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Michaela HoskingMichaela Hosking - Winner

Engagement and Support
Michaela Hosking embodies the Holmesglen journey – from learner to Student Engagement and Success Manager.
Her current role has helped bring to life the Institute’s strategic visions and championed the student voice for past, present and future learners.

After initially working in the International Centre, Michaela embraced her current role and has developed her leadership and project management skills, including managing the Holmesglen Recreation Team.

Recently, Michaela supported the introduction of the new Learner Support Framework.

“Michaela has a clear vision and is able to communicate this while remaining open to contributions from others,” says Allied Health Services and Science Head of Department Amy Hespe.


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Allison KenneallyAllison Kenneally - Finalist

Faculty of Health Science, Youth and Community Studies 
Community and Social Inclusion teacher Allison Kenneally has helped evolve and grow our individual support course curriculum.

Allison’s passion, commitment and keen sense of collaboration were evident when supporting the re-development of training materials, which strengthened the Institute’s quality and compliance.

She helped develop training and assessment processes for new study units, including the design of workplace assessment and pre-placement simulations.

“Allison was instrumental in the improvement and creation of these materials.
"She is always the first person to volunteer to fulfil a role or complete a task,” says Education Manager Julian Hertan.


Janet ConnorJanet Connor - Finalist

Faculty of Health Sciences, Youth and Community Studies
Janet Connor is an environmentally conscious employee, helping lead recycling activities within the Health Sciences, Youth and Community Studies Faculty.

“She strongly believes in caring for the planet and does this with integrity every day,” says colleague Frances Cieslak.

As a Laboratory Manager, Janet is resourceful and resilient. When students missed face-to-face learning opportunities due to COVID-19 disruptions, Janet prepared study from home packs, to support them with their remote learning.

Janet also actively liaises with corporate, not-for-profit and a variety of other businesses to organise consumable products for our students, which can be used or re-used for learning purposes.


Kim KenwellKim Kenwell - Finalist

Faculty of Health Sciences, Youth and Community Studies

Diploma of Nursing teacher Kim Kenwell says training the next generation of nurses is a rewarding way to contribute to the future healthcare workforce.

Kim’s colleagues describe her as always going the extra mile and say her values have improved unit delivery and helped students achieve their career goals.

She works closely with Student Wellbeing, to help students affected by mental health, medical or personal issues.

Kim has also supported nursing students as they catch up on clinical placements following previous COVID-19 restrictions.
“Her passion for nursing shows in the pride she exhibits in her teaching style and output,” says colleague Kamini Pillay.


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