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Remarkable step for SMT at Tasmanian Training Awards

Check out how SMT celebrating Tasmanian Training Awards 2023 and what we proud of.

Seafood and Maritime Training was recognised as a Large Training Provider Finalist at the 2023 Tasmanian Training Awards.

SMT receiving this nomination is a celebration of what an industry can do in partnership with an RTO, to meet the training needs of its community. The close relationship that SMT holds with its industry is the envy of other Training Organisations and is ultimately what allows us to grow and continue to meet its needs. 

SMT would like to thank the peak bodies that support them, plus Seafood and Maritime employers and students that continually choose SMT as their preferred training provider, allowing us to provide the right training at the right time for Seafood and Maritime community.

SMT is all about its people and their contribution over the years, from our Board and Members who provide guidance and direction, to our staff who strive to provide the best training and services to our customers. 

Thank you to all the organisations, employers and students who took the time to write and contribute glowing recommendations as part of our application process, your words were both inspiring and humbling as well as greatly appreciated.

Industry support has been instrumental in helping SMT grow, from starting off in 1987 having 2 staff members to now employing over 35, as well as providing training for over 2000 enrolments annually. 

For SMT to be nominated as a Large Training Provider we needed to have 500 or more students enrolled at the time of nomination. Tasmania’s population size can often limit the number of students an RTO can have, and it is a testament to our Industry’s support that SMT has been able to facilitate the education of so many students and grow to become recognised as a Large Training Provider. SMT continues to work with peak bodies to ensure that our industry receives a fair go and receives the required subsidies to support its work and support the future of the Seafood and Maritime communities.  

The Tasmanian Training Awards are a celebration of the finest Training Providers that Tasmania has to offer. The event is run by Skills Tasmania and showcases vocational education and training (VET) and recognises innovation and excellence in the field. The Training Awards were held at Wrest Point on Friday the 8th of September.  

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