Seymour Structure Plan Community Meeting Held

The first Seymour Structure Plan community engagement event was held on 3 June at the Community Arts Centre. The project team would like to thank the more than 70 members of the public who attended the workshop.

The workshop involved presentations from Council’s Strategic Planning Department about the structure planning process and a presentation from the Engineering Department about the status of the levee bank project.

But the real purpose of the session was to hear from the community about how they would like to get involved in the project. This means understanding what has worked well in the past and what hasn’t, so we can plan better ways to engage with the community in future. Attendees provided some very useful feedback at the event and the results will be published here on the Seymour 3660 website shortly.

There will be many different ways to get involved over the course of the project, so please check back regularly for more information. Please also feel free to contact Council’s Strategic Planning Department if you have any questions about this or our other Structure Planning projects on (03) 5734 6200.

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Introduction to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

An opportunity for businesses to gain a better understanding of what’s involved in an apprenticeship program, including detailed information about the process and assistance available.

Date:Thu 30 April to Thu 30 April
Time: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Venue:  Macedon Ranges Shire Council – Gisborne Administration & Service Centre
40 Roberston St Gisborne, VIC Australia
Cost: Free

To register click here

For more information please contact:

Lianne Stanton
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 5421 9616

Macedon Ranges Shire Council / Things to sees and do/ Upcoming Events 

LGA Youth Service Forum (Wallan)

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On Tuesday March 24, 2015 Mitchell Shire Council’s Youth Services team hosted the first of YACVic’s four rural and regional Local Government Youth Services Forums in Wallan. The event was held at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre. The forum was facilitated by YACVic’s Victorian Rural Youth Service Initiative (VRYS) and featured:

  • Guest speaker John Kouvelas (Department of Health and Human Services) speaking on successful grant seeking in the Youth Sector and upcoming Youth grants.
  • Workshop: Local youth sector issues and partnership opportunities
  • Q&A panel: Showcasing local examples of best practice in youth engagement
    Networking opportunities.

The Central Ranges LLEN was proud to be part of the forum and felt the day was very informative and well received by all who attended.

Central Ranges VCAL Network Showcases Program for 2013


In December VCAL Coordinators and staff from across the areas of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges re-invigorated the Central Ranges VCAL Network by showcasing projects and student achievements in 2013.  Projects and activities included:

·         Black tie dinner and silent auction

·         Entry into Hepatitis B Photography Awards

·         Participation in Driver Education, L2P Program and RACV Transmission project

·         Planning and instigating a room make-over

·         Production of “How to” DVD’s

·         Volunteering at a Community Kitchen

·         Writing local media articles,

·         Completing First Aid and other courses

·         Building Landcare Penguin boxes

·         Learning boxing

·         Involvement in peer support project

·         Visits to local Men’s Shed, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

·         Attendance at a number of camps

The network also developed an action plan for 2014 which includes, increasing the ability and confidence of members to comply with accreditation processes, promoting best practice, increasing connections with local community, and supporting and mentoring members.  A number of combined VCAL activities are planned for 2014.  For more information please contact Lisa Linton at Central Ranges LLEN 57 811 014.

Central Ranges Transition to Secondary School (T.O.P.S) Workshops


Building on the successful Parent Transition session held in Macedon  Ranges in 2012, three  sessions were delivered across the Central Ranges LLEN area in November 2013. Following meetings with local small primary school principals, sessions were organised in Pyalong, Lancefield and Tylden Primary Schools.

T.O.P.S stands for Transition, Organisation, Planning and Sharing which are the basic principles used by Trainers from Pelican Educational Services to assist parents in supporting their young person moving from Primary to Secondary School.

Funded through the Central Ranges LLEN, Kaye Bills and Glenda Fisher from Pelican Educational Services presented a relaxed workshop style approach to a small and committed group of parents at each school addressing  key issues and concerns of attendees.

Topics covered included;

  • How secondary school is different to primary school?

  • How to assist in organising your child?

  • Fostering and maintaining good relationships with the school?

