They do say, “Good Things Come in Twos” and this is certainly the case for our students at Australian Paramedical College (APC). We are thrilled to announce APC graduate, Jarred Mobbs is the Queensland Student of the Year for the Metropolitan Region. This exciting news comes just weeks after NSW graduate, Sarah Sgroi won for her region in NSW.
The QLD Training Awards highlight exceptional students, trainers, employers, and more in the field of vocational education.
Established in 1962, the Training Awards stand as the state’s most prestigious program within the training sector. Although prizes are awarded to winners, the ultimate recognition stems from being named the best in their region.
If you ever have the chance to meet Jarred, you’ll easily see why he received this incredible accolade.
APC Trainer and Assessor, Jens Hojby had the privilege of training Jarred for Clinical Workshop 1 and 2 at APC headquarters and said,
“Jarred was truly one of the best that we’ve had. His want to strive for the best is unprecedented and he would always go that step above to make sure that his team were succeeding during all assessments. I’m not surprised he won, and I am excited to witness his continued success in all his future endeavours.
Jarred enrolled into APC’s HT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science in 2021 but as the course superseded during his enrolment, he was automatically transferred into the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care. Despite being a 24-month-long course and interruptions from COVID-19, Jarred’s commitment to his learning saw him graduate in just 20 months.
During the nomination process, both APC’s Student Success and Training & Assessment team’s quickly recognised Jarred as a clear nominee. A particular statement that stood out to us from Jarred’s nomination was,
“Studying healthcare has provided so many positive opportunities, changing and impacting my life for the better. Not only has it helped me to develop my character and provide me with personal growth, but it has also given me a newfound appreciation for the challenges that our frontline workers deal with on a day-to-day basis in emergency healthcare of the real world, as opposed to the idealized versions we often see in TV dramas.”
Jarred graduated from APC holding a Diploma of Emergency Health Care. In Jarred’s words, his experience with APC was nothing short of excellent, with the pathway allowing him to reach his ultimate goal of enrolling into a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Central Queensland University.
Many students aspire to become paramedics upon graduation, so it is common for them to pursue further studies at university. APC is proud to provide alternative options for students who may not have achieved the required ATAR for direct entry.
To read more about the pathway, click here.
The awards are beneficial to both APC and our students. Firstly, it’s an opportunity for us to showcase and celebrate our incredible students. Additionally, while APC only nominates one or two individuals per state, it also gives us the chance to share with our community and prospective students that great things can be achieved through the growing pathways of vocational education.
Feedback from Senior Lecturer of Paramedicine at Charles Sturt University, Sam Willis, mentioned how “Other students tend to look up to them [APC graduates] because they can see how well they’re performing” and “They are usually the first to put their hands up as their level of understanding is conducive to their success.”
For a student, the awards somewhat represent a huge graduation ceremony, not to mention the opportunity to network and receive recognition! No matter the outcome, they have the support of APC behind them – however it is also great to walk away as “Student of the Year” and know that you are one of the best in the country!
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