Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

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.



Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is a beginner course for students who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English. The course provides general language education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

You will learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday living.

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.

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 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.

Students will develop basic skills in:

  • learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
  • giving personal information
  • comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges
  • comprehending spoken and written information and instructions
  • comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • comprehending, telling and composing personal recounts
  • comprehending and composing informal texts.


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.



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
Phone: 02 9472 1995
St Leonards Campus
Building P, Room P4.65
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone: 02 9942 0712
Meadowbank Campus
Building U
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone: 02 9942 3670
Northern Beaches Campus
Building D, Room D.1.15
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone: 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/AMEP

Bega Campus
Barrack Street, BegaPhone: 02 6492 9741
Moss Vale Campus
Kirkham Street, Moss ValePhone: 02 4868 0117
Cooma Campus
66 Commissioner Street, CoomaPhone: 02 6452 0756
Queanbeyan Campus
Cnr Buttle & MacQuoid Street, QueanbeyanPhone: 02 6452 0735
Goulburn Campus
Cnr Verner & View Street, GoulburnPhone: 02 4823 1858
Shellharbour Campus
11 College Ave, Oak FlatsPhone: 02 4295 2105
Moruya Campus
2857 Princes Highway, MoruyaPhone: 02 4474 1812
Wollongong Campus
Foleys Road, WollongongPhone: 02 4229 0025
Nowra Campus
60 Beinda Street, BomaderryPhone: 02 4421 9851
Wollongong West Campus
36 Gladstone Ave, WollongongPhone: 02 4229 0025

Community classes at Kiama Community College – Phone 02 4232 1050; at Jindabyne Sports and Recreation Centre – Phone 02 6456 1925 and at East Nowra Neighbourhood Centre Phone 02 4421 9851.

TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute

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

Cessnock Campus
Darwin Street, CessnockPhone: 02 4993 0411
Muswellbrook Campus
Maitland Street, MuswellbrookPhone: 02 6542 1142
Glendale Campus
Frederick Street, GlendalePhone: 02 4979 1652
Newcastle Campus
Maitland Road, Tighes HillPhone: 02 4923 7132
Gosford Campus
Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, GosfordPhone: 02 4348 2290
Singleton Campus
York Street, SingletonPhone: 02 6578 7121
Maitland Campus
Cnr Ferraby Drive & New England Highway, MetfordPhone: 02 4930 2936
Wyong Campus
Porter Street, WyongPhone: 02 4350 2324
TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute

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

W: www.northcoast.tafensw.edu.au/AMEP

Ballina Campus
154-164 Burnet Street, BallinaPhone: 02 6681 8910
Macksville Campus
5-9 West Street, MacksvillePhone: 02 6569 2005
Casino Campus
144 Barker Street, CasinoPhone: 02 6661 2024
MacLean Campus
Wombah Street, MacLeanPhone: 02 6641 1661
Coffs Harbour Campus
High and Glenreagh Street, Coffs HarbourPhone: 02 6648 2481
Murwillumbah Campus
146 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
Phone: 02 6578 7130
Grafton Campus
Clarence Street, GraftonPhone: 02 6641 1661
Port Macquarie Campus
70 Widderson Street, Port MacquariePhone: 02 6581 6224
Great Lakes Campus
Northern Parkway (Manning Street), TuncurryPhone: 02 6555 0618
Taree Campus
Montgomery Crescent, TareePhone: 02 6555 0618
Kingscliff Campus
Cudgen Road, KingscliffPhone: 02 6674 7267
Wauchope Campus
Young Street, WauchopePhone: 02 6581 6224
Kempsey Campus
58 Sea Street, West KempseyPhone: 02 6560 2934
Wollongbar Campus
61 Sneaths Road, WollongbarPhone: 02 6620 4725
Lismore Campus
Conway Street, LismorePhone: 02 6623 0271

Community class held at Mullumbimby Prebysterian Chursch – phone 02 6578 7130

TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute

E: riamep@tafensw.edu.au

W: www.rit.tafensw.edu.au/AMEP

Albury Campus
Poole Street, AlburyPhone: 02 6058 2800
Leeton Campus
Palm Avenue, LeetonPhone: 02 6953 9600
Corowa Campus
2 Murray Street, CorowaPhone: 02 6033 7400
Tumut Campus
Cnr Capper & Howick Streets, TumutPhone: 02 6981 4800
Deniliquin Campus
Cnr Poictiers & Macauley Streets, DeniliquinPhone: 03 5882 2000
Wagga Wagga Campus
Cnr Coleman & Macleay Street, Wagga WaggaPhone: 02 6938 1300
Finley Campus
60-68 Denison Street, FinleyPhone: 02 5883 9700
Young Campus
Caple Street, YoungPhone: 02 6382 8500
Griffith Campus
Neville Place, GriffithPhone: 02 6962 0444
Narrandera Campus
54-68 Elwin Street, NarranderaPhone: 02 6959 5400
Hay Campus
178-182 Lachlan Street, HayPhone: 02 6990 1200

Community class held at Mullumbimby Presbyterian Church Phone: 02 6578 7130

TAFE NSW – New England Institute

Phone: 02 6721 9030
E: Anni.Heldtz@tafensw.edu.au
W: www.tne.edu.au/AMEP

Armidale Campus
Block B, Beardy Street, Armidale
Moree Campus
22 Frome Street, Moree
Coonabarabran Campus
16 Robertson Street, Coonabarabran
Narrabri Campus
87 Barwan Street, Narrabri
Glen Innes Campus
Grey Street, Glen Innes
Tamworth Campus
Janison Street, Tamworth
Inverell Campus
Cnr Wood and Evans Street, Inverell
Tenterfield Campus
High Street, Tenterfield
TAFE NSW – Western Institute

Phone: 02 6352 0402

Phone: 02 6338 2519

W: www.wit.tafensw.edu.au/AMEP

Bathurst Campus
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Gilgandra Campus
Wamboin Street, Gilgandra
Bourke Campus
Oxley Street, Bourke
Grenfell Campus
Cnr Rose & East Streets, Grenfell
Brewarrina Campus
Bourke Street, Brewarrina
Lightning Ridge Campus
Kaolin Street, Lightning Ridge
Broken Hill Campus
248 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Lithgow Campus
Block A, Hill Street, Lithgow
Cobar Campus
45 Bathurst Street, Cobar
Mudgee Campus
Cassilis Road, Mudgee
Condobolin Campus
Cnr Turner & High Streets, Condobolin
Nyngan Campus
Cobar Street, Nyngan
Coonamble Campus
Dubbo Street, Coonamble
Orange Campus
Anson Street, Orange
Cowra Campus
27-33 Carleton Street, Cowra
Parkes Campus
25 Bushman Street, Parkes
Dubbo Campus
Myall Street, Dubbo
Walgett Campus
Arthur Street, Walgett
Dunedoo Campus
Digilah Street, Dunedoo
Warren Campus
Burton Street, Warren
Forbes Campus
Cnr Browne & Harold Street, Forbes
Wellington Campus
43 Maughan Street, Wellington