Busselton student Chloe Baigent was named a finalist in the WA Vocational Student of the Year category at the WA Training Awards.
Ms Baigent completed a Certificate IV in Youth Work at the Busselton TAFE campus which enabled her career change to follow her passion.
Ms Baigent wants to work hands on and make a difference in people's lives and now has a role with the City of Busselton as a youth development support officer.
She was also a major award winner at the South Regional TAFE South West annual awards night in April 2019, were she received the highest honour of the South Regional TAFE Student of the Year award.
South Regional TAFE managing director Duncan Anderson congratulated the finalists on their achievements.
"It is fantastic to hear our regional TAFE students have been recognised in these state-wide awards," he said.
"Their dedication to their training and achievements in their local communities will inspire other students."
Busselton Campus manager Lucy Goodhew said Ms Baigent was a great role model for other South West students.
"We were thrilled to hear Chloe has been selected as a finalist in the WA Vocational Student of the Year category," .she said
"This is an outstanding achievement and is indicative of the positive support provided to Busselton TAFE students from staff."
Ms Baigent's youth work lecturer Gloria Ross said she was a standout student who worked hard to attain her goals and saw the importance of investing in her future.
"We pride ourselves on supporting our students to achieve their goals and aspirations - Ms Baigent is a glowing example of just that.
WA Training Award winners will be announced on September 13 at a presentation dinner in Perth sponsored by the Electrical and Communications Association WA.
Winners may also be eligible to compete against the nation's best at the Australian Training Awards later in the year.
Ms Baigent said she was excited to hear that she had been named as a finalist.
"I've got such a passion for training and I'm so enthusiastic about my work, I really want to be an ambassador for training," she said.
"For me training at TAFE has been a life-changing experience and enabled me to get a job I enjoy and be more involved in the community."