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Better futures for young people

The Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN) is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation, funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training.

The IELLEN works to improve education, training and employment options and outcomes for young people, especially for those who live, study or are connected to any of three LGAs: Stonnington, Port Phillip, Boroondara.

Making a difference

The IELLEN has become recognised as being at the forefront of strategic partnership work, ie in brokering partnerships, and in support of existing or new partnerships. A total of fifteen partnerships, networks, committees or groups are led or supported by us.

Among our many recent and current activities are:

  • Advocacy, working groups, and events (including conferences) related to the middle years cohort (8 to 12), young carers, grandparents/kinship carers, disengaged young learners, and same sex attracted and gender diverse young people
  • Workplace taster activities, arranged in conjunction with business, for both secondary school students (including those with disabilities) and for young disengaged learners in re-engagement / training programs

The IELLEN also has developed its reach through social media, publications & short films:

  • Our reach through social media platforms has increased during 2016, to 12,000 +
  • Our e2e Discussion Paper (launched mid 2015) has had more than 2,640 views on Australian Policy Online, and was one of the site's Top Ten viewed education publications of 2015
  • The IELLEN's "Fire Up!" Transition DVD has had more than 750 views on
  • And our "Seen Heard, Celebrated" film (launched April 2016) has been viewed more than 370 times on youtube.

A leading organisation

The IELLEN facilitated a partnership to host Melbourne’s first major “Middle Years” Conference in 2013, run in partnership with four LGAs and key not for profits.

The IELLEN-led “Colour of Youth” Conference in 2014 remains the single largest event initiated by any LLEN devoted to issues around SSAGD young people.

In 2016 the IELLEN brought together a partnership that organised Melbourne’s first official “Ada Lovelace Day” event.

And our SWL Program is at the forefront of securing quality workplace learning opportunities for students, with it being the first SWL Program to upload more than 500 such opportunities on a statewide portal.



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