Meet our new staff members

Merrill Farmer – Project Manager

Merrill has taken on the role of full-time Project Manager with the BMLLEN with a great deal of enthusiasm and passion.  Originally, a Biology/Science/Geography teacher, Merrill has been working in the careers and vocational fields for the past 20 years and has held various roles as Careers, VET, VCAL and MIPS Coordinator.  A break from teaching enabled her to work as a Youth Careers Counsellor and as a Vocational Program Manager with a group training company.

Merrill has worked in Brimbank for 2 years as a VET Cluster Coordinator and has been based in a Melton school for 9 years.  Her aim at the BMLLEN is to work with schools to increase links with business and community through facilitation of networks.  Merrill is keen to assist careers staff in various ways in their careers programs, with a focus on improving career opportunities for disadvantaged students.

Merrill can be contacted via:


Telephone: 9361-9323

Mobile: 0408 325 166


Robin Lockington – Project Officer (Part-time, Tues/Wed/Thurs)

Robin is keen to support the programs and work of the stake holder members in achieving the goals of the BMLLEN Strategic Plan over the next 2 years.

Robin has a strong background in the education and training of young people from the Western and Northern Metropolitan regions of Melbourne and has spent the last 36 years working in state schools in these regions as a teacher and Principal.  Robin’s teaching career began in the Western Region at Footscray High School before moving to Deer Park Secondary College where he taught for 14 years before taking up Principal class appointment in the Northern Region where he worked for 11 years as Principal.  Most recently he has worked within the Melton Network of schools in a Relieving Principal Role.

The Project Officer role with the BMLLEN will provide Robin with the opportunity to continue with the work that he has enjoyed in his educational roles in improving the educational and careers opportunities for young people in the Brimbank/Melton area.  He looks forward to maintaining the connection with the education of young people and working with the BMLLEN stake holders on the transition and engagement programs to improve the opportunities for young people in the area.

Robin can be contacted via:


Telephone: 9361-9322

Mobile: 0419 387 958




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