Adult Migrant English Program

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills, enabling them to participate socially and economically in Australian society.

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government and provides up to 510 hours of free English language lessons to provides free English language and settlement skills training to eligible migrants and refugees in their first five years in Australia.

Box Hill Institute provides:

  • high quality English language training, guidance and support.
  • a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • staff that are appropriately skilled and experienced.
  • guidance and support to settle in Australia.
  • free culturally appropriate childcare for eligible children while attending AMEP

You may be eligible for the AMEP if you are a permanent resident of Australia or you hold an eligible temporary visa. 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.

You might be able to access the AMEP after these time frames if you apply for an extension.

To find out if you are eligible or to register for the program, call the AMEP team to discuss.

Call the AMEP team on 03 8892 1200
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Certificate II & III in English (AMEP) & SLPET Alumni

I moved to Australia 2 years ago with my family. When I first got here, I couldn’t speak English at all.  I was even afraid to go to the shop or a playground with my kids because all the Australian people were friendly and tried to speak with me but I didn’t understand.

After a few months, I went to AMEP to study Certificate II in English, and then Certificate III in English. When I finished my 510 AMEP hours I decided to go to do the SLPET course. It was harder than AMEP, but I did it. I got good work placement experience at Academies Australiasia Polytechnic. I didn’t want to go there because I didn’t have any experience in the education sector, my experience was in sales. It was really hard for me.

After a day into my placement, I came home and started to cry and told my husband that I wanted to leave that place. I spoke with my teachers who told me it was only for 2 weeks, so I continued. I started to understand processes at my work placement, and I really like it. I also met some really good people there.

By the end of the two weeks we exchanged gift to each other.  I was really surprised that at the end of the placement, I was offered a job by them. And now I am more confident and not unemployed.

Class Times & Locations

Classes operate from 9:30 AM to 3 PM during weekdays at all campuses. Saturday morning classes operate in Box Hill and the City. Evening classes are available in the City.

You can study one to four days per week.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Box Hill Institute English classes operate from four campuses: