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Student Resource Package — School Specific Programs

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 Learning and Teaching Division.

Eligibility

The following school types are eligible for LAP funding which is allocated to the host school:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • 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.

Calculation

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)

Notes

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.

Further information

Language Assistants Program

Reference 42 of the SRP Guide, providing information on the Language Assistants Program

Reviewed 05 January 2023

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