Passion for care scores major award

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Forest MHR Nola Marino presents Harvey care worker Christine Williams the Student of the Year award.
Camera IconForest MHR Nola Marino presents Harvey care worker Christine Williams the Student of the Year award.

Harvey care worker Christine Williams was named Student of the Year for the Harvey campus at the recent South Regional TAFE Awards.

Obtaining a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Ms Williams said the nomination was unexpected.

“It was a huge shock being awarded,” Ms Williams said.

“I was up against so many, and it was all very humbling.”

The care worker was among dozens of students who undertook a wide range of courses at the Harvey TAFE campus last year.

Ms Williams’ high standard of work coupled with her competency made her a stand out as a candidate to her lecturer Lee Westwood.

“Ms Williams has a passion for assisting people with complex disabilities,” Ms Westwood said.

Having worked in the disabilities sector with both individuals and family members, Ms Williams wanted to go one step further and improve her skills set.

“I have a grandson with special needs, so I wanted to be able to better support him and his mum, and get better at what I do,” Ms Williams said.

“I hope to give others who are coming through the ranks a chance to realise you can better yourself,” she said.

“There is always something good that can come out of hard work.”

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