2015 VET Awards



Matt Turnbull

Renmark High

The judging panel was particularly impressed with Matt’s wisdom, approach, attitude, achievement and maturity well beyond his years. To have achieved three certificate 3 while completing school and having part time employment and sporting commitments is an outstanding achievement. The panel was overwhelmed by his passion for the conservation of the environment, his engagement in with the attributes of the Riverland and perception of the issues confronting economic sustainability in the Riverland.


Runner ups


Isabelle Swanbury and Mobaraka Mohammadi

Isabelle Swanbury

Loxton High

The judging panel were impressed with the learning pathway that Isabelle has constructed for herself. She is to be commended for the way she has selected school subjects and her VET studies that support her compassion for others. The panel were particularly impressed with the blend of youth work, education and mission work aspiration she has planned for her future.

Mobaraka Mohammadi

Waikerie High

The judging panel were particularly impressed with Mobaraka’s story. The challenges she has overcome in her education and her achievements are outstanding.