NMLLEN brokers partnerships in the Northern Mallee region to help young people find successful pathways in education, training and employment.

Welcome to the NMLLEN

Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network (NMLLEN) brokers strategic and sustainable community partnerships aimed at improving education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates.

NMLLEN helps to build the capacity of the region to support all young people reach their full potential.


To be a key contributor to the rise in the number of young people finishing Year 12 or equivalent in the region.

NMLLEN Mission

Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network (NMLLEN) brokers strategic partnerships with community stakeholder groups resulting in better outcomes in education, training and employment for young people.

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Training Opportunities (funded through MRCC School Focused Youth Services):

FREE Workshops for those working or living with young people to build skills in the management of anger, bullying and/or ADHD brought to Mildura and Ouyen by  MRCC School Focussed Youth Services and facilitated by Ken Nathan from Interventions Plus:


Mildura: Wednesday 3 May 9:30 – 3:30pm

Ouyen: Monday 8 May  9:30 – 3:30pm

Managing the Bull

Mildura Thursday 4 May  9:30 – 3- 30pm

Ouyen: Tuesday 9 May  9:30 – 3:30pm

Managing Angry Adolescent Differently

Ouyen:  Thursday 11 May  9:30 – 3:30pm

Managing Angry Adolescents Differently - A workshop for Parents and Carers

Mildura: Friday 5 May  7:15 – 9:45pm

Ouyen: Wednesday 10 May  7:15 – 9:45pm

For any enquires please contact Stephen Williams:

E:   Stephen.Williams@Mildura.vic.gov.au

T: 50188282


Navigator pilot Program funding announcement

12 May 2016: Minister for Education James Merlino announced Northern Mallee and Murray Mallee Local Learning and Employment Networks  are successful joint applicants to conduct Navigator services across the Mallee.

The Mallee Navigator service is one of eight pilot programs across Victoria with funding of $8.6m over two years as part of the Victorian Government Education initiatives. 

Navigator service pilots will seek out disengaged learners aged 12 to 17 and actively work with them and their support networks to return them to education or training.

More information about Navigator

The NMLLEN 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 17 March where our 2015 Annual Report was presented.

NMLLEN Update May 2015: The Changing Landscape

Victorian State Government Announce four years of funding for LLENs.

Local Learning & Employment Options (LLEO) Website

The LLEO website provides a comprehensive list of links to Registered Training Organisations and training providers based in Mildura and Wentworth/Dareton, and local Apprenticeship and Traineeship Centers.

LLEO provides opportunity for parents, teachers, career counsellors, and youth workers to support young people in their career or employment decision making process and develop an awareness of what is involved when a student exits from school.


Launched: Thursday 24 July 2014

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NMLLEN is supported by the Victorian Government.

Pictured above are students on a local CPM building site visit arranged by NMLLEN.  Read about it here


2016 NMLLEN Annual Report

Deferring University Report 

The Deferring a University Offer in Victoria report documents findings of the third and final year of a longitudinal study and is based on research commissioned by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Victoria’s 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks. It was funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.


2012 Environmental Scan

Programs & Partnerships

NMLLEN facilitate and support a range of projects and programs with local education providers, industry and community to provide better pathways and support for young people.
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Structured Workplace Learning portal 'click here'

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Email Newsletter

December 2016 edition of NMLLEN Newsletter out now.


For the latest news, check out the NMLLEN newsletter and the media releases sections.


22-24 March 2017

FRIENDS Resilience training - funded by MRCC School Focused Youth Serrvices


To keep posted about our future events contact NMLLEN