Adult Migrant English Program

Get the best start with FREE English Lessons

Learn practical English to help you access services, work, study, and enjoy your life in Australia.

  • Unlimited hours of free English lessons
  • Study English for living, working and studying in Australia
  • Find out about government and community services
  • Get support to help you learn
  • Make new friends while you study
  • Plan your future in Australia
  • Eligibility criteria apply*

Flexible Class Times

STEPS offer flexible class times in Alice Springs, Casuarina and Palmerston – See Map

STEPS provide flexible class times to fit in with your family, work, or other study commitments.  You have the option of attending classes during the day or night, on the days and times that suit you best. Contact Alice Springs on 08 8950 7600 and Darwin (Casuarina & Palmerston) on 1300 585 868Check class times at each location.

Day Classes:  Monday to Friday from 8:30am or 9am – 2pm

Night Classes:  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm

What is the Adult Migrant English Program?

The Adult Migrant English Program provides unlimited hours of free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. If you have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and speak little or no English, you may be eligible for AMEP. Some migrant youths aged between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.  Find out if you’re eligible for FREE English lessons with the Adult Migrant English Program.

What will I learn?

In your AMEP classes you will be learning English language skills that will help you settle successfully in Australia with people with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals. You will learn about Australian values, cultures and laws, and a range of topics that will make it easier for you to work, study and enjoy life in Australia.  Some of these topics include;

  • life skills, culture, loss of family or friends
  • health and safety
  • managing money and banking
  • public transport and driving
  • the child care and education system
  • the medical system and services
  • the law and legal systems

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. 

Ready for Work Short Course

Are you looking for work? AMEP students may be eligible to take part in STEPS’ Ready for Work short course.

For students who have attended the AMEP in the last 12 months.

The Ready for Work short course will help you learn:

  • How to write a resume and job application
  • How to find work
  • How to prepare for a job interview
  • The language used in Australian workplaces
  • Workplace health and safety rules

More importantly, this course includes two to three weeks of work experience in a local workplace!

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For more information

Visit the STEPS AMEP website


We’re looking for Volunteers!

Would you like to help people in your community to improve their English skills?

Find out more information on how to enrol call us on 1300 585 686 or visit us at your closest AMEP location

For translation services call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 before phoning


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