Language Assistants Program (Reference 42)
Language assistants are allocated to government schools on an annual basis from Terms 2 to 4 through the Language Assistants Program (LAP). The LAP is managed by the Curriculum Implementation Division.
The following school types are eligible for LAP funding which is allocated to the host school:
- Primary/Secondary combined.
Funding is calculated at the Confirmed budget cycle, and further updates at the Revised cycle, if required. Funding is allocated through credit funding.
Fully funded language assistant = FTE × ES Salary Rate (Range 1.2.1)
Partially funded language assistant = FTE × 0.7 × ES Salary Rate (Range 1.2.1)
Language assistants are employed as Education Support Staff (Range 1.2.1) at 0.8 FTE. These positions are either fully (100%) or partially funded (70%) by the department.
Allocations for Language Assistants cannot be transferred to cash.
Reviewed 04 April 2023