About the Adult Migrant English Program 

  • Access up to 510 hours of free English lessons and free childcare (if eligible).
  • Study practical English for living, working and studying in Australia.
  • Tailored streams for your specific learning needs and goals.
  • Learn how to access government and community services.
  • Make new friends who have just moved to Australia.
  • Get ready for work or study and plan for your future.

Eligibility criteria 

  • You have been granted an eligible migration visa to Australia. Please register within six months of receipt of your visa letter.
  • You have a family, skilled, humanitarian, spousal or approved temporary visa.*
  • You cannot speak/read/write English or need to improve your English.
  • You are aged over 18. Some migrant youths aged 15-17 may also be eligible.

*Please note that approved temporary visas do not include the work and holiday visa, working holiday visa or visitor visas.

Flexible study options 

  • Study full-time or part-time at locations across Queensland.
  •  Be supported by a volunteer home tutor if you can’t attend full-time.
  • Study online through distance learning.
  •  Complete your AMEP within five years of arrival in Australia.

We are here to help

  • Join a class suitable for your level of English.
  • One-on-one pathway advice.
  • Learn about Australian workplace language, culture and practices.
  • Access additional English tuition if you have had limited education or issues that impact your ability to learn.
  • Access free childcare while you study English (subject to eligibility).
  • Prepare for interviews and write a resume.
  • Gain up to 80 hours of work experience.
  • Access additional hours of tuition if needed.

How do I enrol?

Enquire now


Call: (07) 3244 5488


Visit a TAFE Queensland location near you. Please have your passport and visa information ready.

View AMEP locations


Complete an English language assessment with a local TAFE Queensland advisor.


Once your enrolment has been processed your TAFE Queensland advisor will assign you to a class so you can start your lessons.



 Enquire now about our English language lessons


The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. In Queensland, the AMEP is delivered through TAFE Queensland.