  • Assisting with homework

Parents were given resources kits which outlined different approaches to help with project work, organising ideas, and planning tools. The feelings that parents face when their child leaves primary school and becomes more independant were also covered.

Parents fed back that the sessions had answered many of the questions raised, as a result they felt more confident with the transition process .  A number of parents felt that they would be better able to assist their young person by understanding different ways they could engage with their learning post the workshop.

Healthy Futures – Community Services and Health Information Day


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Participants of Information day with Victoria University trainer Emily Barter

Sixteen enthusiastic young women attended the Healthy Future’s Community Services and Health Information day held on Tuesday 23rd July 2013. The day was organised by Central Ranges LLEN and CVGT and kindly hosted by Kyneton Community Learning Centre.

Participants heard from a range of speakers including Nerrisa Fry from the Department of Health, Allied Health workers from Cobaw Community Health and General Manager Mandy Greetham, BUPA Kyneton.   A workshop was run by Victoria University and young student Syke from Gisborne Secondary College spoke about her experiences doing a School Based Apprenticeship.  Sessions were held to assist students in assessing which career option they would like to follow and also to navigate the possible pathways they could discuss with their Career Coordinators.

Students reported gaining a greater understanding of the sector and intent to follow up with their transitions and pathways school contact. The day was successful in building a base of students interested in enrolling in Community Services and Allied Health courses through the VET Cluster in 2014.

GOTAFE Seymour VETis Taster Day 2013

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GOTAFE are pleased to announce a VETis Taster Day on Friday 23rd August 2013 from 9.30am – 12pm at the Seymour Campus in Wallis St, Seymour.

The following areas will be showcased with “rolling” interactive short workshops and info sessions for interested students:

·         Cabinetry

·         Sport & Recreation

·         Hairdressing

·         Hospitality

·         CISCO – which is now on offer at Seymour in 2014!

For more information please contact:

Jon Lee
Commercial Manager – Technical Education Centres – Shepparton & Wangaratta
School Liaison Coordinator
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
(m) 0481 007 889
(t) 03 5833 2903

Cultural Careers Celebration Day 2013

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Cultural Careers Celebration Day

Thursday 30th May 2013

Benalla Community Centre, Benalla 

10am – 2pm   

Cultural Career Celebration Day is aimed at informing Indigenous students in the North Eastern Victoria Region from Year 7-12 and their families, about the opportunities of education training and employment options available in our local community.

The day has support from local and state businesses, tertiary institutions and training providers, who will provide students with access to a range of various displays, presentations and information about the different courses and pathways into further education, training and employment.

Secondary schools students in Mitchell and Murrindindi are encouraged to send students to this engaging and creative day.

Celebration Days

Each year, local careers celebration days for Koorie students and families are held across the North Eastern Victoria Region.

The Cultural Careers Celebration Day aims to provide Secondary Koorie students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of training and employment options, engage with inspirational Koorie speakers and participate in a range of cultural activities and celebrations.

For further information please contact Misti Gow on the below contact details:  0477326757 or [email protected]

Celebration Day Flyer 2013

For more information on previous Cultural Celebration days go to our Indigenous Pathways page.

Parent Workshop – Transition to Secondary School

Lancefield Primary School is hosting a workshop over two nights for its Parents to discuss the key issues of their children transitioning from Primary school to Secondary School. Parents with students in Grade 5 & 6 are invited to attend as well as those from St. Mary’s Primary School Lancefield and Newham Primary School.

Glenda Fisher and Kaye Bills of Pelican Education Services are presenting this workshop in partnership with Lancefield Primary School and the Central Ranges LLEN.

Date: Wednesday 12th & 19th September

Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm

Where: Lancefield Primary School, 80 High Street Lancefield

RSVP: By Friday 7th of September to Lancefield Primary School, 03 5429 2307

Catering: Tea & coffee provided

Childcare: Childcare provision can be provided on the night at Lancefield Primary School, please discuss your requests for childcare with Lancefield Primary School.