EnergySafe Magazine Winter 2018, issue 51 - Page 7

07 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au WInter 2018 energysafe issue 51 ESV TAFE Instructors Excellence Award 2018 By Laurie Devitt, Gas Safety Officer, Gas Operations ESV is proud to announce the presentation of the second RTO/TAFE Instructor’s Excellence Award. At the recent Plumbing Sheetmetal Coppersmith Instructors Association (PSCIA) conference, Paul Harris, ESV Manager Gas Operations, and Darren Tilley, ESV Team Leader Gas and Pipeline Strategy, presented the award to Gary Waters from Master Plumbers/PICAC. The award is intended to acknowledge the efforts of all RTO/TAFE plumbing teachers involved in plumbing and gasfitting training, and nominees have to display an exceptional commitment to providing excellence in teaching plumbing and gasfitting apprentices. ESV received six nominations, all of whom met ESV’s criteria—Gary Waters from Master Plumbers/PICAC, Selwyn Hikuroa from Chisholm Institute (Frankston), Andrew McCracken from Melbourne Polytechnic, Ross Wilkinson from GOTAFE Shepparton, and Warren Lewis and Paul Baulch from Victoria University. Each were nominated for their commitment to tutoring plumbing and gas fitting apprentices, and particularly in gas-related streams including CERT III and CERT IV in gas, and Type A Appliance Servicing and Type B Servicing. After careful consideration, Gary Waters, nominated by Master Plumbers/PICAC’s Brendan Gould, was chosen due to his consistently high standard of teaching apprentices over a long period of time and the strong endorsements from Top of class: ESV’s Paul Harris (left) and Darren Tilley (right) with ESV TAFE Instructors Excellence 2018 award recipient, Gary Waters. his students. They spoke of his promotion of free thinking and problem solving, consideration for his students’ different learning needs, his use of personal life experience to balance the theory. The genuine enthusiasm he showed in his teaching and encouraging his students was also commended. ESV’s Paul Harris and Darren Tilley presented Gary with his award and a Bunnings voucher valued at $750 in front of RTO/TAFE teachers from all over Victoria. ESV would like to congratulate all 2018 nominees and their dedication to the industry in helping educate and shape future practioners.  AN EXTREMELY COMPACT FLUE GAS ANALYSER WITH CO, O2 AND CO2 Using Bluetooth® connectivity you can view, transfer and record measurements on your mobile, tablet or PC. High-quality world class product with exceptional battery life. Other models available with NO, NO2, SO2 and NOx sensor cells. Visit www.accutherm.com.au Call +61 3 9763 6335 Email sales@accutherm.com.au