About the course

About the course

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) course - if your family member cannot speak any English, then this course in EAL is perfect for them. This course will teach them how to speak and write the English alphabet and simple words. They will also learn greetings and survival English for daily activities in Australia.

By the end of this course, they will be able to introduce themself, express feelings and buy products from a shop in English. They will also be able to read and recognise basic signs.

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

Course Details

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Course Content


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

Part time: options available

Course structure:

  • 1 core unit (VU22584)
  • 3 core speaking and listening units (VU22585, VU22586 & VU22587)
  • 2 core reading and writing units (VU22588 & VU22589)
  • 3 numeracy units (VU22352, VU22353 & VU22356)

 

 

Prerequisites


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. 

How to apply:

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

Learning Pathways


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

Fees


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $0.00

Units


  • VU22584 Develop Language Learning Objectives With Support
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners who have had little or no formal education to plan and implement language learning activities in a formal learning environment with the assistance of a support person.
    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Learning and Oral Communication at Pre level 1 and Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • simple interview to review progress • documented evidence, such as − review of samples compiled by the learner − visuals or photos − checklists completed with support • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in basic communication about language learning

  • VU22585 Use Beginning Language Learning Strategies With Support
    55.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners with very little or no experience of formal learning environments to develop beginning language learning strategies and basic English language oral communication, reading and writing skills.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They partly contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Learning Strategies, Oral Communication, Reading and Writing at Pre level 1 and Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of the learner following classroom conventions • reading, writing and pronouncing the letters of the alphabet and personally relevant words • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in beginning language learning strategies.

  • VU22586 Communicate Basic Personal Details And Needs
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners with little or no formal education to communicate basic personal information and needs. It focuses on participating in basic conversations, and responding to basic requests for personal information.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skill Framework (ACSF). They contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Pre Level 1 and Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation of the learner communicating basic personal details and needs • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in basic oral communication.

  • VU22587 Give And Respond To Basic Information And Instructions
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the basic skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to engage in short spoken interactions. It focuses on engaging with another person and responding to short, basic everyday spoken information and simple everyday instructions in familiar and immediate social contexts.


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

  • VU22588 Read And Write Short Basic Messages And Forms
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write short, basic digital and/or paper based messages, and to understand and complete basic forms for immediate personal needs.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Pre Level 1 and Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • direct observation • verbal questioning to confirm understanding of a written message and information requirements of forms such as where to write, basic vocabulary items • a portfolio containing evidence of completed basic messages and forms • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in basic reading and writing

  • VU22589 Read And Write Short, Basic Factual Texts
    70.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes skills and knowledge required by EAL learners who have little or no formal education to read short, basic, factual digital and/or paper based texts including directions or instructions, and to copy basic factual information for immediate personal needs.


    Prerequisites: The Australian Core Skill Framework (ACSF). They partly contribute to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Pre Level 1 and Level 1
    Assessment: The following are assessment methods for this unit: • verbal questioning to establish understanding of short texts and written directions • a portfolio containing evidence of completed written texts or copies of electronic texts • additional verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge used in basic reading and writing

  • VU22352 Recognise Numbers And Money In Simple, Highly Familiar Situations
    25.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge that enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform very simple and highly familiar numeracy tasks involving the recognition, comparison and use of simple whole numbers and money which are part of the learners’ normal routines and activities. Learners will mainly communicate these mathematical ideas using spoken rather than written responses. Learners at this level may require support through prompting and advice.


    Assessment: The following assessment methods for this unit: • observation of the learner recognising money and numbers • portfolio of completed simple, one-step addition and subtraction calculations with numbers and money into the hundreds • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of techniques to roughly estimate

  • VU22353 Recognise, Give And Follow Simple And Familiar Directions
    25.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge that enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform very simple and highly familiar numeracy tasks involving the recognition, giving and following of simple and highly familiar directions. These directions are part of the learners’ normal routines to do with orienting oneself in familiar contexts such as near their homes, in workplace buildings or classrooms. Learners will mainly communicate these mathematical ideas using spoken or simple written responses. Learners at this level may require support through prompting and advice.


    Assessment: The following assessment methods are for this unit: • observation of the learner giving and following simple and familiar directions in highly familiar situations • oral or written questioning to assess ability to read relevant, short texts and diagrams and recognise simple diagrams maps of highly familiar locations

  • VU22356 Recognise And Locate Simple Numerical Information In Short, Simple Highly Familiar Texts
    25.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to locate and recognise simple whole numbers which are part of numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts. Learners can then use those numbers to perform very simple one-step calculations when reading documents such as short and simple newspaper articles, sports results, prices in advertisements and utility bills. Learners will mainly communicate these mathematical ideas using spoken rather than written responses. Learners at this level may require support through prompting and advice.


    Assessment: The following assessment methods are for this unit: • observation of the learner performing simple, one-step addition and subtraction calculations with numbers into the hundreds • portfolio of calculations, numerical expression of numbers to the 100s and written expression of numbers to 20, completed by the learner • oral or written questioning to assess the ability to recognise, locate and compare simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts.

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