2022 SATA Large Employer of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to all 2022 South Australian Training Awards Finalists

Meet all of the finalists in the Industry Collaboration category for the 2022 South Australian Training Awards – some truly amazing organisations!

Get to know each of the finalist organisations by reading their bios below.

The 2022 Industry Collaboration category is proudly sponsored by TafeSA.

Clinpath Pathology

Clinpath Pathology is a highly respected, well established private pathology practice, providing laboratory services to general practitioners, specialists, private hospitals, and aged care facilities in Adelaide, South Australia. They are committed to providing a personalised, responsive professional service to all their clients.

Good medicine doesn’t just happen. It is a complex and continually evolving discipline that requires insight, sensitivity and a lifelong commitment to learning in order to provide the best possible patient care and patient outcomes. Clinpath’s success has always been driven by the understanding that medical leadership facilitates the highest standards of professional and operational excellence for the doctors and patients that they serve. Since formation, Clinpath have been medically managed by pathologists supported by stable, committed management teams focused on providing the best patient care.

Clinpath Pathology is an equal opportunity employer offering a dynamic and supportive work environment where the contribution of people with different skill sets, cultures and backgrounds is valued.

Happy Haven OSHC Pty Ltd

Happy Haven OSHC Pty Ltd is South Australia's largest Approved Provider of Out of School Hours Care services within Department for Education Schools. They currently operate across 50 school locations, all within South Australia, both metropolitan and rural.

Happy Haven OSHC believes that children need a safe, warm, secure and stimulating environment where quality care is provided. Seeking passionate and resourceful educators is crucial to providing children with a positive learning environment that is inclusive and respectful to all.

Happy Haven offer high quality Before and After School Care, and fun and exciting Vacation Care programs in the school holidays. They have a focus on ensuring high quality programming, child engagement and optimal duty of care.

In 2021 Happy Haven OSHC Pty Ltd won the South Australian Medium Employer Award in the South Australian Training Awards. Winning this award has been an amazing boost to their business, raising awareness of the business, industry and challenges they face with staff recruitment and retention.

Child and educator wellbeing are of high importance, as is investing back into the company to offer further training and development, new technologies and resources, higher staff retention and excellent levels of satisfaction from children, their families, and the schools they partner with. Happy Haven is passionate about offering services to South Australian communities.

SRA Information Technology

SRA Information Technology develop software solutions, help tech startups and emerging technology entrepreneurs, and place staff into clients’ business for extended periods of time.

SRA aspire to create innovative solutions that provide positive social, environmental and community outcomes.

SRA was established by Steve Rowe thirty years ago. They have approximately 120 staff, mostly in South Australia but also in Darwin, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane.

Most of the software development is for state and territory government departments and the Australian Government.

SRA have a strong track record in being an environmentally and socially responsible company having developed state-of-the-art software for managing the environment and built heritage and have worked very closely over time with government departments responsible for child protection and Indigenous affairs.

South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES)

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) is a community-based volunteer organisation established to provide an emergency response service across the state. Their mission is "To minimise the loss of life, injuries and damage from emergencies and natural disasters".

SASES has a number of legislative roles, including exercising responsibilities as Control Agency for flooding, extreme weather and structural collapse. SASES is also a Hazard Leader for extreme weather including storms and heatwaves.

Operational functions include responding to floods and storms; assisting police, health, and the two fire agencies in dealing with any emergency; as well as assisting in carrying out prevention, preparedness, response and recovery operations and undertaking rescues.

In addition to volunteer response training and operations, SASES is also involved in community education and emergency management activities including planning, training and support to zone emergency management committees.

At the strategic level the service is focused on building community resilience to natural disasters.

SASES's four strategic goals are:

• Disaster Resilient Communities

• Coordinated, well-managed emergency response

• Sustainable, well-trained volunteer workforce

• Ethical, well-managed agency.

The goals and objectives of the organisation drive and focus the efforts of staff and volunteers to meet the challenge of serving the people of South Australia, ensuring that SASES continues to grow its reputation as a reliable and trusted volunteer-based organisation building safe and resilient communities.