The department provides annual funding to the following language teacher associations to support language programs in schools, including through teacher professional development and language immersion activities for students. Funded activities can be found on:
Arc | Events (educationapps.vic.gov.au)
Alliance Française − an Australian non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture.
The Asia Education Foundation − provides schools and teachers with a range of services that include curriculum resources, advice for schools, professional learning programs, study tours and conferences in Asia and an email discussion group.
CO.AS.IT − a community organisation for Italians and Australians of Italian descent. Education services include language assistants, language classes, the Museo Italiano and a resource centre to support Italian school programs.
The Confucius Institute at The University of Melbourne and the
Confucius Institute at La Trobe University promote Chinese culture and language and provide support for the teaching of Chinese here are two Confucius Institutes in Victoria.
Goethe Institut-Melbourne − The cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany provides a range of services and resources to support the teaching and learning of German.
Greek Education Office − This education office is located at the Greek Consulate in Melbourne and provides support for the teaching and learning of Greek in Victoria.
Italian Institute of Culture − an official body of the Italian State that promotes Italian language and culture by providing cultural events and language courses.
Japan Information & Cultural Centre − The cultural institute of the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne promotes Japanese culture and language through the organisation of events, seminars and international conferences.
The Japan Foundation − promotes cultural exchange between Japan and other nations. The Foundation provides a diverse range of cultural activities introducing art, culture and society, and programs and resources to support Japanese language education.
Monash Japanese Language Education Centre (MJLEC) − provides a variety of activities, resources and programs for teachers of Japanese. There is a focus on developing teaching skills and creating teaching materials.
Spanish Education Office − provides support for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language at all levels. It provides professional learning activities, information and advice on educational resources, a journal for teachers of Spanish and an exchange mailing list.
Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre – hosts more than 20,000 artefacts, artworks and photographs, has an interactive sound and visual exhibition and a range of tours.