Welcome new Board Member

Cr. Henry McLaughlin was accepted and welcomed to the CRLLEN Board of Management at its Board Meeting, held on 16th February 2016. Henry is currently serving as a Councillor in the Macedon Ranges Shire.

Appreciation and thanks are extended at this time to Jill Karena, Manager of Community & Culture at MR Shire, for her time and involvement with the CRLLEN Board over the past six years.

Seymour P – 12 College – new Principal

Congratulations to Gail Hardman on being appointed the new Executive Principal at Seymour P – 12 College. Gail has been a staff member at the College for a number of years and took up the Acting Principal role over 12 months ago. The CRLLEN looks forward to working closely with Gail and the Seymour College staff, towards a common goal of improving pathways and outcomes for young people in our community.

Goulburn River Valley Tourism Limited – Board appointee

The Goulburn River Valley Tourism Board of Management provides strategic direction and guidance to develop and enhance visitation and strengthening the visitor economy in the areas of Mitchell, Murrindindi, Strathbogie and Shepparton. Congratulations are extended to John Keefe, president of the Seymour Business and Tourism Association, on his recent appointment to the Goulburn River Valley Tourism Board. John’s considerable business experience and enthusiasm for the local area will provide valuable assistance to the Board.

GOTAFE Trainer of the year

Congratulations to Mary Borouch who was recently announced GOTAFE’s Trainer of the Year. Mary, a passionate and enthusiastic educator in the aged care field, has been recognised for exemplifying best practice teaching and training skills together with commitment, professionalism, outcomes and industry standing.

Structured Workplace Learning Program

The CRLLEN is excited to announce that a thirteen month contract for the new ‘Structured Workplace Learning’ program (SWL) has been awarded to all LLEN’s throughout Victoria. This program is following on from the ‘Workplace Learning Coordinator’ Program (WLC) which concluded at the end of 2015.
As confirmation of this funding was only received in late 2015 all LLEN’s are very busy with the setting up and instigation of this program as early as possible in 2016 – watch this space!

Suicide Prevention Workshop

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Seymour Bowling Club – 41 Tallarook St, Seymour VIC 3660 on Thursday 10 March 2016 from 9am – 1 pm. There is no charge to attend the workshop.

The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide, and provides a simple strategy to intervene and assist them.

If you know of any individuals or groups who may be interested in attending this workshop please ask them to register using this link:


The training is open to community members aged over 18 years.

Welcome new Board members

Central Ranges LLEN is pleased to welcome two new Board members!

Riwka Hagen, General Manager of Gisborne Medical Centre, will represent Macedon Ranges Shire, while Debbie Pepper, Youth and Family Support Worker at The Bridge (currently based at Wallan Secondary College), will represent Mitchell Shire. Welcome Riwka and Debbie! We look forward to your valuable contributions.

We currently have Board vacancies in the following categories, so if you think you fit the bill, please get in touch with CEO Trent McCarthy

  • Trade Unions
  • ACFE / Learn Locals
  • Other education & training organisations, including private RTOs and universities
  • Murrindindi Shire

Learn Local Awards 2015 – Local winner!

Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Steve Herbert MP and Acting Chair of the ACFE Board, Ron Wilson, recently announced the winners of the 2015 Victorian Learn Local Awards.

Congratulations go to the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre and Barker Trailers of Woodend for receiving the ‘Learn Local for Business Award 2015’.

The Barker Trailers Workplace Literacy Program, developed with the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre, delivered Workplace English Language and Literacy training aimed at the highly specific language of engineering. Delivered over 40 hours on-site at Barker Trailers, it broke down cultural barriers, built a more open environment and improved job satisfaction.

KCLC was also recognised as a ‘Learn Local Legend’ at the awards ceremony. Well done to all involved.