David Barker

David Barker
2013
Runner-up
Northern Territory

David Barker’s career in the baking industry has spanned 25 years. Starting as an apprentice baker, and climbing ranks to become successful business owner, it seemed a natural progression for David to eventually share his passion and motivation for the baking industry as a VET teacher/trainer.

David Barker’s career in the baking industry has spanned 25 years. Starting as an apprentice baker, and climbing ranks to become successful business owner, it seemed a natural progression for David to eventually share his passion and motivation for the baking industry as a VET teacher/trainer.

In the commercial cookery and bakery area of Charles Darwin University, David teaches off-the-job skills to Australian School-based Apprentices and Australian Apprentices, as well as subjects to VET in School students.

David’s student base is diverse, including Indigenous, international and mature-age students. Known for his ability to provide additional educational and learning support, David uses innovative and flexible teaching methods and provides personal encouragement to achieve excellent learning outcomes.

Download the Australian Training Awards fact sheet on David's achievements.

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