For young people


Melbourne AMEP offers youth specific classes for newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Our Commitment

Melbourne AMEP recognises that young people have education and pathway needs that are different to adults.  We are committed to providing stimulating education, pathway and settlement support for young people to transition to independence, equipped to fully pursue their personal, study, work and community involvement goals.

Melbourne AMEP Youth Classes are for newly arrived young people between 16 and 25 years old who want to:

  • improve English language skills
  • meet other young people in a similar situation
  • take steps into further study and work
AMEP youth student smiling

Melbourne AMEP youth delivery is centred on a holistic approach guided by the National Youth Settlement Framework good practice capabilities developed by MYAN.  “The National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) is Australia’s first evidence-based framework for supporting good practice and measuring settlement outcomes for young people.”  Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network- MYAN.

National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) in practice 

Youth Classes include

  • English classes at all levels
  • Electives
  • VET tasters
  • Projects including volunteering opportunities
  • Access to settlement services via co-location, partnerships and collaborations
  • Intensive pathways guidance support including pre- employment education

Transition to Pathways

Providers recognise that multi-cultural youth experience additional challenges and barriers to participation.  All youth programs within the Melbourne AMEP are embedded within the TAFE sector, offering supported transitions to VET and Higher Education courses.

Two women studying
AMEP helped me integrate into society, make friends and made life easier for me here.
Issa Aldaeh - YAMEC student

Finding a youth program

Melbourne AMEP offers youth classes at

  • Melbourne Polytechnic (Young Adult Migrant Education Course - YAMEC)
  • Kangan Institute
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Chisholm 
  • Box Hill Institute

Join a Youth Class 

Contact your nearest AMEP youth provider

Contact details here