About AMEP

  • 510 HOURS

Learning for Employment, offers the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. AMEP helps students to improve their English skills to assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society.

People may be eligible for AMEP who have been

  • granted a permanent visa OR
  • granted an eligible temporary visa AND
  • speak little or no English

Young people between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.

In an AMEP class students will develop and improve their English language skills and learn about Australian society.  Students can meet other people learning English. Classes are taught by qualified teachers.

AMEP is flexible and can be tailored to students’ individual learning objectives and needs. Students can study in a classroom, online or one to one with a trained Home Tutor. Home Tutors can come to students’ homes or meet at a mutually convenient location such as a public library.

Two streams are offered within AMEP – Pre-employment English and Social English. Participants in the Pre-employment stream are supported to create pathways to training and employment. All of Learning for Employment’s members are Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Learn Locals and as such, they can offer a variety of locally delivered training options.

Students in AMEP can also be referred to and access additional community services to help them to settle in Australia. Learning for Employment members can refer students to health, housing, family, employment services and more.

You can find information about AMEP in other languages here or contact us for further information on

1300 253 053 or here

Download our flyer about AMEP and SEE here.

For more information about AMEP from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs click here.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.