How to enrol

What is the AMEP?

The AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) provides up to 510 hours of free* English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants.

How to enrol in the AMEP

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1. Find out if you are eligible.

2. Visit us with your passport and visa or travel documents to check your eligibility and options.

3. Register with us within the correct timeframe.

4. Complete an English language assessment with one of our assessors.

5. Start your classes with us as soon as possible.

The enrolment process is the same for all ways of studying the AMEP.

Am I eligible?

To enrol in free* English classes (the AMEP) with Navitas English, you need to meet the eligibility criteria set by the Australian government.

Generally, AMEP clients:

  • are 18 or older (although in some cases, 15-17 year olds are eligible for the AMEP)
  • are migrants or humanitarian entrants who have recently arrived in Australia, and
  • have been granted a permanent visa, or an eligible temporary visa
  • have little or no English (assessed as being below a functional level of English)

If you are not eligible for the AMEP, please contact your nearest college for information on other study options.

When to enrol in the AMEP

In order to be eligible for up to 510 hours of free* English language learning, you must register with an AMEP provider:

  • within 6 months of arriving in Australia, or
  • within 3 months of arriving in Australia, if you are receiving income support from the Australian Government.

In addition, you must:

  • commence your English tuition within 12 months, and
  • complete it within 5 years.

Contact us to find out more.


If you are an eligible AMEP client with children under school age, you can access free* childcare while you are in class. This service will help you to study knowing that your children are safe and well looked after.

Please note that childcare is only available while you are attending class. Childcare may not always be available immediately, as places are limited and in high demand. Click here to find out more.

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

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