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What is the AMEP?

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) can help you learn English. The AMEP provides up to 510 hours of free English lessons to newly arrived eligible migrants and refugees. Some students may be eligible for additional hours.

The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

What is Distance Learning in the AMEP?

Distance Learning is another way that you can learn English in the AMEP. You will study at home using online materials from wherever in Australia. A teacher will also skype/phone you to help you with your study. You can join virtual classrooms where you will meet other students and have the opportunity to practise your English with them. If you do not have access to the internet or have other technology restrictions, books and CDs will be posted to you.

Who can study in the AMEP?

Any eligible AMEP student can study in Distance Learning.

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 further study. You will study the same course as students studying in a classroom.

How can I study?

You will be able to do your online study at any time that suits you. You will be able to have your phone call/skype sessions with your teacher during the day, in the evening until 9.00pm or on Saturday. You will be given other times during the week when you will have your virtual classroom lessons.

How do I know I’m eligible and how do I enrol?

You can phone us or visit the AMEP office or campus near you to find out if you are eligible for the AMEP. Please bring your passport and visa with you. If you are AMEP eligible then you will be able to do Distance Learning and register at your local AMEP campus.

If you live more than 50 kilometres away from an AMEP office or if you have an enquiry, you can email us: amepdl@tafensw.edu.au or phone 1300 362 418 to register for AMEP Distance Learning.

Can I study in class and in Distance Learning?

Yes. If you would like to study some extra English, you can enrol in Distance Learning. This is a co-enrolment. Please talk to the staff in the AMEP office at your campus and tell them that you would also like to become a Distance Learning student.

For further information on AMEP refer to the TAFE NSW website.


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