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Insurance

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Community language schools (CLS) must be covered by relevant insurances such as Public liability, Voluntary workers personal accident and Property.

CLS (funded and non-funded) using Department of Education (DoE) premises

Public liability, Voluntary workers personal accident and Property insurances are arranged and paid for by DoE for CLS operating from DoE premises.

The property insurance arranged by DoE will only cover:

  • teaching materials (e.g. books and resource)
  • teaching equipment (e.g. stationery items and software programs) used by the CLS to teach language programs and stored on DoE premises.

An upper limit of $1,000 per item applies to claims related to such teaching materials and teaching equipment.

CLS will be required to provide receipts for items covered by property insurance to the DoE if requested.

The Public & Products Liability and Voluntary Workers Personal Accident insurance periods are from 1 April to 1 April 4pm each year and the Portable item insurance period is from 30 April to 30 April 4pm each year.

For funded CLS, the information required to arrange the insurance cover is gathered via the online application for grant funding.

Non-funded CLS are required to complete the insurance information form (DOC, 416KB) and submit to communitylanguageschools@qed.qld.gov.au.

Public liability period: 1 April to 1 April each year

Voluntary workers personal accident period: 1 April to 1 April each year

Portable item period: 30 April to 30 April each year

Insurance certificates

Insurance certificates of currency are provided to community language schools using DoE premises. CLS are required to provide a copy of the certificate to the state school where they are operating their classes.

CLS must submit details of any changes to the location of classes, volunteers or property to communitylanguageschools@qed.qld.gov.au to ensure insurance cover.

Conducting extra activities on DoE premises

CLS planning extra activities on DoE premises additional to scheduled language classes, must complete an application for public liability insurance cover for extra activities (DOC, 358KB) and a risk assessment, and submit to communitylanguageschools@qed.qld.gov.au at least 6 weeks prior to the event.

The insurer will evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis. Any additional costs are to be paid by the individual CLS.

How to make a claim

To make a claim, submit details to communitylanguageschools@qed.qld.gov.au.

Workers compensation

You are advised to contact WorkCover Queensland to determine your legal responsibilities for your CLS personnel.

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Last updated 14 October 2020