Criteria for Membership

The Ethnic Schools Association of SA Inc. must be satisfied that the ethnic schools authority meets the criteria as stated:

  • be a properly constituted body representing parents, teachers/instructors and community

  • operate not-for-profit

  • have a current Australian Business Number

  • be a current member of the ESASA

  • demonstrate successful operation for one term prior to submitting an application for provisional accreditation

  • have a minimum of eight eligible students regularly attending

  • be delivering a language and culture program of at least two hours duration with the intention of operating for a minimum of 36 weeks per annum

  • be dedicating at least 1.5 hours of the required two hours instruction to the formal teaching and learning of the language

  • be conducting classes in mainstream school premises or such other premises as have been approved for education purposes by the relevant local government council

  • have submitted a Child Safe Environments Compliance Statement DCP (Compliance Statements with items in progress will be acceptable)

  • have in place current public liability insurance for not less than $20 million for any one claim

  • operate a separate bank account in the name of the ethnic and community language school authority

  • be operated by a management committee which has representation of parents/caregivers of children attending the ethnic and community language school and teachers/instructors of that school

  • ensure that all staff attend Responding to Abuse and Neglect (formerly Child Safe Environments) Training every 3 years. New staff must complete this training before they begin work in an ethnic and community language school. All existing staff must already be trained

  • employ only teachers/instructors who have provided an assessment of their relevant history (including a clearance to work with children) undertaken through DHS Screening Unit before they begin work with the school

  • establish and maintain a suite of policies and procedures as prescribed by the External Relations directorate, ensuring consistency with all legislative requirements in particular the Child Safe Environment Compliance Statement