Investment advantages

As Loddon Mallee’s business ecosystem expands, so does its workforce needs. The region envisions growing its tertiary offerings to keep up with industry demand, while building a reputation for innovation. Initiatives like SuniTAFE’s SMART Farm training hub, or the reputed La Trobe School of Rural Health are prime examples of a region invested in ‘growing its own’.

Real-world learning experiences

Centres like Mildura and Bendigo are large enough to attract marquee tertiary institutions and global businesses, yet small enough to be able to foster meaningful relationships between the two. The ​​Fraunhofer Initiative uniting La Trobe University, the City of Greater Bendigo, and Bendigo Regional Manufacturing Group is one example of many.

International attractor

Six million tertiary students currently study outside their country of origin. Loddon Mallee is positioned to be able to capitalise on international demand but continuing to grow its reputation for educational excellence and innovation, and its unique connection between industry and academia.

Regional value-add

Loddon Mallee boasts thriving examples of education driving innovation through partnerships and research clusters in areas of industry strength: William Angliss broadens Bendigo TAFE’s hospitality offerings; Uni of Melbourne, La Trobe, and SuniTAFE form the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre; and both Monash and La Trobe universities collaborate with Bendigo Health.


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Loddon Mallee Jobs and Training Needs 2022

SourceVictorian State Government

This report provides some of the challenges and trends that training providers should consider when thinking about future training needs for specific occupations in the Loddon Mallee region.