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Welcome to Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre (MPLCC) is a not for profit community managed organisation run by a volunteer Committee of Management.

The Centre is able to provide pathways for those who are pursuing a career, change of job or going on to further their education at MPLCC or at other educational providers.

We pride ourselves on the safe and friendly training environment that is flexible to meet the needs of all students. Learn Local providers such as MPLCC provide learners with the opportunities of learning through low cost flexible and supportive courses.

The courses offered at MPLCC are delivered by experienced and qualified trainers. The Centre provides many pathways and there are many courses to choose from.

Please speak with our staff about your needs.

Jan Gilchrist
Chief Executive Officer

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Entrance

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Mission Statement

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc. in partnership with the community, will plan and deliver a range of high quality community and educational services, accessible to all. Our philosophy of being community based and managed, is committed to the creation and maintenance of an open, sharing and self help model of management.

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc. services and facilities will be delivered in a manner which meets existing and future needs and expectations of the community, within the limits of current and future resources.

Aims and Objectives

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc. has a commitment to Adult Education and understanding its responsibilities to Registered Training Organisations AQTF standards. This can be evidenced by its commitment to quality and its policies and procedures manual. A strategic plan has been developed by the Committee of Management as a tool to guide the centre over 3 years.

Values of the centre are:

  • Commitment
  • Serving the community
  • Partnerships
  • Professionalism
  • Community Development
  • Welcoming
  • Lifelong learning
  • Maintain a focal point for community activity, providing services for children, youth, family and all community members
  • Provide direct community based learning and educational services and resources ton the entire community
  • Ensure the service is managed in an efficient and professional manner
  • Extend services and accredited courses by working in partnership with other community providers


Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc. located in a growth corridor of the City of Casey, provides in partnership with the community a range of high quality Educational, Vocational, Family Support and Childcare Services.

Services and Facilities administered by qualified staff exist for short or long term programs to support current and future community needs.

History and Background

During March 1991 the Premier Joan Kirner announced the allocation of $1.2 million provided from the Urban Land Authority Infrastructure Fund for the establishment of four pilot service co-ordination and integration projects located on or near Urban Land Authority Estates in rapidly growing outer urban areas.

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre was one of these pilot programs and commenced operation in June 1992.

The broad aim of the Service Co-Ordination and Integration Project (SCIP) was to establish specific projects in key growth areas which address priority service planning and delivery issues in the community in innovative and imaginative ways. A common theme of the projects was the emphasis on finding effective solutions to community needs and problems through a partnership of State Government, Local Government and Local Communities.

The project operated for a period of 2.5 years after which time Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc. was established and continued the delivery of family support, educational and vocational training, recreational and personal development activities to the community.

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