Partner with Learn Local

Working together

Learn Local providers work with TAFEs, education and training providers, business and industry to help adult learners gain skills for study, work and life.

There are about 240 Learn Local providers across Victoria – these are local, independent organisations that are trusted by their communities. Together, they deliver more than 1,700 government-subsidised Learn Local courses each year – from language, literacy and numeracy courses, digital literacy programs to industry specific skills training across a wide range of sectors. These courses help adults gain the confidence, core skills, training and qualifications they need to study further or to find jobs.

TAFEs and education/training providers

Why partner with the Learn Local sector?

  • We can help you connect with people who are keen and ready to build their knowledge and skills – People who study with a Learn Local provider are more likely to complete TAFE, or to complete their education or training provider program. All Learn Local courses include pathway options to further education, training and/or employment for the learner to explore and they can be delivered prior, along-side or at the completion of an accredited course.
  • Many of our learners go on to enroll in accredited training – More than 30 per cent of people who undertake Learn Local courses go on to undertake accredited training at a TAFE or other training provider, of which almost 80 per cent complete that course.
  • Learn Local courses can assist students to complete their accredited course – Learn Local providers also offer courses that are specifically designed to assist students who are already undertaking accredited training to be able to complete that training.
  • Learn Local providers respond to the specific needs of their community – Providers work with their local communities to identify training needs and opportunities, so courses are aligned to local needs.
  • We focus on quality and experience – Learn Local courses are delivered by providers who complete a stringent registration process with the Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFEB — the body that oversees the Learn Local sector). Providers also follow a strict Quality Framework and the people who lead Learn Local courses are experts in their field.

 

Case study

 

The Learn Local Carpentry Trade Taster Course created by Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE) is an example of how Learn Local opens the door to further education.The 50-hour program enables CALD learners and those with learning difficulties, mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction and low language and literacy skills to build confidence and practical carpentry skills. About 60 per cent of people who completed the Taster Course enrolled in the Carpentry/Joinery pre-apprenticeship qualification at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2019.

The Learn Local sector is all about helping people gain the skills they need to grow their education and job opportunities.

To discuss how the Learn Local sector can help you, please contact learnlocal@education.vic.gov.au or you can contact a Learn Local provider directly via the Find a Learn Local search function on this website.


Business and industry

Learn Local providers work with businesses and industries to attract and strengthen their workforce.

Why partner with the Learn Local sector?

  • Learn Local providers connect businesses and industries to job-ready adult learners –Adults who complete Learn Local courses gain the confidence, core skills and training that help them adapt to the workplace. Many Learn Local courses embed employability skills such as team work, technology and communications skills so that people are job ready as soon as they complete the course.
  • Learn Local courses are flexible and targeted to local needs – Learn Local providers can provide customised, quality training programs, specifically tailored to an employer’s needs. These can be delivered on and/or off workplace premises.
  • Learn Local courses can be delivered to upskill or reskill existing workforces – Learn Local providers work with employers to develop pre-accredited training that assists their employees to upskill or reskill them for their jobs or a career change. Learn Local courses provide industry-specific or employability skills, such as literacy, numeracy, English language and digital skills.
  • Learn Local courses are affordable – pre-accredited training is government-subsidised, and courses are offered at low cost. Since training programs can be tailored to employers’ needs, you only pay for the training modules you need.
  • We focus on quality and experience – Learn Local courses are delivered by providers who complete a stringent registration process with the Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFEB — the body that oversees the Learn Local sector). Providers also follow a strict Quality Framework and the people who lead Learn Local courses are experts in their field.

 

Case study

 

As the major health and aged care provider in Wellington Shire, the Central Gippsland Health (CGH)  regularly recruits entry-level staff. However, there’s a general lack of financial, digital and workplace literacy.In response, the CGH partnered with Learn Local provider, the Heyfield Community Resource Centre and TAFE Gippsland’s Skills and Job Centre to develop the Kick Start Your Career in the Health Industry program and address these gaps through workplace learning. The program feeds directly into local TAFE courses. CGH has found that learners who come through the program are better equipped for success in their roles, especially those who have entered employment for the first time.

How can the Learn Local sector help your business to find the right people with the right skills? To find out more please contact learnlocal@education.vic.gov.au or you can contact a Learn Local provider directly via the Find a Learn Local search function on this website.