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The SwinLocal partnership was first established in late 2016. It sought to formalise new and existing relationships between Swinburne and a number of individual Learn Local organisations. The SwinLocal partnership is timely given State Government policy priorities that include an expectation of greater TAFE/Learn Local collaboration.

SwinLocal Vision: Partnering for sustainable growth and to expand opportunities for adult learners, our organisations and the community.

Activities and outcomes to date include:

  • Partnership with CHAOS Network to deliver a Carers Employment Support Program (DFFH funded)
  • Development of seven high-quality pathways programs from Learn Local to accredited training (including; mental health peer work, aged care, early childhood education and care, real estate, commercial cleaning, digital literacy and try a trade)
  • VCAL Scholarships awarded to LLO students to undertake VET courses at Swinburne campuses.
  • Hosting of women’s career forums for the community
  • Industry partnerships
  • Trade Trailer for building and construction developed and used to deliver training in the community
  • Community projects including kitchen garden at Seville Primary School and a heritage garden restored at Coonara Community House in Upper Ferntree Gully.



The partners to date include:

  • Swinburne University of Technology – Pathways and Vocational Education section
  • Swinburne Skills and Jobs Centre

Learn Local Organisations

  • Cire Services – Yarra Junction, Lilydale and Chirnside Park
  • Healesville Living and Learning Centre
  • The Knox Learning Alliance – Incorporating The Basin Community House, Coonara Community House, Orana Neighbourhood House, Mountain District Learning Centre and Community Learning Centre (Rowville)
  • Central Ringwood Community Centre
  • North Ringwood Community House
  • Arrabri Community House (Bayswater North)
  • Yarrunga Community Centre (Croydon Hills)
  • Mitcham Community House
  • Mackie Rd Neighbourhood House (Mulgrave)
  • Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • Pines Learning (Doncaster East)
  • Living and Learning @Ajani
  • Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
  • Glen Park Community Centre
  • Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre

The Partners have a formal model of operations including a vision statement, a Charter and formal MOUs.

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