Learn English (AMEP)

Navitas English has moved the AMEP online in response to COVID-19. This means you’ll be able to learn English at home with the use of your own personal device such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.  Contact your local college to find out how we can help you study online.


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Update 28/05/2020 - Some face-to-face classes are now available at select college locations, please contact us for more information. 

Update 05/03/2021 - Major changes to the AMEP program have been activated. From 4 March 2021:

  • The current 510-hour limit on free English tuition has been removed
  • Eligibility has been extended from functional English to vocational English 
  • Time limits for enrolling, starting and completing English tuition for eligible visa holders who were in Australia on or before 1 October 2020 has been removed.

What does this mean for you?

  • You can continue to learn English and digital skills with us until you feel ready for the workplace.
  • Anyone who has completed their 510 hours can continue learning with us.
  • Anyone that has been in Australia for more than five years can come back or join us.

If you would like more information please contact us


What is the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)?

The Adult Migrant English Program, or AMEP, helps you settle into Australia by improving your language and employability skills. Whether you want to study, find work or talk to new friends and neighbours, this program is the ideal starting point. The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government.

We understand how important it is to get your new life in Australia off to a great start. That is why you learn lots of practical English, like using money, taking public transport, language for work and much more.

Of course, we will also cover all the basics: listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. In addition, we will teach you about Australian culture and customs too.

Click here to download a course flyer.


Which AMEP course is right for you?

In the AMEP you can choose between two streams of study designed to meet your specific goals and settlement needs. Both streams are available for online study.

The Pre-Employment English stream focuses on improving your English language skills to help you get a job or to go onto further study. In addition to helping you settle into Australia, you’ll learn English specific to the workplace and gain a better understanding of workplace culture. You’ll learn how to write job applications and prepare for job interviews as well as improving your computer skills.

The Social English stream focuses on improving your everyday English language skills to help you settle into life in Australia. You’ll learn how to communicate in a variety of everyday situations to help you become part of your local community, as well as how to access a range of community and government services.

These two streams are offered at different levels. Once you’ve registered, the first step is to assess your English language skills, so you can learn at a level to suit you.

The AMEP includes:

CPSWE - a Preliminary Course in Spoken and Written English:

  • 10725NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

CSWE - Certificates in Spoken and Written English, available in levels I, II or III:

  • 10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
  • 10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
  • 10729NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Also included:

  • SLPET - a Settlement Language Pathway to Employment/ Training
  • other programs and units, such as English for using mobile phone apps, or Writing your Resume
  • the AMEP Extend course
  • referral to AMEP Distance Learning
  • the Volunteer Tutor Scheme which is available online

You can find out about the nationally recognised qualifications delivered by Navitas English here.

Please ensure that you review program information in this handbook prior to enrolling with us.

Are you eligible?

If you answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, you can enrol in the free* Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) with Navitas English:

  • are you aged over 18 years (some under 18s may be eligible)?
  • are you a migrant or humanitarian entrant who arrived in Australia in the last five years?
  • do you have a permanent visa, or an eligible temporary visa?
  • do you have little or no English skill (below a functional level of English)?

Please get in touch, and we shall suggest suitable study options for you. 

How to enrol

We look forward to welcoming you to our language-learning community. Start your classes as soon as possible. To enrol:

  • check your eligibility
  • bring your passport, visa or travel documents to your local Navitas English College so we can check your eligibility and options

You can register for all our AMEP courses this way. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

What you will learn with us

There is lots to learn about your new home, and our English language programs cover day-to-day situations in the comfort of your own home.

With the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) you can:

  • learn basic language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, writing and numbers
  • discover more about Australian culture and customs
  • find out how to talk to people on topics such as money, housing, work and transport
  • get the English you need to get help from government departments and services
  • learn English for computers and other technology
  • study how to apply for a job and manage a job in English
  • use English to apply for further study


Why learn English with the AMEP?

Our students find there are many reasons to learn English with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), including:

  • a faster way to settle into life in Australia
  • learning new skills
  • the confidence to start work
  • meeting life and work goals
  • making new friends
  • creating a community network
  • getting into further education


*The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government.

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