About the course

About the course

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) course - if you are a new migrant and you have already learnt the alphabet, how to count to 20, and can introduce yourself in English, then this EAL course is perfect for you. This course will assist to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to ask and understand simple sentences, as well as recognise and read basic words and short messages.

And if you're an eligible Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) client, you could attend 510 hours of English tuition within the first five years of your arrival without paying course fees.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


All year round

Full time: 6 months (4 days a week 9:30 am to 3pm)

Part time: options available (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


This course is designed to improve your English skills. As your English skills improve, so will your chances of finding work.

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Entry Requirements


You may be eligible for the AMEP if you are a permanent resident of Australia or you hold an eligible temporary visa. For a full list of eligible temporary visas, please visit the Australian Department of Education - Visas page.  

In addition, you must meet the following time frames from the date of your visa commencement or arrival in Australia to remain eligible:

  • register with an AMEP service provider within six months (or 12 months if you are under 18 years of age when you arrived in Australia)
  • commence your tuition within 12 months
  • complete your tuition within five years

All learners are to undergo an Initial Assessment (IA) conducted by qualified assessors from BHI/CAE prior to being accepted into the program. 

Applying


For more information, call one of our centres.

AMEP Box Hill
Phone 03 8892 1223
E: amep.boxhill@boxhill.edu.au
SMS +61 429 838 674 (any language)

AMEP City
Phone 03 8892 1220
E: amep.city@boxhill.edu.au
SMS +61 429 775 331 (any language)

AMEP Lilydale
Phone 03 8892 1210
E: amep.lilydale@boxhill.edu.au
SMS +61 447 101 885 (any language)

AMEP Ringwood
Phone 03 8892 1212
E: amep.ringwood@boxhill.edu.au
SMS +61 447 101 885

Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion will enable you to study in the Certificate II course and enhance your English skills.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $0.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


To be eligible for this award, you must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:

  • 1 core unit (VU22590)
  • 1 speaking and listening unit (VU22591)
  • 1 reading and writing unit (VU22593)
  • 2 language skills elective units (VU22592 & VU22594)
  • 3 elective units (VU22598, VU22599 & VU22600)

    Core


  • VU22590 Plan Language Learning With Support
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to identify current language learning skills, and plan future language skills development with an appropriate support person. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Learning and Oral Communication at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • discussion of language learning needs • review of documents produced by the learner, such as word lists • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in simple communication about language learning

  • VU22591 Participate In Short Simple Exchanges
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate in short, simple conversations which involve the exchange of personal information, and make and respond to simple requests and inquiries directly related to immediate personal and social needs. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of performance • role plays • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in short simple oral communication

  • VU22593 Read And Write Short Simple Messages And Forms
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write short, simple digital and/or print messages and forms directly related to immediate personal and social needs.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of a written message or form • a portfolio containing evidence of completed messages and forms • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge


  • Electives


  • VU22592 Give And Respond To Short, Simple Spoken Instructions And Information
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the basic skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to give and respond to simple instructions or directions and respond to and provide simple spoken information related to immediate personal and social needs. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation • role plays • additional questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in short simple oral communication

  • VU22594 Read And Write Short, Simple Informational And Instructional Texts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts directly related to immediate personal and social needs.
    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of written instructions and information • a portfolio containing evidence of completed texts • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

  • VU22598 Identify Australian Leisure Activities
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to access information about and describe leisure activities.
    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication and Reading at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • portfolio of information on leisure activities compiled by the learner • observation of the learner making a presentation • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge such as some aspects of Australian culture associated with leisure

  • VU22599 Identify Settlement Options
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the language skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to access information and to seek assistance in relevant settlement contexts. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication and Reading at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • portfolio of information on local services compiled by the learner • verbal questioning to confirm understanding of written and oral information • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

  • VU22600 Identify And Access Basic Legal Information
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the language skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to identify and access information about legal issues and services.
    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication and Reading at Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • observation of the learner making requests or inquiries, clarifying information and confirming requirements related to a legal service • discussion to confirm understanding of required documentation • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge


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