Are you a newly-arrived migrant or refugee looking to get ahead in Australia? Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificate III in Spoken and Written English provides eligible applicants with the opportunity to learn about employment options, how to write job applications and how to perform in a job interview. The course is flexible and customised to meet your individual learning needs.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers excellent service
If you are an eligible AMEP client, you can access up to 510 hours of free English language tuition within the first 5 years of arrival.
Our experienced English language teachers will assess your English language skills and customise a learning program suitable for your needs with a focus on settlement and work. Employability skills are integrated into the curriculum.
Other services include:
- Access to free e-learning resources
- Free educational counselling service
- Fee free translation of overseas documents
- Flexible study options
- Free childcare for students with pre-school aged children 6 months – 6 years
- Library facilities
- Computer and language labs
- Prayer room and foot wash facilities
- Sports and recreational facilities
- Home tutor scheme
What you need for successful completion
Nine modules, including one compulsory module and eight elective modules which include at least two speaking modules and two writing modules. In addition to the approximately 500 hours of class work, students should expect to complete approximately 700 hours of out of class or independent work.
The AMEP provides up to 510 hours of basic English language tuition to migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds.
In all Melbourne Polytechnic courses, our passionate and dedicated teachers will help you learn through choosing topics that will be most useful to you.
Topics cover living in Australia, gaining an understanding of the way of life, and getting to know your new country and local community.
Melbourne Polytechnic also offers the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English through the Foundation Studies Department’s Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) program, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) division of the Youth Unit and the Industry and Initiative Unit’s AMEP Distance Learning Program.
Students exiting the Adult Migrant English Program may pursue further English classes or gain entry into VET courses or higher education.
Employment outcomes on completion of this course can vary.
It will likely be possible for you to obtain work after the course as a result of your improved English languages skills and confidence.
CampusesCOLLINGWOOD, EPPING, PRESTON, BROADMEADOWS
*note: this course runs 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
**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 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, completion of written/verbal responses to texts, and participation in class/group activities.
MaterialsYou will need to bring your own pens and writing materials and 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 studyOn certificate completion, or when you exit the Adult Migrant English Program, you may pursue further English classes or gain entry into VET courses or higher education.
Career PathwaysMelbourne Polytechnic’s Adult Migrant English Program can set you on your path to a great life in Australia
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.