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A n n u a l Re p o r t
Ararat Hip Hop Festival

Push Cart Challenge

On Ya Bike!

Funky Fridays
• To keep young people engaged with education and training until they have
successfully completed Year 12 or its equivalent

• To enhance local job pathways for young people which provide a Year 12 equivalent

• To facilitate transition support for early school leavers who are not in education and

• To stimulate the development of learning communities which value and encourage

family participation

Chair’s Report 4

Executive Officer’s Report 6

Program Manager’s Message 7

CGLLEN Program Report 8

Structured Workplace Learning 10

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program 12

Engage! 13

FReeZA 14

12Twentyfive 16

Membership list - organisational 18

Membership list - community 19

Financial Statements 20

The Board and Staff

Geoff Sawyer Kaye Harris Matthew Simpson Geoffrey Lord Chris Waack
Member Treasurer Member Chairperson Governance & Finance
Schools Community Local Government TAFE & Universities Regional employer
Member organisation

Not pictured: Dianne Stewart Nicholas Lynch

Community Member Member
Elizabeth Lindsay Jasmine van den Hoek Sarah Garton Brendan van den Clarke
Administration Officer Communications Officer Youth Project Officer Youth Project Officer

James Skene Melissa Bennett

Executive Officer & Program Manager
Not pictured: Breanne Rush, Luke Rudolph, and Angela Erwin

Central Grampians LLEN wishes to acknowledge the support provided by Aileen Douglas CPA for her accountancy services
Chair’s Report
Deliberate partnering with a collaborative approach assists in achieving
a collective impact for our LLENs clients, stakeholders and the
broad community. With the changes within the Andrews State Labor
Government across 2016/17 Central Grampians LLEN, along with the
other 30 LLEN’s state-wide have benefited from policy direction and
relationship development with Department of Education and Training,
Wellbeing, Health and Engagement Division, Vulnerable Children

The Director, Nick Beckingsale, Senior Project Officer, Alice Tudehope

and Manager, Laura Brennan have attended combined LLEN Chairs
and EO’s meetings as well as conducting meetings with the LLEN
Chairs’ Leadership Group and established the LLEN Working Group,
partnered with DET Contract Manager Alice Tudehope, to work through
the 2017 Project Plan of the ‘Framework for effective partnerships for
LLENs’. Currently under development and due to be reported back to
combined Chairs & EOs meeting in August 2017 the 31 LLENs have
had direct input to the proposed framework through submissions and
direct consultation, the progress to date is very encouraging.

CGLLEN attention to sound governance practices, diverse and actively

engaged Board membership combined with the embracing of Structured
Workplace Learning Service, Mates Mentoring Program, School and
Community Engagement Program (SCEP), advocacy and advancement
of Project 50/15 within the SCEP, School Friendly Business, On Ya Bike,
Let’s Read, Central Highlands Youth Area Partnership, 12TwentyFive
Youth Hub, Bachelor of Social Science, Engage, L2P Learner Driver
Mentor Program and CG VETiS cluster co-ord has ensured CGLLEN
is well regarded as a well-run primary service partner/provider/co-
ordinator/broker of deeply needed community service opportunities
within the Central Grampians Region of Western Victoria.

A special thanks for the highly professional conduct of CGLLEN day to

day business under the excellent guidance and stewardship of the EO
Mr James Skene and his extremely dedicated staff. Well done!

Similarly, I thank each and every one of the Board who have this year
enhanced business in a thoroughly professional manner. I thank all
Board members who have served across the last 12 months for their
dedication, forthright advice and commitment to CGLLEN:
• Chris Waack Deputy Chair – business representative
• Kaye Harris – Treasurer
• Lauren Dempsey – Minute Secretary GPPCP
• Nicholas Lynch - Stawell Secondary College Principal
• Geoff Sawyer – Founding Member, Ararat College
• Matthew Simpson – Ararat Rural City Council
• Dianne Stewart – Community Member

Of note, is the fact that throughout the reporting period the Board
engaged Louisa Ellum (consultant) to support the development of its
Strategic Plan (2017-2019), a work thoroughly conducted and adopted.
Through this process the Board has been able to reaffirm the CGLLEN
Vision, Mission & Goals:

The Central Grampians region offers responsive and relevant education, training and employment opportunities
and outcomes for young people.
To drive a shared vision for and with young people in CGLLEN’s region so that all young people are heard,
respected and valued members of the community and have opportunities that they otherwise might not have.
a) CGLLEN exists to empower young people to connect to opportunities in the local area by supporting a whole of
community approach to the empowerment and achievement of local youth.
b) CGLLEN exists to broker collaborative partnerships between local organisations that result in enabling young
people to develop positive pathways into adulthood and assisting them to be realised as valued citizens of their

The Board has further endorsed the development and implementation of the following Strategic Goals, Strategic
Priorities and Specific Actions:

In partnering with the Victorian State Government to deliver on DET Vulnerable Children Action Plan 2013-2022,
DET Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026 and the adoption of Child Safe Organisation principles and
policy coupled with review and implementation of LLEN Effective Partnership Framework, CGLLEN is well on the
way to a sustained and viable future providing relevant services and brokering valued partnerships and initiatives
in support of our community.

Let me thank all the parents, families and businesses associated with CGLLEN who have sponsored placements,
assisted with contributions and volunteered their time in support of our programs. Without your contributions and
input the great regional partnership that is the CGLLEN would not function.

I commend to you the excellent work of CGLLEN, this annual report and the bright and positive engaged confident
and competent citizens whom we all prepare and shape through our combined and in concert endeavours. CGLLEN
here to help and here to stay!

Geoffrey Lord MBA, MAICD

Regional/Rural Representative LLEN Chairs Leadership Group
Executive Officer’s Report
2016 was, as predicted, both an exciting and challenging year for
Central Grampians LLEN and what a rewarding year it was!

The re-location of our Ararat office to 3/5 Laby Street has opened many
opportunities for us to connect and collaborate with other organisations,
and to partner in delivering services and programs for young people. As
well as the office space and a staff lounge, we now have two training
rooms and two separate meeting spaces. We are extremely grateful for
the support and assistance offered by Federation University Australia in
securing this space.

This year saw us enter the Wimmera Business Awards for the first time. It
was a fantastic, rewarding experience for myself and staff. It is not often
that we have the time to sit down and have a good look at what CGLLEN
has achieved over a one year period. We were very proud to be judged
finalists in the Not For Profit category, along with our neighbours Wimmera
Southern Mallee LLEN, Community AXIS, and the eventual winners
Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative. A great testament to the work
of LLENs when two from the region make the finals of such prestigious

The Structured Workplace Learning program commenced in the first half

of the year with State Minister for Education, James Merlino launching
the online portal in May. Despite the program initially experiencing some
minor teething problems state wide, the State Government 2017/18 budget
provided $5.1 million annually for the program. Locally the program has
enjoyed great support from businesses, large and small, and CGLLEN
exceeded its KPI’s in all areas. Thanks to the determination and enthusiasm
of our new Program Manager, Melissa Bennett. Congratulations on a job
well done.

Melissa and I spent considerable time researching and considering a

variety of re-engagement and alternate learning options to assess the best
model suitable for local conditions. This resulted in a collaboration with
Federation College to pilot a Kick-Start program towards the end of the
year. Although we acknowledge that this model would be difficult to sustain
long term without major funding, what was demonstrated was the serious
need for this type of program into the future. A modified program (working
title “Thursdays” ) will be developed and delivered in 2017.

Changes within the Department of Education & Training have seen the
responsibility for LLEN’s move to the Vulnerable Children’s Unit. The
consultation and discussion flowing from this have been very positive and

A new car for the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program was supplied by
the Department of Justice through Community Services General Manager
Mark Sultana. The car is a blue 2016 Toyota Yaris that will be available to
learner drivers based in the Pyrenees region. Thank you to the Department
of Justice and Mark Sultana for this valuable contribution.

