Inner Northern Local Learning and Employment Network (INLLEN) is an independent community organisation creating strategies to support young people across Darebin, Merri-bek and Yarra. INLLEN’s vision is for all young people to transition successfully from education to employment. We are especially focused on vulnerable young people who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from education and training. With a variety of complex social factors contributing to disengagement, we believe that a collective whole-of-community response is the most valuable approach to achieve improvement. INLLEN is incorporated, and governed by a Committee of Management which is made up of a range of people from industry, government, education and training providers, and the local community.

What we do

We build strategic partnerships between government, industry, education and community providers to develop local responses ensuring the opportunity for all young people in the region to successfully complete Year 12 or equivalent Certificate II and successfully transition from school to further education, training or employment.

Partnership Brokering

Partnership brokers build partnerships with government, industry, education and community providers to develop local responses to support young people in the region.

Partnership Brokers:

Get Involved

Become a member of INLLEN to keep informed and have the opportunity to provide direction in INLLEN’s strategic development to support young people in our region. Membership is open to any individual or organisation with an interest in education, training and employment in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra. Find out more

Our Plan and Goals

Retention and Completion
To improve the retention and completion rate of 10- to 19-year-olds in education and training, in particular Koorie and CALD/refugee young people.

Effective Transition
To ensure effective transition of young people from school to further education, training or employment with training or full time employment.

Improve Employment Opportunities
To improve employment opportunities for young people 15 to 19 years of age in the INLLEN area.

Parental Engagement
To improve parental engagement in young people’s education.

To re-engage 10- to 19-year-olds into education, training and or employment focusing on those young people who are at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged from education and training and are not in meaningful employment.

What is a LLEN?

A Local Learning and Employment Network is a collective of schools, education and community provides and business/industry with the goal to support young people, 10 – 19 years old within a shared region. Their areas of interest include all matters that effect the education, employment and training outcomes of young people; as well as information on community building and networking approaches. The LLEN model was created in 2001, currently there are 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks or LLENs in Victoria. Find out more

INLLEN is currently funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.