The Queensland Department of Education's (DoE's) CLS program provides funding to support eligible, not-for-profit community language schools (CLS).
While the grants assist CLS to provide language programs, the grants are not intended to cover all of the costs associated with operating the CLS.
CLS Grant Program
DoE manages payments of grants to individual CLS that have successfully
applied for an annual grant.
CLS that have successfully
applied for a grant will receive payment in February each year.
Grants are calculated according to eligible student attendance plus a base amount.
CLS may receive additional funding for students who have successfully completed the
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Senior External Examination.
Grant payments to eligible Queensland CLS
Number of CLS, languages and students funded
Number of funded CLS teaching each language in 2022
In 2022, the most commonly studied languages in funded CLS were:
- Mandarin (63.6%)
- Vietnamese (10.6%)
- Tamil (6.3%)
- Korean (3.3%).