I would like to thank our board, staff and partners for their support throughout
the year, and look forward to another exciting and rewarding year in 2017.

James Skene
Executive Officer CGLLEN
Program Manager’s Message

I try to encourage the staff to strive for progress, not perfection. I would
like to thank my staff for their fantastic work they have all done. The
dedication, enthusiasm, and drive that they show is what make this a
great team.

The staff at Central Grampians LLEN are involved in many programs that
collaborate with communities, schools, and volunteers to ensure young
people from the age of 12 to 25 can have a safe place to grow and learn
in their local communities. Below is a list of some of our programs that will
continue to evolve in the years to come.

Melissa Bennett
Program Manager

FReeZA is all about great music and inspiring creativity with an

emphasis on safety and affordability. CGLLEN encourages and
assists young people to host amazing events for people aged 12-
25, with music and art as a focus.

L2P helps eligible young people aged 16-20 get their P-plates
with the help of a mentor. This program enables young learner
drivers to gain independence by acquiring the 120 logged hours of
supervised driving needed for a probationary driver’s licence.

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) helps you find a work

placement in an area relevant to your studies. This VET or VCAL
students to gain hands-on experience in an industry of interest,
which is a valuable asset for future employability.

On Ya Bike! helps primary students transform rusty old two-

wheelers in to shiny new bicycles they can take home. With
mentors on hand, students are taught all the tricks to refurbish
amazing bicycles.

Engage! bring youth and communities together. Events, programs,

and networks are made by young people, for young people.

CGLLEN Program Report

On Ya Bike!
On Ya Bike! is a rewarding program that offers primary school students the
opportunity to change gears from regular school activities to restore second
hand bikes to fully-functioning, slick, quick, and shiny bicycles that they are
able to take home.

The program continued at Ararat North Primary School in 2016, with a small
group of five boys learning practical skills like how to safely use tools and take
bicycles apart. Students were also given the opportunity to be creative and
think about the design and paintwork of their bike, envisioning how it would look
at the end of the program.

The program runs outside of classrooms, but within school hours, to ensure
children remain engaged with their schools. On Ya Bike! was developed for
primary school students who could be at risk of disengaging, or find they learn
differently than in a traditional classroom. The aim of this project is to have a
fully functioning bicycle by the end of each semester, giving them an opportunity
to have a tangible object that they can identify as theirs and show what they
achieved through their hard work. The Central Grampians LLEN provides the
bicycles to the schools through generous donations from the community.

Pushcart Challenge and Picnic in the Park

The fourth Annual Interschools Pushcart Challenge and Picnic in the Park was
held on October 14 at Ararat’s Alexandra Gardens, as part of the Ararat Golden
Gateway Festival. With enthusiastic teams from the grade five and six students
of Ararat West Primary School, Ararat 800 Primary School, and St. Mary’s
Primary School, the day was all set for excitement from the get-go.

Two separate events for the Pushcart challenge were held: the Endurance
Race and the Sprint Challenge. The Endurance Race required the teams to
push two laps around Alexandra Lake, with one lap equalling an 800 metre
distance. Teams were made up of eight athletes, who each got the opportunity
to participate as a pusher and a driver during the race. Each pusher/driver
combo ran 200 metres until they reached a change-over station, where they
switched positions. Patiently waiting at the 400 and 800 metre change-over
stations were two more students ready to take over from their team mates.

The Sprint Challenge provided a whole different challenge, as it was all about
speed. Teams were made up of five students, four pushers and one driver.
The 50 metre long track was marked and lined with cheering students, and
volunteers were stationed at each end to turn the pushcarts around, with
pushers ready to switch with their team mates and run to the other end.

The Picnic in the Park served as a rest opportunity for the kids, as they were
joined by the junior members of their schools. During this well-deserved lunch
rest, the students were entertained by the colourful and talented TimTim. In his
bright suit and rainbow shirt TimTim amazed students and volunteers with jokes,
giant bubbles, and balloon animals. The students’ laughter and amazement
could be heard right across the gardens.

As the opening event of the Ararat Golden Gateway Festival, the students were
also graced with the presence of the 2015 Ararat Golden Gateway Festival
King Brian Kennedy, incoming Festival King Rob Keith and the hopeful Festival

Queens-in-waiting. 2016’s Festival King, Rob Keith, was crowned right before
their very eyes, and cut the official ribbon to officially open the Ararat Golden
Gateway Festival. Festival Queen nominees Ashby Green and Cassandra
Coad willingly gave the pushcarts a go with volunteers from Ararat College
pushing them across the sprint course.

After lunch, the grand finals of both the Endurance Race and Sprint Challenge
took place. Team St. Mary 2 ran the fastest in the Endurance Race, smashing
all the records in an amazing six minutes and 57 seconds. The Gunners
from Ararat West Primary School, followed close behind at seven minutes
22 seconds, and team St. Mary 1 gave it a solid effort in seven minutes 24

Ararat 800 Primary School demonstrated their speed when two of their teams
made it to the grand final in the Sprint Challenge. With an incredible one
second determining the winner, team 800B took the win, in one minute and six
seconds. Team 800D were right on their heels finishing in one minute, seven

The day had an amazing atmosphere, helped by the sensational spring weather
and the passionate, excited, and supportive school students who made the day
such an amazing success for all involved.

The Central Grampians LLEN would like to thank the students and teachers
from Ararat 800 Primary School, Ararat West Primary School, and St. Mary’s
Primary School for their participation; volunteer students from Ararat College for
their marshalling, timekeeping, and team assistance; and the Ararat Rural City
Council and the Golden Gateway Festival Committee for their close support of
this event.

Brendan Van Den Clarke

Youth Project Officer

SWL Program Report
Launch of Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) rolled out in 2016 with Melissa Bennett
and James Skene attending the launch in Melbourne and meeting with the
Minister Mr Merlino. Implementation of the SWL Program 2016 saw Melissa hit
the ground running: liaising with employers, schools, and students, facilitating
the learning and understanding of the new SWL portal.

Discussions took place within the community to pinpoint local industry needs
and priorities for SWL placements:
• Identifying new SWL placements as well as maintaining and expanding
existing placements, to ensure that more young people can access
Structured Workplace Learning.
• Collaborating with schools and other service providers to provide
young people with the holistic, integrated support to assist to engage,
and re-engage, in education and training.
• Continuing to build awareness with schools and employers about the
importance of the SWL program and that placements align with the
• Supporting schools to facilitate group activities on employability skills,
mock interviews, resume and cover letter writing.
• Supporting the CGVET cluster to encourage student participation in
VET and quality Structured Workplace Learning.

SWL Highlights
Some of the highlights of SWL in 2016 included meeting our Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs) with targets for our CGLLEN area:

KPI 1 – more than 15 per cent of students requiring a SWL and SBAT
placement are supported to access an appropriate placement.
KPI 2 – more than 25 per cent of schools with students requiring a SWL and
SBAT placement use the online portal to identify placements.
KPI 3 – 100 per cent of employer details and SWL and SBAT placements are
reviewed, and amended as required, at the end of each school term to keep
the portal current.
KPI 4 – 80 per cent stakeholder satisfaction with the SWL program measured
• students satisfied with their SWL or SBAT placement.
• students satisfied with how the SWL or SBAT placement aligned with
their VET program.
• employers satisfied with how the VET program aligned with their
industry needs.
• employers satisfied with the outcomes from the SWL and/or SBAT
• employers and schools satisfied with their interactions with the LLENs
• school satisfaction with the availability of SWL and SBAT placements
for students.

