Previous Learn Local Award Winners

2016 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2016 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at a presentation dinner at the Collingwood Town Hall, on 8 September:

  • The Rowena Allen Award - Recognising Pre-accredited Learner Excellence - Matthew Agostinelli from Diamond Valley Learning Centre
  • Outstanding Practitioner - Marj Sjostrom from Keysborough Learning Centre
  • Outstanding Pathways Program - Speaking Out, Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre
  • Excellence in Creating Local Solutions - BA@Wyndham, Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • AMES Australia Diversity Innovation - CALD Education & Employment Pathways, Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
  • Learn Local Legends:
    • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services - nominated by ACFE North Western Metropolitan Regional Council
    • Macedon Ranges Further Education - nominated by ACFE Loddon Mallee Regional Council
    • Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre - nominated by ACFE Southern Metropolitan Regional Council
    • Gippsland Employment Skills Training - nominated by ACFE Gippsland Regional Council
    • Vermont South Community House - nominated by ACFE Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
    • Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre - nominated by ACFE Hume Regional Council
    • Nhill Learning Centre - nominated by ACFE Grampians Regional Council
    • Bellarine Living & Learning Centre - nominated by ACFE Barwon South Western Regional Council

For more information regarding the award winners and finalists, see:

2015 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2015 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at a presentation dinner on 10 September:

  • Outstanding Pre-accredited Learner - Karen Hokai, East End Community House
  • Outstanding Practitioner - Karen Fleischer, Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre
  • Outstanding Pathways Program - Creating Pathways into the Community, Shepparton Access
  • Excellence in Creating Local Solutions - BizE Centre, YouthNow
  • AMES Australia Diversity Innovation - Job Ready, Lifestyle and Karen Language programs, Nhill Learning Centre
  • Learn Local for Business - Barker Trailers and Kyneton Community and Learning Centre
  • Learn Local Legends:
    • Portland Workskills
    • Pines Learning
    • Buchan Neighbourhood House
    • Meredith Community Centre
    • Pangerang Community House
    • Kyneton Community and Learning Centre
    • Wyndham Community and Education Centre
    • Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre

For more information regarding the award winners and finalists, see:

2014 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2014 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at a presentation dinner on 28 August.

  • Outstanding Pathways Program - Emerging Cultural Leaders Program, Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • Outstanding Learner - Lisa Stimson, LINK Neighbourhood House, Kaniva
  • Outstanding Practitioner - Tony Senese, Prahran Community Learning Centre Inc
  • Excellence in Creating Local Solutions - Wyndam Community and Education Centre
  • Innovation in Digital Literacy - Traralgon Neighbourhood House
  • Learn Local for Business - Kyabram Community and Learning Centre
  • Learn Local Legends:
    • Noweyung
    • Southern Grampians Adult Education
    • Sandybeach Centre
    • Campaspe College of Adult Education (CCAE)
    • Upper Yarra Community House
    • Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
    • Shepparton Access
    • Kensington Neighbourhood House

For more information regarding the award winners and finalists, see:

2013 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2013 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at a presentation dinner on 29 August.
  • Outstanding Pre-accredited Learner - Michelle Jenkins from Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House
  • Outstanding Pathways Program - Six Steps to Employment (Clean Up Gang), Continuing Education Bendigo
  • Outstanding Practitioner - Simone Dawson from SkillsPlus
  • Excellence in Creating Local Solutions - Uni4U, MACE
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Provision - Jill Lewis from CAE
  • Learn Local for Business - Vertech Hume in partnership with Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Learn Local Legends:
    • Cloverdale Community Centre - Barwon South Western ACFE Regional Council
    • Haddon and District Community House - Grampians ACFE Regional Council
    • Wycheproof Community Resource Centre – Loddon Mallee ACFE Regional Council
    • Wingate Avenue Community Centre – North Western Metropolitan ACFE Regional Council
    • Coonara Community House – Eastern Metropolitan ACFE Regional Council
    • YNH Services – Hume ACFE Regional Council
    • Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House – Gippsland ACFE Regional Council
    • Prahran Community Learning Centre – Southern Metropolitan ACFE Regional Council

For more information regarding the award winners and finalists, see:

2012 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2012 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at an awards ceremony on 7 September.

  • Outstanding Organisation – St Kilda Youth Services
  • Outstanding Learner – Tha-Hser Bleh Deh, Nhill Neighborhood House Learning Centre
  • Outstanding Practitioner – Angie Zerella, Living and Learning Nillumbik
  • Outstanding Pre-accredited Program – Jesuit Community College
  • Outstanding Koorie Achievement – Wimmera HUB
  • Innovation in learning – Tools of the Trade, Brotherhood of St Laurence

For more information about each of the winners, see: 2012 Victorian Learn Local Awards Booklet (pdf - 1.71mb)

2011 Victorian Learn Local Awards

The winners of the 2011 Victorian Learn Local Awards were announced at a gala luncheon hosted by the ACFE Board on 6 September:

  • Outstanding learner - Jessica McKenzie from Diamond Valley Learning Centre
  • Outstanding practitioner - Amy Baillie from Meadow Heights Learning Shop
  • Outstanding organisation - Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Outstanding Koorie achievement - Wimmera HUB
  • Outstanding pre-accredited program - Theatre Studies Program, Moe Life Skills Community Centre
  • Innovation in learning - Upper Yarra Community House

For more information on the winners, see: 2011 Victorian Learn Local Awards (pdf - 1.4mb)