We work with local organisations and networks to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people within the Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges local government areas.


Our local area takes in 72 schools, 2 TAFES, 13 Adult and Community Education (ACE) providers and an estimated population of 90,000. The local industries are predominantly construction, agriculture, forestry and fishing, property, business services and retail trade


Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network aims to help local young people to stay in school, continue their education, enrol for a training program or find a job.

How? By working closely with community organisations, education and training providers, schools, government agencies, local businesses and industry across the Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Council areas to secure funding, facilitate partnerships and create opportunities to engage young people.

Since 2002 our partnerships have:

  • created clusters of schools working together
  • supported cross-sector network arrangements
  • secured funding
  • created industry experience tools, new education and training
  • facilitated Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) opportunities
  • engaged a wide group of stakeholders
  • delivered results for the Central Ranges region


The Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN) program is a Victorian Government initiative that assists young people at risk of making poor transitions from compulsory schooling to the next stage of their lives and careers.

There are 31 LLENS in the network, each of which works to bring together education providers, industry, community, individual and government organisations to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people in communities across Victoria.

To find out more go to Local Learning and Employment Networks.



We are a not-for-profit organisation steered by a board of directors and representatives of the local shires. Find out more about our management structure and governance.