Other highlights include CGLLEN facilitating and hosting the first Western
Victoria SWL network meeting where we met like-minded people with whom
we can share mutual support, advice, and inspiration as SWL continues to
grow in the years to come.

We also attended the Doing School Differently forum in Melbourne. The forum
comprised two full days of flexible learning options, conferences, and guest

Melissa Bennett
Program Manager CGLLEN
Gason Takes on Two Thomases
CGLLEN facilitated Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements for two
students from Marian College in Ararat during 2016. The success of these
placements enables further Structured Workplace Learning placements to be

CGLLEN approached A.F. Gason Pty Ltd, which is one of the area’s biggest
employers, about the SWL program and to see if they were interested to help
ignite two students’ futures by offering some opportunities within the engineering,
fabrication, and manufacturing industry. Gason was quick to understand the
many benefits of Structured Workplace Learning for both students and their
business and was keen to act as a host employer.

The two students were placed in their individual areas of study and interest to
practice and develop their industry competencies and employability skills in a
vibrant, real work context. The students were assigned to these areas for ten
weeks, completing a one day per week work placement.

At times the students were required to work with different people, to encourage
flexibility, communication, and team work ethics in the workplace.

One student has been successful in gaining an apprenticeship in the welding

area. The other student is in the machine assembly area where there is
currently no apprenticeship on offer. Gason have employed this student on a
fulltime casual basis (40hrs a week) and are still investigating options into an
apprenticeship for this student.

The students enjoyed their work placements immensely and adjusted well to
the environment. Both the students are committed to the industry areas that
they are in and are already proving to be valued team members. Both students’
supervisors have given positive feedback and are confident in their ability to
learn and master new skills and accomplish tasks to be able to fulfill their work

The SWL program allowed these two students to gain:

• Knowledge of what a job • A chance to demonstrate how

involves they can contribute in a work
• Structured, supervised, hands- environment
on experience • An understanding of the world
• Skills that will be recognised in of work
other workplaces • Employment
• Confidence work–life skills, • An opportunity to demonstrate
such as communicating well or commitment and reliability
working in teams

A.F. Gason Pty Ltd was founded in 1946. The company prides itself on
having a strong sense of family and community values as well as being
an integral part of Ararat as both a major local employer and supporter of
the community.
L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is an innovative community based

program, which is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC),
managed by VicRoads and delivered by Central Grampians LLEN.

The TAC developed the L2P Program after the road safety initiative of the
Graduated Licencing System was established, which requires learner drivers
under the age of 21 to have 120 supervised, logged driving hours to be able
to obtain their probationary licence.

After the inception of the Graduated Licencing System, it was soon realised
that there were disadvantaged young people in our communities who had no
means of gaining this driving experience.

The L2P Program was developed to assist eligible learners between the ages
of 16 and 20, who do not have access to a fully licenced supervising driver or
a suitable vehicle, to gain their 120 logged driving hours.

Our mentors are community members who have undergone the training and
checks required to work with young people. The role of our L2P mentors is
like that of a family member or friend, by sitting beside a learner driver for
approximately one hour per week in our fully insured, community sponsored
L2P vehicles. The learners receive driving guidance and encouragement
from their mentor with the support of periodic, program-funded professional
driving lessons.

Angela Erwin coordinated both the Ararat and Pyrenees Shire Programs
for the first nine months of the year and we would like to thank her for the
amazing work she has done with each of the programs in her time working with
CGLLEN. Sarah Garton coordinates the Northern Grampians and Pyrenees
Shire Programs and Brendan van den Clarke took over the coordination of
the Ararat Program for the last part of 2016.

Our coordinators are proud to be associated with a program which brings

together community groups, clubs, local community members, schools and
young people. If it were not for the generosity of our volunteers’ time and the
sponsorship support from these groups and clubs our programs would not be
as successful as they are.

To see so many locals put their hand up to give their time to become volunteer
mentors to help our young learners, shows how much they value the program. L2P has been proudly
Without these mentors our programs could not operate. supported and sponsored
by: Ararat Community
We also have wonderful ongoing support from the Ararat, Pyrenees, Enterprise, APEX Australia,
and Northern Grampians Shire Councils, Victoria Police and many local Ararat Rotary, Ararat Rural
businesses. City Council, Beaufort Rotary,
Bendigo Bank (Beaufort)
We would like to thank all the people who have been involved in the L2P Crocodile Gold Corp, Stawell
Programs over the past year. Your support has enabled our programs to be Gold Mine, Department of
the successes that they are, with many young local learners gaining their Justice, Gino’s Tyre Service,
probationary licences, giving them greater opportunities for further education Grampian Ford, Grampians
and job possibilities in the future. Toy Club Inc., Northern
Grampians Shire Council,
Pyrenees Shire Council,
Stawell Apex Club, Stawell
Lions Club, Stawell Toyota
Sarah Garton and Brendan Van Den Clarke and Kia, United Way, Victoria
Youth Project Officers Police.

Engage! Ararat and Stawell

Throughout 2016, CGLLEN’s Engage! Program continued to connect young
people to the community. The Engage! Program aims to provide early support
and engage with young people aged 12-25 years to actively participate in
and benefit from civic, economic, and social activities in their community. We
do this through three key activities: Teen Action Groups and Volunteering,
Informs Workshops and Celebrate Activities.

There were a great many activities that occurred throughout the year under
the guidance of Project Officers, Sarah Garton and Brendan van den Clarke.
Some of the highlights of the Engage! Program in 2016 included:

Funky Fridays
Funky Fridays continued its success as a regular Friday night youth event
at the Powerhouse in Stawell in 2016. Our Teen Action Group (TAG) came
up with the idea to organise and run the fortnightly events where they chose
the different themes, helped to organise the games and activities and cook
meals and snacks for the young people attending. Funky Fridays were a great
success in 2016 and we look forward to them continuing in 2017.

Teen Action Groups

TAGS in Ararat and Stawell in 2016 were also involved in activities such
as Tree Plant Outs with Project Platypus; Skatepark Events; Interschool
Pushcart Challenge as part of the Golden Gateway Festival and assisting
with Mountain Bike Tracking in the Ararat Hills.

Skatepark Day
In 2016 we celebrated youth culture through a number of events including
Stawell’s Skatepark Day. This event has been a fantastic way to celebrate our
young people and skatepark culture in a positive way. With over 200 people
in attendance this event was a great opportunity to showcase to the wider
community the amazing talents of our local skateboarders, scooter and BMX

Through the Celebrates program young people got active with yoga and team
activities; showed off their skate and scoot skills; musicians sang and played
in a jam session; artists got to showcase their work and schools went head-
to-head on human powered vehicles.
Engage! offers fantastic
opportunities for young
Workshops people. We are always open
to new ways that we can
We facilitated key workshops by the Red Cross Save A Mate, Butterfly connect with community
Foundation, and the Preventing Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) groups, businesses, and
Program. The Informs workshops gave young people the information and individuals to develop great
tools to make better decisions and information on where to go to get help ideas and make things
locally. happen with young people
in the Ararat and Northern
Grampians Shires.

Sarah Garton We look forward to many

more highlights to come.
Youth Project Officer
During 2016, the Central Grampians LLEN supported young people to provide
the following FReeZA events:

Street Art Workshop

Following the success of the National Youth Week Street Art event, 13 keen
students at Ararat College were given the opportunity to demonstrate their
artistic flair through the design of a stencil, and application of their design to
a canvas using spray paint. Participants made their sketches on paper, and
transferred their design to clear acetate. Once completed, the participants cut
their stencil design out of the acetate, and were able to use spray cans (under
supervision), creating their own piece of street art on a canvas. The participants
were then able to take their creations home with them, or submit them as part
of their Art Class Portfolio.

