About

Focused on fulfilling our vision

Delivering seamless education, training and employment pathways for young people that are inclusive, responsive and innovative.

We are your LLEN

The Banyule Nillumbik LLEN covers the local government areas of Banyule and Nillumbik which includes 23 secondary schools across the two local government areas. The Banyule Nillumbik LLEN works with local partners to support young people in the two areas particularly those young people who are at risk of disengaging or who have already disengaged from education and training and are not in meaningful employment.

The BNLLEN Vision is to create a 'seamless education, training and employment pathways that are inclusive responsive and innovative’.

Our Staff

Meri Ivanovska

Executive Officer
0409 547 034
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Maha Mohamed

Manager – School, Community & Industry Engagement
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Ross Patterson
Ross Patterson

Partnership Broker
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Maridina O’Keeffe

L2P Support Officer

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Tiziana
Tiziana Gillon

Working Community Project Officer
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Alison
Alison Barton

SWL Project Officer
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Jacqueline Lewis

SWL Project Officer
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Nadia Hollins
Nadia Hollins

Administration Support

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Sandra Monger

Finance Officer

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Board of Management

CATEGORY 1: SCHOOLS
Sue Muscat - Bundoora Secondary College
Darren Squires - Eltham High School
John Fecondo - St Helena Secondary College
CATEGORY 2: TAFE/UNIVERSITIES
Jane McNally - Melbourne Polytechnic
CATEGORY 3: ACE
CATEGORY 4: OTHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION ORGANISATIONS
George Giuliani - E Focus
Adrian Jenkins - Sarina Russo Job Access
CATEGORY 5: TRADE UNIONS
CATEGORY 6: EMPLOYERS
CATEGORY 7: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Joseph Tabacco - Banyule City Council
Darko Popovski - Nillumbik Shire Council
CATEGORY 8: OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES
Christine Denton - Headspace
Rebecca Lonie - Jets Studios
CATEGORY 9: KOORI ORGANISATIONS
CATEGORY 10: COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Renzo Sgarbossa
CATEGORY 11: CO-OPTEES
Howard Kelly - Consultant

Stakeholder Groups

The Banyule Nillumbik LLEN will achieve its Vision by bringing together the expertise and experience of local stakeholders to develop and foster sustainable partnerships that engage stakeholder groups.

These partnerships will recognise the local situation, build on current practice and develop a sustainable and strategic approach which involves the whole community to support young people’s learning and development.  LLENs broker sustainable mutually beneficial partnerships that improve education and transition outcomes for young people between four stakeholder groups as follows:

  • Education providers partner with stakeholders to ensure young people participate in challenging, relevant and engaging learning that makes the curriculum more meaningful and broadens personal aspirations
  • Business and industry participate in sustainable partnerships that develop the skills and knowledge of the future workforce maximising relationships with industries affected by local skills shortages
  • Parents and families participate in partnerships that provide an informed and supportive environment for all young people to enable life long learning and career and pathway planning
  • Community groups engage in partnerships that harness resources and build social capital resulting in a coordinated, strategic, holistic approach to supporting young people