The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) offers free 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. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered through TAFE Queensland.
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.
The pre-employment English stream is perfect for people who want to develop their English language skills to get a job in Australia or complete further studies at TAFE or university. Learn how to write job applications, prepare for job interviews, and participate effectively in the workplace. You'll also learn about Australian workplace culture and practices and develop valuable computer skills.
The social English stream will help you develop the language and life skills required to settle into life in Australia. This stream will help you improve your conversational English skills for everyday life, engage with your local community, and live independently in Australia. You will learn how to access government and community services, meet other new arrivals to Australia, make friends, and develop a support network in your new home.
Moving to another country can be a big change, especially for younger members of the family. TAFE Queensland understands the unique challenges facing young migrants, with many locations now offering classes specifically for people aged between 15 and 24. In addition to important English language skills, students participate in group activities such as sport, music, art, and excursions. These opportunities allow them to meet other young people in similar situations and develop meaningful friendships.
At TAFE Queensland, we understand that it's not always possible to study full time or on campus. Our flexible study options allow you to fit study around your other commitments. All of our study methods include one-on-one pathway advice and ongoing support from our experienced teaching staff.
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.View our locations
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.
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.
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.
AMEP is available to migrants who need to improve their English language skills.
If you're not eligible for AMEP, you may still be able to study English at TAFE Queensland through one of our ELICOS courses.Learn more
You may be eligible for free childcare during your AMEP classes. To access this service, your children must be younger than school age or be waiting to begin their first year of school. This service is only available while you attend AMEP classes and is not available for tutor or distance learning students.
TAFE Queensland Cairns campus
Gatton, Newton, Eureka & Wilkinson Streets, Manunda Qld 4870
TAFE Queensland Innisfail campus
45 Flying Fish Point Road, Innisfail Qld 4860
22 Gladstone Road, Biloela Qld 4715
Central Queensland University Emerald campus
Capricorn Highway, Emerald Qld 4720
Level 3, 72 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680
42 William Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Central Queensland University Mackay campus
90-92 Sydney Street, Mackay Qld 4740
TAFE Queensland Whitsundays campus
Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale Qld 4802
TAFE Queensland Bundaberg campus
118 Walker Street, Bundaberg Qld 4670
TAFE Queensland Gympie campus
71 Cartwright Road, Gympie Qld 4570
TAFE Queensland Hervey Bay campus
47-95 Urraween Road, Pialba Qld 4655
TAFE Queensland Kingaroy campus
2 Geritz Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610
TAFE Queensland Maryborough campus
89 Adelaide Street, Maryborough Qld 4650
TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba campus
34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek Qld 4557
Noosa Boardroom "The Civic"
Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville Qld 4566
TAFE Queensland Bracken Ridge campus
157 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge Qld 4017
61 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains Qld 4118
TAFE Queensland Caboolture campus
Cnr Tallon and Manley Streets, Caboolture Qld 4510
TAFE Queensland Grovely campus
76 Fitzsimmons Street, Keperra Qld 4054
TAFE Queensland Inala campus
54 Thrush Street, Inala Qld 4077
TAFE Queensland Ipswich campus
Cnr Mary Street & Byrne Streets, Bundamba Qld 4304
Booran Neighbourhood Centre
10 Pendrey Ct, Woodridge Qld 4114
TAFE Queensland Loganlea Campus
50-68 Armstrong Road, Meadowbrook Qld 4131
TAFE Queensland Mt Gravatt campus
1030 Cavendish Road, Mt Gravatt East Qld 4122
TAFE Queensland Redcliffe campus
64-68 Klingner Road, Redcliffe Qld 4020
TAFE Queensland South Bank campus
66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Sunnybank Scouts Hall (Les Atkinson Park)
462 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank Qld 4109
TAFE Queensland Toowoomba campus
100 Bridge Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350
TAFE Queensland Warwick campus
176-202 Dragon Street, Warwick Qld 4370
TAFE Queensland Coolangatta campus
5 Scott Street, Coolangatta Qld 4225
TAFE Queensland Coomera Campus
198 Foxwell Road, Coomera Qld 4209
TAFE Queensland Southport campus
91-99 Scarborough Street, Southport Qld 4215
Beginning a life in Australia was a daunting experience for Radhika but through the Adult Migrant English Program she gained the confidence to go on to further study and pursue her dream career in child care.
If you meet the eligibility criteria then contact us today to get started. We will arrange a time for you to complete an English language assessment and entry interview where we will discuss your training needs and childcare requirements. The interview can be conducted in person or via phone, and we can arrange an interpreter for you if required.
The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered through TAFE Queensland.