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Adult Migrant English Program

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) offers free and basic English language classes to help you settle into your new life in Australia. The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

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Streams

AMEP is offered in streams to meet your specific learning needs and goals. Whether you want to improve your English language skills for living, working, or studying in Australia, we have a pathway that's right for you.

Study options

In class

You can study AMEP full time or part time at any of our Queensland locations. Depending on your location, classes may be held during the day, in the evenings, on or Saturdays. Studying in class is great if you prefer to speak with your teacher face-to-face and meet and interact with your fellow classmates.

Distance learning

Distance learning is perfect if you need to fit your study around your lifestyle and family commitments. You can choose to complete some or all of your course through this study method, and you can start studying at any time. You'll receive books, CDs and other learning resources and will be expected to complete at least five hours of study per week. You will also be in regular contact with a qualified teacher to help you progress through your studies.

Tutor support

If you can't attend classes, you may be eligible to receive support from a trained tutor for one hour per week. You will be matched with a tutor based on your gender, location, common interests, and availability. You can arrange for your tutor to come to your home or meet you in a public venue such as a library or cafe.

Self-paced e-learning

All AMEP students have the option to complete self-paced learning online. This is a great option for anyone wanting to study both during term and in holiday periods.

Eligibility

AMEP is available to migrants who need to improve their English language skills.

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • hold a family, skills, humanitarian, spousal, or approved temporary visa (approved temporary visas do not include the work and holiday visa, working holiday visa, or visitor visa)
  • have low English speaking, reading, or writing skills
  • be over 18 years-of-age (some migrant youth aged 15 to 17 may also be eligible)

In order for TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility, you will need to supply:

  • your full name (as shown on your passport)
  • your date of birth (as shown on your passport)
  • your most recent visa documents
  • your passport

If you're not eligible for AMEP, you may still be able to study English at TAFE Queensland through one of our ELICOS courses.

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Our locations

Cairns
TAFE Queensland Cairns campus
Gatton, Newton, Eureka & Wilkinson Streets, Manunda Qld 4870

Innisfail (Johnstone)
TAFE Queensland Innisfail campus
45 Flying Fish Point Road, Innisfail Qld 4860

Townsville
TAFE Queensland Pimlico campus
57 Fulham Road, Pimlico Qld 4812

Biloela
22 Gladstone Road, Biloela Qld 4715

Emerald
Central Queensland University Emerald campus
Capricorn Highway, Emerald Qld 4720

Gladstone
Level 3, 72 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680

Rockhampton
42 William Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700

Mackay
Central Queensland University Mackay campus
90-92 Sydney Street, Mackay Qld 4740

Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
TAFE Queensland Whitsundays campus
Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale Qld 4802

Bundaberg
TAFE Queensland Bundaberg campus
118 Walker Street, Bundaberg Qld 4670

Gympie
TAFE Queensland Gympie campus
71 Cartwright Road, Gympie Qld 4570

Hervey Bay
TAFE Queensland Hervey Bay campus
47-95 Urraween Road, Pialba Qld 4655

Kingaroy
TAFE Queensland Kingaroy campus
2 Geritz Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610

Maryborough
TAFE Queensland Maryborough campus
89 Adelaide Street, Maryborough Qld 4650

Mooloolaba
TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba campus
34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek Qld 4557

Noosa
Noosa Boardroom "The Civic"
Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville Qld 4566

Bracken Ridge
TAFE Queensland Bracken Ridge campus
157 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge Qld 4017

Browns Plains
61 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains Qld 4118

Caboolture
TAFE Queensland Caboolture campus
Cnr Tallon and Manley Streets, Caboolture Qld 4510

Grovely
TAFE Queensland Grovely campus
76 Fitzsimmons Street, Keperra Qld 4054

Inala
TAFE Queensland Inala campus
54 Thrush Street, Inala Qld 4077

Ipswich (Bundamba)
TAFE Queensland Ipswich campus
Cnr Mary Street & Byrne Streets, Bundamba Qld 4304

Woodridge
Booran Neighbourhood Centre
10 Pendrey Ct, Woodridge Qld 4114

Loganlea
TAFE Queensland Loganlea Campus
50-68 Armstrong Road, Meadowbrook Qld 4131

Mt Gravatt
TAFE Queensland Mt Gravatt campus
1030 Cavendish Road, Mt Gravatt East Qld 4122

Redcliffe
TAFE Queensland Redcliffe campus
64-68 Klingner Road, Redcliffe Qld 4020

South Bank
TAFE Queensland South Bank campus
66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Qld 4101

Sunnybank
Sunnybank Scouts Hall (Les Atkinson Park)
462 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank Qld 4109

Coolangatta
TAFE Queensland Coolangatta campus
5 Scott Street, Coolangatta Qld 4225

Coomera
TAFE Queensland Coomera Campus
198 Foxwell Road, Coomera Qld 4209

Southport
TAFE Queensland Southport campus
91-99 Scarborough Street, Southport Qld 4215