AMEP Classes

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills to enable them to participate socially and economically in Australian society

Certificates in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

This program is aimed at migrants who need to improve their reading, writing and speaking of the English language.
Funding subsidies apply for permanent residents.
All students will be required to participate in an ISLPR or ACSF Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.

English Language for Living and Working in Australia

This program provides an opportunity for learners to develop and practice their functional English language skills in terms of reading, writing and speaking English as well as an opportunity for newly arrived migrants to learn about Australian workplace culture and employability skills. Skills covered will be dependent on the current ability and knowledge of the learner. All participants will be formally interviewed prior to commencement to ascertain their individual needs. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Funded places are available dependent on eligibility.

For more information, click on the English Courses link under the Skills Courses heading.

English Language Night School

This course is designed to assist learners of English to further consolidate their skills.  Participants will already have a good grasp of English language.  This will assist you to improve your pronunciation and understanding of spoken English, as well as further improve your grammar and syntax. This course is also relevant for those wishing to improve their IELTS score for immigration or for study purposes. 

Entry is subject to an interview prior to enrolment.

Migrant & Refugee Settlement Services

As part of our student wellbeing services, Living Learning Pakenham assists newly arrived migrants to settle into life in Australia. Linking them into essential services such as Centrelink, Medicare, education and other government services ensures that students are receiving the necessary support needed to navigate life in Australian society. Also, providing information about emergency services, housing, the health system, employment, transport, financial assistance, where to go for help, legal issues and local government and community services ensures that our new citizens are able to engage with the community in meaningful way.

Document Translation

The Department of Social Services provides a free translating service for people settling permanently in Australia.  Permanent residents, Australian citizens and some temporary and provisional residents can have personal documents translated into English during their initial two year settlement period,  Eligibility criteria applies. 

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