Awards for Excellence

BREED Awards for Excellence rewards outstanding students (trainees, apprentice, VET work placement students or work experience students), who are between 15 and 24 years of age. If you have shown outstanding employability skills, then BREED will want to reward and recognise you as a role model for others.

What sets these awards aside from other awards is that they are not based on academic achievement but arebased on performance, ability and attitude in the workplace, as assessed by the employer.

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There is also a category for employers who go out of their way to provide an outstanding training environment for local young people.

Every person or business nominated will be awarded with a certificate which they can use for their CV or display in their business. Finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Dinner held in November of each year.


All students nominated will receive a certificate for their CV.

Award finalists will be invited to a attend the Awards Dinner along with parents or carers, receive a certificate and a trophy, appear in a commemorative Awards Newsletter, have a professional photo taken (which we will send to you), and you will have the opportunity to enter the Student of the Year Award, which will be announced at the Awards dinner.

2011 Student of the Year

Adrian Boelhouwer, The Hills Sports High School
Employer: Coffee Culture

2012 Student of the Year

Justin McIllrick, TAFE WSI, Mt Druitt College
Employer: Laser Wizard Pty Ltd

2013 Student of the Year

Dylan Johnston, Wyndham College
Employer: Commonwealth Bank – Blacktown Branch

2014 Student of the Year

Chanaé Ince, St Andrews College
Employer: Century 21 North Western