Community language schools (CLS) are eligible for initial set-up funding from the Department of Education (DoE) as long as they have been operating for a minimum of 6 months, have a minimum of 6 students and meet the eligibility requirements. Complete the
application for set-up funding (DOC, 442KB) and submit the application to
For CLS commencing in:
- semester 1, a one-off set-up fee will be paid in September of that year
- semester 2, a one-off set-up fee will be paid in February of the following year.
The set-up funding is based on eligible student enrolments.
To be eligible to receive funding, a CLS must have:
- an ABN (Australian Business Number)
- a bank account in the name of the CLS — funding will only be deposited into a bank account in the name of the CLS.
Additional eligibility requirements, objectives and eligible student criteria can be found in the
application for set-up funding (DOC, 442KB).
Prior to receiving the initial set-up funding, successful CLS applicants will be required to sign a letter of acceptance agreeing to the obligations, requirements and objectives of the program.
CLS can then apply for the
DoE annual grant.