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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

Get to Know Us

The Adult Migrant English Program, (AMEP) can assist you to settle into Australia and your local community, by improving your language and employability skills.


AMEP can help you:

  • improve your language skills

  • provide study options

  • find work

  • find and talk to new friends and neighbours,

  • settle into Australia.


AMEP is funded by the Australian Government.

It doesn’t matter if you have been in Australia for a little or a long time, we understand how important it is to get your life in Australia heading in the right direction. Attending AMEP classes will improve your oral communication, reading and writing skills.  AMEP will also improve your practical and knowledge skills. These may include using money, using transport and looking at travel options, exploring our culture and the local community, getting work ready and much more.

AMEP Streams

In the AMEP program, you can choose between two streams of study, designed to meet your specific goals and settlement needs.  Both streams will also assist improve your computer and digital literacy skills. 

Work Environment

Pre-Employment Stream

This stream focuses on improving your English language skills to help you get a job or continue in further study of your choice. In addition to helping you settle into Australia, you’ll learn English specific to the workplace and gain a better understanding of workplace culture. You’ll learn how to write job applications and prepare for job interviews. 

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Social English Stream

This stream focuses on improving your everyday English language skills to help you settle into life in Australia. You will learn how to communicate in a variety of everyday situations to help you become part of your local community, including how to access a range of local community and government services.

Are you eligible?

If your answer 'yes' to the below, you're eligible for the free AMEP program.

  • Are you aged over 18 years (some under 18s may be eligible)?

  • Are you a migrant or humanitarian entrant?

  • Do you have a permanent visa, or an eligible temporary visa?

  • Do you need to improve your English skills?

You don’t need a referral to AMEP, you can just contact us.

PBAS points and your WfA activity requirements

If you have a Work Force Australia Provider (WfA), then joining our AMEP class, will contribute 15-25 points per week.

Become an AMEP volunteer tutor with SMYL

The Volunteer Tutor Scheme enables volunteers to provide English language tuition and practice for 1-2 hours per week to suitable migrants and refugees. The one-to-one support can be in the classroom, at a student's home or at other suitable locations such as a library. 

As a volunteer, you will be fully supported and get the opportunity to:

  • Help new Australians learn English and settle into the Australian community.

  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds, including students and other staff members.

  • Develop new interpersonal skills.

  • Learn about other cultures.

  • Become part of a dynamic and committed volunteer team.


SMYL AMEP will provide you with free training online. You do not need to be a teacher, speak another language, or have any qualifications to become a tutor. The training course is designed to be the equivalent of a minimum of 15 hours face to face. The course is divided into 3 sections:

  • The Volunteering in the AMEP program.

  • Teaching for non-teachers.

  • You and your student.


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Esperance WA 6450


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Victoria House
94 Chapman Road
Geraldton WA 6530

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