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Here at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, we believe everyone deserves a chance to make great happen. We offer a range of courses to help international students, migrants and refugees gain the English language skills to get ahead with their studies, gain certification of their language proficiency, and get support as they settle into their new lives in Australia.


English courses for further study

Most courses offered to international students in Australia will require you to prove your English proficiency as part of the application process. TAFE Queensland Brisbane offers a number of preparatory courses to help you raise your proficiency and gain a record of your skill level. Please refer to the TAFE Queensland International website for more information about these courses.

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

TAFE Queensland provides free English classes for newly arrived migrants or refugees with low English levels through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The AMEP is designed to help migrants and refugees settle into life in Australia.

New students learn practical English skills for day-to-day activities such as banking, shopping, filling out forms, making and attending medical appointments and participating in their new community. Advanced students focus on preparation for work or further education.

 The AMEP program offers up to 510 free hours of study to migrant students.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Find out more about the AMEP program.

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Our Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) courses will help you improve your core skills such as language, reading, writing and numeracy, as well as teach you to write emails, use the internet, and operate a computer.

These courses are specifically developed to give you the tools you need to look for a job or further your education. Visit the SEE page on the TAFE Queensland website for more information about how to access this training.

See the full list of literacy and numeracy courses we have on offer.

Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

 Travel the world and share your language, with a qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Our TESOL courses will teach you to develop lesson plans, and give you the classroom-ready tools you need to teach confidently and effectively.

Certificate IV in TESOL

Diploma of TESOL

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Contact us

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