Community language schools (CLS) in Queensland may contact the following bodies for information and assistance.
Department of Education State Schools — Performance
The Department of Education provides funding for eligible CLS.
Blue Card Services
Blue Card Services helps keep Queensland children safe by assisting organisations to be child-safe and screening people who work with children.
CLS and individual volunteers working in a CLS need to contact
Blue Card Services for any questions about the blue card system. To access free interpreting services, please call TIS National on 131450 and give them the Blue Card Services phone number 1800 113 611 or (07) 3211 6999.
Queensland Government Blue Card Services website has comprehensive information regarding an organisation’s responsibilities regarding blue cards.
Ethnic Schools Association of Queensland (ESAQ) Inc
ESAQ Inc is a not-for-profit, community-based, public organisation whose members provide after-hours language and cultural education for all students, irrespective of their ethnic background.
ESAQ Inc provides support and promotes the activities of its members.
Community Languages Australia (CLA)
CLA (Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations) has representatives from all states and advocates for CLS at the national level.