In order to help with transition and settlement into Australian society, assist in English fluency and increase employment opportunities, the Australian Government's Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of free English Language Tuition to eligible migrants from the skilled, family and humanitarian visa streams.  

In partnership with TAFE NSW, Gowrie NSW places children aged between six weeks to 5 years into childcare services whilst their parents study and attend English classes.

Gowrie NSW AMEP Early Learning Centres are in the following locations:

  • Armidale
  • Blacktown
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Granville
  • Hornsby
  • Meadowbank
  • St. Leonards
  • St. George
  • Ultimo
  • Wagga Wagga 

Gowrie NSW also coordinates mainstream childcare placement for the children of AMEP families throughout NSW and the ACT. Each year, we help over 3,300 children.

Our program caters to a wide range of languages and we have consultants on hand at all times to assist with enrolment. As an element of our service and commitment to inclusion, Gowrie NSW AMEP services employ educators from English as a Second Language and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, including some who had made the transition from former students of the program. Throughout the operation of this program, Gowrie NSW have been regularly audited by NEAS and Department officials who have acknowledged and praised both our Early Learning Centres operations and the facilities provided.

Find out more about the AMEP from the Department of Education and Training website.

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