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TAFE Queensland

Case Study: Learn English for Work – AMEP at TAFE Queensland. 

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) delivers free English lessons to new migrants to Australia. The program offers up to 510 hours of English language classes to help you settle confidently into your new life in Australia, secure a job or pursue further education.

Target Participants:
Newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants from non-English speaking backgrounds who have less than Function English.

To develop English language skills and confidence while learning about Australian workplace culture and identifying available opportunities.

Organisations Involved:
TAFE Queensland

42 TAFE Queensland locations deliver AMEP, find your nearest location here

AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

AMEP at TAFE Queensland offers new Australians…

  • Up to 510 hours of free English lessons
  • Tailored streams (social or pre-employment) for your specific learning needs and goals
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Free childcare while you study (for children under five)
  • One-on-one pathway advice
  • Access to additional hours of tuition if needed
  • Free home tutor service if needed

Case Study – How the AMEP at TAFE Queensland is assisting new Australians into employment:

Marifi (Retail Associate)

As the Operations Manager for a large supermall chain in her native Philippines, Marifi was keen to continue her pursuit of excellence in customer service after relocating to Australia. With the support of AMEP study and volunteering at her local neighbourhood centre, Marifi is now thriving in her new role with iconic Australian retailer R.M. Williams.



Charles (Landscaper)

Originally a lawyer from South Sudan, Charles’ limited local knowledge and low English skills have made it difficult for him to secure work here. After gaining work experience at the PARTEC Institute through AMEP, Charles accepted a job offer as a Landscaper while he continues to study part-time and advance his career prospects.



Pei-Ning (Waitress)

Hailing from Taiwan and having already completed a Cert II in Hospitality, Pei-Ning commenced her AMEP studies in 2017 and was placed at Rhino Café, a local Ipswich café, for work experience as part of the AMEP. Pei-Ning’s friendly nature and strong work ethic ultimately shone through, with the café manager immediately offering her casual employment upon completion of her placement.



Charlie Hu (Junior Software Developer)

At 31, Charlie Hu made the life-changing decision to quit his high-paying job with a transnational software company in China and relocated to Australia with his wife. After just three months in the AMEP, Charlie applied for and secured a full-time role with technology firm Entegy as a Junior Software Developer. Charlie’s dream for the future is to start a software company with his wife.




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