About the course

About the course

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.  It helps eligible migrants and refugees improve their English language skills and settle into Australia.

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 the Certificate I in EAL is perfect for you. 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, and recognise and read basic words and short messages.

And if you're an eligible Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) client, you can access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach a vocational level of English without paying course fees. You can apply, even if you have enrolled in the AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years. 

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Intake Dates & Course Length


All year round

Full time: 1 year (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)

You can study

  • in the classroom or online
  • in daytime or evening classes
  • on Saturdays
  • in general English or special focus classes

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 Home Affairs - Visas page.  

If you arrived in Australia after 1 October 2020, 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 (any language)

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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

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

Full Fee
Tuition Fee$0
Material Fee$0
Retain Course Items$0
Total Course Estimate$0

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


To successfully complete this course, you must complete a total of 8 units comprising:

  • 1 core unit
  • 1 speaking and listening unit
  • 1 reading and writing unit
  • 2 language skills elective units which can be selected from speaking and listening and / or reading and writing units which have not been previously completed from:
    • this qualification
    • the Course in EAL, and / or Certificate II qualifications in this EAL Framework.
  • 3 electives which can be selected from the:
    • general electives listed in this qualification
    • general electives listed in the Certificate II qualifications in this EAL Framework
    • units / modules which are first packaged in AQF level 1 and 2 qualifications in other accredited curricula and / or endorsed training packages

    Core


  • VU22590Plan 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

  • VU22591Participate 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

  • VU22593Read 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


  • VU22592Give 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

  • VU22594Read 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

  • VU22598Identify 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

  • VU22599Identify 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

  • VU22600Identify 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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