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Hunter TAFE and its Alumni have been recognised as finalists in the 2017 Hunter Safety Awards.
 
The annual Hunter Safety Awards were developed to highlight and acknowledge companies and individuals within the Hunter region who are demonstrating best-practice and innovative approaches when it comes to workplace health and safety (WHS).
 
Hunter TAFE’s Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Workplace Health and Safety qualifications have been listed as finalists in the Best WHS Training Course category, whilst Alumni Leah Pringle has been named a finalist in the WHS Student of the Year category for the prestigious industry awards.
 
Ms Pringle has more than seven years’ experience as a WHS practitioner and in her role as a Health and Safety Systems Coordinator at the University of Newcastle has been instrumental to the fine-tuning of the reporting process to Senior Management.
 
Newcastle TAFE Campus WHS Teacher, James Nolan said Ms Pringle brought a great deal of experience into the classroom which created a productive and collaborative learning environment.
 
“Leah regularly provides contextual experiences and information to the class on areas such as use and importance of WHS information and data systems, incidents, investigations, risk assessment, culture, policy development and wellbeing programs as well as the day to day reality of being a WHS practitioner. She is a team player and enjoys the class interactions with fellow students and facilitators,” said Mr Nolan.
 
Ms Pringle completed a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety at Newcastle Campus in 2016 and is now enrolled in the Diploma level course.
 
The Awards will be presented across 11 categories with the winners to be announced at a gala event on Friday, 17 March 2017. All other finalists for the 2017 Hunter Safety Awards can be viewed here.
 
Hunter TAFE would like to congratulate Ms Pringle on being named a finalist and wishes her good luck for the Awards evening next month.

Hunter TAFE Alumni Mr David Gonzales won the inaugural Student of The Year at the Hunter Safety Awards in 2016.