AMEPIf you are a migrant or refugee, you may be entitled to 510 hours of Free English classes. Get practical support to help you settle in Australia. Study full-time, part-time or at home.
WorkDevelop the necessary skills for employment and learn how to navigate the job search market in Australia.
StudyImprove your English language skills to study at TAFE or University or prepare for an IELTS exam.
General EnglishBuild your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with these short engaging and effective courses.
Welcome toEnglish & Work Foundations
English and Work Foundations provide a range of English Language and Settlement Programs for migrants and refugees living in Australia. Our English Language and Vocational programs cater for clients with little or no English to more advanced courses for skilled migrants and refugees.
What our graduates have to say...
- My educational journey with City East Community College was very productive, helpful and necessary. After finishing two courses I became more confident in speaking English and I was able to find my first real job in Australia. My teacher taught me not only English, but also many important local things about Australia and made my adaptation process easier. Svitlana – AMEP
- I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to you and all teachers for professional approach and caring attitude. The Learning process is very engaging and opens new horizons. Using variety of new apps like Quizlet, Seesaw and Google Drive are incredibly useful I am very proud to study at our College. Anna – AMEP
- I don’t know how to express my gratefulness to the mentor program in City East College! When I was in the face to face interview and was asked all these situation questions, I thought of how you taught me with the STAR interview strategies! It changed my life and it’s a new chapter for me and my family. I am ready to contribute back to the society with my skills and hard work. Thanks for all the help offered to the skilled migrants and return-to-work mothers like me. City East Mentee Program
What is the AMEP?
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a government funded program designed to help new migrants to Australia improve their English language skills and settle into life in Australia. The AMEP is funded by the Department of Education and Training.
What will I study in AMEP?
In your class you will study spoken and written English for everyday life based around settlement themes such as Community, Education, Health, Law and Money.
Am I eligible for free English classes?
If you are over 18, a recently arrived migrant or humanitarian entrant or have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and do not have functional English you may be eligible. Call the school to check on 93876880 t
Am I eligible for the Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) program?
If you are under 64 years old, a registered jobseeker and are receiving benefits from Centrelink you may be eligible for the SEE program.
Do you have IELTS classes?
Yes. We run English Skills for Study evening classes every term. In this class you will learn skills and strategy for the IELTS exam. Call (02) 9387 6880 or click here for more information.
Are there any classes for a temporary visa holder?
If you are on a working holiday or 457 visa you can access the evening program or fee-paying classes, please go to General English to see the courses available for fee-payers.
Do you have any courses to help me find work?
If you are an AMEP student and are at the right level, you could apply for a Pathways to Work or SLPET course. There are many courses available every term at different locations.
How can I enrol?
Call (02) 9387 6880 with your visa information and make an appointment to see the assessor. Your English will be assessed and you will be placed in the appropriate level.
What is SEE?
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is a government funded program designed to help jobseekers improve their language and numeracy skills so they can find work or go on to further study. LINK
What is the CityEast Mentor Program?
The City East Mentor Program supports skilled work-ready migrants or refugees who are seeking employment in their profession. Program participants are matched with volunteer professionals from the community who use their knowledge and experience of the Australian workplace to assist and empower mentees in their search for work.
Can you help me learn how to improve my computer skills in English?
Yes. We have basic computer courses every term. Call the school on (02) 9387 6880 for more information. The main office at City East Community College also has many computer courses. Click here for more information.