Payton Bond wins trainee of the year award

Ms Payton Bond with Ms Susie GeorgeMs Payton Bond with Ms Susie George

Wyong TAFE student, Ms Payton Bond, has been honoured for her academic achievement and work ethic, at the 2018 TAFE NSW Excellence Awards in Coffs Harbour.

Ms Bond, who is studying Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at Wyong TAFE, was announced as the winner of the prestigious school based Apprentice/ Trainee of the Year at the gala awards ceremony. In partnership with the Central Coast Local Health District, Ms Bond undertakes placement one day a week at Gosford Hospital as an Aboriginal Trainee Operations Assistant. The traineeship is a part of Ms Bonds’ Year 12 High School Certificate curriculum. Ms Susie George, Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW, commended the winners for setting a benchmark in their chosen areas of study and helping inspire other students to follow suit.

“These awards recognise our most passionate, industrious and skilful students, and the fact that TAFE NSW teachers have endorsed the student’s hard work makes it even more special,” Ms George said. “I have no doubt these students will go on to forge highly successful careers and will be wonderful ambassadors for TAFE NSW”. Ms George said the awards exemplified TAFE NSW’s commitment to training the workforce leaders of tomorrow. Ms Renee McBride, TAFE NSW Allied Health and Nursing teacher, praised Ms Bond for her determination and for taking pride in providing outstanding care inpatient services and support.

“Payton’s role as an Allied Health Assistant is a clinical role that involves working in the operating theatres, and she’s shown nothing but passion for her culture, dedication to her studies and she’s role modelled this commitment throughout the entire course,” Ms McBride said. “I wish Payton all the best as she continues her journey post-high school as she works towards achieving her goal of furthering her training in Aboriginal Health Care,” Ms McBride said.

Source: Media release, Jun 5 Skaie Hull, TAFE NSW