Master Builders Awards

Tracy Howard - Architectural technologies

Graduate Ms Tracy Howard was presented with a major award and recognition as Student of the Year at the Master Builders Awards event at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on Friday evening.

Tracy, a student of architectural technologies and building design, graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Building Design- Architectural. Throughout her period of study she has received the Mica Smith Medal, Ballarat Master Builders regional award for best student, and now the award as Student of the Year, an accomplishment and recognition of her depth of talent.

Having recently completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, this major award is a significant measure of Tracy's accomplishments that has built a strong foundation for her career in teaching and a future leader in the building industry as a registered practitioner.

Trystan Sammut - Bricklaying

Trystan Sammut, a recently completed bricklaying apprentice received the State Presidents award.

Hamish Rose - Carpentry

Hamish Rose, carpentry apprentice, scooped the pool for the major awards. He won Apprentice of the Year for the Ballarat region, Regional Apprentice of the year and topped all that with Master Builders association State Apprentice of the Year. Hamish will represent Victoria at the national awards ceremony in Canberra, and is in the running for Australian Apprentice of the Year.

A great night all round for FedUni TAFE.

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Daniel Thompson

The small home BIG LIFE competition has been won by Daniel Thomson, a second year Advanced Diploma of Building Design – architectural student.

This significant design award was presented last Friday at the Victorian Home Show in Melbourne where Daniel's submission was on display.

Daniel's award was presented to him by Peter Maddison, facilitator of Australian Grand Designs, who spoke highly of Daniel's design and presentation techniques.

Daniel's design approach for a small house was innovative, functional, energy efficient and buildable. This method requires high level of skill, knowledge and careful attention to how occupants are likely to live, move through and use their small home.

Daniel also gave consideration to how the small space will be furnished, where belongings will be stored, how guests will be accommodated and, most importantly, how a smaller-than-normal space can be made to feel inviting rather than confining. He met the challenge to show how a big life is possible in a small home.

2016 TAFE Awards for Excellence

Incorporating the 2016 Craftsperson Awards
Held Friday 18 March 2016

Congratulations to all the recipients. (see full program)