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AMEP Volunteer Tutor Program

The AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) Volunteer Tutor Program, is a sub-program of the AMEP, funded by the Department of Home Affairs. It offers informal language tuition for migrants and refugees, provided by trained volunteers on a one-to-one basis, outside the classroom environment either online or face-to-face.

Why become an AMEP volunteer tutor?

It provides:

  • a great opportunity to get to know other cultures while helping AMEP eligible students settle into their new life in Australia
  • a chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people in the community
  • an opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing knowledge and experience.

How much time do I need to dedicate?

When volunteers join the program, they make a six-month commitment to meet with their student, for at least one hour per week.

AMEP Volunteer Tutor Program sessions are negotiated between the AMEP volunteer tutor and the student - with the flexibility to reschedule sessions when required.

The sessions can be face-to-face in a mutually agreed public location or can be delivered online.

What experience do I need?

No previous experience is needed. Just a desire to help new migrants settle and gain confidence in speaking and listening to English

As an AMEP volunteer tutor, you will receive training with a short online self-paced course, then access to resources and further support such as workshops run by AMEP teachers.

How do I become an AMEP volunteer English tutor?

The process to become a volunteer tutor involves five stages.

  1. Preparation - Gathering your documentation to upload into your application.
  2. Application - Completing your application and uploading documentation via Better Impact (our volunteer management system).
  3. Interview - Once your application and documentation have been processed, we will arrange a telephone interview, at a time to suit you.
  4. Training - You will complete a 15-hour online tutor training program, that is self-paced to suit your needs.
  5. Matching - We will start working on matching you to a student in your local area.

Your application

Please ensure that you have all the following documentation ready before you start your application. This will ensure a quicker transition to commence volunteer tutoring.

Proof of identification documents are not kept by TAFE NSW and will be destroyed.

  1. Working with Children Check document (WWCC), including the registration number and expiry date.
  2. Photo of you holding your photo ID, either a driver’s license or passport. Click Here to View an Example
  3. Criminal Consent Form - Click Here to Download and Complete.
  4. Proof of identification – This is required to conduct a Criminal Record Check on your behalf. Once the outcome of your Criminal Record Check is received and your application as an AMEP Volunteer has been processed, your proof of identification documents are destroyed by the AMEP Volunteer Tutor Program.
    1. Commencement Document x 1, e.g. Australian passport, birth certificate issued by an Australian state or territory.
    2. Primary Document x 1, e.g. Australian Driver’s License (front and rear), Australian proof of age card.
    3. Secondary Document x 2, e.g. Medicare card (front and rear), Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission

Additional examples of required identity documents can be found here: Click Here to View.

Please click on the box below to apply to become a TAFE NSW AMEP Volunteer Tutor.

Please only upload your documentation via this secure link. If you need help, please contact us at or phone 02 7920 6769.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Volunteer Tutor Program team and working with you to support migrant and refugee AMEP students in your local community.

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