Vocational Student of the Year

Congratulations Kathleen Rodda

2023 South Australian Training Awards Vocational Student of the Year

Dual diploma: Training Design and Development / Vocational Education and Training
Training Provider: Healthy Business Training Academy
Employed by: Self-employed - The Kat's Whiskers

Kat Rodda’s passion for knowledge grew deeper after her experience of mentoring and training at the Healthy Business Training Academy. Falling into hairdressing after dropping out from high school (there’s a song about that!), Kat wishes she’d discovered traineeships earlier.

Now a qualified hairdresser, make-up artist, barber and beautician with her own very successful business, and a qualified trainer and assessor, Kat has undertaken a dual diploma - a Diploma of VET and Diploma of Training Design and Development.

Kat can’t wait to share her freshly ignited knowledge with future students, and one day run her own beauty school, and share the amazing opportunities that VET offers.

About the Vocational Student of the Year award

This award recognises an outstanding student’s achievement in a course of study leading to a nationally vocational qualification.

The 2023 Vocational Student of the Year award is proudly sponsored by Statewide Group Training (SA).