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Scholarships prove key to SWSi graduates

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Scholarships prove key to SWSi graduates

TLISC was delighted to attend the graduation celebration for Transport & Logistics students at TAFE South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) on Tuesday, 26 May 2015.

A diverse range of people attended the ceremony to receive their graduation certificates – each with their own story confirming the opportunities which come with gaining a qualification.

It was particularly inspiring to hear that 18 out of the 26 students who received Mick Young Scholarships last year had returned to enrol – and successfully complete – further qualifications to enhance their career path and complement their work experience in Transport and Logistics.

Graduating on the night were:


  • Certificate II in Warehousing Operations – 23 graduates
  • Certificate III in Warehousing Operations – 46 graduates
  • Certificate III in Logistics – 18 graduates
  • Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations – 52 graduates
  • Certificate IV in Logistics – 40 graduates
  • Diploma of Logistics – 52 graduates


An inspiring talk was given by Luke Myers, the winner of the High Achiever Award. He outlined how he had reached a point at work where he lacked direction and decided undertake further education, “to get a strong foundation.”

Having been out of school eight years, Luke faced challenges such as report writing and being comfortable in a formal learning environment. However, he soon thrived, successfully working his way through a total of three qualifications. At the graduation ceremony, Luke stood before the audience proudly receiving a Diploma of Logistics and assessing the opportunities ahead in areas of the industry he never would have imagined.

Cheryl-Lee Mackney was awarded first place in the Certificate IV Warehouse Operations qualification. Cheryl, who received a Mick Young Scholarship in 2014, works in the logistics sector enjoying the career opportunities available to her.

A number of other graduates shared similar stories and all had an obvious passion for the transport and logistics industry and excitement about their future opportunities.

As evidenced in TLISC’s 2015 Environmental Scan, the transport and logistics industry values qualifications and technical experience – Please see Skills in Demand (Appendix C) of the E-Scan for more information.

Employers value the flexibility inherent in TLISC’s Training Packages which enables employees to re-enter an environment for formal skills development and recognition while complementing their day-to-day roles through upskilling.

While some undertook further studies after missing out on a promotion and others simply wanted to gain new skills and experience, the training has helped them realise capabilities and opportunities beyond their original expectations.

Future growth projections for the industry include the need for higher order skills particularly in the area of Transport/Logistics Managers. Ongoing growth in warehousing activities, in particular the segment associated with e-commerce will continue to drive this demand.

SWSI is a TLISC Award-winning training provider and the graduation celebration is a great reminder of their success.


Congratulations graduates!

PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON June 11, 2015