A central aim of each LLEN is to develop local education and training
initiatives for 15 -19 year olds, which may include new programs, or
packages developed in response to the specific needs and priorities LLENs
identifies in their local community.

Target group: Young people aged 15-19 years
Coverage: Metropolitan, rural and regional communities across Victoria
Timeframe: 2001-2004
Responsible Agency: Department of Education and Training
Website: www.det.vic.gov.au/det/
Managed Individual Pathways Initiative

This initiative involves:developing effective Network and Partnerships delivering support as Managed Individual Pathways providing ready access to a range of learning opportunities which
recognize the needs of the young person as identified within the Pathways Plan
Target group: Students aged 15 – 19 years (mainly Year 10 -12 students)
Coverage: State wide in government schools, TAFE and ACE sectors
Timeframe: 2001-2003
Responsible Agency: Department of Education and Training
Website: www.det.vic.gov.au/det/

Regional Youth Committees

These committees, in existence since 1994, provide advice to the Minister
for Youth Affairs and the Director, Office for Youth on youth related
matters within a particular region.
Target group: Young people aged 12 – 25 years; youth service providers
Coverage: State wide
Timeframe: Ongoing
Responsible Agency: Office for Youth, Department of Education and Training
Website: www.det.vic.gov.au/det/

Youth Pathways Program

This program provides funding to deliver training to at-risk young people
and provide support to assist the young person to remain in the training.
Target group: Young people aged 15 – 17 years who have left school, have
not completed Year 12, are eligible for the Youth Allowance and are not
employed are priorities of this program
Coverage: TAFE Institutes and ACE organisations State wide
Timeframe: 2001 – 2002
Responsible Agency: The Office of Training and Tertiary Education,
Department of Education and Training
Website: www.det.vic.gov.au/det/

Koori Youth Group

This program provides a youth centre for Koori youth to meet, participate
in activities and learn new skills and positive behaviours with mentors to
support them.
Target group: Young Aboriginal people aged 11 – 25 years
Coverage: La Trobe Valley (Morwell, Traralgon, Moe, Churchill)
Timeframe: Ongoing
Responsible Agency: Indigenous Issues Unit, Portfolio Planning,
Department of Justice
Website: www.justice.vic.gov.au

Bridging the Gap

This initiative aims to assist exiting prisoners by providing
transitional support for high risk and high needs younger prisoners with
significant substance abuse issues.
Target group: Young people aged 17-30 years exiting prison with
identified reintegration needs.
Coverage: Metropolitan Melbourne.
Timeframe: This two year pilot program commenced in April 2001
Responsible Agency: Office of the Correctional Services Commissioner,
Department of Justice
Website: www.justice.vic.gov.au

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