About the course

About the course

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) course - if you are confident with general 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 use common idioms and phrases, listen and respond with confidence in daily matters and read a series of more complicated texts.

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 a range of Certificate IV vocational courses at Box Hill Institute. 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 3

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, learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:

  • 1 core unit (VU22384)
  • 1 speaking and listening unit (VU22610)
  • 1 reading and writing unit (VU22612)
  • 2 language skills elective units (VU22611 & VU22613)
  • 3 elective units (VU22615, VU22616 & VU22617)
  • VU22384 Develop And Document A Learning Plan And Portfolio
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to identify long and short term goals, review current skills and plan future skills development and develop a learning plan to achieve goals This unit also describes the skills and knowledge to develop and maintain a portfolio.
    Learners at this level work independently and continue to build and use their own familiar support resources.

    Prerequisites: The required outcomes described in this unit contribute to the achievement of Australian Core Skills Framework indicators for Learning at Level 3: 3.01, 3.02
    Assessment: The following assessment methods are suitable for this unit: - oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of the purpose and strategies to achieve goals - direct observation of the learner participating in the process of developing and monitoring a learning plan or completing tasks for the portfolio - portfolios to assess evidence of how identified goals have been met consisting of : − collections of samples compiled by the learner − product with supporting documentation − journal/log book

  • VU22610 Engage In Casual Conversations And Straightforward Spoken Transactions
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate effectively in casual conversations and discussions on a range of topics, and to engage in straightforward transactions.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of face-to-face or electronic communications • role plays • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in straightforward spoken communication

  • VU22612 Read And Write Straightforward Communications And Transactional Texts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write digital and/or print straightforward formal and informal written communications and transactional 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 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of written personal communications and transactional forms • a portfolio containing evidence of completed communications and transactional forms • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

  • VU22611 Give And Respond To A Range Of Straightforward Information And Instructions
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to understand and convey detailed spoken information, and to respond to and give a set of verbal instructions.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 3
    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 straightforward oral communication

  • VU22613 Read And Write Straightforward Informational And Instructional Texts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write formal and informal written communications related to straightforward information and instructions.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of written instructions and information and to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge • a portfolio containing drafts and completed instructional and informational texts

  • VU22617 Investigate Features Of The Education System In Australia
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to examine the Australian education system, its structure and cultural features.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing and Oral Communication at Level 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of specific content related to the education system of Australia • observation of participation in discussion • a portfolio of evidence which includes drafts and notes of investigation • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge such as styles and conventions used to write a report

  • VU22615 Investigate Issues In The Australian Environment
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to research, and present information in an oral presentation and a written report in the context of identifying and investigating issues in the Australian environment. 


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing and Oral Communication at Level 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of specific content and terminology related to the environmental issue • observation of an oral presentation • a portfolio of evidence which includes written report, drafts and notes, supported by a range of other visual / recorded information if relevant • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge such as use of appropriate registers for presentations

  • VU22616 Investigate Features Of The Australian Legal System
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to become familiar with features of the Australian legal system and the ways in which it can be accessed.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication, Reading and Writing at Level 3
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of the learner participating in discussion • portfolio of information on the Australian legal system sourced by the learner, including notes from research to inform discussion • verbal or written questioning to assess learner’s knowledge of the features of the legal system • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge


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