What is AMEP?

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is administered by the Department of Education and Training under the Immigration (Education) Act 1971 and the Immigration (Education) Regulations 1992. AMEP provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible adult migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills. Child care service is provided at no cost to the families and is fully funded by the DET. For more information about AMEP Program delivery please visit https://www.education.gov.au/amep-information-other-languages

How do we assist KU AMEP families?

We provide an onsite child care placement at KU AMEP services located at English Colleges and also organise mainstream child care placements near English Colleges or student’s homes. All our placements are in high quality early childhood learning environments so AMEP parents can attend their English classes knowing that their children are happy and safe. We regularly talk to our families about their changing needs and help them to resolve any issues with their child care access and satisfaction with their service. The KU AMEP team has a large number of bilingual staff who support language and cultural needs of AMEP families throughout their time in AMEP.

What happens when you request AMEP funded child care placement?

Child care can only be used for the duration of English classes. The KU AMEP Team contacts each family as soon as we receive their request from an English College. We discuss with each family their own child care needs and options for their child care placement. We arrange for each family to attend a centre’s orientation visit and date to commence enrolment. Regular attendances are very important as child care is in a high demand. Your AMEP funded child care placement will stop when you postpone or finish your AMEP classes.