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Student Excellence Award winners
A celebration to honour the outstanding achievements of students and industry, the TAFE NSW Hunter and Central Coast Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the achievements of our students for their exceptional commitment to their studies and their contribution to their industry and the community.
The Excellence Awards are held in May each year, and comprise of a line-up of awards including 19 Industry-sponsored awards, Apprentice and Trainee of The Year Awards, excellence awards, TAFE NSW Ambassador Prizes, the TAFE NSW State Medals and Statewide Awards.
The pinnacle of the ceremony, the prestigious Student of The Year – Medal of Excellence award recipient is selected from the 19 Industry Award winners and is seen as the most outstanding student from the previous academic year.
In 2017, Matthew Hurley was named the TAFE NSW Student of the Year – Medal of Excellence award winner for the Hunter & Central Coast Region.
As part of the Excellence Awards, three Alumni Awards are presented. Introduced in 2013, the awards recognise and celebrate the contribution that our Alumni make across the region, and are awarded in three categories – Contribution to Business/Industry, Contribution to Community and Emerging Talent.
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We would like to acknowledge our Gold sponsors for 2017, Nationwide Super, Downer and the Hunter TAFE Foundation.

Sponsor an Award

​Please email our Events team to become a sponsor or call 02 4923 7979.