Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Learn English and digital skills to further your education, start a new career or get greater independence
What is the AMEP?
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), funded by the Australian Government, gives migrants and refugees the opportunity to improve their language and digital skills to live their best life in Australia.
This is a FREE pathway to further education, a new career, or a chance to transfer existing skills to the Australian workplace.
The AMEP is also an opportunity for you to improve your English language and digital skills to help you communicate with businesses, banks and service providers so you can remain independent.
Learn new skills with our amazing teachers and benefit from free childcare across our colleges.
Our students find there are many reasons to learn English with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), including:
- A faster way to settle into life in Australia
- Learning new skills
- The confidence to start work
- Meeting life and work goals
- Making new friends
- Creating a community network
- Getting into further education
Are you eligible?
Which AMEP course?
Everyone has a different settlement journey. That’s why we have designed two AMEP pathways to make sure your learning journey is right for you.
Pre-employment English: is a great course for people who want to improve their English and digital skills to help them find work in Australia.
Social English: focuses on improving everyday language skills to help people settle in their community and access a range of services.
We will assess your English levels when you enrol to decide which stream is most suited to your needs.
What you will learn
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) will improve your:
- Language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, writing and numbers
- Digital skills, including using an iPad, the internet and social media
- Knowledge of Australian culture and customs
- Conversational skills with people on everyday topics, such as money, housing, work and transport
- Communication skills to enable you to interact with government departments and services
- English for computers and other technology
- Ability to apply for a job and manage a job in English
- English to apply for further study
Find out what to expect once you have registered.
Is the AMEP a recognised qualification?
All Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) clients are enrolled in accredited courses including the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE). These nationally recognised qualifications help you learn the skills you need to settle in Australia.
You can find out about the nationally recognised qualifications delivered by Navitas Skilled Futures here.
How to enrol
You can register online today and a member of our team will be in touch to provide you with further information. Remember, we speak your language and can arrange a phone call in the language of your choice. Complete this enquiry form.
Alternatively, call your local college to find out more.
Submit an Enquiry
Initial Assessment Process
Once you have submitted an Assessment Booking Form to request an appointment for AMEP assessment, Navitas Skilled Futures will book an appointment for you and notify you via SMS.
This initial assessment will take between 1-2 hours and will assess your English language level as well as your current skills, previous experience and also any support that you may need to reach your full potential and live your best life in Australia. Find out more about the Initial Assessment here.
Volunteer Tutor Scheme
Are you wanting to support your community to learn English? Or would you like a little extra help in learning English yourself?
The Volunteer Tutor Scheme has been created to provide a little extra support to migrants and refugees who are unable to attend AMEP classes, or simply those who would like some extra help to learn English.
By choosing to volunteer as a tutor, you’ll play a key role in supporting students who complete the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), helping them to develop their skills in English and feel more comfortable settling into life in Australia.
Everyone is welcome to support the community as a tutor, even if English is not your first language. Teaching experience is not necessary, only a passion to help others.
To find out more, click here.
*The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government.
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