The Role of the GLLEN

The Goldfields Local Learning & Employment Network (GLLEN) acts as a broker to form partnerships to maximise opportunites for young people to make a successful transition through school to further education, training and employment.

The GLLEN builds partnerships to create opportunities, pathways and sustainable support systems for young people. The GLLEN operates across the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander Shire and Central Goldfields Shire.

To find out about the statewide Local Learning and Employment Network visit:


43a High Street Bendigo 3550

PO Box 746 Bendigo 3552

(03) 5441 1444

The GLLEN is a Child Safe Workplace and is on both Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country, whose ancestors and their descendants are the traditional owners of this Country.


David Burton comes to us with over 15 years’ experience as a demonstrated leader in education programs and a proven track record of sustainable partnerships across the education, industry, government, arts and cultural sectors.

David has managed education innovation, curriculum resources, teacher capacity and pathway development programs both nationally and internationally. He was most recently Project Manager at Victorian Department of Education and Training, managing the Bendigo Education Plan.

Michael Hockley is the Structured Workplace Learning Coordinator for the Goldfields LLEN. Michael has worked part time since the inception of the SWL program which commenced in May 2016. Michael has worked in the Employment Services industry for the past 15 years and has a passion for assisting people into work, so SWL provides an ideal vehicle to support young people to find workplace learning opportunities.

Michael has strong industry networks in many areas and is committed to assisting young people to find pathways into areas of interest for individual students. To date, approximately 80 employers have been engaged as Host Employers on the SWL portal.