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CLS will be assessed against a range of criteria to become accredited:

  1. Be an incorporated organisation
  2. Have operated successfully and independently for at least 12 months before applying
  3. Be not-for-profit
  4. Meet the Department’s requirements for suitable premises
  5. Have a current lease agreement for each campus
  6. Have a minimum of ten eligible school-aged students enrolled each year across all campuses
  7. Comply with Child Safe Standards
  8. Have current Working with Children (WWC) checks as required by the Worker Screening Act 2020 (Vic), or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registrations for all staff, volunteers, and committee members
  9. Provide a minimum of 2.5 hours of face-to-face instruction (for each language taught) for approximately 40 weeks each year
  10. Teach a languages program that is aligned with the Victorian Curriculum F-10
  11. Have a school charter, including all policies as required by the Department
  12. Have an emergency management plan for each campus which meets the Department’s requirements
  13. Have a qualified first aid officer at each campus
  14. Maintain accurate student enrolment records
  15. Issue student progress reports at least twice each year
  16. Maintain accurate student attendance records

*CLS that have not been previously accredited will need to undergo an initial eligibility check in order to ensure they meet the requirements to apply for accreditation

For a list of all supporting documentation required to be assessed for accreditation, please refer to Supporting Documentation