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AMEP celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018

In 2018, the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) celebrates its 70th anniversary milestone as one of Australia’s largest migrant English programs.

The AMEP was established in 1948 to provide English language tuition for new migrants to confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society.  It is the only Commonwealth funded program that assists new migrants and humanitarian entrants to learn English. On average, approximately 60,000 clients are assisted each year through our service providers.

Approximately 26 per cent of these are humanitarian migrants with the majority of clients on family visas and a sizeable proportion on skilled visas.

The program provides up to 510 hours of free English language tuition. Students can learn in a number of ways via a classroom setting, distance learning, volunteer tutor scheme or self-paced e-learning.

Free childcare is also offered for AMEP students if their child is under school age. A service provider will work with the student to try and arrange childcare within 30 minutes of home or the AMEP class venue.

If you would like to find out more about AMEP visit www.education.gov.au/AMEP