This event ran as an optional lunchtime activity over the week of May 23 – May
27. The event helped to encourage creativity within participants, and expose
them to an artistic medium that may not have been considered or attempted
before. It also gave the youth an enormous amount of self-confidence when
seeing their finished pieces, with some saying they would continue to attempt
new pieces in the future.

Develop Slice & Spray Workshop

With the help and enthusiasm of a work-experience student from Ararat
College, a Develop Slice & Spray Street Art Workshop was organised for the
youth of Ararat. This was developed as a response to the interest shown by
the students at Ararat College. The concept behind the name was that young
people would develop a design, slice their design to make a stencil, and then
spray with spray paint onto a canvas that they could take home. The event was
held over two afternoons, with participants showing great artistry and being
adventurous with their colour choices.

Ararat 800 Disco

Friday, June 17, saw Ararat 800 Primary School host their Winter Disco. This
was held to assist the school in raising money for the school’s new library The FReeZA program
shelving. There was a massive turnout from the students, teachers, and supports young people aged
parents, around 180 in all, who all boogied the night away to Taylor Swift, 12-25 to get involved in the
Meghan Trainor, and LMFAO, as well as a few throwbacks to the 80s to help
planning and coordination of
the teachers and parents party!
music, art, and youth culture
events, with an emphasis on
safety and affordability. All
events are drug, alcohol and
smoke free.

The program involves

building skills and working
with existing interests
and abilities of young
people in leadership, event
management and other

FReeZA is funded by the

Department of Health and
Human Services.
Ararat West School Disco
Ararat West Primary School students were also tearing up the dance floor, with
two disco sessions on September 1.

The Junior Disco saw almost 100 kids let loose with their best dance moves
from 1 o’clock till 3 o’clock, and later close to 90 senior kids jumped onto the
dance floor for their go.

A very close game of ‘bobs and statues’ during the Junior Disco was enjoyed
by all the kids, and the winners of the best dressed awards were thoroughly

The highlight of the night would have to have been the dance-off between the
boys and the girls, with plenty of kids doing the splits and the worm, but the
roof got blown off when Assistant Principal Mr. McDougall showed his hidden
talents for breakdancing!

All of the money from the entrance fee and food sales went towards funding the
Junior School Council for their future events.

Ararat Hip Hop Festival

The inaugural Ararat Hip Hop Festival was held over the weekend of November
5 and 6, hosted by the Ararat Performing Arts Centre. With assistance from
FReeZA, an exciting celebration of Hip Hop culture was experienced as the
participants expressed themselves creatively and learnt through writing,
dancing, and painting workshops, with guidance from inspiring mentors from
all over the state.

The spoken word workshops asked participants to express how they thought
other people in their communities saw them, and then to express how they
wanted to be seen. The results were powerful poems that encouraged us all to
reflect on prejudices.

Those participants with more of an interest in the music and dance side of Hip
Hop were encouraged to get involved in a freestyle dance-off in which we saw
legs flying, arms flailing, and bodies spinning to funky rhythms. Mentors also
helped the kids explore urban dance through engaging choreography in which
the participants learnt new dancing skills.

We would like to thank all of

our supporters, sponsors,
volunteers, community
members, and members of
the FReeZA committee for
their fantastic support in
helping to make this year’s
Brendan Van Den Clarke FReeZA events possible.
Youth Project Officer

In early 2016, it was recognised that the youth of Ararat

currently do not have a local facility in which to meet and
socialise in a safe environment. As a result of this, local
young people are suffering through disengagement and
a lack of opportunities to try new social and educational
experiences that may not be normally offered to them.

Through this realisation, the Central Grampians LLEN

has visualised plans for the existing but unused portable
classroom building to the rear of Central Grampians
LLEN’s offices in Laby Street, Ararat. A vision to create and
facilitate a Youth Hub where youth related activities can
take place, or where young people can just come and chill
out, and develop social skills. Named 12TWENTYFIVE,
after the age group it is planned to service, the aim for The youth hub is planned to incorporate many exciting
this area is to be able to run different activities, such as features including a learning area, kitchen, dining area,
after school activity sessions, along with educational games area, lounge and social area (including books,
programs targeting relevant issues affecting the young board games, a pool table, and a gaming console), outdoor
people of the Ararat area. This may include, but is not music stage, garden beds for vegetables, and a basketball
limited to cultural awareness, anti-bullying, drug and half court. Additionally, an area for reflection and rest would
alcohol abuse, domestic violence, finances and self- be set up to provide a place of cultural awareness.
care, while all at the same time providing an area to
facilitate opportunities for guest speakers to come along The introduction of a Youth Hub to the Ararat community
and present life stories that might steer some young lives is set to benefit the community as a whole, as it would
in the right direction and back towards engagement in create an environment which could foster educational
school and the community. opportunities for the young people, and give them a space

to call their own. Young people who are not interested
in joining existing clubs (such as sporting or other social
clubs) would find that they would be catered for to just
come and be themselves with their friends. The wider
community as a whole would benefit as parents would be
reassured that a place for their children is available, and
they are not just roaming the streets. This in turn may lead
to a decrease in youth-related crime in the area.

The positive side of starting this project with a largely empty

building gives the young people a chance to contribute and
have a say on what could be incorporated into the Youth
Hub. Bright colours, modern fixtures, active areas and a
definitive identity of being of the youth, for the youth are
all hoping to be incorporated into this project. The addition
of a stage for outdoor music performances would nurture
the growth of young musicians and allow music gigs and
invited musicians to perform for the young people.

The Central Grampians LLEN looks forward to working

with stakeholders, young people, external agencies, and
the wider community with the development of this exciting
opportunity for the youth of Ararat.

Brendan Van Den Clarke

Youth Project Officer

Organisational Members & Representatives
A F Gason Terry Pye Grains Industry Training Network Nickie Berrisford

ACFE Grampians Community Health Centre Jill Miller

AME Systems Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association Debbie Verdon

Ararat College Geoff Sawyer Grampians Finance Group Pty Ltd David Hosking

Ararat Healthwise Pharmacy Jason Hosemans Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership

Ararat Regional Library Evelyn Curley Lauren Dempsey

Ararat Neighbourhood House John Smith Great Western Primary School Kerri-Ann Harris

Ararat North Primary School Dani White Hello Gorgeous Kim Salmi

Ararat Regional Business Association Sally Bond Lake Bolac P-12 College George Porter

Ararat Retirement Village Inc. Robyn Woods-Gebler Marian College Greg Dean

Ararat Rural City Council Matthew Simpson Maroona Primary School Peter Waterman

Ararat West Primary School Terry Keilar McDonald’s Ararat

Aunde Australia Ltd Mike Estibeiro National Disability Coordination Officer Western Region for

Australian Education Union Victoria Branch SkillsPlus Pam Anderson

Bendigo Bank Therese Roper Moyston Primary School Anthony Cain

BRACE Education and Training Mandy Bjelogrlic Northern Grampians Shire Council Cr Karen Hyslop

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Co-operative Pinnacle Inc Brian Burke

Jeremy Clark Pomonal Primary School

Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative Brendan Edwards Regional Development Victoria Samantha Magill

CasWak Pty Ltd Christopher Waack Rotary Stawell Inc Pauline Shirrefs

Catholic Education Office Carmel Hempenstall Simpson Personnel Pty Ltd Bryce Simpson

Central Grampians Vocational Education & Training Cluster Skene Street Specialist School John McKee

Andrew Sherwell St Mary’s School

Centrelink – Ararat & Stawell Bernardene Beazley StawellBiz Peter Braam

Child and Family Services Ararat Shelley Wells Stawell Engineering Darren Egan

Chris ‘n’ Di’s Bakery Chris Anderson Stawell Gold Mine

Concongella Primary School Kristie McKerron Stawell Neighbourhood House Inc. Jenny Greenberger

