English Language Skills

Well-developed English language skills are vital to study and work in Australia. That’s why we offer a range of English language courses to help you reach your education and career goals.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is an Australian Government initiative that provides eligible migrants and refugees with up to 510 hours of subsidised or free English language training within the first five years of arrival. When you study this program at Swinburne, you will develop your skills in English speaking, listening, reading and writing and learn more about Australian culture and customs. These skills may give you access to a wider range of employment, training and community participation opportunities.

In addition to AMEP, we offer English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), which prepares students for a career or for direct entry to Swinburne University of Technology. Elementary to advanced courses are available and range in duration from five to 50 weeks depending on competency.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Adult Migrant English Program

To book an interview for an AMEP class, please phone your nearest Swinburne Migrant English Office – Hawthorn 9214 8608, Wantirna 9210 1991 or Croydon 9726 1618.

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

A specialised program funded by the Australian Government, SEE provides up to 800 hours of free accredited training for eligible job seekers. You will receive training to help you improve your skills, confidence and access to education and job opportunities.

Find out if you’re eligible for the SEE program and get a referral through your local Referring Agency.

English language skills courses

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