LONGERENONG College graduate Kate Cross is Victoria's top vocational student.
Ms Cross, 21, won the 2013 Victorian Vocational Student of the Year Award on Friday.
She graduated with a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Agronomy last year, after completing a Certificate II in Agriculture during VCE.
Former college student Mathew Hill was also a finalist for the statewide award.
Ms Cross said she was 'over the moon' with the win.
She travelled from Rocklands Station in Queensland where she works to Melbourne to accept the award.
"It is an honour to be recognised, especially when I know there are so many others with a passion for what they do," she said.
"The agricultural industry is so diverse and being at Longerenong College exposed me to so much; it really allowed me to keep my career options open.
"Longerenong College helped me achieve more than I thought I ever could because the more I put in the more I got out of it."
Ms Cross, who was Wimmera Agricultural Societies Rural Ambassador 2012 and Horsham Rural City Council Citizen of the Year in 2012, won a $10,000 fellowship as part of the award.
She has now qualified for the 2013 Australian Training Awards in Perth in November.
Longerenong College campus manager John Goldsmith said the award recognised Ms Cross's hard work.
He said the college was proud to have taught two of the award's four finalists.
"It is a credit to the courses we have here and shows what our students can achieve," he said.
"The courses have a great combination of hands-on training supported by theory I think we have the balance right for our students ."
Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall said vocational training improved job prospects for Victorians across the state.
"I look forward to the training awards each year, and the opportunity to celebrate vocational training and the doors it opens for so many Victorians," he said.
"Every year the winners have inspiring stories, such as Victorian Teacher of the Year Robyn York who delivers vocational training programs for students with disability at SuniTAFE."