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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

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‘The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.’

PRACE has provided AMEP services in the northern suburbs of Melbourne since 2002. We are proud of our history helping new arrivals to Australia settle into their new communities.

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Melbourne

AMEP provides English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes (510 hours) for eligible people recently arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees. Childcare is available if required. PRACE is a member of the Melbourne AMEP.  The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to enrol in AMEP classes if you are a migrant or refugee settling in Australia with a permanent visa.
You may also be eligible to join the program if you are a migrant with an eligible temporary visa.
To find out if you are eligible, please call PRACE on 9462 6077.
You should register for AMEP classes within 6 months of arriving in Australia, or within 6 months of gaining permanent Australian residence.
You should start your English classes within 12 months of arriving in Australia.
If you have not met these time frames, please contact us to discuss your study options.

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

  • Study up to 510 hours
  • Access FREE childcare while you study
  • Learn about Australia’s culture, local services, your rights & the law, workplace practices, & gain valuable employment skills to settle successfully into Australian life
  • Access expert advice on how to achieve your study and employment goals

Learn more about English classes at PRACE

adult migrant english program (amep)

More about the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

  • The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and provides up to 510 hours of free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. If you have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and speak little or no English, you may be eligible for AMEP. Some migrant youths aged between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.
  • In an Adult Migrant English Program class, you will learn English language skills and information about Australian society. You will meet other new arrivals, with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals, and you may make new friends. All of these together will help you settle successfully in Australia. English language skills are also very important if you wish to work in Australia.
  • The Adult Migrant English Program is delivered by approved service providers are over 300 locations across Australia in major cities as well as rural and regional areas. Classes are taught by teachers who are trained to teach English to speakers of other languages.

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