Amalynn Manlutac, a student in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), recently received the Award for Excellence at the AMEP 75th Anniversary Awards for Excellence Dinner.

It was an incredible achievement for Amalynn who was offered the chance to fly with her husband to receive the award in Melbourne alongside STEPS managing director Carmel Crouch and CEO Luke Henderson.

Amalynn said she had experienced a whirlwind of emotions in the lead up to the ceremony.

“I don’t even know to explain how I feel right now,” she said.

“I haven’t been able to sleep for the last week, I have so much gratitude for everyone that has been a part of my journey, this award means everything to me.”

Amalynn’s journey in the AMEP has been nothing short of extraordinary, starting in 2021 at the Casuarina Level 2 class, she was determined to improve her English skills and communication abilities. Her dedication resulted in achieving 10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English and 10729NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.

Recognising her potential, Amalynn enrolled in the SLPET Ready For Work course, where she completed a ten-week program and gained practical experience in a childcare setting. While discovering her true calling in caring for adults, she pursued the Certificate III in Individual Support, overcoming challenges and excelling in her coursework.

Amalynn’s commitment paid off as she obtained her qualification in December 2022, followed by a successful 120-hour work placement with Territory Care and Support Services. Impressed by her abilities, they offered her a position as a Disability Support Worker within their Activities Hub.

Amalynn expressed her gratitude for the support she received and her passion for helping older Australians lead fulfilling lives.

Amalynn’s Individual Support trainer, Tanya Mathews said it was an absolute privilege to support Amalynn throughout her studies.

“Her dedication has been outstanding, as she would reach out to me late at night and even on weekends. Her natural empathy and care for others make her a perfect fit for the disability and age care industry,” Tanya said.

The Adult Migrant English Program provides unlimited hours of free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants.

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

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