If you are an eligible AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) client with children under school age, you can access free* childcare while you are in class. KU Children’s Services, a Navitas English AMEP Consortium partner provides all childcare placements at no cost to AMEP clients. This service will help you to study knowing that your children are safe and well looked after.
Regular childcare attendance provides significant benefits to your children’s successful settlement and early learning. They will be in a supportive learning environment where they can develop a wide range of skills as well as improve their English language. They will be able to mix with other children from a wide variety of backgrounds and become familiar with Australian culture. All of this will prepare them well for future schooling.
As a parent you will also gain a good understanding about the childcare and school systems in Australia and get advice and assistance with your children’s education, as well as a chance to meet other parents.
The KU Team will talk with you and will offer you a suitable childcare place so that you can study in the AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) classes. Please note that childcare places are in high demand and some childcare centres have long waiting lists. At times childcare may not be available immediately as places are limited.
You are entitled to use AMEP funded childcare only during your class hours and only on the days of your classes. If you are absent from your class, you cannot use the childcare centre. Please inform the KU Team if your childcare needs are going to change and you no longer need AMEP funded childcare.
AMEP Counselling Service
At all Navitas English AMEP Consortium Colleges in Sydney there are Mission Australia AMEP Pathway Advisors and Navitas English Pathway Advisors in the ACT. These Advisors provide guidance and support to help you achieve your learning, settlement and employment goals.
AMEP Entry Interview
When you first enrol in the AMEP, you will have an Entry Interview of up to two hours with your advisor to discuss your learning needs and objectives and to choose the way you want to study English. You will also learn about your rights and responsibilities in the AMEP, as well as settlement and related services.
During the AMEP
During your time in the AMEP you can access one-to-one counselling with your AMEP Pathway Advisor. Your Pathway Advisor can assist you with ongoing study and settlement questions, as well as possible future pathways for study, for example, the SLPET program. They can also put you in touch with other specialist agencies or community groups.
AMEP Exit Interview
Towards the end of your AMEP course, you will meet with your AMEP Pathway Advisor for an Exit Interview. This is a chance to reflect on your progress in the AMEP and discuss your options for further education and training; you may be eligible for further hours of free* English classes at this stage.
Document Translation Service
The Australian Government provides a free* translation service for people settling permanently in Australia. Eligible permanent residents and returning Australian citizens are able to have personal documents translated into English during their initial two year settlement period.
You can lodge your documents for translation with Navitas English. When doing so, you must provide:
- evidence of your eligibility for the service (for example, your passport with entry stamp or visa label), and
- original documents, as well as copies certified by a Justice of the Peace
Please note that eligibility criteria apply and that only certain documents will be accepted. Read more here.
*Eligibility criteria apply. The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.