Message from HunterNet | NSW Training Awards Hunter Region Winners Announced

Message from HunterNet | NSW Training Awards Hunter Region Winners Announced

On Friday 21 June 2019, Training Services NSW hosted the NSW Training Awards Hunter Region at NEX Newcastle.  

Following a rigorous application process, three of HunterNet Group Training’s employees were shortlisted as finalists for the awards, with one employee taking out overall winner in his category.  

Stephanie Peacock was nominated for Vocational Student of the Year. Stephanie is currently studying a Diploma in Business, following the successful completion of a Certificate III Traineeship of Business and a Certificate IV of Business. 


Nick Majurovski was awarded Trainee of the Year, Hunter Region Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. In addition to his Certificate IV, Nick has completed a Certificate III in Business Administration.  

Nick was also awarded Trainee of the Year 2018 at last year’s HunterNet Chairman’s Awards.  

Tayla Wiebe was also nominated for Trainee of the YearTayla started her career with HunterNet Group Training studying a Certificate III in Business and has progressed onto a Diploma in Leadership and Management.  

Tayla was awarded the Outstanding Achiever: Trainee at the HunterNet Chairman’s Awards 2018.  

Rebecca Ryan, Workforce Development Manager at HunterNet Group Training, said that each of the finalists have demonstrated exceptional customer service skills and a commitment to their training.  

“Stephanie, Nick and Tayla consistently work to the highest standards, inspiring other members of their team to do the same,” Ms Ryan said.  

“They are all dedicated to supporting their fellow team members and serving customers to the best of their abilities. They consistently demonstrate a positive attitude at work, which has rubbed off on their colleagues.”  

“This is a fantastic achievement for Stephanie, Nick and Tayla and a testament to the hard work they’re doing,” Nick Couper, the General Manager of HunterNet Group Training said.

“We see on a daily basis how well our apprentices and trainees are performing, and we’re excited we can share this with the wider community,” Mr. Couper continued.

We congratulate Stephanie, Nick, Tayla and all the award nominees for their achievements.

Jacquie Warren  

Administration Manager – HunterNet 

On behalf of the members of HunterNet


IMAGE | Nick Couper, General Manager of HunterNet Group Training at the NSW Training Awards Hunter Region held on 21 June.  

Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Hunter’s STEMship program has been recognised as international best practice.

Regional Development Australia (RDA) - Hunter's STEMship program has been recognised as international best practice.

Jonathan Barr, head of Employment and Skills Unit at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) made the announcement on 9 April at the STEM Workforce Conference in Newcastle.

Mr Barr launched a new OECD Report, ‘Engaging employers and developing skills at the local level in Australia’. According to Mr Barr, STEMship provides an outstanding example of how local partnerships between regional development organisations, industry, and the TAFE sector can encourage more apprenticeship training.

The STEMship program is supported by DPC Regional, Defence NSW and Training Services. 

“The program provides pre-employment training for secondary school graduates to enter apprenticeships as an alternative to university, leading to a full qualification at Certificate III,” said Mr Barr. “By working closely with employers in STEM-related fields to drive curriculum development, this program was able to identify the necessary skills and align training design with local industry demands in new and emerging occupations to prepare for jobs of the future”.

 View the report, here