Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) delivers free English lessons to new migrants to Australia. The program offers up to 510 hours of basic English language classes to help you settle confidently into your new life in Australia.

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Learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language) can open up a range of career opportunities across fields including aged care, child care, community services, and health care. Learn to provide simple information at home, in the workplace, or in the wider community.

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Career outcomes
  • Community worker

  • Integration aide

  • Teacher's aide


English language courses

We offer intensive English language courses to help you reach the level you need to advance your studies. We offer a range of courses including General English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparation.

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Foundation skills

We offer a range of foundation skills courses. Whether you want to develop or improve your English language skills, prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce, or take the first step towards a vocational pathway, we have a course that can help you achieve your goals.

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IELTS testing

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world's most popular English language test. Sit your exam at our convenient Southport location and get internationally recognised results you can use for study, employment or immigration purposes.

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Adult tertiary preparation

Set yourself apart from the crowd and gain specialised skills and knowledge required to enter into an undergraduate tertiary course.

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Unilearn and Unilearn Ready Program

This range of online bridging courses get you the subject pre-requisities you need to meet university entrance requirements. Study individual units with Unilearn or complete three subjects in 30 weeks with the Unilearn Ready Program.

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Senior College

Complete year 11 and 12 in an adult-learning environment with our alternative education option. Our senior college program is perfect for 15 to 17-year-olds who are looking for a practical and independent alternative to the traditional high school system. 

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Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program provides eligible job seekers with free language, literacy and numeracy training to prepare for further studies or the workforce.

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Open up career opportunities both within Australia and overseas with a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course. Get the skills you need to teach language and literacy to students from a non-English speaking background. 

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Career outcomes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher
  • English tutor
  • Tutor

Training and assessment

Our courses in training and assessment, training design and development, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education will teach you how to design, deliver, and assess vocational education and training courses in line with learning frameworks and standards.

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Career outcomes
  • Instructional designer
  • Senior assessor and trainer
  • Training designer/developer
  • Vocational education teacher
  • Workplace trainer/assessor
Education support training for Teacher Aides

These programs are perfect for those looking to work as a teacher aide across various school settings. It will give you the foundation skills you need to work in private or public schools. If you are already employed as a Teacher Aide, but don’t have a qualification in education support you may be eligible for our recognition of prior learning program, register your interest for more information.


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Libraries and study spaces

If you need somewhere to study or extra help with your assignments, the TAFE Queensland library network offers a range of services and resources to support you on your study journey. If your campus doesn't have a library, you will still be able to access library resources online, via mail, or be able to visit and access services at another campus library.

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