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Lifelong Learning

While parts of our region report unemployment levels significantly higher than the state average, businesses often have challenges recruiting and retaining staff to support their operations.

The Vision of the Committee for Mornington Peninsula is to bridge this divide by improving access to training and education that supports sustainable local jobs, Peninsula-based careers and the local economy.


  • Improve access to training and education that supports sustainable local jobs and the local economy so that residents don't feel forced to leave the Mornington Peninsula for higher education opportunities or to find skilled employment;
  • Identify local skills shortages and partner with local employers to find creative training pathways for job seekers to fill these gaps;
  • Explore the ‘multi-provider’ use of current education and training infrastructure as a way of bringing a more diverse array of post-secondary education opportunities to the region;
  • Promote the sustainable future uses of Point Nepean, including projects identified in the Point Nepean Master Plan and the proposed National Centre for Coasts and Climate, which would provide higher education and job opportunities in STEM on the Mornington Peninsula through a dedicated marine research facility; and
  • Pursue living away from home benefits for local students forced to leave the region to access training and higher education opportunities, which involves greater travel distances than students from neighbouring municipalities that are designated as ‘regional’.