Dave Burton

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 worked with early childhood, primary and secondary schools, higher education, industry, community and government to strategically impact student achievement, equity of opportunity and industry pathways in the region.

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.

David is thrilled to step into the role of Executive Officer at the GLLEN and continue the legacy of the GLLEN’s significant impact for young people in our region.

Michael Hockley

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.

The SWL program has been rolled out in the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander and Central Goldfields Local Government Areas. The focus of the SWL program is to support year 11 & 12 students into workplace opportunities through the Career Advisers in the Secondary Schools.

Committee of Management


Jenny Moloney
Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Terry Hillier
Maryborough Education Centre

Paul Fyre
Castlemaine Secondary College

Anne Marie Rodgers 
Victorian Christian College

Micheal Chalkely 
St Peters Catholic Primary School


Anne Brosnan (Secretariat)
GLLEN: Executive Officer

Education & Training Organisations

John Russell
Doxa School Bendigo

Rob Stephenson
La Trobe University

Liz March
Access Australia

Trade Unions

Marg Lewis (Deputy Chair)
Trades Hall Bendigo


Karen Patterson
Equine Group Hospital

Jim Dannock (Treasurer)
AIG: Regional Manager

Community Agencies

Francis Lynch

Local Government

Martin Collins
Central Goldfields Shire

Community Members

Gill Fallon (Chair)
Community Member, Retired: Health and Education sectors

Co-opted community

Arvid Yaganegi
St Monica’s Primary School (Parent)


Darlene Bull 
Bendigo TAFE (BKI)