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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) - CSWE I - AMES

The AMEP can help you to learn English. It provides up to 510 hours of free English lessons and childcare to newly-arrived eligible migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants. 

 

 

Lessons

You will learn English, from beginner to intermediate level, to help you settle successfully in Australia. You will also learn about Australian society, culture, customs and working in Australia.

You will learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - for everyday living, for work and for further study.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. For further information go to http://www.education.gov.au/amep

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Study options

  • full-time or part-time classes during the day, evening or Saturdays
  • at home with a tutor
  • on the computer with self-paced e-modules
  • by distance education


Childcare

Childcare can be arranged while you attend classes. Free childcare is available for children under school age.

AMEP information in other languages

Click to download AMEP information translated  into: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Dari, Farsi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

Info  for volunteer  English tutors

Training allows you to work as a volunteer tutor with migrants and refugees who are unable to attend formal classes. Home tutors help their students learn basic language skills and adjust to life in Australia by tutoring for one to two hours per week. The training course is free of charge and is conducted by The Smith Family.

Full details are available from The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme:
T: (02) 9085 7262  E: hts@thesmithfamily.com.au

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  • Gain confidence to use English
  • Understand what others are saying
  • Improve your speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • Learn new vocabulary 
  • Expand your knowledge of grammar
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Be comfortable in common social situations

Certification

Students can obtain a 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English or Statements of Attainment for modules of the Certificate.

The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is recognised throughout Australia.

You may be eligible for free English lessons under the AMEP if you:

  • are a newly arrived migrant, refugee or humanitarian entrant from overseas
  • are at least 18 years old
  • have a less than functional level of English
  • arrived in Australia after 1 July 1991
  • are a temporary resident who holds a gazetted visa
  • have been granted permanent residence in Australia since 1 January 1998
  • are aged between 16 and 18 years and unable to attend English classes at school


Take your passport to an AMEP teaching centre. Your visa and passport tell us if you are eligible. 

You must register for the AMEP within six (6) months of your visa commencement date or arrival in Australia.

Further details are available at the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

 

ENROL NOW at any of the below listed AMEP teaching centres.

To enrol you will need to attend an interview at one of our campuses so we can assess your English level and arrange a suitable learning plan for you. See below list of over 70 teaching locations and the home tutor scheme.

You must register for the AMEP within six (6) months of your visa commencement date or arrival in Australia.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.


HOME TUTOR SCHEME

The Smith Family

T: 02 9085 7262
E: hts@thesmithfamily.com.au
W: www.thesmithfamily.com.au
Northern Sydney, Hunter/Newcastle, Illawarra/Wollongong, Rural and Regional NSW


TEACHING CAMPUSES

Northern Sydney Institute, part of TAFE NSW

E: amep.nsi@tafensw.edu.au
W: www.nsi.tafensw.edu.au/AMEP

Hornsby Campus
Building C, Room C.G.09
205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
T: 02 9472 1995

St Leonards Campus
Building P, Room P4.65
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
T: 02 9942 0712

Meadowbank Campus
Building U
See Street
T: 02 9942 3670

Northern Beaches Campus
Building D, Room D.1.15
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
T: 02 9941 5232

Castle Hill Classes - Please contact Hornsby Campus for details on T: 02 9472 1995.

TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute

T: 02 4229 0025
E: AMEPII@det.nsw.edu.au
W: www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au

Bega Campus 
Barrack Street, Bega

Moss Vale Campus
Kirkham Street, Moss Vale

Cooma Campus
66 Commissioner Street, Cooma

Queanbeyan Campus
Cnr Buttle & MacQuoid Street, Queanbeyan

Goulburn Campus
Cnr Verner & View Street, Goulburn

Shellharbour Campus
11 College Ave, Oak Flats

Moruya Campus
2857 Princes Highway, Moruya

Wollongong Campus
Foleys Road, Wollongong

Nowra Campus
60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry

Wollongong West Campus
36 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong


TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute

T: 02 49302954
E: hunter.careerskillseducation@tafensw.edu.au
W: www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au

Cessnock Campus
Darwin Street, Cessnock

T: 02 4993 0411

Muswellbrook Campus
Maitland Street, Muswellbrook

Tel: 02 6578 7130

Glendale Campus
Frederick Street, Glendale

T: 02 4979 1631

Newcastle Campus
Maitland Road, Tighes Hill

T: 02 4923 7132

Gosford Campus
Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, Gosford

T: 02 4348 2290

Singleton Campus
York Street, Singleton

T: 02 6578 7130

Maitland Campus
Cnr Ferraby Drive & New England Highway, Metford

T: 02 4930 2936

Wyong Campus
Porter Street, Wyong

T: 02 4350 2324


TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute

E: nci.amep@det.nsw.edu.au

W: www.northcoast.tafensw.edu.au

Ballina Campus
154-164 Burnet Street, Ballina
 
 T: 02 6681 8910

Macksville Campus
5-9 West Street, Macksville
 
 T: 02 6569 2014

Casino Campus
144 Barker Street, Casino

 T: 02 6661 2024

MacLean Campus
Wombah Street, MacLean
 
 T: 02 6641 1661

Coffs Harbour Campus
High and Glenreagh Street, Coffs Harbour
 
 T: 02 6659 3125

Murwillumbah Campus
146 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
 

 T: 02 6674 7267

Grafton Campus
Clarence Street, Grafton
 
T: 02 6641 1661

Port Macquarie Campus
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
 
T: 02 6581 6224

Great Lakes Campus
Northern Parkway (Manning Street), Tuncurry
 
T: 02 6555 0618

Taree Campus
Montgomery Crescent, Taree
 
T: 02 6591 3704

Kingscliff Campus
Cudgen Road, Kingscliff
 
T: 02 6674 7267

Wauchope Campus
Young Street, Wauchope
 
T: 02 6581 6224

Kempsey Campus
58 Sea Street, West Kempsey
 
T: 02 6560 2934

Wollongbar Campus
Corner Bruxner Highway and Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
 
