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Community Languages Program (CLP)

The Community Languages Program provides support to not-for-profit community organisations to teach languages other than English and cultural maintenance programs after school hours.

The $1.158 million Community Languages Program currently supports 98 community languages schools/organisations teaching 55 languages.

Program support includes:

  1. a free professional learning program for community language school teachers and administrators
  2. grant funding for new and established community language schools.

Other support currently in development include a Teacher’s Resource Library and a School Accreditation Program that will provide guidance and standards for community language schools in Western Australia.

Professional Learning Program

The OMI Professional Learning Program (PLP) for March-April 2017 has now been released.

The program is provided free of charge to all teachers and administrators of Western Australia’s community language schools.

All community language school teachers who are not registered with the WA Teachers Registration Board will need to complete the OMI PLP Tell Me Now; Show Me How session.

Should you have any questions please contact OMI at

Community Language Program grants

The Community Languages Program offers three grant categories to support the operations of community language schools and special projects that improve the quality and delivery of language education in community language schools.

Funding is competitive, however, eligible schools could consider applying for:

  1. New school grants—provide community language schools that have been operating for between 12 and 52 weeks with one-off foundation funding to support start-up costs. Grants of up to $4000 are available.
  2. Program development grants—provide one-off support for projects that will assist schools to develop their language education program. Grants of up to $10,000 are available.
  3. Per capita grants—assist established community language schools operating for more than 12 months with the costs of running the school. Grants of $120 per student (K-12) and an additional $120 per student enrolled at West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) level are available.

Applying for a grant?

Community language schools interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to contact OMI to discuss your application before submission.

Telephone (08) 6552 1603 or