The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of free settlement-focused English lessons for eligible new migrants and refugees. It is administered by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET) and delivered by TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS).
When you enrol in the AMEP you will learn practical English skills for daily activities that will help you settle into the community, undertake further study or gain work.
If you are a parent with children under school age, you are eligible for free childcare while you study in the AMEP.
TAFE Queensland offers the AMEP at 35 locations across the state. If you cannot attend classes a range of learning options are available. Whatever option you choose, you can be confident you will receive the best English tuition.
TAFE Queensland offers full-time or part-time classroom learning. Classes may be held during the day, in the evening or on weekends.
You can choose to do some or all of the 510 hours of your AMEP course through distance learning. This is a flexible option which allows you to fit study around your lifestyle.
You can also start studying at any time.
You will receive books, CDs and other materials which have been created specifically for out of classroom learning. You will also be in regular contact with a qualified teacher. You are expected to complete at least 5 hours a week if you choose distance learning.
Visit the AMEP Distance Learning website for more information.
If you cannot attend AMEP classes, or attend for less than 10 hours per week, a home tutor may provide extra support.
Home tutors are trained volunteers. Your home tutor will visit you once a week for about one hour either at home or at another venue like a library or cafe;. You will be matched to a home tutor based on your sex, location and availability.
An online extension program with extra resources is available to all AMEP students. You may choose to study the self-paced e-learning modules during the term or holidays to help you fast-track your studies. Ask your teacher or AMEP Case Manager for registration information.
'The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered through TAFE Queensland.'