The Department of Health and Human Services language services credit line provides language services funding for eligible organisations. These organisations deliver department-funded services in eligible program areas but do not receive direct department funding for language services.
The eligible program areas are listed here in the health program stream and a human service program stream.
Health program stream
The department is developing language services guidelines for health programs.
Alcohol and other drug treatment services
All organisations that receive AOD funding, except those services delivered in community health centres that receive direct funding for language services
Mental health services
Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Services (PDRSS) only
Community health services
All organisations that receive Community and Women's Health Program funding, including:
- standalone and integrated community health and women’s health services
- Community Health funded statewide services
- Community Health funded multipurpose services
- Community Health funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations organisations.
Organisations that receive Home and Community Care (HACC) and Aged Care funding
Victorian Eyecare Service (which is funded by the department and administered by the Australian College of Optometry)
Rural health services
All rural health services (acute, sub-acute and small rural health services), except those that receive direct department funding for language services
Human services program stream
The department is developing language services guidelines for human services programs.
DHS01 – Housing/homelessness
- Public housing
- Homelessness services
- Housing assistance
- Community housing
DHS02 – Disability
- Individualised support
- Community life and jobs
- Aids and equipment
- Self-directed support
- Supporting families and carers
- Specialist disability support
DHS03 ‒ Children, families and young people / child protection
- Family and early parenting support
- Child protection
- Sexual assault
- Youth justice
- Adoption and permanent care
- Kinship, foster and other care
- Family violence
- Youth services
DHS04 – Court
Current provider of the credit line
The Victorian Interpreting and Translating Service is the current provider of the language services credit line for both program streams.