Awards

 

1995 NSW Winner, Employer of the Year, NSW Community Services and Health Sector, Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Awards

 

1997 Mid North Coast Regional Development Board, Achievement Innovation & Excellence in Business

 

1996 North Coast Regional Development Board, Excellence in Business Award for New Business

 

1999 NSW Winner, Adult Learners Week 1999, ‘Outstanding Provider of Programs for Indigenous Australian Adults’, Australian National Training Authority and Adult Learning Australia Inc.

 

1999 A NSW Finalist in the Australian National Training Awards for ‘Excellence in VET in Schools’ – the Booroongen Djugun Certificate III Community Care Services (Nursing Assistant) course. Providing Health related courses for Year 9 – 12

 

2000 WADU Demonstration National Project for the Booroongen Djugun Certificate III Community Care (Nursing Assistant) course

 

2000 Recognised by the Prime Minister’s Taskforce Identifying Good Practice in Supporting Youth Transitions to Independence

 

2000 A Finalist in the NSW Training Awards for Excellence in VET in Schools – the Booroongen Djugun Certificate III Community Care Services (Nursing Assistant) course. Providing Health related courses for Year 9 – 12

 

2000 Adult Community Education and Education Access, Award ‘Recognition in Building Pride in the Community’

 

2000 Inaugural Many Rivers Regional Council, NAIDOC Community Achievement Awards, ‘Aboriginal Community Business of the Year’, ATSIC 2000

 

2000 Australia’s Holiday Coast Development Board’s 2000 Excellence in Business Awards ‘Business of the Year’

 

2000 International Adult Learners Week 2000 Award, NSW Winner, Outstanding Indigenous Learner – Christine McKiernan, Booroongen Djugun College

 

2000 Selected for National Case Study for Indigenous Students 15 – 20 years at Booroongen Djugun College, DETYA Research Follow, Department of Education Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra (one of three Case Studies in Australia).

 

2001 Selected for National Case Study in relation to Staff Development (education and training of College Staff) by Department of Education Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA).

 

2001 Winner of ‘Outstanding Provider of Programs for Indigenous Australians’ Adult Learner’s Week 2001 Awards, Australian National Training Authority and Adult Learners’ Australia Inc.

 

2001 Winner of ‘Aboriginal Community Business of the Year’, Community Groups, Macleay Valley NAIDOC Week Awards 2001.

 

2001 Finalist, ‘Small Training Provider of the Year’, 2001 NSW Training Awards, NSW Department of Education and Training. 

 

2001 Selected for ‘2001 ShowCasing Nationally Recognised Training’ Community Services and Health Training Australia. 

 

2002 Winner of the Excellence in Vocational Training and Aged Care Award, Kempsey West Rotray Club. 

 

2003 Winner of ‘Aboriginal Community Business of the Year’ Community Groups, Kempsey NAIDOC Awards. 

 

2004 Winner of ‘Australian Indigenous Community Provider of the Year 2004’ Adult Learning Australia in partnership with Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), and Australian National Training Authority (ANTA).  

 

2009 Winner of the ‘Macleay Valley Business Award’ for ‘Aboriginal Employment Strategy: Outstanding Aboriginal Achievement’ 

 

2009 Commendation: Premier’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in Aboriginal Communities  

 

2010 Achievement: Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water 2010 Community Sustainability Award

 

2012 Banksia Environmental Awards – Indigenous Caring for Country – Finalist Jidaanga Cultural Project

 

2013 Northern Rivers Landcare Award – Winner Indigenous Award

 

2013 Australasian Native Orchid Society Inc. Conservation Award for the Phaius australis (Dunghutti) Project – with the North East Branch, Heritage Division, Office of  Environment and Heritage