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A new beginning for AMEP student Gelila

1 September 2021

Gelila along with her husband and 2 children came to Australia in February of 2020 on humanitarian visas. Now in 2021, Gelila is completing a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance and is looking forward to the bright future ahead.

Although Gelila had experience working as an administrator in the hospitality industry back in her birth country of Ethiopia, she found it difficult to enter this line of work here in Australia. With limited English language skills, Gelila decided to join Learning for Employment’s Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). AMEP is funded by the Department of Home Affairs and provides free English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants.

With the support of her AMEP teacher, Gelila was able to improve her English language skills immensely. Gelila said “I didn’t just want to improve my English for myself but also for my family and our future.”

In May 2020, with her improved English skills and guidance from her ParentsNext coach, Gelila enrolled in the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. The goal of this for Gelila was to begin opening doors to employment opportunities in the future. Gelila said, ‘I can’t wait to complete the course so I can begin working in the industry.’

We wish Gelila all the best with her study and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for her!