Enrolling Students with a Background Other Than English

PL # 13706

  • Starting on 20 Jul 2023
  • Cancellation permitted until 13 Jul 2023
  • Event registrations closed on 13 Jul 2023

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


Guidance on what questions to ask and information to gather when enrolling a student for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D).

In order to maximise and expedite support for EAL/D students, schools need to gather important information at the point of enrolment. This session is designed for school staff who are involved as the first point of contact with the student and their family.

The aim of the session is to:

- provide examples of questions to ask to gain insight into language proficiency
- provide advice and information to give families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- discuss how to use student data once it has been collected
- share advice about how to access translators and interpreters.

Terms & Conditions

AISWA Professional Learning – In Person Event 

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In Person event conditions

  • Attendance records: Participants must sign-in on the day to confirm attendance. A member school can also view this data for their staff.
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  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
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  • Payment Conditions: Price includes GST. Credit card payment only for Guests. Member schools will be invoiced post-event.
  • Cancellation: Cancellation is without charge if prior to Cancellation Permitted date. Cancellations via this website. Late cancellations or failure to attend will incur full cost. Refer any issues to the Event Organiser. If AISWA cancels a PL Event, attendees will be notified by email and any payment will be refunded.
  • Free event non-attendance: A fee of $25 may apply. See full T&Cs.

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Enrolling Students with a Background Other Than English

Date / Time

20 Jul 2023 Starts: 15:30 Finishes: 17:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Valerie Gould Room


Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Administration
  • EALD
  • Inclusive Education
  • Languages

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards