Application form

The application process in 2019 (for funding in 2020-2021) is completed via an online application form with an upload facility. A link to the application form is provided to each community language school after eligibility has been determined. If you are interested in applying for accreditation for your community language school, please firstly contact Community Languages Victoria (formerly called Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria).

If your school has been previously accredited, but wishes to have a new campus accredited, please contact clsaccreditation@gmail.com in order to complete additional documentation.

Supporting documentation

Community language schools are required to provide evidence to support their application for accreditation or re-accreditation. Note that the supporting documentation requires the use of a number of templates. These templates are being updated for the 2019 accreditation round and will be available shortly.

In order to ensure guidelines are followed and that applications can be processed efficiently, at least two members of the school (including the Principal) must take responsibility for:

  • reading the Guide (see below)
  • checking the accuracy of information provided
  • checking completeness of documentation.

Accreditation and Funding Guide

An Accreditation and Funding Guide is prepared by the Department of Education and Training prior to each application round to assist community language schools to understand the application process and to prepare the necessary documentation.

The Department’s Guide for the 2019 accreditation round (for funding 2020-2021) is now available:

To further assist schools to prepare their applications, a Companion document has been developed for use in conjunction with the Guide, and is now available:

Please note that it is important that the Guide for the correct accreditation round is referred to. The Guide for the current round contains some important updates.