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Perceptions Are Not Reality

Recently, the Skilling Australia Foundation released our latest research report “Perceptions Are Not Reality: myths, realities & the critical role of vocational education & training in Australia”. The vocational education and training (VET) sector is the key to future proofing Australia’s economy, says Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the not-for-profit Skilling Australia Foundation. “Political and business [...]

June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 100 new uni enrollments by students who have experienced out of home care

Want to study at university? There is no age limit to access the services and supports offered to care leavers at Federation University and La Trobe University. Both universities offer different pathways and programs, and may recognize your work experience and skills in your application. To find out more about Raising Expectations, contact or [...]

June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Federation University Australia's Gippsland Centre for Art and Design will again celebrate the region's emerging visual artists through the Refresh Art Prize. Refresh showcases and celebrates the creative work of Gippsland VCE art students and their schools. This prestigious award, with a total prize pool of $5000, aims to amplify and champion the significant work [...]

June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Victorian Regional Acheivement & Community Awards – Nominations open now

The search is on for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a difference in our local community through the annual Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards.  East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, invites all residents to consider nominating an individual, business or group. "Whether as an individual, committee, or business, we [...]

June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The MAYOR’s Poster Challenge [East Gippsland Shire]

Young people keen to demonstrate their creativity and knowledge of recycling are invited to take part in this year's Mayor's Poster Challenge. East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, said the challenge asks young people across East Gippsland to design a poster promoting a message about recycling and waste management. "We're looking for posters [...]

May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Youth asked to speak up

  Sale Lions Club is encouraging schools to begin thinking about next year's Lions Youth of the Year competition. The competition tests young people aged between 16 and 18 on public speaking, civic engagement and leadership. Winners from local rounds go onto regional, district, state and national finals, and the national winner receives $1000 and [...]

May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local News – April 2017

Dedicated support for youth With the opening of Headspace Bairnsdale at 171 Main Street, East Gippsland’s youth will benefit from a facility dedicated to providing support for young people with mental health issues and related problems. Headspace was officially opened last Friday [April 7] morning, with representatives from local health organisations, youth and Headspace personnel [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illuminate:NextGen Challenge comes to Sale

In the last week of April, the Illuminate:NextGen Challenge 2017 was held in Sale, with students participating from Maffra, Sale and Yarram Secondary Colleges. Hosted by Adam Mostogul, the Illuminate:NextGen Challenge is an inspiring event for high school students that forever changes the view of their potential career paths, and positively motivates them for the [...]

May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students get taste of local pathways

Students at Reese Plumbing in Lakes Entrance   On Wednesday, March 8, a Careers Day was held in Lakes Entrance, as an introduction to the various career paths that are available locally. Organised by the Lakes Entrance Schools and Community Hub  in conjunction with the Gippsland East LLEN, and the Lakes Entrance Secondary [...]

May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing: Youth Jobs PaTH

  Need staff? Trial a young person before you hire. A new Australian Government program aims to make it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people. Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) allows businesses to trial an eligible young person aged 17–24 in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) for between 4 and [...]

May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments