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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

AMEP is a flexible program that offers eligible migrants free English language classes to help them settle in Australia.

Classes can be:

  • full-time
  • part-time
  • evenings
  • weekends
  • online
  • at home.

It may be possible for you to combine different study options.  Free childcare is also available through the program.

More information can be found in the Welcome to WA Handbook

Please contact us using the form below to find out if you are eligible for AMEP. If you are eligible, AMEP staff will help you enrol and give you more information about how you can study AMEP.

We need your full name and date of birth to get started.

More information

Information about the AMEP - visit the Department of Home Affairs website(opens in a new tab)

Information about the AMEP in your language - visit the Department of Home Affairs information in languages page(opens in a new tab)

SM TAFE AMEP delivers the nationally accredited certificates in English as an Additional Language (EAL). There are different levels, and we will assess your English level to see where you should start.

English level - complete beginner:

Course in English as an Additional Language (Course in Initial EAL – 22482VIC and Course in EAL - 22483VIC)

English level - beginner:

Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (Access) (Certificate I in EAL (Access)- 22484VIC)

English level - beginner, next step:

Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (Access) (Certificate II in EAL (Access)- 22485VIC)

English level - intermediate:

Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (Access) (Certificate III in EAL (Access)- 22486VIC)

SM TAFE AMEP can help with:

  • registration and enrolment
  • full-time and part-time classes
  • Saturday classes at Carlisle and Thornlie campuses
  • access to home tutor scheme
  • free career and study advice
  • free childcare for eligible clients
  • onsite créche at most campuses
  • referrals to distance learning and e-learning
  • free document translation service*

*For more information about the free translating service, including full eligibility criteria and list of eligible documents, visit

What is the AMEP Volunteer Home Tutor program?

This program is a sub program of the Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP) and offers tutoring sessions to migrants and refugees outside of the classroom. These informal sessions take place face to face, in the home and is provided by trained volunteers. Students are not required to follow a set curriculum or be assessed.

Why become a volunteer?

  • Learn about other cultures and languages while helping students settle in Australia
  • Gain new skills, knowledge, and experience

How much time do I need to dedicate?

Tutoring sessions run once a week, for 1 hour, and we ask that volunteers commit for a minimum of 6 months.

How much experience do I need? What else do I need?

No experience is needed, and you need to complete our 15 hour training program which can be completed face to face or online which we can arrange through North Metropolitan TAFE. On-going support and online resources and ideas will be available to you.

How do I become a volunteer?

We look forward to hearing from you. Please register your interest by emailing us at: in a new tab)

You will be asked to provide your details, apply for free to the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check with the Department of Education and apply for a Working with Children Check (WCC) which you will be reimbursed for.

Contact us

Telephone: 1800 862 166


Or complete and submit the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

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