Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

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 Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and offers FREE English language tuition to eligible migrants and refugees living in Australia. Wingate Avenue Community Centre is a member of Melbourne AMEP, a network of TAFE and Learn Local organisations, led by Melbourne Polytechnic, to deliver the AMEP across Melbourne and Bendigo. AMEP English classes can help you to learn basic English skills to assist you to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. You may be eligible for AMEP if are a migrant or refugee with a permanent visa.

You may also be eligible to join the program if you are:

  • a migrant with an eligible temporary visa
  • an Australian citizen who previously held a permanent visa
  • a young person between 15 and 17 years of age.

Why do the AMEP program?

In an AMEP class you will learn English language skills and information about Australian society.  You can meet other people learning English. Classes are taught by qualified teachers.

For information about the available VET courses to study under AMEP click the following links:

Course Plan: 22482VIC Course in Initial EAL

Course Locations

At Wingate we offer the AMEP program at the locations below:

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (Main Office)
13a Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Gannawarra Uniting Church
123 Keilor Road North Essendon VIC 3041

For enquiries about eligibility and enrolment please visit or call our main office on 03 9212 0236.  You will need to book in for an appointment to enrol.  Please bring your passport/travel documents and visa with you to your appointment.
You can find our contact information by clicking the ‘Enrol Today’ button below.