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Meet Loren Shortland

Loren Shortland Loren has successfully completed two qualifications at Atwea College Certificate lll in Makeup and recently Diploma of Beauty Therapy.  Loren is strong-willed, determined and extremely talented at massage, reflexology and body treatments. During her studies she has had challenges especially with the covid restrictions with having to continue her studies online when the […]

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Meet Cohdy Smyth

Cohdy Smyth Cohdy started her learning journey with Atwea College in our Certificate lll in Beauty Services and showed her resilience and motivation throughout covid lockdown which directly affected not only her classes and routine, but also her employment. Her perseverance and dedication to her studies has developed her confidence, adaptability and time management skills […]

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Meet Tahlia Simpson

Tahlia started in our makeup skill set, she then furthered her studies to Certificate III in Beauty Services and has recently graduated with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Tahlia has strong leadership qualities and is well respected amongst her peers. Tahlia’s academic performance and dedication to her studies has been outstanding especially with the most […]

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Meet Rachel Parsons

Rachel Parsons Rachel commenced training with Atwea in June 2021 studying the Aged Care/Disability Skill Set. Rachel is a very determined student that has overcome significant hurdles. Rachel is a stroke survivor and is very open about her experiences as she hopes that it may one day help others. Rachel hopes to gain employment supporting […]

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Meet Amanda Dawson

Amanda Dawson Amanda enrolled into to this Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) course with determination and willingness to commit to the course and to achieve a successful outcome. Amanda has anxiety and has some literacy hurdles to overcome and she is certainly doing just that. She chose this course as she is a foster mum […]

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Meet Kathryn Puckerdige

Kathryn Puckeridge Kathryn started training with us 2 years ago. From January this year Kathryn has been training the Diploma of Community Services with Atwea.  She is an expert in her field of Community Services. This qualification has not been undertaken with Atwea for some time now. Kathryn commenced training in this Diploma with 8 […]

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Meet Deborah Mercer

Deborah Mercer Many educators are effective in teaching. Trainers deliver instruction and in turn the students learn. However, it is very special to encounter a trainer that has the “gift” of teaching – the ability to light up the classroom with inspiration and to see that their joy and passion is being mirrored by their […]

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Tutor – Jaimie Adamson

Jaimie Adamson It is our pleasure to recommend Jaimie Adamson for Outstanding Tutor of the Year! Jaimie sets high, but not unreasonable, standards for her students and gives them the tools to succeed. Students are motivated and her successful teaching techniques are reflected in her student’s results. Jaimie has a gift for making her students […]

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Alesco Student of the Year 2021

Annelise Brown Annelise came to Alesco Cooks Hill to start Senior 1 at the beginning of 2020. Prior to this Annelise had been home schooled. She has flourished in Alesco’s learning environment. As unpredictable as 2020 was Annelise achieved excellent results and always maintained positivity, even during uncertain times.  As a senior leader in 2021, […]


Science benches on their way in Australian first

We are so excited to announce, in partnership with the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and IPC Irwin, Alesco has officially ordered seven brand new mobile science benches for each of our campuses! And they are now officially on their way Down Under. The benches were originally designed with consultants from the UN for a United […]

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