Helping make connections in our community

Gippsland East LLEN is a community managed, not-for-profit regional network in the East Gippsland and Wellington Shires. Our members are passionate about giving our young people a better go. We contribute to the improvement of opportunities for young people by tackling regional issues in the complex process of getting young people into post-school education, training and work by addressing gaps in existing services or pilot self-sustaining new initiatives.

Individual and organisations may apply to be members of the LLEN. No membership fee is required.

Contact us

We bring together over 360 schools, businesses, schools, tertiary education providers, community and government
agencies, and individuals from Yarram to Mallacoota.

We undertake the work of networking, information analysis and exchange, strategic planning, identifying
opportunities and supporting regional initiatives that are beyond the scope or capacity of individual members.

We don’t charge young people or our members any fees or try to sell them anything. Best of all, by working together we know we can help our young people create bright futures and life their best life. That’s our reward.
Businesses in the region
Young people 15-24 years
Young people employed
Young people in voluntary work

Our vision

That all young people in our region are supported to aspire to and achieve the very best education, training and employment outcomes possible.

What we aim for

Increase the number of students finishing school with Year 12 or equivalent

7 in 10 students finish school with Year 12 or equivalent

Vic. average is 8 in 10

Increase the number of school leavers who continue their studies in VET or university courses

4 in 10 school leavers go on to post-secondary courses

Vic. average is 6 in 10

Increase the number of
employed youth in the region

12% youth unemployment

9% overall unemployment rate

Latest news

New Victorian Government Youth Policy

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

In June of this year, the Victorian Government launched the Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria. With the launch of this new policy, young Victorians will find there are more opportunities for them [...]

Doctors in Schools

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Gippsland East has three schools participating in the exciting Doctors in Secondary Schools Program - the first of its kind in Australia! Bairnsdale Secondary College, Sale College and Maffra Secondary College are part of a [...]

LLEN attends Doing School Differently

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

A conference on flexible education options. Education is definitely an important focus in our community - we all recognise and acknowledge this fact. But education also has many faces, and although traditional schooling works for [...]

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A fresh look

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome to the new website for Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network. As a network of members, we want to get the best results from the resources our region gets for skills training, education and creating [...]

An Inconvenient Youth?

  • Between 1994 and 2014 the youth population in Australia [12-24] grew by 0.6%

  • In contrast, the Australian population grew by 1.4%

  • In the last five years, the youth population grew by 0.7%. The Australian population grew by 1.7%

  • From 1971 to 2014 the number of young people increased from three to four million but the proportion of young people in the total population declined from 23% to 17%. In 2049, the proportion of young people is projected to be 15%. This means that our governments will need to reassess budget allocations that recognise the oppositional forces of declining ratios but increasing numbers of young people.

Report card

How our young people are faring in the transition from school to work


A selection of guides, templates and reports to download