The AHES Program covers all aspects of community languages, with support from sources such as the Queensland LOTE Library, and Education Queensland. In Queensland, organisations teaching community languages are called After Hours Ethnic Schooling establishments, or providers. The Program increases the opportunity for students to access language education in addition to existing provisions within the Queensland mainstream schooling system. The variety of languages provided by the AHES Program greatly enhances the language offerings of mainstream schools in Queensland.
In essence, the AHES Program provides opportunities for Queensland students to learn more about the language and culture of their community and, in some cases, to improve their chances of getting into tertiary study of their choice. An indication of the AHES Program's success is the increasing number of AHES students who are now gaining credit for their Year 12 language studies.