T: 02 6620 4725

Lismore Campus
Conway Street, Lismore
 
T: 02 6623 0271 


TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute

E: riamep@tafensw.edu.au

W: www.rit.tafensw.edu.au

Albury Campus
Poole Street, Albury
 
T: 02 6058 2800

Leeton Campus
Palm Avenue, Leeton
 
T: 02 6953 9600

Corowa Campus
2 Murray Street, Corowa
 
T: 02 6033 7400

Tumut Campus
Cnr Capper & Howick Streets, Tumut
 
T: 02 6981 4800

Deniliquin Campus
Cnr Poictiers & Macauley Streets, Deniliquin
 
T: 03 5882 2000

Wagga Wagga Campus
Cnr Coleman & Macleay Street, Wagga Wagga
 
T: 02 6938 1300

Finley Campus
60-68 Denison Street, Finley
 T: 02 5883 9700

Young Campus
Caple Street, Young
 
T: 02 6382 8500

Griffith Campus
Neville Place, Griffith
 
T: 02 6962 0444

Narrandera Campus
54-68 Elwin Street, Narrandera
 
T: 02 6959 5400

Hay Campus
178-182 Lachlan Street, Hay
 
T: 02 6990 1200


TAFE NSW - New England Institute

T: 02 6792 8820
E: Jacqueline.Neil@det.nsw.edu.au
W: www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au

Armidale Campus
Block B, Beardy Street, Armidale

T: 02 6773 7769

Moree Campus
22 Frome Street, Moree

T: 02 6752 0308

Coonabarabran Campus
16 Robertson Street, Coonabarabran

T: 02 6792 8820

Narrabri Campus
87 Barwan Street, Narrabri

T: 02 6792 8820

Glen Innes Campus
Grey Street, Glen Innes

T: 02 6739 0525

Tamworth Campus
Janison Street, Tamworth

T: 02 6768 2290

Inverell Campus
Cnr Wood and Evans Street, Inverell

T: 02 6721 9032

Tenterfield Campus
High Street, Tenterfield

T: 02 6736 0000


TAFE NSW - Western Institute

W: www.wit.tafensw.edu.au
 

Bathurst Campus
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
 
T: 02 6338 2569

Gilgandra Campus
Wamboin Street, Gilgandra
 
T: 02 6847 8701
M: 0417 780 538

Bourke Campus
Oxley Street, Bourke
 
T: 02 6830 1200
M: 0428 472 205

Grenfell Campus
Cnr Rose & East Streets, Grenfell
 

T: 02 6349 1000

Brewarrina Campus
Bourke Street, Brewarrina
 
T: 02 6830 5300
M: 0428 472 205

Lightning Ridge Campus
Kaolin Street, Lightning Ridge
 
T: 02 6829 9800
M: 0417 780 538

Broken Hill Campus
248 Argent Street, Broken Hill
 
T: 08 8082 6814

Lithgow Campus
Block A, Hill Street, Lithgow
 

T: 02 6352 0401

Cobar Campus
45 Bathurst Street, Cobar
 
T: 02 6836 5900
M: 0428 472 205

Mudgee Campus
Cassilis Road, Mudgee
 
T: 02 6378 2621

Condobolin Campus
Cnr Turner & High Streets, Condobolin
 

T: 02 6891 9000

Nyngan Campus
Cobar Street, Nyngan
 
T: 02 6835 1800
M: 0428 472 205

Coonamble Campus
Dubbo Street, Coonamble
 
T: 02 6827 1616    

M: 0417 780 538 

Orange Campus
Anson Street, Orange
 

T: 02 6391 5606

Cowra Campus
27-33 Carleton Street, Cowra
 
T: 02 6340 1700

Parkes Campus
25 Bushman Street, Parkes
 
T: 02 6862 8100

Dubbo Campus
Myall Street, Dubbo
 
T: 02 6883 3444

Walgett Campus
Arthur Street, Walgett
 
T: 02 6828 6201
M: 0417 780 538

Dunedoo Campus
Digilah Street, Dunedoo
 
T: 02 6883 3448

Warren Campus
Burton Street, Warren
 
T: 02 6851 6224
M: 0428 472 205

Forbes Campus
Cnr Browne & Harold Street, Forbes
 
T: 02 6853 9102

Wellington Campus
43 Maughan Street, Wellington
 
T: 02 6840 2100

 

How to apply

In person

Take your passport to an AMEP teaching centre. We can help you register and be interviewed for free English courses.

What our students are saying

"I want to learn English, find a good job and become a happy Australian." Emilija, from Latvia
"I feel I am part of this society now, not a visitor." Maggie, from China
"When I arrived I couldn't speak English well. Now I'm an accredited interpreter!" Junko, from Japan