About the course

About the course

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) course - if you can communicate in basic English and read short articles in a newspaper, then this EAL course is perfect for you. This course will assist you to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand and repond to most daily conversations and exchanges, write at least a paragraph on a chosen subject and read a range of short written texts.

And if you are 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)

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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 III course and enhance your English skills. You may also wish to enrol in our SLPET Program (Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training). 

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

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 VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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, learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:

  • 1 core unit (VU22358)
  • 1 speaking and listening unit (VU22601)
  • 1 reading and writing unit (VU22603)
  • 2 language skills elective units (VU22602 & VU22604)
  • 3 elective units (VU22607, VU22608 & VU22609)
  • VU22358 Develop learning goals
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to identify current skills, plan future skills development with the guidance of an appropriate support person and maintain a record of progress toward goals.
    Prerequisites: The required outcomes described in this unit contribute to the achievement of Australian Core Skills Framework indicators for Learning at Level 2: 2.01, 2.02.
    Assessment: The following assessment methods are suitable for this unit: - oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of the process for developing, implementing and reviewing a learning plan - direct observation of the learner participating in the development and implementation of a learning plan - paper based or electronic portfolio of work samples that support achievement of learning goals

  • VU22601 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate in simple conversations and discussions on everyday topics, and to engage in routine transactions related to personal consumption of goods and services.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of face-to-face or digitally enabled communications • role plays • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in simple oral communication

  • VU22603 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write simple digital and/or print communications, and understand and complete digital and/or print transactional texts directly related to everyday routine 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 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of written personal communications and transactional texts • a portfolio containing evidence of completed written texts and responses to texts • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge.

  • VU22602 Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to understand and convey simple spoken information, and to follow and give routine directions and instructions.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of face-to-face or telephone communications • role plays • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in simple spoken communication

  • VU22604 Read and write simple instructional and informational texts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write simple routine digital and/or print instructional and informational texts.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of written instructional and informational texts • a portfolio containing evidence of completed written texts and responses to texts • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

  • VU22607 Explore community services
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to identify key community services to support everyday life.
    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication, Reading and Writing at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • observation of the learner locating self in the local community • portfolio of information on local community and recreation opportunities compiled by the learner • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

  • VU22609 Explore current issues
    55.0 hours

    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by EAL learners to explore local or international current issues. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication, Reading and Writing at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • observation of participation in a discussion of a current issue of local or international significance • questioning to confirm ability to locate written sources of information • portfolio of written texts and responses • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge such as use of stress and intonation when giving an opinion

  • VU22608 Explore transport options
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to identify local transport options and the requirements for using them. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Oral Communication and Reading competence at Level 2
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • simple oral presentation describing features of the transport system • portfolio of information on the transport system compiled by the learner • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge related to transport


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