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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?

The AMEP is available to migrants with a permanent visa or an eligible temporary visa, as well as Australian citizens who previously held a permanent visa or an eligible temporary visa.

Recent AMEP reforms mean that more people are now eligible to study the program for longer. Watch the video below to find out more or click to view with Arabic, Chinese or Vietnamese subtitles.


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. 

When you come to see us at your local Navitas Skilled Futures College, remember to bring your passport, visa or travel documents so we can check your eligibility and options.

Please ensure that you review program information in this handbook prior to enrolling with us.

  • Who is the appointment for?

  • If you are requesting an appointment on behalf of someone else, please enter your contact details in the ‘Agency Details’ section in addition to entering the student’s details in the ‘AMEP Student Details’ section.
  • AMEP Student Details

    Please fill in details below to check your eligibility for the AMEP and to request an appointment for an AMEP Assessment
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  • Residential Address

  • Emergency Contact

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  • Visa Details

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    Please upload a photo or scanned copy of your visa
  • Appointment Details

  • Please note, we will try to accommodate your request, but appointment availability is limited.
  • Additional Information


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.

Contact your local college to find out how we can help you study online.

Start dates

Term 1: 18 July – 23 September 2022

Term 2: 4 October – 16 December 2022

Term 3: 30 January – 6 April 2023

Term 4: 24 April – 30 June 2023

Atef Alabbodi

Atef Alabbodi, a skilled artist migrated to Australia in 2012 with his wife and children. Since moving to Australia, he has collected numerous art awards for his talented work.

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Adnan Jabbo

‘I started my study in the AMEP at Navitas Liverpool in September 2019 at level 1. It has been about 18 months and my English skills have improved vastly, I’m in level 2 now I really enjoy the course.

I’m currently volunteering at Save the Children in Liverpool. The AMEP has given me a lot of confidence and I will continue studying to achieve functional English so I can work.’