Country Education Project Inc. Phil Brown Stawell Primary School Robyn Jones

Crowlands Landcare Group Graeme Price Stawell Regional Health Liz McCourt

David O Jones Mitre 10 Simon Jones Stawell Secondary College Nicholas Lynch

Department of Education and Training Stawell West Primary School Jim O’Brien

Karen Howden-Clarnette Target Australia Steve Turner

Distance Education Centre Victoria Bronwyn Stubbs Victoria Police Insp. Ian Lindsay

East Grampians Health Service Ros Bloomfield Victorian Independent Education Union Gerard Kelly

Eventide Homes (Stawell) Inc. Sue Blakey Waack’s Bakery Robert Klein

Eworks Employment Solutions Julie Clarke Western District Employment Access Maureen Brady

Federation University Geoffrey Lord Young’s Sports Power Shane Young

Frewstal Pty Ltd Greg Nicholls

Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative Wally Coleman

Community Members

Daryle Baldock Angela Hunt

Peter Barham Anne Marie Joyce

Maurice Billi Patricia Lardner

Meg Blake Julie Maddocks

Mary-Lou Boatman Annette Marshall

Kevin Bowles Gerard McAloon

Anne Bunting Olga Milne

Margaret Burbidge Margaret Nicholson

Brian Burke Geoffrey Parkinson

Robert Byrne Pauline Paton

Margaret Cain Mary Reid

John Coghlan Amy Rhodes

Kimberly Dunstone Brendan Ryan

Greg Earle Geoffrey Sawyer

Sue Freeland William Slatter

Vince Gallagher Dianne Stewart

Catherine Harney Julie Suares

Kaye Harris Ian Varley

Peter Holly Melissa Vos

Virginia Hope Geoff White

Lyn Hughes Peter Whitehead


Independent Auditor’s Report to the Members of Central Grampians Local Learning 
and Employment Network Inc. 
Report on the audit of the financial statements 
Our opinion 
In our opinion: 
The accompanying financial report of Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network Inc., is in 
accordance with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, including: 
i. giving a true and fair view of the association's financial position as at 31 December 2016 and of its 
performance for the year ended on that date; and 
ii. complying with Australian Accounting Standards ‐ Reduced Disclosure Requirements. 
What we have audited  
Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network Inc. (the association) financial report comprises 
 statement of financial position as at 31 December 2016 
 statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income for the year then ended 
 statement of changes in equity for the year then ended 
 statement of cash flows for the year ended on that date 
 notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes, and  
 the certification by members of the committee that the annual statements give a true and fair view of 
the financial position of the association. 
Basis for opinion 
We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Our responsibilities under those 
standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Report section 
of our report.  
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our 
audit opinion. 
We are independent of the association in accordance with the auditor independence requirements of the 
ethical requirements of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board’s APES 110 Code of Ethics 
for Professional Accountants (the Code) that are relevant to our audit of the financial report in Australia. We 
have also fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with the Code. 


Committee’s responsibility for the financial report 
The committee of the association is responsible for the preparation of the financial report that gives a true 
and fair view in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards ‐ Reduced Disclosure Requirements and 
the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and for such controls as the committee determines is 
necessary to enable preparation of the financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due 
to fraud or error. 
In preparing the financial report, the committee is responsible for assessing the association’s ability to 
continue as a going concern, disclosing as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going 
concern basis of accounting unless the committee either intend to liquidate the association or cease 
operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so. 
Auditor’s responsibility for the audit of the financial report 
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report as a whole is free from 
material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our 
opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in 
accordance with the Australian Auditing Standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. 
Misstatement can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in aggregate, they 
could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of this 
financial report. 
A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the financial report is located at the Auditing and 
Assurance Standards Board website at: This description forms part of 
our auditor’s report. 
Matters relating to the electronic publication of the audited financial report 
The association may publish its financial reports electronically on its own website or a regulatory body. We 
are unable to assess the integrity of such websites. 
If users of the financial report are concerned with the inherent risks arising from publication on a website, 
they are advised to refer to the hard copy of the audited financial report to confirm the information 
contained in the website version of the financial report. 
Other information 
We are advised that the association will be preparing an annual report but this was not started before we 
signed our audit report. We have not therefore reviewed the other information that might be included in the 
annual report. 

Andrew Frewin Stewart            David Hutchings 
61 Bull Street, Bendigo, 3550            Lead Auditor 
Dated this 14th day of February 2017 






Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc.
Statement of Profit or Loss and Other 
Comprehensive Income 
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

2016 2015
Note $ $

Revenue 2            574,006            552,348

Salaries and employee benefits expense  (355,797)   (344,253) 

Depreciation and amortisation expense 3            (14,866)             (12,500) 

Occupancy and associated costs            (35,889)             (57,041) 

Advertising and promotional costs            (12,290)             (12,709) 

Motor vehicle expenses            (16,668)             (14,374) 

Administration and association costs            (27,280)             (19,134) 

Project costs            (28,704)             (33,992) 

Other expenses            (36,058)             (40,599) 

Surplus before income tax expense  46,454  17,746

Income tax expense  ‐  ‐

Surplus after income tax expense  46,454  17,746

Other comprehensive income  ‐  ‐

Total comprehensive income attributable to members of the entity  46,454 |19


Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc.
Statement of Financial Position 
  As at 31 December 2016

2016 2015
Note $ $
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 4           287,407           116,317
Trade and other receivables 5              78,538              35,713
Other current assets 6                2,774              16,047
Investments 7              34,398              33,520

Total current assets           403,117

Non‐current assets
Property, plant and equipment 8              77,280              73,047

Total non‐current assets              77,280              73,047

Total assets           480,397
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 9              47,893              37,014
Other liabilities 10           147,325                    ‐
Provisions 11              24,826              25,194

Total current liabilities           220,044

Non‐current liabilities
Provisions 11              13,257              11,794

Total non‐current liabilities              13,257              11,794

Total liabilities           233,301
Net assets           247,096
Retained earnings           247,096           200,642

Total equity           247,096


The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements
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Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc.
Statement of Changes in Equity 
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

Retained Total
Earnings Equity
$ $

Balance at 1 January 2015           182,896           182,896

Surplus attributable to the entity              17,746              17,746

Total other comprehensive income for the year                    ‐                    ‐

Balance at 31 December 2015           200,642


Surplus attributable to the entity              46,454              46,454

Total other comprehensive income for the year                    ‐                    ‐

Balance at 31 December 2016           247,096


Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc.
Statement of Cashflows
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

2016 2015
Note $ $
Cash flows from operating activities
Receipts from customers  739,946  359,665
Payments to suppliers and employees (550,691) (593,834)
Interest received  934                1,853

Net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities 13           190,189

Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (19,099) (38,842)

Net cash used in investing activities (19,099) (38,842)

Net increase / (decrease) in cash held           171,090
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the financial year  116,317  387,475
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year 4(a)           287,407
The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements             116,317
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Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016   For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

The financial statements were authorised for issue on 14 February 2017 by the committee. (b) Goods and services tax (GST) (continued)

