Melbourne AMEP is a coalition of TAFE and Learn Local organisations led by Melbourne Polytechnic to deliver the AMEP across the following five regions in Victoria:

  • Melbourne Inner Metro
  • Melbourne North West
  • Melbourne North East
  • South East Melbourne and Peninsula
  • Bendigo

We have provided AMEP services in the northern corridor of Melbourne under the brand name Northern AMEP since 2003. We are proud of our history helping new arrivals to Australia settle into their new communities.

Melbourne AMEP partner organisations are:

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to enrol in AMEP classes if you are a migrant or refugee settling in Australia with a permanent visa.

You may also be eligible to join the program if you are:
  • a migrant with an eligible temporary visa
  • a young person (15 to 24 years) (Youth programs available)

To find out if you are eligible, please call Melbourne AMEP on 1300 062 314.

You should register for AMEP classes within 6 months of arriving in Australia, or within 6 months of gaining permanent Australian residence.

You should start your English classes within 12 months of arriving in Australia.

If you have not met these timeframes, please contact one of our Melbourne AMEP centres to discuss your study options.

What do I need
to do to prove
my eligibility?
To enrol in the AMEP call or visit one of our AMEP centres in person between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

You can also make an appointment by calling Melbourne AMEP on
1300 062 314

Please bring your passport/travel documents and visa with you to your appointment.

During your appointment, we will:

  • Inform you if you are eligible for Melbourne AMEP classes
  • Inform you of the next course starting date
  • Assess your current level of English
  • Agree on the number of hours you will study each week
    and the type of class you will attend
  • Discuss your childcare needs
  • Develop a plan for your study and career goals

You may bring a friend or family member to the appointment.

Your studies

You can choose to study full-time,
part-time, day or evening at a
conveniently located Melbourne
AMEP centre.

If you are unable to attend Melbourne AMEP classes, there are options for study including with a tutor at home, Distance Learning or with self-paced e-learning materials on a computer.

If you have children who are not yet at school, the AMEP also provides free childcare services while you are attending AMEP classes.

During your course, you will take part in lots of activities to help you to settle successfully in Australia.

What other study
can I do?

There are additional hours and study programs available to AMEP clients.  The Special Preparatory Program offers additional hours to eligible humanitarian clients, while AMEP Extend hours may be available to clients who are good attenders at the end of their AMEP study.

The SLPET program offers additional English and work placement experience.

Many Melbourne AMEP partners also provide a range of other English programs if you are not eligible for the AMEP.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.