Pathways to Work (SLPET)

Extra help to work in Australia

If you would like to learn more English to get a job, or need work experience in Australia to find employment, we can help. The Pathways to Work, or Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) program, is part of our free* Adult Migrant English Program, and offers you:

  • English studies that focus on working in Australia
  • training about using the right words at work
  • training in Australian practices and culture at work
  • valuable work experience
  • the chance to take part in vocational training.


About the Pathways to Work program

With our Pathways to Work program, you will get:

  • 140 to 160 hours of vocation-specific English language lessons delivered online
  • 40 to 60 hours of work experience in an area you choose
  • help with writing your resume, interviewing skills and more
  • support to get into the trade or profession you choose
  • nationally accredited training on some courses so you have the right skills to get into work.


Are you eligible for the program?

Pathways to Work courses are an add-on to the 510 hours of free* English language lessons the government gives to eligible people under the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Please note, taking a Pathways to Work course will also depend on space in the classes you choose.


You’re eligible for a Pathways to Work course if you:

  • are enrolled in the Pre-employment English stream
  • have at least 1 hour remaining of your 510 free* hours of English under the AMEP 
  • have studied in the AMEP in the last 12 months
  • have completed 75% or more of your AMEP tuition hours (that is, 383 hours or more), or you have reached ACSF Level 2 in Learning, Reading, Writing and Oral Communication
  • have not reached Functional English (ACSF Level 3 in all skills)
  • are ready to work or study.

How to enroll in Pathways to Work?

If you are an AMEP student with at least 1 hour remaining of your 510 hours of free* classes, and you’re ready to work or do more study, please contact us or talk to your class teacher for information and advice about enrolling in SLPET.

You can download an enrolment form here.

More information about the upcoming start dates for different courses can be found here.

What can you learn with Pathways to Work?

The Pathways to Work program offers you training in various vocational areas such as:


Why choose Pathways to Work?

The Pathways to Work course gives you the chance to find a good job in Australia. We give you the right training and work experience, so you will have the confidence to apply for work or further studies.


*The Settlement Language Pathways to Employment/Training (SLPET) program is part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and is funded by the Australian Government.


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