Community Languages Australia (Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations) is an
umberrla body designed to unite the ethnic schools of Australia, and the state-based bodies which serve as their administrators, consolidating them beneath a single, organisational banner, and in the process carrying out a number of crucial roles in the creation, maintenance, and profile of Australia’s 700 community language schools authorities who conduct classes in over 1400 venues.
Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations (Inc) trading as Community Languages Australia.
AFESA Council is elected by the members Associations (Refer to Constitution)
, The Council is elected for a two year period. General Meetings are held annually to receive audited financial reports.
The Council meets face to face a minimum of 3 times a year and communicates electronically and through
teleconferences as required.
Its role is to; represent community languages schools
- Promote community languages
- Set policy to assist its membership
- Coordinate national activity
- Set frameworks to improve quality language education
- Be an advocate for languages education and community languages schools
AFESA works in cooperation with the Australian Department of Education, which provide funding to assist in the national coordination and quality improvement in community languages schools.
AFESA also work in partnership with State Departments of Education, Departments of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. It also works in partnership with Community Language Schools Boards and Councils – in various jurisdictions
Executive Director Stefan Romaniw OAM 0419531255