2015 Australian School Based Trainee



Bethany Smith

Waikerie Children’s Centre

Waikerie High School

Bethany has been studying the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care while competing her SACE at Waikerie High School. Bethany has passion for child care that extends beyond her studies, and has demonstrated that she is a valuable employee with a clear vision for her future.



Runner ups


Christian Biele And Ellie Sracek

Christian Biele

Bulla Burra

Loxton High School

Christian has completed Cert III in Agriculture while studying year 12 at Loxton High School. Christian showed great commitment and an advanced knowledge of the agriculture industry, including the ability to link his research with theory and good practical skills.

Ellie Sracek

Mallee Childcare on the go Service

Lameroo Community

Ellie is studying Cert III Early Childhood Education and Care while completing year 10 at Lameroo Regional Community School. Ellie is energetic and manages to juggle work, study and sport with career goals including a plan to volunteer to work with children in a developing country.