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AMEP Distance Learning

What is Distance Learning in the AMEP?

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

AMEP Distance Learning is another way that you can learn English within 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
  • 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 call you online or on the telephone, to help you with your study. If you do not have access to the internet or have other technology restrictions, books and CDs can be posted to you.

You can join virtual classrooms where you will meet other students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals. You will also 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 speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, for everyday living, for work, and for further study. You will also learn about Australian society, culture, customs, and working in Australia. 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 call with your teacher until 9.00pm (AEST/AEDT) on weekdays and on Saturdays. 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 an in-person class, you can also enrol in Distance Learning. Please speak with the AMEP staff at your local TAFE NSW location and tell them that you would like to become a Distance Learning student.

How do I know if I am eligible and how do I enrol?

You can call us or visit an AMEP office or TAFE NSW location near you to learn if you are eligible for the AMEP. Please bring your passport and visa with you. If you are AMEP eligible, you will be able to register at your local AMEP office to undertake 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 call 1300 362 418 to register.