NEAS will continue to provide AMEP Quality Assurance and ATB management services until 5pm, AEST, 30 June 2017. From 1 July 2017, these services will be provided by :

Lynda Wyse and Associates
7 Northcote Street / PO Box 4139
Victoria 3121

For any enquiries, please contact:

Fiona Xaiz
T: (03) 9429 7551 F: (03) 9429 7221 M: 0414 407 686

Mary Wallace
T: (03) 9429 7551 F: (03) 9429 7221 M: 0423 030 597

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a Commonwealth-funded program which provides free English language tuition to eligible new migrants and humanitarian entrants.  The program has helped over 1.5 million migrants and refugees to settle in Australia over the last 65 years.

The program is offered by public and private higher education providers and training organisations at nearly 300 delivery locations around AustralAMEP clients also access the Special Preparatory Program (SPP) and the Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) program, which provide additional settlement support and assist clients to familiarise themselves with Australian workplace culture and practices.

NEAS is contracted by the Commonwealth to provide an independent verification that AMEP service providers nationally continue to meet rigorous standards in English language tuition and associated AMEP services in all areas including:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • The Student Experience
  • Resources and Facilities
  • Administration, Management and Staffing
  • Promotion and Student Recruitment


Download a PDF version of NEAS’ AMEP Manual, which includes the AMEP standards.

AMEP Assessment Task Bank

NEAS also manages the AMEP Assessment Task Bank on behalf of the Commonwealth.  Through its extensive network of globally recognised language testing organisations, NEAS informs the development and validation of assessment instruments to:

  • maintain externally validated assessment tools for use by all contracted providers
  • strengthen national consistency in service delivery
  • facilitate ongoing professional development for frontline staff at all contracted providers
  • provide a blueprint for best practice in language assessment.

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