Basis of preparation Receivables and payables are stated inclusive of the amount of GST receivable or payable. The net amount of GST
recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO is included with other receivables or payables in the statement of financial
Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network Inc. applies Australian Accounting Standards ‐ Reduced position.
Disclosure Requirements as set out in AASB 1053: Application of Tiers of Australian Accounting Standards and AASB 2010‐
2: Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards arising from Reduced Disclosure Requirements and other applicable Cash flows are presented on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from investing or financing activities
Australian Accounting Standards ‐ Reduced Disclosure Requirements. which are recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO are presented as operating cash flows included in receipts from
customers or payments to suppliers.
The financial statements are general purpose financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with Australian
Accounting Standards ‐ Reduced Disclosure Requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and with the (c) Income Tax
Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. The association is a not‐for‐profit entity for financial reporting purposes
under Australian Accounting Standards. The association is exempt from paying income tax under section 50‐45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and
subsequently has not been charged any income tax expense.
Australian Accounting Standards set out accounting policies that the AASB has concluded would result in financial
statements containing relevant and reliable information about transactions, events and conditions. Material accounting (d) Cash and cash equivalents
policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are presented below and have been consistently applied
unless otherwise stated.  Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held at‐call with banks, and other short‐term highly liquid
investments with original maturities of three months or less.
The financial statements, except for the cash flow information, have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on

historical costs, modified, where applicable, by the measurement at fair value of selected non‐current assets, financial (e) Trade and Other Receivables
assets and financial liabilities. The amounts presented in the financial statements have been rounded to the nearest dollar.
Trade and other receivables include amounts from customers for goods sold and services performed in the ordinary course
Accounting Policies of business. Receivables expected to be collected within 12 months of the end of the reporting period are classified as
current assets. All other receivables are classified as non‐current assets. 
(a) Revenue
Trade receivables are initially recognised at fair value and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective
Non‐reciprocal grant revenue is recognised in profit or loss when the association obtains control of the grant, it is probable interest rate method, less any provision for impairment. Refer to note 1(h) for further discussions on the determination of
that the economic benefits gained from the grant will flow to the association and the amount of the grant can be measured impairment losses.  
If conditions are attached to the grant which must be satisfied before it is eligible to receive the contribution, the (f) Property, plant and equipment
recognition of the grant as revenue will be deferred until those conditions are satisfied.  Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost or fair values as indicated, less, where applicable,
When grant revenue is received whereby the association incurs an obligation to deliver economic value directly back to the accumulated depreciation and impairment losses.
contributor, this is considered a reciprocal transaction and the grant revenue is recognised in the statement of financial Plant and equipment
position as a liability until the service has been delivered to the contributor, otherwise the grant is recognised as income on
Plant and equipment are measured on the cost basis and are therefore carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and
any accumulated impairment losses. In the event the carrying amount of plant and equipment is greater than its estimated
Revenue from the rendering of a service is recognised upon the delivery of the service to the customers. recoverable amount, the carrying amount is written down immediately to its estimated recoverable amount and
impairment losses are recognised either in profit or loss or as a revaluation decrease if the impairment losses relate to a
Interest revenue is recognised on a proportional basis taking into account the interest rates applicable to the financial
revalued asset. A formal assessment of recoverable amount is made when impairment indicators are present (refer to
Note 1 (i) for details of impairment).
All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST).
Subsequent costs are included in the asset's carrying amount or recognised as a separate asset, as appropriate, only when
it is probable that future economic benefit associated with the item will flow to the association and the cost of the item can
(b) Goods and services tax (GST)
be measured reliably. All other repairs and maintenance are recognised as expenses in the profit or loss during the financial
Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST incurred is not period which they occur.
recoverable from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)
Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)
(f) Property, plant and equipment (continued)
(h) Financial instruments (continued)
Amortised cost is calculated as the amount at which the financial asset or financial liability is measured at initial recognition
The depreciable amount of all fixed assets including buildings and capitalised lease assets, is depreciated on a straight‐line less principal repayments and any reduction for impairment, and adjusted for any cumulative amortisation of the
or diminishing value basis over the asset's useful life to the entity commencing from the time the asset is held ready for difference between that initial amount and the maturity amount calculated using the effective interest method.
use. Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the shorter of either the unexpired period of the lease or the
estimated useful lives of the improvements. The effective interest method is used to allocate interest income or interest expense over the relevant period and is
equivalent to the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash payments or receipts (including fees, transaction costs
The depreciation rates used for each class of depreciable assets are:  and other premiums or discounts) through the expected life (or when this cannot be reliably predicted, the contractual
Class of Fixed Asset Depreciation Rate term) of the financial instrument to the net carrying amount of the financial asset or financial liability. Revisions to
expected future net cash flows will necessitate an adjustment to the carrying value with a consequential recognition of an
Plant and equipment 11% to 50%
income or expense in profit or loss.
Motor vehicle 18.7%
(i) Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss
The assets’ residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at the end of each reporting period.
Financial assets are classified at 'fair value through profit or loss" when they are held for trading for the purpose of short‐
Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing proceeds with the carrying amount. These gains or losses are term profit taking, derivatives not held for hedging purposes, or when they are designated as such to avoid an accounting
recognised in profit or loss in the period in which they occur. When revalued assets are sold, amounts included in the mismatch or to enable performance evaluation where a group of financial assets is managed by key management
revaluation relating to that asset are transferred to retained surplus. personnel on a fair value basis in accordance with a documented risk management or investment strategy. Such assets are
subsequently measured at fair value with changes in carrying amount being included in profit or loss.

(g) Leases
(ii)  Loans and receivables
Leases of fixed assets, where substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to the ownership of the asset, but not the
Loans and receivables are non‐derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an
legal ownership, are transferred to the entity are classified as finance leases.
active market and are subsequently measured at amortised cost. Gains or losses are recognised in profit or loss through
Finance leases are capitalised, recording an asset and a liability equal to the present value of the minimum lease payments, the amortisation process and when the financial asset is derecognised.
including any guaranteed residual values.
(iii) Financial liabilities
Leased assets are depreciated on a straight‐line basis over their estimated useful lives where it is likely that the entity will Non‐derivative financial liabilities other than financial guarantees are subsequently measured at amortised cost. Gains or
obtain ownership of the asset. Lease payments are allocated between the reduction of the lease liability and the lease losses are recognised in profit or loss through the amortisation process and when the financial liability is derecognised.
interest expense for the period.
Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all the risks and benefits remain with the lessor, are charged as
At the end of each reporting period, the association assesses whether there is objective evidence that a financial asset has
expenses on a straight‐line basis over the lease term.
been impaired. A financial asset (or a group of financial assets) is deemed to be impaired if, and only if, there is objective
Lease incentives under operating leases are recognised as a liability and amortised on a straight‐line basis over the life of evidence of impairment as a result of one or more events (a "loss event") having occurred, which has an impact on the
the lease term. estimated future cash flows of the financial asset(s).
In the case of financial assets carried at amortised cost, loss events may include: indications that the debtors or a group of
(h) Financial instruments
debtors are experiencing significant financial difficulty, default or delinquency in interest or principal payments; indications
Initial Recognition and Measurement that they will enter bankruptcy or other financial reorganisation; and changes in arrears or economic conditions that
Financial assets and financial liabilities are recognised when the entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the correlate with defaults.
instrument. For financial assets, this is equivalent to the date that the association commits itself to either purchase or sell When the terms of financial assets that would otherwise have been past due or impaired have been renegotiated, the
the asset (i.e. trade date accounting is adopted). association recognises the impairment for such financial assets by taking into account the original terms as if the terms
Financial instruments are initially measured at fair value plus transactions costs except where the instrument is classified have not been renegotiated so that the loss events that have occurred are duly considered.
‘at fair value through profit or loss’ in which case transaction costs are expensed to profit or loss immediately.
Classification and subsequent measurement
Financial instruments are subsequently measured at fair value, amortised cost using the effective interest method, or cost.

