All community language school teaching staff must undertake a minimum of 20 hours of professional learning each year.

The community language school must provide a professional learning plan for all teaching staff for the year in which it applies for accreditation. To maintain accreditation and funding, a similar plan must be in place for each subsequent year in the accreditation cycle. The Department may, at any time, make request to view the professional learning plans for teaching staff.

The Department strongly encourages community language schools to participate in the professional development sessions provided by Community Languages Victoria. In addition, teaching staff who do not have a recognised qualification in languages teaching are strongly encouraged to undertake the accredited Certificate IV in Community Languages Teaching course or Languages Methodology course organised through CLV.

A sample of an appropriate professional learning outline is available here:

Sample Professional Learning Outline (updated for 2019)

Additional information: It is very important for community language schools to participate in the professional learning activities run by CLV. These are listed on the CLV website. First Aid training may be included as professional learning, but please note that weekly staff meetings may not be included.

Instructions for submission

Please supply a copy of the Professional Learning Outline for the school’s teaching staff for 2019 which you have named “09_proflearning.pdf”.