NMLLEN facilitate and support a range of projects and programs with local education providers, industry and community.


NMLLEN is committed to brokering partnerships with stakeholder groups to improve outcomes in education, training and employment of young people aged 10 – 19 years old.

NMLLEN’s key stakeholder groups are:

  • Education and Training Providers
  • Business and Industry
  • Government
  • Community Organisations
  • Parents and Families

Projects & Programs


Local Learning and Employment Options (LLEO) Website

NMLLEN has worked with Mildura Rural City Council and Northern Mallee Community Partnership to develop and launch a new website for young people making the transition from school to further training or employment.  The  LLEO website has links to information from fourteen local training providers who offer more than three hundred and fifty courses.  LLEO can also inform young people about steps to take when leaving school, scholarships and preparing for employment.  It is anticipated that LLEO will become part of a broad services directory under development by Mildura Rural City Council.


Supporting Transition from Primary to Secondary School

NMLLEN initiated a pilot program in 2012 to support the transition of local primary school students into Year 7 at secondary school. The project trialled the potential of Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Student Mapping Tool (SMT) to support transitions of students through data exchange with a particular emphasis on indicators for students who were at risk of dis-engaging from education. Two primary schools and one secondary college were involved in the pilot program.

The partnership has grown to eleven government primary schools in the Mildura area with support from NMLLEN using the SMT to transfer data to the secondary schools for the 2014/15 transition. This included 490 Year 6 students. 

This project has seen schools working together to implement an efficient, consistent method for the communication of data between schools.


Flexible Learning Options (FLO) in Schools Project

FLO in schools aims to improve the delivery of services to young people aged 10-19 years old who have disengaged from family, education or community, or who are at risk of doing so.

Watch the DVD - "Get in the FLO" which features the students telling their stories of achievement.


Vocational Education in Robinvale

NMLLEN is working in with Robinvale P-12 College leaders to explore options for strengthening offerings of Vocational Education and Training courses at the school to improve student engagement and retention and to better link to local industry needs and skills shortages.  NMLLEN has assisted Robinvale P-12 College with consultation with local businesses, a Work Expo to connect students and businesses and industry visits to large local agribusinesses Select Harvest and OLAM.


Mildura Region Trade Training Centre

In November 2010, the Mildura Region Trade Training Centre Consortium was successful in Round Three in the funding applications for the Trade Training Centre and granted $11.8m funding.  Upgrades to schools around the district and two purpose built centres at Mildura Senior College and the Riverside campus of St Joseph's College are now assisting students to learn trade skills.