Wodonga TAFE students received awards at La Trobe University graduation

Wodonga TAFE students received awards at La Trobe University graduation

By Susan Burdett
13 Apr 2017

In a first for TAFE students, three Wodonga TAFE students were presented with excellence awards at La Trobe University Albury Wodonga’s graduation ceremony. The presentation was held at The Cube, 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, on Wednesday 12 April at 2.15pm.

The students were nominated by their TAFE Course Coordinator as the most outstanding students who have passed all first year subjects as required and met relevant competency requirements by Wodonga TAFE.

The three award recipients are currently enrolled with Wodonga TAFE, as follows.  

Ms Megan Murtagh (Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)

Ms Frances Dallinger (Diploma of Nursing)

Miss Isabel Francioli (Diploma of Community Services).

In addition to their diploma enrolment at Wodonga TAFE, all three students are also enrolled at La Trobe University as part of the new diploma2degree partnership that allows them to complete their diploma and degree in one package. The innovative diploma2degree program provides students with support to progress to university study, and also guarantees them a place in the corresponding degree course at La Trobe University. The students are building their La Trobe University academic transcript at no extra cost to them while they study their diploma at Wodonga TAFE.

Ms Justine Rofe, Wodonga TAFE’s Senior Educator, Higher Education, said that the student awards were a first for Wodonga TAFE’s new ‘TAFE to university’ transition program.

“This is the first time that TAFE students have been rewarded for Academic Excellence at La Trobe University. We are very excited to see such positive outcomes from the diploma2degree program, and the recognition of our students’ success.”

diploma2degree award recipients

Pictured: Excellence Award winners, Isabel Francioli, Megan Murtagh, & Frances Dallinger with Justine Rofe, Senior Educator - Higher Education, Wodonga TAFE.