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The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides up to 510 hours free English tuition to help migrants and refugees settle successfully in Australia.

If you have arrived in Australia in the last 5 years you may have entitlement to
• Free English Classes
• Free Childcare while you study
• Document translation
• Career and Study Guidance
• Settlement Information
• Employment Pathway Courses

Click here for more information about the Adult Migrant English Program in your Language. or call 9387 6880.

What should you do first?

• Ring the AMEP office on 9387 6880 with your visa details,
• Visit our office at Level 2, 97 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction 9am to 5pm, to register in person, or
• Email your name and visa number to: info@amepcityeast.com

If you are eligible, you will need to make an appointment to have an interview at Level 2, 97 Grafton Street.

At the interview a trained assessor will discuss which class and which level of tuition is best for you. A pathway adviser will also meet with you to help you with your learning and career pathway plans in Australia.

If you need assistance or help with translation you can bring somebody with you.
The AMEP also offers FREE CHILDCARE for children under 5, if this is needed please notify the office and the assessor during your interview.

Course options and locations

The Adult Migrant Program allows you to study in many different ways:

• full or part-time in the classroom; and/or

• by distance learning online or by phone with a qualified teacher; and/or

• by Home Tutor Scheme where a trained volunteer visits your home once a week.
Classes are held at:

AMEP Centre, Level 2, 97 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction

Adult Education Centre, 98 Bondi Road, Bondi Junction

Maroubra Junction and Green Square (Community English)

What will you learn?

This English program is delivered from absolute beginner’s level to high intermediate level. Depending on your level, Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) at Certificate I, II & III level will be taught in this program. You will learn speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through Australian topics such as education, housing and health. However, the Adult Migrant Education Program is designed to teach a lot more than just English language skills. You will also learn about Australian society, culture and customs.

We also offer some specialist classes which focus on a particular skill or area. These are offered in term time and during the school holidays. Some examples of these classes are;

• English Skills for Work
• Computer skills
• English Skills for Study
• Pronunciation
• Writing
• Grammar workout


In partnership with Navitas English, City East Community College also offers Employment Pathway Courses for eligible AMEP students. These full time classes include job search skills, work experience in an Australian Workplace and industry specific training.

Some examples are:

• Business Administration
• Childcare
• Aged care
• Workplace Communication for professionals

For more information ring 9387 6880 or visit Navitas English.


Eligible permanent residents and returning Australian citizens are able to have personal documents translated into English during their initial two year settlement period.

For more information about this free translating service please call: 9387 6880


City East Community College is a part of the Navitas Consortium. This consortium is a partnership of private, public, and community organisations dedicated to the settlement process of Australian migrants. Together, we provide many resettlement services to refugees and migrants enrolled in our AMEP course including childcare through KU Childrens Services and pathway advice through Mission Australia.

The The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.