TAFE Gippsland was named the 2023 Large Training Provider of the Year at Friday night’s Victorian Training Awards, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

TAFE Gippsland staff and CEO Laura Macpherson with VTA award

The awards are the most prestigious accolade for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Victoria, recognising excellence in all aspects of vocational education and training.

The Large Training Provider of the Year category recognises Registered Training Organisations that offer a range of training products and services that demonstrate excellence and high-level performance in all aspects of vocational education and training.
TAFE Gippsland chief executive officer Laura Macpherson said the award was recognition and acknowledgement of the transition of TAFE Gippsland into the leading vocational provider in the state.

“This award is due recognition of a great deal of work performed by many over the past six years,” she said.

“We were judged on how we ensure TAFE Gippsland provides high quality and leading practice in vocational education and training; how we meet student and industry needs; our high-quality business management; and, how we deliver innovation and excellence in design and delivery of training.

“We are thrilled that the Victorian Skills Authority saw the amazing work our team has achieved, our success in partnering with industry and community, our high level of student achievement and the satisfaction of our students and staff.”

TAFE Gippsland will now represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Tasmania in November, vying for the Australian Large Training Provider of the Year award.