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Community Liaison Officers

Working with communities

Our team of Community Liaison Officers support new and emerging migrant and refugee communities in Queensland. They work to develop effective partnerships between these communities, TAFE Queensland and students in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE).

Can we help you?

Our Community Liaison Officers have worked with migrants and refugees for many years and offer a high degree of empathy and understanding. They are available to:

  • liaise with your community to identify specific training needs and to provide advice on initiatives
  • support students and TAFE Queensland teachers by providing culturally appropriate support and problem solving
  • represent TAFE Queensland at community events, information sessions, meetings and cultural celebrations.

Our Community Liaison Officers speak English and are also fluent in:

  • Arabic (Sudanese)
  • Arabic (Juba)
  • Burmese
  • French
  • Karen
  • Kirundi
  • Kiswahili
  • Lingala
  • Ma'di
  • Nepali
  • Nyanja
  • Swahili
  • Thai

To be put in touch with a Community Liaison Officer in your area please contact us.

Free document translation

The Australian Government Free Translating Service allows Australian citizens and permanent residents to translate personal documents free of charge. You can lodge documents for translation with TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS).

Please note:

  • This service is only available within the first two years of arrival in Australia.
  • You cannot translate documents that are required for visa applications using this service.
  • You must provide evidence of your eligibility when you lodge documents (example: passport with entry stamp or visa label).

For more information about the types of documents that can be translated and eligibility requirements please visit the Department of Social Services website.

To find the closest TAFE Queensland location to lodge documents or for more information please contact TELLS.

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) testing

We partner with ISLPR Language Services to provide International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) assessments for visa purposes.

The ISLPR is a test or scale that measures the development of your second language proficiency in the four key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The ISLPR provides a rating from 0 (no English) to 5 (native speaker) and has the following advantages:

  • The test is based on English used in everyday situations (non-academic content).
  • Each test is tailored to match your needs and experience.
  • Feedback is available if requested.
  • Tests can be taken Monday to Friday, on demand.
  • You get fast results.
  • The price for the test is lower than similar tests.

For more information about the ISLPR test visit ISLPR Language Services website or contact us.