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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 Industry.

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, Dinka, Farsi, French, Kirundi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swahili, Thai 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

 


 

  • 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 Industry.

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 Industry.


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.06
205 Pacific Highway
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: IITAMEPIllawarra@det.nsw.edu.au
W: www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au

Bega Campus
Barrack Street

Moss Vale Campus
Kirkham Street

Cooma Campus
66 Commissioner Street

Queanbeyan Campus
Cnr Buttle & MacQuoid Street

Goulburn Campus
Cnr Verner & View Street

Shellharbour Campus
11 College Ave, Oak Flats

Moruya Campus
2857 Princes Highway

Wollongong Campus
Foleys Road

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

T: 02 4993 0411

Muswellbrook Campus
Maitland Street

Tel: 02 6578 7130

Glendale Campus
Frederick Street

T: 02 4979 1652

Newcastle Campus
Maitland Road, Tighes Hill

T: 02 4923 7132

Gosford Campus
Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street

T: 02 4348 2290

Singleton Campus
York Street

T: 02 6578 7130

Maitland Campus
Cnr Ferraby Drive & New England Highway Metford

T: 02 4930 2936

Wyong Campus
Porter Street

T: 02 4350 2324


TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute

W: www.northcoast.tafensw.edu.au

Ballina Campus
154-164 Burnet Street
T: 02 6681 8910
E: julie.wykeham@tafensw.edu.au

Macksville Campus
5-9 West Street
T: 02 6569 2014
E: brenda.neave@tafensw.edu.au

Casino Campus
144 Barker Street
T: 02 6661 2024
E: melinda.suttor@tafensw.edu.au

Maclean Campus
Wombah Street
T: 02 6603 5012
E: debbie.noble@tafensw.edu.au

Coffs Harbour Campus
High and Glenreagh Street
T: 02 6648 2481
E: yvonne.edwards@tafensw.edu.au

Murwillumbah Campus
146 Murwillumbah Street
T: 02 6672 0810
E: Brendon.McKenna@det.nsw.edu.au

Grafton Campus
Clarence Street
T: 02 6641 4661
E: catherine.worboys@tafensw.edu.au

Port Macquarie Campus
70 Widderson Street
T: 02 6581 6224
E: terrence.witchard1@tafensw.edu.au

Great Lakes Campus
Northern Parkway (Manning Street), Tuncurry
T: 02 6555 0605
E: donna.guiver@tafensw.edu.au

Taree Campus
Montgomery Crescent
T: 02 6591 3704
E: margaret.v.gardner@tafensw.edu.au

Kingscliff Campus
Cudgen Road
T: 02 6674 7267
E: sharyn.lane@tafensw.edu.au

Wauchope Campus
Young Street
T: 02 6586 9513
E: gianna.douglas@tafensw.edu.au

Kempsey Campus
58 Sea Street, West Kempsey
T: 02 6560 2934
E: John.Maynard@det.nsw.edu.au

Wollongbar Campus
Corner Bruxner Highway and Sneaths Road
T: 02 6620 4725
E: Ann.sky@tafensw.edu.au

Lismore Campus
Conway Street
T: 02 6623 0271
E: lisa.weingarth@tafensw.edu.au


TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute

W: www.rit.tafensw.edu.au

Albury Campus
Poole Street
T: 02 6058 2849
E: Keryn.Haberman@det.nsw.edu.au  

Leeton Campus
Palm Avenue
T: 02 6953 9600
E: kerry.sullivan@tafensw.edu.au

Corowa Campus
2 Murray Street
T: 02 6033 7400
E: Keryn.Haberman@det.nsw.edu.au  

Tumut Campus
Cnr Capper & Howick Streets
T: 02 6981 4800
E: Fiona.Dalessandro@det.nsw.edu.au

Deniliquin Campus
Cnr Poictiers & Macauley Streets
T: 03 5882 2000
E: leonie.francis@tafensw.edu.au

Wagga Wagga Campus
Cnr Coleman & Macleay Street
T: 02 6938 1300
E: elizabeth.stott@tafensw.edu.au

Finley Campus
60-68 Denison Street
T: 02 5883 9700
E: Anne.McQueenthomson@det.nsw.edu.au

Young Campus
Caple Street
T: 02 6382 8500
E: karen.ward@tafensw.edu.au

Griffith Campus
Neville Place
T: 02 6062 0409
E: Alanna.Townsend@det.nsw.edu.au

Narrandera Campus
54-68 Elwin Street
T: 02 6959 5400
E: kerry.sullivan@tafensw.edu.au

Hay Campus
178-182 Lachlan Street
T: 02 6990 1200
E: leonie.francis@tafensw.edu.au


TAFE NSW - New England Institute

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

Armidale Campus
Block B, Beardy Street

T: 02 6792 8820

Moree Campus
22 Frome Street

T: 02 6752 0308

Coonabarabran Campus
16 Robertson Street

T: 02 6842 0703

Narrabri Campus
87 Barwan Street

T: 02 6792 8820

Glen Innes Campus
Grey Street

T: 02 6792 8820

Tamworth Campus
Janison Street

T: 02 6792 8820

Inverell Campus
Cnr Wood and Evans Street

T: 02 6792 8820

Tenterfield Campus
High Street

T: 02 6736 0000


TAFE NSW - Western Institute

W: www.wit.tafensw.edu.au

Bathurst Campus
Panorama Avenue
T: 02 6338 2517

melissa.rees@det.nsw.edu.au

Gilgandra Campus
Wamboin Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Bourke Campus
Oxley Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Grenfell Campus
Cnr Rose & East Streets
T: 02 6349 1000

cara.schultz2@det.nsw.edu.au

Brewarrina Campus
Bourke Street

T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Lightning Ridge Campus
Kaolin Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Broken Hill Campus
248 Argent Street
T: 08 8082 6814
susan.mcdonald23@tafensw.edu.au

Lithgow Campus
Block A, Hill Street
T: 02 6352 0401

Frank.thorvaldsson@tafensw.edu.au

Cobar Campus
45 Bathurst Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Mudgee Campus
Cassilis Road
T: 02 6378 2517

melissa.rees@det.nsw.edu.au

Condobolin Campus
Cnr Turner & High Streets
T: 02 6891 9000
karen.ritchie@tafensw.edu.au

Nyngan Campus
Cobar Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Coonamble Campus
Dubbo Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Orange Campus
Anson Street
T: 02 6391 5606

christine.jacobs@tafensw.edu.au

Cowra Campus
27-33 Carleton Street
T: 02 6340 1700
cara.schultz2@det.nsw.edu.au

Parkes Campus
25 Bushman Street
T: 02 6862 8100
karen.ritchie@tafensw.edu.au

Dubbo Campus
Myall Street
T: 02 6883 3448
catherine.zajac@det.nsw.edu.au

Walgett Campus
Arthur Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

Dunedoo Campus
Digilah Street
T: 02 6883 3448

catherine.zajac@det.nsw.edu.au

Warren Campus
Burton Street
T: 02 6883 3632
M: 0427 901515
caryl.trapman@det.nsw.edu.au

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

karen.ritchie@tafensw.edu.au

Wellington Campus
43 Maughan Street
T: 02 6840 2100

cara.schultz2@det.nsw.edu.au

 


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