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Free English lessons for new migrants

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.


Pre-employment English

Social English

How do I enrol? 


Step 1

Enquire now


Call: (07) 3244 5488


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

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Step 2

Complete an English language assessment with a local TAFE adviser
Step 3

Your TAFE adviser will assign you to a class

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