AMEP Teaching

Teachers in the Adult Migrant English Program are required to hold qualifications as specified in the licence conditions of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE).  As a minimum, these are either:

  • a recognised Bachelor Degree and a recognised postgraduate TESOL qualification which includes a practicum*; or
  • a Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum*


a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

* The practicum must be at least 60 hours long and include, for example, supervised teaching, observation, field visits, resources evaluation, team teaching, volunteer tutoring etc.  If a course undertaken has less than 60 hours practicum, teachers must demonstrate teaching experience equivalent to 60 hours, or must make up the difference in duration by individually organising a supervised practicum. Appropriate documentation of such a practicum should be kept.

AMEP Classroom

Teachers holding qualifications from overseas institutions should contact the relevant State/Territory education authority.

Full details are available by viewing the CSWE Licence Terms.

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