The mission of Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning& Employment Network Inc. (FMPLLEN) is to improve education, training and employment outcomes for vulnerable and at risk youth in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Region and to ensure that young people are holistically supported through their career and pathways. We will effectively engage with appropriate stakeholders form education, training, employment business and industry, parents sectors of the community to achieve our vision. We will facilitate and broker strategic partnerships to support sustainable outcomes for at risk youth. This includes indigenous, disability, and vulnerable cohorts to provide local sustainable outcomes that address gaps in our community. We will support and provide training, education as required.

Board Members

Michael Watchorn


Liz Dellaportas


Dr Gillian Kay


Peter Harrison


Bek Willmott


Lisa Holt


Helen McLoughlin


Steve Wright


John Catto Smith


Ben Jenkinson


Louise Wilkins



Carol Smith

Executive Officer

Carol has spent much of her working career as EO in not for profits and charities such as The Portsea Camp and Girl Guides Victoria. For the past 10 years she has been working with the Koori Community in the Goulburn Valley. Her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Rumbalara Football Netball Club saw her passion for sport combine with the management of social, health, education and sporting activities. The last 5 years Carol was Manager of the Centre for Koori Education at GOTAFE.
Carol trained as a primary school teacher and has also completed Business and Recreation post graduate certificates. She was successful in the Leaders Development Program for Education and Training Managers at VU and the High Performance Leadership Coach Program in the past 3 years. Her interests are education, swimming and travelling. Carol is a Rotarian, Girl Guide leader and Woman of Note.

Jo is trained as a secondary teacher, adult education trainer, counsellor and careers practitioner. Her back ground is in programs and working with at risk youth in corrections and education settings. Jo has worked with numerous RTO’s and TAFEs, providing flexible and alternative education options and within intervention programs such as Jobs Pathways, CBE, and in a number of education, training and management contexts.
 Jo is a consultant to schools and education providers in the areas of program development, careers, transition and strategies/pathways for at risk young people.
Jo has worked alongside FMPLLEN for a number of years facilitating links between schools and agencies through the PPA. Jo’s role with the FMPLLEN is in brokering partnerships with providers and agencies to ensure the best outcomes for our youth especially the most vulnerable.

Jo Prosser

Project Officer

Jane has worked in the Frankston & Mornington Peninsula region for over 15 years in Education.  She holds a Diploma of Business along with a Career Development qualification.   Having worked extensively with Schools, Registered Training Organisations and the Department of Education she holds a vast knowledge of the Education, Training and Vocational sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Jane Ling

Project Officer

Angela joined the FMPLLEN in 2016 as part of the Structured Workplace Learning Program. She has previously worked for not-for-profit Registered Training Oorganisations in education, training and management roles. She has managed and taught youth education programs for at-risk young people on the Mornington Peninsula. Angela also has 20 years marketing and communications experience, working with large and small businesses, across a diverse range of industries, products and services.

Angela Byatt

SWL Learning Coordinator

Frances Menzies

Business Manager

Frances is employed as the FMPLLEN Business Manager.

In this position she is responsible for the preparation of budgets and ensuring that financial targets are met. As well she performs all the bookkeeping functions associated with the operation of a not-for-profit organisation.

Another key feature of the Business Manager role is to ensure the organisation meets all statutory reporting requirements. In addition, Frances reports to the Finance & HR Sub-Committee and the FMPLLEN Board on all matters relating to finance.


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Hastings Community Hub
1973 Frankston/Flinders Road
​Hastings, Vic 3915


 03 8679 3422 



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FMPLLEN acknowledges the traditional owners and pay respect to the elders past, present and future and acknowledge the important role the indiginous people continue to play within our communities

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