Banyule Nillumbik Industry & Education Breakfast

Banyule Nillumbik Industry & Education Breakfast

The Banyule Nillumbik Industry & Education Breakfast proved to be a great way to start the conversation about supporting local businesses to employ local youth. We are looking forward to the next step. Thank you to all who attended, our speakers, the working group and our sponsors: E-focus, Sarina Russo Job Access, VACC, Commonwealth Bank (Heidelberg), Rotary Club of Heidelberg, Banyule City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, BNLLEN, Chocolatier, Charles Latrobe College, Sidedoor.

Following our wonderful breakfast forum we have had many requests for the presentation slides from our fantastic guest speaker, Mark McCrindle. Please click on the link below to download a copy.

Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Generations at Work: The key trends impacting business & employment


L2P Newsletter Article

Check out the latest Statewide L2P Newsletter for a fantastic article by Mel Boak, one of the Banyule L2P volunteer mentors.

Statewide L2P Newsletter – March


Community Referral Poster Updated for 2015

The Community Referral Poster for Banyule and Nillumbik has been updated for 2015.

Click on the link below to see all the fantastic services available to you in the Banyule / Nillumbik region.

Banyule Nillumbik Community Referral Poster 2015




Statewide Workplace Learning Network – August 6th

Once per term, Workplace Learning Coordinators from across Victoria get together to discuss current issues, share Best Practice and brainstorm ideas on how to improve the program for all of our regions. On August 6th, Nancye and Monica represented Banyule/Nillumbik for the Term 3 event in Ararat. The guest speakers, representing schools, industry and student cohorts, gave us great insight into their links with our program, and inspired productive discussion around possible future activities. We look forward to sharing more news with you as our plans progress.


Banyule L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

The Banyule L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program began in October 2010 and has consistently been one of the most high-achieving programs in Victoria.  The program targets learner drivers aged 16-20 years of age living in Banyule, who have their learner’s permit but who are finding it difficult to get sufficient driving experience.  So far, volunteers have contributed over 7,600 hours of supervised driving for 158 learner drivers, 93 of whom have been guided all the way to obtaining their probationary licence.  The Banyule L2P Program has received positive feedback from graduating learners and their families who are grateful for the support they have received from the volunteer mentors.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the calibre of individual mentors.. (they) regularly go above and beyond to support this program and improve the education, training and employment outcomes for local, disadvantaged young people.”


2014 Banyule City Council – Community Volunteers Awards

Congratulations to all Banyule L2P Program Mentors/Volunteers, who received the 2014 Highly Commended Community Group Award at the Banyule City Council Volunteer Awards on Thursday 15 May 2014.

Allan, Mel, Noel, Nancye and Maridina attended on behalf of the entire team.  It was a great night out, with good company and good food.  It was great to see that the Banyule L2P Program and our Mentors are recognised and valued by the wider community.


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Stories from My Life – Eltham High School

Eltham High School VCAL students visit Nillumbik Health Planned Activities Group to find out about stories from their lives.

Congratulations on presenting some fantastic stories.


Read More – Stories from My Life – Eltham High School & Nillumbik Heath Planned Activities Group




Northern Indigenous Employment

The Norther Indigenous Employment (NEI) Group held an Employer Forum on 3rd  June 2014 (Mabo Day)

See a summaryof the day here – NIE Partnership opens doors to Aboriginal jobs


Community HART Award

On Thursday the 5th June the Northern Indigenous Employment (NEI) Group was fortunate to win the inaugural Community HART Award  see here for more



2014 Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite you to attend the 2014 Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning and Employment Network Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 7 May 2014 from 5pm to 6pm, at Eltham High School, followed by light refreshments.

Our Keynote Speaker, Dean Delia, believes that the key to creating innovative, socially minded leaders and sustainable communities is access to quality education, regardless of place of birth or social status. This belief has driven him to create action-focused learning opportunities through schools, non-profits and independent organisations in Australia and throughout the world. Dean has led national and international organisations such as The Foundation for Young Australians, Me to We, Free the Children and High Resolves. He has built relationships and partnerships across the corporate, private and philanthropic sectors. Dean is very familiar with the Banyule Nillumbik region, having previously worked as a teacher in one of our local secondary schools. I am looking forward to his presentation.

Please feel free to call us for more information.

Thank you in advance and I hope to see you at our AGM on 7 May. RSVP to maridina@bnllen.org.au