Nursing student Luke spurred on by Queensland Training Awards nomination

Published:07 June 2018

CQUni Bachelor of Nursing student Luke Sondergeld is a finalist in the CQ Regional Queensland Training Awards.

CQUniversity Nursing student Luke Sondergeld’s career prospects have been given a healthy boost after he was recently named as a finalist in the 2018 Central Queensland Regional Queensland Training Awards.

Luke was named a finalist in the Vocational Student of the Year category and is one of five students and a teacher nominated in the awards.

“I am excited to be recognised for my efforts and also completely humbled by the nomination to begin with,” Luke said.

Other categories in which CQUni is represented include the Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year, Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year, Equity VET Student of the Year and VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year.

Luke who currently works as an Enrolled Nurse at in the Surgical Ward of the Hillcrest Private Hospital in Rockhampton while studying a Bachelor of Nursing at CQUni, said the nomination would spur him on in his nursing career and his future goals.

“I think the nomination will show that I didn’t just attend TAFE or university to simply study and achieve personal goals – it shows that I actively worked towards improving the student life experience.

“My dream job would be to work as Registered Nurse in a hospital part-time and use the other time to instruct new enrolled nurses in the vocational system.”

Finalists will compete for the top spot in their region at the regional final held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on 21 July 2018.

For the full list of nominees visit