Australian Training Awards 2011 School Based Apprentice of the Year – Jessica Pendlebury

With the cooperation of GOTAFE and her employer, Northern Veterinary Group, Jessica Pendlebury became the TAFE’s first student to undertake a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as an Australian School-based Apprentice.

Working hard to both complete her VCE and be a qualified Veterinary Nurse by the end of 2012, Jessica is enjoying the opportunity to work in a nursing environment while completing her studies via flexible delivery.

Thanks to the Australian School-based Apprenticeship Program at GOTAFE, Jessica has guaranteed employment with her current employer once she has completed her VCE and is considering her options of either working full-time or working part-time and undertaking further tertiary studies.

Jessica has also become a Puppy Pre-school trainer, has mentored and tutored other students in the Certificate II in Animal Studies, and in 2010 was awarded Vocational Education and Training Student of the Year by her school, Assumption College, Kilmore.