in responding to emergency situations is an integral part of being a First Aid Trainer. Simone Waters currently trains students in the First Aid accredited courses, as well as the newly introduced topic specific Seniors First Aid and Parents First Aid courses at Atwea’s Tuncurry campus. As a young child growing up in rural NSW, […]

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Working with students to unlock their potential

Deborah Mercer is committed to assisting students in unlocking their potential through her role as a trainer for Disability and Aged Care qualifications at Atwea. She has built strong relationships with various Aged Care facilities and Disability organisations across Newcastle and the Hunter which has allowed her to organise real world teaching experiences for students. […]

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Atwea Aged Care student Jody Turner local hero

As the fastest growing industry in the Mid North Coast Region, Aged Care has become one of the most popular areas to study at Atwea’s Tuncurry campus. For Jody Turner, her decision to undertake the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) was a natural step as she has always been passionate about helping others. […]

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Anne-Marie Jones – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Anne-Marie Jones has spent the last few years trying to navigate through different career paths, before finding one that ‘feels right’. She has almost finished her CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and is currently employed at RBFI Kurri Kurri Masonic Village also completing her final work placement hours. “I have finally found something […]

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Putting knowledge into practice

Kurri Kurri Masonic Village welcomed Cessnock students studying Certificate III in Individual Support

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Tutor Profile – Grant Walmsley

Grant Walmsley, cofounder of the Screaming Jets, is a familiar face in the music industry and is quickly becoming a familiar face at WEA as a senior trainer in WEA Hunter’s Diploma of Music Industry.

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Student Profile – Lily Crane

As a budding musician, 17-year-old Lily Crane found just what her heart desired when she discovered that she could not only learn from a local rock star but that she could gain an accredited music industry qualification while she was doing it!

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