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Home Tutor Support

For help, ideas and resources check out the Home Tutor Support Website.
Australian Curriculum Work Samples - visit this ACARA website to locate work samples for each subject for each year level.

Parent Liaison Officer

Completing study with the Charleville School of Distance Education can sometimes be a daunting task. As a home teacher you may feel overwhelmed. The school recognises the difficulties that may occur for families unfamiliar with the systems and processes used.

There is help at hand.

If you have any queries in relation to student subject or lesson work, your first contact should be the child's teacher. However, sometimes the teachers are not available or you may wish to speak to a third person. When this happens please call the Parent Liaison Officer.

One of the main functions of this position is to assist home teachers. This important contact can be used whatever the query. Please contact the Parent Liaison Officer (PLO) any time, and together through open communication, we can address your concerns or pass on suggestions. With the resources available within the school and Education Queensland we will endeavour to achieve the desired outcome. 

Working Digitally Support

Working Digitally is a key factor of learning at Charleville School of Distance Education.  Students, Parents, Home Teachers and Teachers communicate using electronic means on a daily basis using email, Web Conferencing and virtual (online) classrooms. It is therefore vital that families have appropriate equipment for use during the school day. As technologies change so quickly it is important that our families have on-going support. If you need assistance please contact one of the team.
Digital Learning Facilitator:
  • Facilitating skills, knowledge and understandings of students, home tutors and teachers within the school
  • Providing assistance with learning environments (Learning Place – eLearn and Web Conferencing)
  • Providing information about subsidies available
  • General computer assistance
School System Technician:
  • Assisting with telephone systems and telebridge issues
  • Providing assistance with general computer hardware issues
Digital Technologies Teacher Aide: contact the office
  • Assisting with Microsoft Software orders and updates
  • Contact for borrowing webcams, microphones and headsets for families

Indigenous Education

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands from across Queensland and pay our respects to the leaders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous people across the state. 

Indigenous education in Queensland state schools includes the education of Aboriginal students and Torres Strait Islander students. It also embraces the education of all students about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures of Queensland.  A better understanding of, and respect for, Aboriginal cultures and Torres Strait Islander cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia's cultural heritage, and can lead to reconciliation. This is essential to the maturity of Australia as a nation and fundamental to the development of an Australian identity.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students represent more than 8 per cent of the total student population in Queensland state schools.

It is essential to equip the school workforce with appropriate cross-cultural skills, knowledge and understanding to cater for these students.  The department's aspirations for Indigenous students are the same as for all Queensland students - we want strong students, strong results and strong futures. Improving the educational outcomes of Australia's Indigenous people is a priority for education both nationally and within Queensland. Every day, in every classroom, we want every student learning and achieving. 

View more information about Indigenous Education.

Division of Indigenous Education and Training Futures

Level 21, Education House, 30 Mary Street, Brisbane

Postal address: PO Box 15033, City East, Qld, 4002

Telephone: (07) 3237 0182

Email: Indigenous Education and Training Futures


Guidance Officers

Guidance Officers (GOs) provide information, counselling and support services to students who require: 
  • assistance to access the curriculum due to the impact of disability or suspected disability
  • psychoeducational assessment to determine the nature of a student's learning difficulties, disabilities, or developmental levels in order to make recommendations for educational adjustments and interventions
  • assistance in implementing recommendations made from health practitioners
  • access to early childhood development program or services
  • assistance resolving personal, social or emotional problems that are having a major impact upon their learning
  • advice in relation to obtaining a Queensland Certificate of Education or Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement
  • support with study skills, subject selection, career planning or transition planning to access post school services from Department of Communities - Disability Services
Guidance officers also:
  • provide resources and professional development to school staff, parents and the school community
  • manage complex case loads
  • liaise with other agencies such as Department of Communities - Disability Services and Queensland Health, and
  • provide parenting support for families of students with disabilities.


It is best to speak to your child's teacher or the principal first if you have any concerns. 

Learning Support

At Charleville School of Distance Education, we have a team of teachers dedicated to providing assistance for students with disabilities, learning difficulties or requiring extension.  This may be in the form of working with class teachers to adjust teaching and learning programs, providing extension or supplement work programs, one-on-one additional on-air lessons or home visits.  The amount and type of support required by individual students varies and is considered on an individual basis. 

State-wide programs and services exist to complement local support services. These include:
For more information please contact the office and ask to speak with a Learning Support Staff Member.