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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) can help you to learn English.

The AMEP provides free English lessons and childcare to eligible migrants, and refugees. Some students may be eligible for additional hours.

The free Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)(opens in a new tab) is funded by the Australian Government.

What will I learn?

You will learn English to help you settle in Australia.

You will learn about Australian society, culture, customs and working in Australia.

You will learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - for everyday living, for work and for further study.

    How to apply

    Register your interest by completing our AMEP Expression of interest (EOI) form.

    Following that one of our AMEP team will contact you to organise an interview so we can assess your English level and arrange a suitable learning plan for you.

    The AMEP has changed

    These changes mean that more migrants can now access free English tuition for longer and until they reach a higher level of proficiency.  The changes include:

    • The removal of the 510 hour limit on free English tuition
    • The removal of time limits for enrolling, commencing and completing English tuition for eligible visa holders who were in Australia on or before 1 October 2020 
    • Raising the AMEP eligibility threshold (and exit point for the program) from functional to vocational English.

    Further information can be found here:

    Volunteer information

    Our AMEP Volunteers are recognised for making a valuable contribution to our community. They have an integral role in supporting migrants in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to learn English.

    Types of volunteering roles available include home tutors, classroom assistant and after-class tutoring.

    Find out more on our Volunteer Tutor Program page.

    Interested in volunteering?

    Contact the AMEP Volunteer Coordinator

    T  9202 4354

    Frequently asked questions

    • Day, evening and Saturday classes
    • Online
    • Distance Learning
    • With a volunteer tutor (see Volunteer Information)

    You can phone us or visit the AMEP office at a campus near you to find out if you are eligible for the AMEP.

    Please have your visa and passport with you.

    You need to attend an interview at one of our campuses so we can assess your English level and arrange a suitable learning plan for you.

    You must register for the AMEP within 6 months of your visa commencement date or arrival in Australia.

    Yes, we can arrange a study program to fit with your work schedule.

    Free childcare is available for children under school age.

    North Metropolitan TAFE has many general English courses and programs to prepare you for work.   

    The AMEP Work Experience Program has a vocational subject and work experience. These courses help migrants to work in aged care, hospitality, childcare and other kinds of work.

    Contact us


    North Metropolitan TAFE
    Perth campus
    Level 3, 25 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000

    Office hours

    8.30am — 4.00pm Monday to Friday



    North Metropolitan TAFE
    Balga campus
    18 Loxwood Road, Balga WA 6061