Adult Migrant English Program


The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. The program provides free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants aged 18 years and over. This includes all permanent visa holders, some temporary visa holders and citizens who previously held an eligible visa. Some migrant youth aged between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.

The AMEP reforms

Key changes:

Migrants can now stay in the program longer and the previous 510-hour cap has been removed. People who were previously not eligible may now be eligible.

  • You can now access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English
  • You can apply to enrol, even if you’ve enrolled in AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years
  • You can keep studying, even if you’ve completed 510 hours (the previous limit), until you reach vocational English

In an AMEP class, you will learn English language skills to support you with work, further training/study and connecting with the community.

You will meet other migrants with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals, and you may make new friends. All of these will help you settle successfully in Australia.

Free child care*
Free child care is available for children who are under school age when you are studying in a face to face AMEP class. Please contact us on 1300 675 676 to find out more about free childcare assistance.


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

  • a migrant with an eligible temporary visa
  • a refugee settling in Australia with a permanent visa
  • a young person (15 to 17 years - youth programs available).

For more information, please contact us on 1300 675 676 to discuss your study options.

At Kangan Institute, we have dedicated English Language training classes for AMEP students in Melbourne.

Our classes are delivered on site in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Docklands.

We provide an exceptional level of support to students enrolling into the program, and ensure they have one-on-one access to teachers and pathway counsellors to achieve their English language goals.

We have a number of enrolment options available for prospective students. They include:

  • Online via the Apply Now button on the course page
  • In person – visit our Broadmeadows or Docklands campus to enrol into the program
  • Call us on 1300 675 676 or email us at

Our classes are delivered at the following locations:

Why Kangan Institute?

  • Specialised youth classes at all levels are offered at our Broadmeadows campus
  • An Employment focussed, work experience program is offered at the Broadmeadows campus.
  • All our students have access to pathways counselling.

English as Another Language (EAL) classes are offered at all levels. This starts at the Course in Preliminary Certificate in Spoken and Written English (10725NAT) and ends Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (10730NAT).

We offer a wide range of study opportunities for students who would like to gain employment skills after completing their English studies.

Evening classes available at our Broadmeadows Campus

Rania Ateih, Certificate II in Speaking and Writing English

“Kangan Institute is the best place to learn English and my friend recommended the course to me. I really enjoy studying with lovely and kind teachers. I have an ambition to improve my English quickly then I want to do an accounting course so I can work at a bank which I used to do in Syria.”

Invisar Alwassiti, Adult Migrant English Program

 “The teachers at Kangan Institute are really lovely and very good.”

Hanaa Ishag, Certificate II in Speaking and Writing English

“My three sons advised me to come to Kangan. I enjoy learning English with my teachers. I want to do a course to become a teacher aide. I always advise my friends or relatives to come to Kangan because it’s the best way to learn English quickly.”

Handbooks in different language

We have translated the AMEP handbook into the below key languages.


We offer a variety of courses to choose from. See them listed below.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10725NAT

Full-time (6 months)
Part-time (1 year)

Certificate I In Spoken and Written English

Course Code: 10727NAT   

Full-time (6 months)

Part-time (1 year) 

Certificate II In Spoken and Written English

Course Code: 10728NAT  

Full-time (6 months)

Part-time (1 year)

Certificate III In Spoken and Written English

Course Code: 10729NAT

Full-time (6 months)

Part-time (1 year)  

Certificate IV In Spoken and Written English

Course Code: 10730NAT

Full-time (6 months)

Part-time (1 year)  

Cert IV Spoken and Written English