Posted on 2017-11-16 11:32:25.000000
About the program
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills to enable them to participate socially and economically in Australian society.
Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for the AMEP if you are a permanent resident of Australia or you hold an eligible temporary visa.
In addition, you must meet the following time frames from the date of your visa commencement or arrival in Australia to remain eligible:
Where can I learn English?
The Adult Migrant English Program is delivered at around 307 locations across Australia in major cities as well as rural and regional areas.
English language classes
English language classes generally take place at learning centres and are delivered by AMEP service providers.
You can choose from a range of learning options including:
If you have under school-aged children, the AMEP also provides free childcare services, while you are participating in AMEP classes.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a free translating service for people settling permanently in Australia. Permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date.
AMEP Teacher qualifications
In addition to the minimum trainer and assessor requirements set by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, the department has set additional teacher qualifications that must be met.
The teaching staff must have the requisite qualifications to deliver the chosen curriculum and at a minimum, must have:
If teachers to do not have a TESOL qualification in Adult Education, the department will accept the following qualifications in TESOL as an equivalent:
The Quality Assurance provider checks to ensure that all AMEP teachers are appropriately qualified to deliver AMEP tuition streams.
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