Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificate II in Spoken and Written English offers newly-arrived migrants and refugees the opportunity to settle more easily in Australia by developing skills for employment, negotiating with the people, reading and writing complex messages and managing personal lives. The course is customised to meet individual learning needs
Get started in Australia with your own learning program
Develop your abilities in speaking, reading and writing English so you can move on to work or further study.
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of basic English language tuition to migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds. In our classes you will learn the new English language skills you need to succeed in Australia.
Connections and resources
In all Melbourne Polytechnic courses, our passionate and dedicated teachers help students learn through choosing topics that will be most useful to help them. Topics cover living in Australia, gaining an understanding of the way of life, and getting to know your new country and local community.
In addition to formal tuition we offer other services, including:
- checking eligibility
- document translation
- assessment of English language skills
- special preparatory program
- referral to distance learning
- home tutor scheme
- counselling and referral services
- child care
The excellent facilities and services at Melbourne Polytechnic’s refurbished Northern AMEP Centre in Broadmeadows, include:
- independent learning centre
- library facilities
- computer and language labs
- prayer room and foot wash facilities
- sports and recreational facilities
- vocational counselling
There are also extensive facilities available for students doing the course at our Epping campus or Preston campus.
In classes you will learn seven modules, including two compulsory modules and five elective modules.
We will use various forms of assessment, including teacher observation, completion of written work, completion of written/verbal responses to texts, and participation in class/group activities.
CampusesCOLLINGWOOD, EPPING, PRESTON, BROADMEADOWS
*note: this course runs for six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress
Day and evening programs. Please contact the department directly if you are interested in studying part time
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou must be a permanent resident of Australia and to be eligible for Commonwealth Government assistance, have registered with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) within six months of arrival in Australia, or within six months of receiving permanent resident status. Victorian Training Guarantee places are also available for eligible learners
Assessment MethodsVarious forms of assessment may be used including teacher observation, completion of written work, written/verbal responses to texts, and participation in class/group activities
MaterialsYou are required to provide your own pens and writing materials and you will be provided with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with individual learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic
Pathways to further studyStudents exiting the Adult Migrant English Program may pursue further English classes or may gain entry into VET courses or go on to higher education. This course is a pathway to the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English, including Settlement Language Pathways to Employment/Training Level III for eligible learners
Career PathwaysThe Adult Migrant English Program prepares students to apply for work or further study or training
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.