Drysdale’s Tourism and Hospitality Event Management courses have won the Best Achievement category at the prestigious Australian Event Awards announced in Sydney.

The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia.

The award is the second success in a week for TasTAFE Drysdale after Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism student Brigitte Shelton was named Skal International Hobart Club Student of the Year at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards on November 7.

These awards are testament to the calibre of the staff and students involved in Drysdale’s Tourism and Hospitality programs.

It’s fantastic that the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of TasTAFE staff and students have been formally recognised through both of these awards.

I’d particularly like to congratulate the teaching team led by Educational Team Leader Jane Richardson for their passion and commitment to giving students the best possible learning opportunities.

The Australian Event Award judges were particularly impressed by Drysdale’s strong links with industry. Drysdale’s partnerships with industry provide students with amazing opportunities through work experience, volunteering, internships, an industry reference group and the opportunity to organise the Tasmanian Event Exchange.

The judges made particular mention of Drysdale’s strong partnerships with MONA, which enables students to work on preparation and the events themselves as part of their course assessment.

I congratulate Drysdale’s dedicated staff and thank them for helping to create a job ready generation with their award winning courses.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training