Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training in partnership with Macquarie Community College Blacktown, Mt. Druitt and Ermington.

Newly-arrived migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds receive basic English as a second language tuition, receiving 510 hours or more until they reach a functional level of English. This enables them to them settle more successfully in Australia.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for the AMEP if you are a permanent resident of Australia or if you hold an eligible temporary visa. In addition, you must:

  • register with an AMEP service provider (such as Macquarie Community College) within six months, or 12 months if you are under 18 years of age at the time of registration
  • commence your tuition within 12 months
  • complete your tuition within five years

English language classes

English language classes will take place at Macquarie Community College Blacktown, Mt. Druitt and Ermington, however you can choose to participate in the AMEP in a range of ways, including:

  • classroom tuition either full-time or part-time with some weekend and night classes where available
  • distance learning through a package of learning material supported by regular telephone or internet contact with an AMEP qualified teacher
  • through the Home Tutor Scheme, which provides language assistance by a trained volunteer
  • self-paced e-learning using an online package to support and supplement your learning on an independent basis

The AMEP provides free childcare services if you have under school-aged children.

Where can I go for more information?

For more information on AMEP, please see the Department of Education and Training website.

We’re proud of our work with newly arrived migrants and refugees

The overwhelming success of Macquarie Community College’s provision of the AMEP has further enhanced our College profile and professional status. Apart from an excellent mainstream AMEP operation at Blacktown, Macquarie Community College’s other strengths are in its delivery of AMEP outreach classes in Western Sydney.

Macquarie is not only unique in its provision, it is unique in its approach. We pride ourselves in delivering a quality of service in a nurturing and caring environment.

Macquarie Community College also provide supplementary courses in English Through Computers, Australian Society/Computer Skills and Pathway to Work courses.

Contact AMEP

Tel.: (02) 9621 4175