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Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016
Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)
Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)
(l) Employee benefits
(h) Financial instruments (continued)
Short‐term employee benefits
Provision is made for the association’s obligation for short‐term employee benefits. Short‐term employee benefits are
Financial assets are derecognised when the contractual rights to receipt of cash flows expire or the asset is transferred to benefits (other than termination benefits) that are expected to be settled wholly before 12 months after the end of the
another party whereby the entity no longer has any significant continuing involvement in the risks and benefits associated annual reporting period in which the employees render the related service, including wages, salaries and sick leave. Short‐
with the asset. Financial liabilities are derecognised when the related obligations are discharged or cancelled, or have term employee benefits are measured at the (undiscounted) amounts expected to be paid when the obligation is settled.
expired. The difference between the carrying amount of the financial liability, which is extinguished or transferred to
another party, and the fair value of consideration paid, including the transfer of non‐cash assets or liabilities assumed, is The association’s obligations for short‐term employee benefits such as wages, salaries and sick leave are recognised as a
recognised in profit or loss. part of current trade and other payables in the statement of financial position.  
Other Long‐term employee benefits
(i) Impairment of assets
Provision is made for employees’ annual leave entitlements not expected to be settled wholly within 12 months after the
At the end of each reporting period, the entity assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If end of the annual reporting period in which the employees render the related service. Other long‐term employee benefits
such an indication exists, an impairment test is carried out on the asset by comparing the recoverable amount of the asset, are measured at the present value of the expected future payments to be made to employees. Expected future payments
being the higher of the asset's fair value less costs of disposal and value in use, to the asset's carrying amount. Any excess incorporate anticipated future wage and salary levels, durations of service and employee departures and are discounted at
of the asset's carrying amount over its recoverable amount is recognised immediately in profit or loss. rates determined by reference to market yields at the end of the reporting period on government bonds that have
maturity dates that approximate the terms of the obligations. Any remeasurements of obligations for other long‐term
Where it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of an individual asset, the entity estimates the recoverable
employee benefits for changes in assumptions are recognised in profit or loss in the periods in which the changes occur.
amount of the cash‐generating unit to which the asset belongs.

The association’s obligations for long‐term employee benefits are presented as non‐current provisions in its statement of
Where the future economic benefits of the asset are not primarily dependent on the asset's ability to generate net cash
financial position, except where the Association does not have an unconditional right to defer settlement for at least 12
inflows and when the entity would, if deprived of the asset, replace its remaining future economic benefits, value in use is
months after the reporting date, in which case the obligations are presented as current provisions.
determined as the depreciated replacement cost of an asset.
Where an impairment loss on a revalued asset is identified, this is debited against the revaluation surplus in respect of the (m) Comparative Figures
same class of asset to the extent that the impairment loss does not exceed the amount in the revaluation surplus for that
Comparative figures have been adjusted to conform to changes in presentation for the current financial year where
same class of asset.
required by accounting standards or as a result of changes in accounting policy.
(j) Trade and other payables
(n) Economic Dependence
Trade and other payables represent the liability outstanding at the end of the reporting period for goods and services
The association is dependent upon the ongoing receipt of State government grants to ensure the ongoing continuance of
received by the association during the reporting period, which remain unpaid. The balance is recognised as a current
its programs. This funding, which has been provided since 2001, has been granted with a contract term of four years. At
liability with the amounts normally paid within 30 days of recognition of the liability.
the date of this report, management has no reason to believe that this financial support will not continue.
(k) Provisions
(o) Key Estimates
Provisions are recognised when the association has a legal or constructive obligation, as a result of past events, for which it
is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will result and that outflow can be reliably measured. Provisions are
measured using the best estimate of the amounts required to settle the obligation at the end of the reporting period. The association assesses impairment at each reporting period by evaluating the conditions and events specific to the
association that may be indicative of impairment triggers. Recoverable amount of the relevant assets are reassessed using
the value‐in‐use calculation which incorporates various key assumptions.

(p) Key Judgments
Provision for impairment of receivables
Current trade receivables are generally on 30 to 90 day terms. The collectability of debts is assessed during the year and at
year end a provision is made for any specific doubtful accounts. As at 31 December 2016 trade and other receivables of
$7,000 (2015: $0) were past due, the committee believe a reasonable provision for doubtful debts is $3,500 (2015: $0).

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Central Grampians Local Learning and Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016   For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued) Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

(p) Key Judgments (continued) (q) New Accounting Standards for Application in Future Periods (continued)
Employee benefits ‐ AASB 2016‐8 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards ‐ Australian Implementation Guidance for Non‐for‐
For the purpose of measurement, AASB 119: Employee Benefits (September 2011) defines obligations for short‐term Profit Entities – this standard inserts authoritative Australian implementation guidance for NFP entities into AASB 9
employee benefits as obligations expected to be settled wholly before 12 months after the end of the annual reporting Financial Instruments and AASB 15 to assist them applying those standards to particular transactions and other events.
period in which the employees render the related services. As the association expects that all of its employees would use The amendments to AASB 9 provide guidance on the initial measurement and recognition of non‐contractual
all of their annual leave entitlements earned during a reporting period before 12 months after the end of the reporting receivables arising from statutory requirements such as taxes, rates and fines. The amendments to AASB 15 provide
period, the association believes that obligations for annual leave entitlements satisfy the definition of short‐term employee guidance in relation to identifying a contract with a customer, identifying performance obligations and allocating the
benefits and, therefore, can be measured at the (undiscounted) amounts expected to be paid to employees when the transaction price to performance obligation. Like AASB 1058, this standard is operative from 1 January 2019.
obligations are settled.
2016 2015
(q) New Accounting Standards for Application in Future Periods Note 2. Revenue $ $
An assessment of accounting standards and interpretations issued by the AASB that are not yet mandatory applicable to Operating activities:
the association and their potential impact on the association when adopted in future periods is discussed below:
‐ Operational grant income ‐ Department of Education and Training         363,298         357,133
‐ AASB 9: Financial Instruments (December 2010) and associated amending Standards (applicable for annual reporting ‐ Operational grant income ‐ other         174,500         178,550
periods commencing on or after 1 January 2017). 
‐ Capital grant income ‐ Department of Justice and Regulation           17,796                 ‐
These Standards will be applicable retrospectively (subject to the provisions on hedge accounting outlined below) and ‐ Activities income           13,406           13,537

include revised requirements for the classification and measurement of financial instruments, revised recognition and ‐ Other income             3,194                316
derecognition requirements for financial instruments, and simplified requirements for hedge accounting.
Total revenue from operating activities         572,194         549,536
The key changes that may affect the association on initial application of AASB 9 and associated amending Standards
Non‐operating activities:
include certain simplifications to the classification of financial assets, simplifications to the accounting of embedded
derivatives, and the irrevocable election to recognise gains and losses on investments in equity instruments that are ‐ Interest received             1,812             2,812
not held for trading in other comprehensive income. AASB 9 also introduces a new model for hedge accounting that
will allow greater flexibility in the ability to hedge risk, particularly with respect to the hedging of non‐financial items. Total revenue         574,006         552,348
Should the entity elect to change its hedge policies in line with the new hedge accounting requirements of AASB 9, the
application of such accounting would be largely prospective. Although members of the committee anticipate that the Note 3. Surplus for the Year
adoption of AASB 9 may have an impact on the association's financial instruments, it is impracticable at this stage to Depreciation and amortisation:
provide a reasonable estimate of such impact.
‐ Motor vehicle           13,662           10,691
In addition, revenue recognition requirements for not‐for‐profits (NFPs) have been reformed with the release in late
‐ Office equipment             1,204             1,809
December 2016 of the following three standards by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). The new standards
are:           14,866           12,500
‐ AASB 1058 Income of Not‐for‐Profit Entities – this replaces AASB 1004 Contributions and will work in conjunction with Rental expenses on operating leases           39,584           52,885
AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers to ensure NFP revenue recognition requirements more closely
Bad and doubtful debts             3,500                 ‐
reflect the economic reality of NFP transactions. The new standard requires revenue from grants and donations be
recognised when any associated performance obligation to provide goods or services is satisfied, and not immediately Loss on disposal of non‐current assets                 ‐             3,124
upon receipt as currently occurs. More assets will also be recorded on the balance sheet under the new requirements,
including leases with significantly below‐market terms and conditions. AASB 1058 applies for financial reporting Note 4. Cash and Cash Equivalents
periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 with early adoption permitted, provided AASB 15 is also applied.
Cash on hand                200                200
‐ AASB 2016‐7 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Deferral of AASB 15 for Not‐for‐Profit Entities – this Cash at bank         287,207         116,117
standard is operative from 1 January 2017 and defers the application of AASB 15 for one year to 1 January 2019,
providing NFP entities with time to effectively implement it and AASB 1058. 16         287,407         116,317

