Vanessa Corbell wins Vocational Student of the Year @ The Australian Training Awards 2011

In 2008 Vanessa Corbell commenced Certificate II in Floristry and found it quickly became her passion. Despite being diagnosed with severe dyslexia, Vanessa has excelled in her studies having successfully completed Certificate II and III in Floristry.

Vanessa’s skills have been recognised and rewarded throughout her studies including being awarded first place in South Australia in the 2010 Oasis Designz Cup Competition and second place in the 2010 South Australian district Interflora Rising Star competition, recipient of the inaugural Interflora student award of distinction and 2011 South Australian district and national winner of the Interflora Florist of the Future competition. She attributes her success to her studies through TAFE SA and her personal determination to succeed.

Vanessa is now working full-time as a qualified florist and continuing her studies part-time to ensure her skills are always of the highest standard. She is currently enrolled in Certificate IV in floristry which she hopes to complete in 2012 and looks forward to continuing to be an ambassador for vocational education and training and the floristry industry.

VJ Thomas Greader