What is a LLEN?

A LLEN is a grouping or network of organisations and individuals interested and involved in education, training and employment, and in particular how these relate to young people in the age range 10-19 years.

Membership of a LLEN is open to any individual or organisation with an interest in education, training and employment in the area covered by the LLEN.

LLENs are incorporated associations and are legal entities in their own right.

Core objectives of Gippsland East LLEN:

  • to improve participation, engagement, attainment and transition outcomes for young people 10-19 years old within East Gippsland and Wellington Shires.
  • to have a particular focus on those young people who are at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged from education and training and are not in meaningful employment.
  • to better adapt education and training to local community and industry needs

Gippsland East LLEN is contracted to broker strategic, sustainable partnerships that support improved education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates. In its role as a partnership broker, Gippsland East LLEN will use its knowledge of the region to influence strategic planning and broker partnerships among key stakeholders to improve education outcomes and support young people to remain engaged, or re-engage, in education or training and realise their full social and economic potential.

The partnerships established will exist for the benefit of young people across all government, Catholic and other non-government education and training sectors who fall in the target age range within the LLEN area, including those experiencing high levels of disadvantage including those from low SES backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.

Primary functions of Gippsland East LLEN Inc.

  • evidence-based local planning to address gaps in the area of youth attainment and transitions;
  • engagement of, and communication with appropriate stakeholders from the education, training, employment, business and industry sectors of the community that promotes working together to improve career development and education, training and employment outcomes for local young people and closes the gap in education, training and employment outcomes for indigenous young people;
  • developing partnerships between parents and families, community and education and training providers to assist in achieving good education, training and employment  outcomes for young people and improved career development;
  • engagement with local Youth Connections providers, School Focussed Youth Service and other youth service organisations and networks;
  • partnership facilitation and brokerage to develop and promote initiatives and services that address gaps; and
  • providing policy advice to DEECD, DEEWR, the Victorian Skills Commission and other government agencies.

A secondary function is to:

  • trial or pilot initiatives designed to support young people to make effective transitions that cannot be trialled by other network partners.


GELLEN Proposed Rules Changes map April 2016

For more information please contact:

Jane Ponting

Executive Officer
Gippsland East LLEN

Phone: (03) 5153 1745
Email: jane@gellen.org.au