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AMEP Distance Learning

What is Distance Learning in the AMEP?

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is available to eligible migrants and refugees to learn foundation English language and settlement skills, enabling them to participate socially and economically within Australian society.

AMEP Distance Learning is another way that you can learn English in the AMEP. Distance Learning offers you:

  • flexibility to study one-on-one with an AMEP teacher at a time that suits you;
  • a personalised English learning program; and
  • opportunities to meet other AMEP students in virtual classrooms.

You can study at home or in a library using online materials from wherever you are in Australia. A teacher will Skype/telephone you to help you with your study. If you do not have access to the internet or have other technology restrictions, books and CDs will be posted to you.

You can join virtual classrooms where you will meet other new arrivals, with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals. You will then have the opportunity to practise your English with them as well.

Who can study in Distance Learning?

Anyone who is eligible for the AMEP can study in the AMEP Distance Learning program.

What will I learn?

You will learn English to help you settle in Australia. You will learn about Australian society, culture, customs and working in Australia. You will learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday living which will help you for working and further study. You will study the same courses as students studying in a classroom.

How can I study?

You will be able to do your online study at a time that suits you. You will be able to have your phone call/Skype sessions with your teacher until 9.00pm (AEST/AEDT) on week days and a Saturday. Virtual classroom lessons will also be offered during the week.

Can I study in class and in Distance Learning at the same time?

Yes. If you are in a face-to-face class, you can also enrol in Distance Learning. Please talk to the staff in the AMEP office at your campus and tell them that you would like to become a Distance Learning student.

How do I know I’m eligible and how do I enrol?

You can phone us or visit an AMEP office or campus near you to find out if you are eligible for the AMEP. Please take your passport and visa with you. If you are AMEP eligible, you will be able to register at your local AMEP office to do Distance Learning.

If you live more than 50 kilometres away from an AMEP office or would prefer to enrol directly with Distance Learning, you can email us at or phone 1300 362 418 to register.