AMEP

Adult Migrant English Program

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

  • You can learn new skills to help you find work and make friends in Australia
  • You can access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach a vocational level of English.
  • You can apply, even if you have enrolled in the AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

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

  • You can learn new skills to help you find work and make friends in Australia
  • You can access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach a vocational level of English.
  • You can apply, even if you have enrolled in the AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years

*If you arrived in Australia after 1 October 2020, you need to

  • register with an AMEP provider within 6 months
  • start your course within 12 months
  • complete your course within 5 years.

    Studying in the AMEP at Box Hill Institute

    Box Hill Institute provides AMEP programs in the Box Hill, City, Lilydale and Ringwood and online. You can study

    • full time or part time
    • in the classroom or online
    • in daytime or evening classes
    • on Saturdays
    • in general English or special focus classes
    • free culturally appropriate childcare for eligible children while attending AMEP can be provided.

    If you have been in Australia for a while, or you have completed the AMEP a while ago, you can now return to improve your English further.

    To find out if you are eligible, or to register for the program, contact our AMEP team. We will help you:

    • find the course that is best for you
    • find free childcare (if your children are under school age and you are studying in face to face classes)
    • connect with the volunteer tutor program
    Call the AMEP team on 03 8892 1200
    03 8892 1200 اتصل بنا بلغتك العربيه
    ျမန္မာလုိေျပာဖုိ့ဒီနံပါတ္နိွပ္ပါ 03 8892 1200
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    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. In addition to the face-to-face classes, online classes are also available.

    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:

    Yuliia

    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.