2022 Prices

After operating without a price rise for the past 10 years, the time has come for the APY Trade Training Centre to revise its price guide.

The Centre is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary focus is the provision of vocational training for Anangu secondary students and other community members. This price adjustment will contribute to recovering the cost of service deliveries, whether they be for training, facility hire, catering or accommodation. We aim to continue providing a quality service to all who use the facility.

A table of prices for meals, accommodation, and facility hire.

Passing of Nigel Plaskett, Principal Manager of the APY Trade Training Centre

Warning: *distressing content that mentions death*

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Nigel Plaskett, who passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Sunday 23 January.

Nigel served the APY Trade Training Centre for the past nine years, working as a TAFE SA Hospitality Lecturer for the first eight and half years, and then recently becoming the APY Trade Training Centre’s Principal Manager in August of 2021.

He was committed to providing training opportunities to students and communities on the APY Lands.

Nigel was well known, respected and a good friend to many.

His happy disposition and friendly nature touched us all and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Two men shake hands

Mark Connelly receives ‘Making a Difference’ SA Public Education Award

Congratulations to Mark Connelly, who received the ‘Making a Difference’ Award at Friday night’s Public Education Awards night. This award recognised Mark’s significant contribution to education on the APY Lands through the APY Trade Training Centre. 

Mark received his award from South Australia’s Premier, the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, and will now go on to represent the department in the Premier’s Excellence Awards later this year.

Mark Connelly receives public education award from the Honourable Stephen Marshall MP

APY Trade Training Centre Graduation 2021

Last week we celebrated our 6th annual graduation ceremony and said a very emotional goodbye to Mark Connelly. Mark was the Principal Manager of the APY Trade Training Centre from 2012-2021.

We would like thank our sponsors RASACNPY Women’s CouncilIAG and Mai Wiru for their ongoing support towards APY TTC’s graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to all graduates! Photos to come very soon.

2021 Anangu Schools Cook Off Cancelled

The 2021 Anangu Schools Cook Off has been cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions. The planning committee recognises the value of the Cook Off and would be happy to support an alternative format that requires individual schools to present a 3 course meal to their site. Please advise Nigel Plaskett if your school would like to enter this arrangement.

Term 3 Week 8 – Hospitality VET Training

This week was seasoned with a dash of salt, additional pepper, and lots of training!  Secondary students worked towards their Certificate I in Hospitality, and one student even completed the course! Congratulations to this student; the APY TTC team is looking forward to seeing you thrive next in Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.
Students stand behind a table of potatoes, sausage rolls and salad

2021 Cook Off Announced!

The Anangu Schools Cook Off will be held on 27th October 2021 at the Trade Training Centre.

Teams will consist of three students who will be supported by one Anangu Education Worker and teacher. Each team will prepare a 3 course meal that serves 15 people, and must meet the following requirements:

  • Entrée: with chicken
  • Main course: beef with vegetables
  • Dessert: with chocolate

First prize will be judged by 3 renowned guests, and the second prize will be awarded according to popular choice. Prizes will involve travel to a destination in South Australia. More information to come soon.