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Central Grampians Local Learning and Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

2016 2015
Note 8. Property, Plant and Equipment (continued)
Note 4. Cash and Cash Equivalents (continued) $ $
Movements in Carrying Amounts
(a) Reconciliation of Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year as shown in the statement of  Movements in carrying amounts for each class of property, plant and equipment between the beginning and the end of the
cash flows are reconciled to items in the statement of financial position as follows: current financial year.
 Motor   Plant and 
Cash and cash equivalents          287,407         116,317 
vehicles  equipment   Total 
$ $ $
Note 5. Trade and Other Receivables
Balance at the beginning of year           66,816             6,231           73,047
CURRENT Additions at cost           17,008             2,091           19,099
Trade receivables             7,825                 ‐ Disposals  ‐  ‐  ‐
Provision for doubtful debts 5(a)           (3,500)                  ‐
Depreciation expense (13,662) (1,204) (14,866)
            4,325                 ‐ Carrying amount at the end of the year           70,162             7,118           77,280
Grants receivable           74,213           35,713
16           78,538            35,713  2016 2015
Note 9. Trade and Other Payables $ $
(a) Provision for impairment of receivables
Balance at beginning of year                 ‐                 ‐ Trade payables             7,522           24,291

‐ Charged for the year             3,500                 ‐ Australian Tax Office payable           24,328             2,201
‐ Written off                 ‐                 ‐ Superannuation payable  607  392
Balance at year end             3,500                    ‐    Accrued expenses           15,436           10,130

Note 6. Other Assets           47,893           37,014

CURRENT Financial liabilities at amortised cost classified as trade and other payables
Prepayments             2,774            16,047  Trade payables and other payables:
‐ total current 16           32,457           26,884
Note 7. Investments
CURRENT Note 10. Other Liabilities
Term deposits 16           34,398            33,520  CURRENT
Income received in advance ‐ grants         147,325 ‐   
Note 8. Property, Plant and Equipment
NON‐CURRENT Note 11. Provisions
Motor vehicles
At cost         100,854           83,846
Employee benefits ‐ annual leave           24,826            25,194 
Accumulated depreciation         (30,692)          (17,030) 
          70,162           66,816
Employee benefits ‐ long service leave           13,257            11,794 
Plant and equipment
Provision for Long Service Leave
At cost           22,387           20,296
A provision has been recognised for employee entitlements relating to long service leave. In calculating the present value
Accumulated depreciation         (15,269)          (14,065) 
of future cash flows in respect of long service leave, the probability of long service leave being taken is based on historical
            7,118             6,231 data. The measurement and recognition criteria relating to employee benefits has been included in Note 1 (l) to this report. 
Total property, plant and equipment           77,280           73,047

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Central Grampians Local Learning and Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc. Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

2016 2015
Note 14. Related Party Disclosures (continued)
Note 12. Capital and Leasing Commitments $ $
Transactions between related parties are on normal commercial terms and conditions no more favourable than those
(a) Finance lease commitments
available to other parties unless otherwise stated.
No finance lease commitments were contracted for at year end.
No other committee members have entered into any material contract with the association since the end of the previous
(b) Operating lease commitments financial year and there were no other material contracts involving committee members interests subsisting at year end.
Non‐cancellable operating leases contracted for but not capitalised in the financial There were no loans to committee members.
‐ not later than 12 months             4,460                640
Note 15. Contingent Liabilities and Assets
‐ between 12 months and 5 years             4,409                 ‐
‐ greater than 5 years                 ‐                 ‐ During the course of the 2013 and 2014 year, the association purchased three motor vehicles totalling $35,862 to support
the L2P Learner Driver Program. These vehicles were partly funded by donations and grants from a variety of community
            8,869                640
The property lease commitment is a non‐cancellable operating lease contracted for but not capitalised in the financial
At the time of purchase the association agreed that any money received in the event of the vehicles being sold will be
statements which has a term of 12 months, with rent payable quarterly in advance.
repaid to the relevant community group and would be split according to percentage of the donated amount.
The copier and printer lease commitment is a non‐cancellable operating lease contracted for but not capitalised in the
At the date of this report, the association has no intention to dispose of these motor vehicles. However the association
financial statements which has a term of four years, with rent payable monthly in advance.
recognises the amount potentially payable as a contingent liability. Based on the vehicle costs, depreciation and
(c) Capital expenditure commitments contribution percentages, the estimated contingent liability is as follows:

No capital expenditure commitments were contracted for at year end. 2016 2015
2016 2015 $ $
Note 13. Cash Flow Information $ $
Estimated vehicle contribution           15,896            19,565 
Reconciliation of cash flow from operations with surplus / (deficit) after income tax
Surplus after income tax expense           46,454           17,746 Note 16. Financial Risk Management

Non‐cash flows in surplus / (deficit): The association's financial instruments consist mainly of deposits with banks, accounts 
‐ depreciation and amortisation           14,866           12,500 receivable and payable, and leases.
‐ bad and doubtful debts             3,500                 ‐ The totals of each category of financial instruments, measured in accordance with AASB 139 
‐ loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment                 ‐             3,124 detailed in the accounting policies to these financial statements, are as follows:
Changes in assets and liabilities: Financial assets
‐ (increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables (46,325)           33,006 Cash and cash equivalents 4         287,407         116,317
‐ (increase)/decrease in other assets           13,273 (13,299) Trade and other receivables 5           78,538           35,713
‐ (increase)/decrease in investments (878) (959) Investments 7           34,398           33,520
‐ increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables           10,879 (19,182)
Total financial assets         400,343         185,550
‐ increase/(decrease) in other liabilities         147,325 (255,180)
‐ increase/(decrease) in provisions             1,095 (10,072) Financial liabilities
Financial liabilities at amortised cost:
Cash flows from operations         190,189      (232,316) 
‐ trade and other payables 9           32,457           26,884
Note 14. Related Party Disclosures Total financial liabilities           32,457           26,884

During the year ended 31 December 2016, the association entered into the following business
Note 17. Events after the Reporting Period
transactions with the notes Committee Members and their related entities:
There have been no events subsequent to the balance sheet date that have an impact that would require disclosure in the
‐ Chris Waack, who was the proprietor of Waacks Bakery, provided catering 
financial statements or notes there of.     
services to the association during the year.                325                    ‐   

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Central Grampians Local Learning and
Employment Network Inc.
Notes to the Financial Statements
  For the Year Ended 31 December 2016

Note 18. Associations Details

The registered office and principal place of business is:

Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network Inc.
3/5 Laby Street
Ararat Victoria 3377

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The Central Grampians LLEN would
like to acknowledge support from the
following organisations:
Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network
ABN 67 845 485 864

Ararat Charitable Trust
Grampian Ford

Phone: 03 5352 3266 Email: 3/5 Laby Street, PO Box 255, Ararat Victoria 3377