Study pays off for top students
Busselton aged care assistant Shelley Mohren has been named South Regional TAFE’s Busselton campus Student of the Year.
The campus’ outstanding students from 2019 were presented individually with their awards last week after the awards night was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mrs Mohren, who studied for the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), won the title from all Busselton students last year.
Mrs Mohren gained employment in aged care after completing her training, and said assisting people in aged care was a privilege.
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“It was fabulous to win the award because I’m not a self-promoting person and kept to myself but was still recognised,” she said.
“I want to own it and I keep saying I’m educating myself age backwards. The fact the lecturers thought I was worthy made me quietly thrilled.
“I enjoyed it that much I have enrolled again for a certificate IV. We had wonderful support and the lecturers were marvellous.”
South Regional TAFE managing director Sue Lapham paid tribute to the award nominees and winner for their hard work, dedication and application.
“Congratulations to all last year’s students,” she said.
“I wish them a happy, productive and rewarding future.”
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