For over 40 years Diamond Valley Learning Centre (DVLC) has transformed lives through creating educational opportunities for people of the Banyule/Nillumbik region and the wider precinct not served by mainstream education: women returning to work, immigrants, at-risk youth and older citizens. DVLC is considered a thriving hub of activity where people come to learn new skills, meet others and complete courses that enable them to take a new direction in life.

DVLC is a not-for-profit charitable organization operating as an Adult Learning Centre, a Registered Training Organization (RTO), a Learn Local and a Neighbourhood House.


The DVLC is governed by a Committee of Management (The Board) which is responsible for the strategic direction and overall educational focus of the organisation.

DVLC Board Members (current)


Julie Hodgkins

Board Chair

Jill Ramsay

Deputy Chair

Heather Glover

Board Secretary
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Anne Howard

Board Member
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Mark Favetta

CEO/Board Member
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Asad Abbasi

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Board Member

Annual General Meetings (AGM)

AGM is held annually. Next AGM will be held on 26th June 2024

The election process for Board Members

Nominations of candidates for the position of Board Member must be:

(a)         Made in writing, signed by 2 Members and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination); and

(b)        Delivered to the Secretary not less than 28 days before the date fixed for holding the Annual General Meeting.

A ballot for the election of Board Members must be conducted at the AGM in such manner as the Board may direct.

Out of Hours Contact:  Mark Favetta 0412 557 428 or