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SM TAFE student success

We have a reputation for producing job-ready graduates who become leaders in their chosen profession.

Our training has been recognised recently by winning a National Defence Industry Award, the WA Large Provider of the Year at the 2022 WA Training Awards and four of our SM TAFE students also won at the Training Awards in the cultural diversity, international, trainee and apprentice categories.

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See how SM TAFE has helped students achieve their career goals, for more student success stories visit our YouTube channel.

From dressing brides to tv bachelorettes, SM TAFE fashion graduate Jonté Morgan has established her own successful fashion label Jonte` Designs.

Jonté studied a fashion diploma at Bentley in 2008 and won WA Vocational Student of the Year in 2011 and was also named runner-up Vocational Student of the Year at the Australian Training Awards later that year.

Hear from Jeremy Chetty, Chief Product Office and Co-Founder of Student Edge as he talks about the SM TAFE Diploma of Business, and how it gave him a pathway to university and prepared him for a successful career.


Stacey Boothman talks about her decision to change careers into mechanical fitting. The decision paid off as she won SM TAFE Apprentice of the Year and was a finalist in the WA Training Awards in 2021.

Stacey then completed a four year mechanical apprenticeship with Alcoa Kwinana and trained at SM TAFE completing a Certificate III and IV in mechanical fitting and a Diploma in Engineering.

Zoe talks about how she took the plunge towards a new career and followed her passion, studying a Landscape Design at SM TAFE.

Zoe has not looked back, winning South Metropolitan TAFE's Vocational Student of the Year 2020, WA's Vocational Student of the Year and was runner up Vocational Student of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.

Hear from Su-Nami Matsumoto a proud Yawuru woman from Broome, who took out SM TAFE's 2021 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award, 

After completing her Certificate III and Diploma in Aquaculture and is now employed with Marine Produce Australia, a business that produces Cone Bay Barramundi where she can put her skills and knowledge into practice.

Lakeisha Hammond Vocational Student of the Year 2022, talks about her plans to use her role as an SM TAFE ambassador to inspire other women returning to the workforce, especially those considering retraining while balancing the needs of their families.

 Upon the successful completion of her Diploma of Human Resource Management, was promoted to the ALDI Perth head office, and currently assists with human resources matters at a corporate level.