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Mental health in the workplace

HRATA are proud to present Mr Craig Semple

Craig Semple was a career Detective within the NSW Police Force for 25 years until his retirement, at the rank of Detective Sergeant, in 2013. Much of Craig’s career was invested in `high risk’ environments including drug investigation and the investigation of outlaw motorcycle gangs. It was in these environments that Craig developed lifelong skills in Leadership, Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution and Risk Management. In 2015 Craig joined the Black Dog Institute as an Educational Presenter. Since then he has travelled extensively, sharing his experience and delivering vital education on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience. Craig presents his lived experience and his personal insight into the causes, symptoms, treatment and the impact of mental health and stress in the workplace. More than 4,000 High School Students, Teachers, Farmers, Police and Emergency Services in New South Wales have benefited from Craig’s positive presentations which focus on Psychological Wellbeing and Building Resilience.

Hunter Young Business Mind Awards

Hunter Young Business Mind Awards 2019  are designed to recognise and reward any idea, whether it be a business idea, community/social project, passion, innovation or concept. The only stipulation is that the student MUST be under 25.

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Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Apprentice of the Year – Jacob Linton

Trainee of the year – Kaitlin Smith

Our 2019 awards were a great success, thanks to everyone attended and a congratulations to all our winners and entrants.You can see more about the 2019 awards here.

The history and aims of the HRATA Committee

The committee is the longest standing committee of its kind in NSW celebrating 68 years of operation in 2019. 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