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International students—English as an Additional Language or Dialect

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Purpose

To assist schools in supporting the English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learning needs of school-aged dependants of international students and bridging visa students.

Duration of program

Ongoing.

Eligibility

Any state school with dependant students of international students (i.e. parents/legal custodians) in the 500-visa classification (excluding 500 (schools) or 571 and bridging visa students) correctly enrolled in Department of Education International's international student management system (ISMS).

Allocation of funds

Allocation of funds is calculated based on Bandscale scores.

Bandscale methodology is used in assessing students' English levels in 4 areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The assessment will determine a Bandscale level of between 1 and 6.

Allocations for eligible students are determined each semester based upon each eligible individual student's Bandscale score.

Bandscale Rate per eligible student
1$3,120
2$1,560
3$1,560
4$936
5$936
6$0

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
On receipt of enrolment dataIn line with monthly payments100%

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
Student details (including bandscale)
OneSchool
March, August
​Student enrolment data
​ISMS
​February/March, July/August

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding.

Schools with eligible students will receive a list of students enrolled in Department of Education International's international student management system (ISMS) in February and July each year. Schools are required to complete assessments and update Bandscale data into OneSchool for each eligible student. Bandscale data from OneSchool is used to calculate funding allocations.

Further information

Policy Statement: English as an additional language or dialect learners

For further information, please refer to the P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework or the contact details below:

Contact

Department of Education International
Email: CorporateServices.RRI@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 22 December 2020