People's Choice Awards 2020

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Read more about the People's Choice Awards Hunter Region Finalists

Raymond Steadman

Qualification: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: International Child Care College Pty Ltd
Employed by: Awabakal Preschool

“As an early childhood educator, I’m privileged to be able to make an impact on children’s lives by assisting each child to see their potential. I want them to have pride in their culture and ensure their voice is heard.”

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Madison Candy

Qualification: Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd

“Aviation is in my blood. My dad is a pilot so I’ve been around planes well before I could spell my name. Much to dad’s dismay, I never wanted to fly planes, just fix them!”

Did you miss the 2020 Hunter NSW Training Awards? Watch it here!


The COVID- 19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and the NSW Government is committed to ramping up all its efforts to ensure wellbeing and health of its citizens. 

In light of the current situation, and following the recommendations by the State and Federal Government and health authorities, We are limiting our face to to face events and holding alternate events online.

We’re excited to have our very first face to face General Members Meeting Wed 9th September at the Green Room in Mitchell Street Merewether.

The HRATA Committee is looking forward to welcoming all our members & guests back Face to Face!

Special Guest Presenter Charlotte Thaarup.

"How to be Calm and Clear in the Chaos with Mindfulness" 

Followed by our  General Members Meeting.
Wednesday 9th September 8:00am – 9:30am
@ The Green Room – Mitchell Street Merewether

1.Chairperson Welcome

2. RTO Update

3. Training Services NSW Update

4. Industry Update

5. TAFE Update

6. Regional Issues/Information

7. General Business

Please join us to hear the very latest in the industry and for any questions, you may need answering. We look forward to sharing a cuppa with you Wednesday 9th September @ 8 am.

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The History and Aims of the HRATA Committee

The committee is the longest standing committee of its kind in NSW celebrating 69 years of operation in 2020. The committee operates as a conduit between industry and Government on all issues surrounding the VET sector.

The HRATA committee is made up of key stakeholders from within the vocational education and training arena, including but not limited to; Group Training Companies, Registered Training Organisations, Employers, Employer Associations, School to Work transition providers, Schools, State Training Services and the Department of Education and Training.

HRATA Committee Members

2020 Winners