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The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and provides up to 510 hours of FREE English tuition for new migrants, refugees or humanitarian entrants.

AMEP can help eligible adults settle into their Australian community by providing foundation skills for everyday living as well as pathways to both employment and further study.

What will you learn?

You will learn English language skills including:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Numeracy

You will learn skills to help you undertake everyday tasks to do with housing, money, health, law, transport and education.

You will also learn about Australian culture, society, customs and Government, which will prepare you for work or further study in Australia.

Are there different study options?

Yes, there are several ways you can study with AMEP. These include:

  • Face-to-face full time or part time day classes.
  • Part time evening classes.
  • Online (on the computer) with self-paced eModules.
  • By Distance Learning.
  • At home with a volunteer tutor.

How do you know if you are eligible for AMEP?

You contact a TAFE NSW campus near you. Please call 1300 823 374 and we will use your visa and passport information to check your eligibility.

How to enrol

You are required to register for AMEP eligibility within 6 months of your arrival in Australia. After registration you will attend an interview to assess your English language skills and place you into the most appropriate English Language level. You will then work with an English language professional to decide on your individual study plan.

Is childcare available?

Free childcare is available (while you attend classes) for children not yet old enough for school. This will be arranged through the AMEP provider.


*The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In New South Wales, the AMEP is delivered by TAFE NSW.

Translation of AMEP

For AMEP information in other languages please click on the link below.

Japanese Vietnamese Indonesian Chinese Traditional Arabic
ภาษาไทย / Thai Русский / Russian Español / Spanish 한국 / Korean ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / Punjabi

More languages and information can be found on the Australian Government AMEP site.

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